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