Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day. The UK celebrates it on a different day, and I often miss that one – and so, today, I will wish my stepmother, even though it’s ‘not applicable’ in their country for today. She became ‘Mum’ the year I turned eighteen. And unlike some horror stories with stepparents, she truly has been an absolute treasure in my life. I am very grateful for Mum, and her unconditional love. It hasn’t always been easy, but it definitely has been worth it.

I often feel that I fall short as a ‘Mum’. And to be entirely honest, I probably do in some ways. But isn’t that just life? We never get it 100% perfect.
When it comes to being human, and being me, I am always striving to be a ‘better me than I was yesterday’. To do things differently, to be more aware of how I react, to be kinder, to be gentler etc. And all these things apply to my parenting skills too. I just keep trying. Trial and error. What works, and what doesn’t – especially with a teenage girl in the house 😛

My children and I are not a ‘normal family’. Our relationship is a different dynamic in many ways – for example, we pretty much almost never eat a meal together. This is usually due to different timetables that can’t be changed, but it is what it is.

At the end of the day, even though my children are not really children anymore, my commitment to them remains the same in a lot of ways. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they will always be open and honest with me (even when my teen daughter knows it might get her into trouble, which it sometimes does 😛 ) and that neither one of them will ever have cause to pause and wonder if I love them. And for me, those are the most important things and worthy of celebration!
We certainly are not a perfect family though, and we fail each other – like would you believe that my kids have never made me a cup of coffee or tea? Shocking, I know 😛
We bicker about little things, and in all honesty, there have been times where those little things have escalated quickly and we’ve almost gone to war. But we always get through it. And although there may be slight injuries, we heal… and we continue to forge forward, together.

And I love that about us.

So here’s to Mother’s Day, and single parenthood, and our ‘not normal/traditional’ little family.

I hope you all have an exceptional day celebrating!

To end off, if you’d like a laugh, please visit this old blog post… the video is for those who suffer from overprotective dad syndrome, which is rather applicable to me since I am both parents 😉


12 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

    1. Thank you 🤗💜
      She only got me as almost an adult… but she sure influenced the me I am today in the best of ways 😉
      I often wish I was in the UK with her and my dad 💜


  1. After going through this post, and your blog (believe me) I see you as a great mother. Absolutely loving!
    You are brilliant. And I wish all the best for your journey of being a mother in a not so normal family you say you have.
    And for a matter of fact, I don’t think any family is normal.. well it then depends on how you’d define “normal”.
    Even if you are away, you would have love and affection and care for eachother …. That’s what normal is for me!
    And you are largely influenced by your lovely stepmother, so you’d have the same love in you for keeping your family together with love and happiness!
    Happy mother’s day to you!🤩

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    1. Oh gosh! Thank you so much for these very kind words. ❤
      My stepmother, Mum, is who introduced me to unconditional love, and I will always be very grateful for that! ❤
      Sending a big virtual hug your way! 🙂

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