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My belief is not that motherhood starts when a child is born, rather it’s a truly active process once you’re pregnant. In the same token, being a mother can start even before becoming pregnant. Thoughts of motherhood can start long before becoming pregnant and thereby entering into it.

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For me, becoming a mother started when I was still so young. Actually, before I really even understood what having children meant. When I was young, my mother worked or volunteer with the preschool I attended and later my first elementary school. Later, when she did start working more (and as more children came), she sometimes chose work that allowed her to be home when we returned from school. These observations set in motion my desire, again without the understanding, that to be a stay-at-home-mother might just be the route to take.

I’m hanging out with Liz over on Sundays with Sophie, so go visit her to read the rest of my story.

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My Entry Into Motherhood
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5 thoughts on “My Entry Into Motherhood

  • August 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm
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    I love that you can see how motherhood is connected through our entire lives. Motherhood is a life long journey. Our ideas about it and feelings are built throughout our lives. Although I have to say that of the women I interviewed the majority seemed to feel that they were only a real mother on the birth of their first baby. There were, like you, exceptions to this. Great post. thank you. Kirsten
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    • August 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm
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      Thank you so much for your thoughts, Kirsten! I, absolutely do believe that motherhood is not a journey that only starts once a baby is born. I also believe that motherhood is a journey that is continually being shaped and transformed throughout life, especially after children. 🙂

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  • August 20, 2015 at 11:12 pm
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    Parenthood and the journey into it is such an intimate and individual experience. I remember reading like crazy and still feeling ill-equipped. I actually felt most competent when I backed away from reading and researching things!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo
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    • August 21, 2015 at 11:08 am
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      Absolutely! I think sometimes I learn more from Baby Boy than he’s learning from me lol! 🙂

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