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10 empowering things you learn about motherhood

We know that becoming a mother isn’t always a walk in the park. There’s no right or wrong and what works in parenting differs from person to person, father to father, mother to mother. 

But remember, being a mother is like being a superhero. That’s why we want to empower you in your own kind of motherhood.

Read 10 empowering things you learn about motherhood. And, make a shoutout to all strong mom’s out there. What empowers you?

1. Pain has nothing on you

Most of us can agree that giving birth is one of the most amazing things. However, delivering a baby to the world is tough and painful for the body. If you can get through that pain, you can survive anything.

2. You can handle ALL moods

Hormones, hormones, hormones. The feelings are everywhere during the first time as a mother. You can go from being the happiest person on earth, to wanting to cry for the smallest thing. But take it easy, you got this.

3. Your body can take anything

During pregnancy, the mother’s body grows a new organ, the bones in the mothers body soften and the blood volume increases by 50 %. And it will be a bit sore after, but slowly go back to its normal state. How cool is that?

4. You’re a damn good multitasker

Your baby will need your attention all the time. So suddenly, all the time you get for yourself will feel like an eternity. It’s incredible what you can achieve while your baby has a 40-minute catnap.

5. That a women’s sixth sense might actually be a real deal

A baby’s communicating skills will get better and better with time. In other words, in the beginning all the needs and wants might be a bit unclear. It’s amazing how it feels like you can almost read minds when you understand what your baby wants. 

6. Being a mother is being like a boss

Forget about expensive leadership courses and work experience. Leading the way for a small person in life will teach you all the skills needed to be a great leader. Strategic thinking, active listening, creativity and the ability to inspire and convince? Yup, got them all covered.  

7. … and a mother is both a teacher and a student

We teach our children about everything, from how to behave in different situations to trying to answer why cows sleep standing up. However, somewhere in the teaching process you will go from teacher to student. By asking all those questions, kids teach us a lot of things about life as well. 

8. Success is a lot different than before

Before parenthood, success is somewhat easy to measure. Setting a personal best at the Sunday run, getting promoted at work or getting a good grade. Or that’s at least what we think. Success in parenting is a completely different thing. It will be in the small moments, when the baby cuddles up in your arms or when hearing the first word. 

9. You’ll enjoy the small things in life

Life changes when becoming a parent. You will not be able to do all the things you did before, or at least not in the same way. However, this will make you appreciate all those moments and free time a lot more.

10. It’s the strongest bond there is

The feeling of connection that you have with your baby is hard to describe. Suddenly, you have a person in your life that you want to give the world to. And that feeling is possibly the best feeling there is.