For us, motherhood had us both questioning our worth and roles. I think there are two common elements to mothers questioning their value:
1. Economic – all of a sudden most of us aren’t contributing as much (if at all) to the household income and we are dependent on our partner.
2. We devalue our role – I personally feel that being a mother in today’s society is largely under valued. There’s a perspective that ‘anyone’ can be a mother and that it is ‘easy’. Heaven help the person who ever says this to my face because believe me – if you’re a good parent, parenting is not easy. It is bloody hard and constant (and rewarding, amazing, yes all very #blessed as well!) work.
Here at The Mummy & The Minx we think a good mum is worth her weight in saffron (that stuff is REALLY expensive!).
If you are struggling with your role and value, we would like to suggest that you have a look at what you are doing from a different perspective. This month’s challenge will take you through a process that will help you better understand your skills, loves and passions as well as look at how others value them. We will help you see the value within, as well as the value you contribute to your family, friends and society. Last but not least we’re going to ask you to spread the word – tell another mum (or dad) that they are doing the toughest job in the world awesomely!
This is one challenge that our lovely likers who aren’t mums will also be able to get a lot out of. Before kids and before Mr G as well, I used to question my worth and role. If I had had these worksheets, I think that I would have been feeling a bit more positive about what I was doing.
We want all mums and women to feel good about themselves. We hope completing this challenge will help you feel amazing about where you at, and what you are doing.
>>Week One: Follow the prompts to think about your passions and the stuff you are awesome at. Printable – Reigniting Your Passion – Week 1
>>Week Two: Map out your passions and your talents, think about where and how you could share and nurture them.Printable – Reigniting Your Passion – Week 2
>> Week Three: Commitment time! How are you going to nurture your passions? How are you going to share your value? Printable – Reigniting Your Passion – Week 3
>>Week Four: Let’s let the people in our lives know how AWESOME they are. Send out our postcards to let those in your life know that you think they are pretty special. Printable – Post Card – You are Amazing and Printable – Post Card – You are an Amazing Mother
This month’s challenge is also explained here: