Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives.
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This week our brilliant mum feature is Sigrid who blogs at Life Notes to Life.
Sigrid is a 40-year-old mum who says she can’t keep up with an energetic and determined 4-year-old boy. Her family of three currently calls Texas home, but they have previously also called California, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Philippines home. Sigrid is a working mum who loves to write, eat and travel!
Thanks for taking part Sigrid!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
I’ve always felt that I have so much love to give and one of the ways to share that love is to be a mom.
How did you feel when your children were born?
The moment when my son was born and I laid my eyes on him as I held him in my arms was so surreal to me. I experienced so many emotions then, such as happiness, fear, excitement, and worry. He was so beautiful and it was almost unbelievable for me that I’m finally a mom.
There were many disappointing events that occurred after his birth which I wrote about in my blog post “On Becoming a Mom and Why I’m Changing My Story”, but there were also many wonderful things that happened.
I know one thing for sure though, that moment when I first laid eyes on him is a moment that I will treasure forever.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
The moments when I witness my son happily playing and content, seeing the joy in his eyes whenever he learns something new and feeling his excitement whenever we give him a surprise, these little moments are the most rewarding experiences for me as a mom.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
My son is at this age when he says the funniest of things. Whenever we have a visitor, he always tell our visitors that his favorite food is salad. The funny thing here is he rarely eats salad and when you offer him some, he will automatically say, “Ewww!”. This made me wonder what the word “favorite” really means to him.
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
It’s always been difficult for me to handle my son’s tantrums and whenever he could not handle his own emotions. This still happens to us on an almost daily basis. I have definitely gotten better at how I handle it and have learned that being emotional too will not help any of us. I still have a lot to learn. I’m reassessing my own actions and how I react at the end of the day. I’m taking it a day at a time.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
I hope that my son would be able to live a life in his own terms and be the best that he can be. I hope that he gets to live a long and happy life, doing something that he loves and be able to help others.
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