Ever have those days when you feel like you have done nothing, when even managing to eat some lunch was a struggle. Whether you are a full time stay at home mum, or off on maternity leave, finding your identity as a mother can be really hard. People expect you to get back to ‘normal’ pretty quickly, whatever normal may be after you have had a baby. Partners and husbands may not be able to understand why things aren’t done with the same efficiency as they were pre-baby, or how you feel about staying at home. Some women embrace the change, and feel it is something they were born to do,other women, not so much. Whichever category you fall into,these two books by Naomi Stadlin and Brigid McConville can help with that transition. Both gentle and easy to read, they celebrate the role of the mother and the things we do when raising our children.
‘On Becoming A Mother’ gives an insight into the thoughts and beliefs around the world that embrace and support women on their journey into motherhood. Looking at what happens in some other cultures and how women are supported can give us an insight into what we are missing in our own experiences, and maybe allow us to be a bit kinder to ourselves.
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