Rocking Motherhood Tag

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Zoe, from The Tale of Motherhood, tagging me in her #RockingMotherhood post months ago. It’s been the hardest post I’ve ever written. Most people aren’t very good at talking about the positive traits, especially when it comes to Motherhood and I’m one of those people most definitely! Thank you Zoe for encouraging me to look at what I’m doing right.

The idea is to focus on positives and to identify ways in which we are “Rocking Motherhood”. Most of the time I don’t feel like I am, but I’m surviving and here’s why…

1. We’re always doing something…

Whether it be a play date at our local soft play or our regular Tumble Tots session, I’ve always tried to get Little L out and about, socialising and exploring the world around him. We’ve done art sessions, baby raves, baby massage, soccer tots and much more. My son has never enjoying staying in so I make sure we get out and do stuff whenever I can.

2. I became a part time teacher…

As soon our little man arrived in the world, I knew I wouldn’t be able to work full-time and, luckily, I didn’t have to. Originally I dropped to four days but with the threat of redundancy, I lost another day and now work Monday, Tuesday and Friday. I worked hard to become a teacher but when Little L arrived, he took priority and I knew my career had to take a back seat for me to be happy. If I’m honest, being a drama teacher used to be who I was, it’s amazing how much can change when that little person comes along.

3. I juggle teaching & motherhood…

Teaching isn’t a 9-5 job and even on three days, it’s difficult to fit everything in. In fact, I find it more difficult than full time as I have less time in school to get all my school work done…meaning I work on my days off which is not the point of part-time work. Saying that, I think I’m going quite good at not letting work impact time with my son or our family time as a three.

4. My behaviour management skills are tested…

I’m pretty strict with our son when it comes to manners and behaviour and I have been for a while. The naughty corner (or time out corner of you’re being more PC) has been used regularly within the Roversi household for over a year. In my job I see the way I don’t want my child to be occasionally (okay, a lot!) so I’m keen to ensure L knows right from wrong and that there are consequences for his poor choices. Mostly I think I do a good job at this (although occasionally he has a hissy fit and I haven’t got a clue what to do with him…but this is suppose to be a positive post!).

5. We play…

As much as I love sitting in front of the TV doing nothing, that is not what I allow my son to do! Yes we have our TV time, usually early evening before bed, but I much prefer to do fun, creative things in the house instead. My son is already showing he is developing a wonderful imagination and I love encouraging that. Currently, baking is our favourite thing to do at home. I loved baking pre-child so it’s nice to share this passion with L.

6. You take me out of my comfort zone…

I like neat and tidy but I push myself to do crafts and other messy play. It makes me twitch and I’ve still not fully let go when it happens but I’m trying, I really am! Our current love of baking is a difficult one, who can bake neatly? I struggle when I’m on my own, let alone with a two year old helping! The kitchen is usually a cloud of icing sugar.

Also along the line of being out of my comfort zone, as much as I’m a friendly and confident person when around my friends, I’m not so good on my own in new environments but I go to events that I think my son will like, on my tod, and I’m glad I do because he usually loves them.

7. I get up early and in the night…

Need your dummy in the night? I’m there. Having a nightmare? I’m there. Want your teddy? I’m there. In the mornings, I’m woken from my slumber by our son clambering on me, asking for the TV on or to go downstairs. I’ve never been a morning person. I’m still not, but now I have to deal with a toddler whilst sleepy. *yawn*

8. I teach you…

Whether it be colours, numbers, shapes, manners, words, what something is or anything else. I try to teach you as much as you’ll let me. I don’t think it’s just the teacher in me that wants to  impart knowledge, I think it’s that I want you to be the best you can be and I want to do the best I can for you.

9. I put up with Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and Ben and Holly. 

Like most toddlers he loves these and whilst I’d rather be watching Hollyoaks or some other trash, I let you indulge in your programmes because, when you are allowed to watch them, you exclaim “My favourite Mummy!” which is incredibly cute. Plus, you’ll happily watch a good Disney film too and those are win win!

10. I love you.

Unconditionally. A love that overwhelms me and that I never knew was possible. Even when you’re saying “I not say love you” to me.

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I’m tagging these great mums and lovely bloggers to have a go at the #RockingMotherhood tag:

  1. Stacie from Parker and Me
  2. Gemma from Colleys Wobbles
  3. Stacey from Teaching Mum
Rules
  1. Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
  2. List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10).
  3. Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
  4. Grab the #RockingMotherhood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.

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30 something wife and Mum to one. Blogging about parenthood, home, days out and anything else that takes my fancy!
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8 Responses to Rocking Motherhood Tag

  1. Ordinary Hopes says:

    Sounds like you are doing just great! I personally think that just having self-doubt means that we must be doing okay, because it means we are thinking about ways to do it better.

    Thanks for linking with #KCACOLS. Hope to see you next Sunday too!

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  2. Laura @ Dot Makes 4 says:

    I love this tag! What a great post. Being a mum is hard work, but it definitely sounds like you’re rocking motherhood!

    #KCACOLS

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  3. Devon Mama says:

    I really enjoy the rocking motherhood posts because I think it does us all good to remember the things we do well! I especially enjoyed the pushing you out of your comfort zone bit… I’ve done that so many times for my son, it’s the ultimate sign of love isn’t it?! #kcacols

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  4. It sounds like you are enjoying parenthood! That’s a lovely happy photo#KCACOLS

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  5. RachelSwirl says:

    I must must do this linky tag thing at some point, I must rock motherhood at some level lol

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  6. I like your personalized #Rockingmotherhood pic! It sounds to me like you are an awesome mom. And I can totally relate to the toddler waking too soon for us non-morning people!
    #Blogstravaganza

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  7. Aw yey, I love this! I get your point about the TV programs, mine is obsessed with Bing but I put up with that silly bunny,haha! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza, hope to see you again next week xx

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  8. Left Back says:

    I love this tag #blogstravaganza

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