Let’s Celebrate Each Other This Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating the mums who celebrate each other – through the sleepless nights, tantrums and loving giggles.

Rachael Finch & Jules Sebastian

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Image via Jules Sebastian

Bellamy’s Organic has previously caught up with Mindful Mum Rachael Finch, about her approach to family and health. The ambassador, fashion model and entrepreneur, recently talked to Jules Sebastian about how she juggles work and motherhood.

Rachael always finds 20 minutes in the morning or afternoon for ‘me’ time. During these times she meditates, takes a nap, runs the bath or drinks tea or coffee on the balcony. Afterwards, Rachel is refreshed and ready to be more productive.

According to Jules, “Rachael truly practices what she preaches. I have known her for a few years now and have loved watching her career and personal life blossom into what it is now. Her wisdom, insight and down to earth passion for a healthy whole life inspired me so much during our chat – she has that effect!

Georgie Abay from The Grace Tales

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Image via The Grace Tales

Georgie Abay is the deputy editor of Vogue Australia and created The Grace Tales to feature inspirational mothers.

The Grace Tales covers a range of topics, including:

  • Fashion and beauty – here you’ll find fashion inspiration and beauty tips and tricks, including the latest trends, favourite labels, style edits and ideas.
  • Lifestyle – covering food, travel, careers, interiors and parenting. It’s dedicated to inspiring you to live a stylish life.
  • Profiles – featuring inspiring stories for inspiring women. It takes you inside the homes and lives of stylish mothers around the world.

Georgie says, “I’m surrounded by countless inspiring mothers, and I wanted to share their tales with you.” Her long-term vision for the site is to continue to inspire other women and to help them navigate their way through motherhood.”

Jamila Rizvi

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Image via Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is an author, radio presenter and political commentator. Her first book ‘Not Just Lucky‘ was published in 2017. Jamila notes, “compassion and love are different concepts”, and we should start celebrating compassionate mums more.

There are three things Jamila learnt from having a compassionate mum:

  1. Trust – When your mum puts your needs ahead of their own – you learn to trust them. Jamila trusts that her mum will always be there for her.
  1. Empathy – Jamila’s mum, a school teacher, wept for a student in her class who was having a tough time at home. This demonstration taught Jamila how to empathise with others.
  1. Tenderness – Once when Jamila was panicking ahead of her final exams and couldn’t sleep, her mum stroked her hair and told her to focus on rest, not sleep, calming her down. Jamila found it was her mum’s tenderness that washed her worries away.

Clementine Ford

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Image via Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford, a best-selling feminist author, gave birth to her first child soon after her mother passed away from cancer. It made her think about her relationship with her own mother. “As a child, I adored her. As a teenager, I hated how inescapable she was. And as a young adult, I began the process of finally understanding her. She became interesting to me not as my mother, but as the woman for whom motherhood was only a fraction of the part. How cruel that fate saw fit to take her from me just as she started shifting into focus.”

Now that Clementine has her own children, she says a mother’s love “can feel as enormous as a universe” as well as “delicate, private and unique….”

Sally Obermeder & Kate Waterhouse

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Image via Kate Waterhouse

Sally Obermeder, a cancer survivor, television host, and lifestyle blogger spoke to Kate Waterhouse about her surrogacy journey.

Sally was diagnosed with cancer when she was pregnant with her first child, learned she couldn’t safely carry another child after her first. So she opted for surrogacy for her second child.

Sally had a wonderful experience with surrogacy, stating, “it was really good. Rachel [the surrogate mother] is amazing. I still speak to her all the time … I think we’ll have a very tight bond for life.” But the journey wasn’t without its challenges. Rachel lives in the US, so Sally couldn’t go to the doctor appointments with her.

Sally’s advice to someone going down the surrogacy path is: “If you can afford to do it and you want to do it, do it.” After all, she doesn’t have anything bad to say about the experience.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate not only your mum but also motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. So let’s celebrate each other for a Happy Mother’s Day.

 Image of Rachael Finch courtesy of The Grace Tales

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