Saturday, May 12, 2012

What makes a Mummie?

Since it is "Mummie's" Day....... and the whole Time Magazine "Are you Mom enough?" debate is going on.... I thought it would be a great time to see what makes a "Mummie" a........ well..... Mummie!

What makes a Mummie? 

Is it by carrying a baby for 9 months?

Is it determined on where you gave birth?

Maybe a Mummie is created by how many toes their baby has

Or by how many fingers on each hand

Perhaps by their child's hearing ability

How about how perfect their baby looks

Or how if they co-sleep or not

Maybe what makes a Mummie is how they choose to feed their babies

Or how healthy their babies are born

Or how they diaper their children

Maybe it matters if you "baby-wear"

How about angel babies? Do they make  you a Mummie?

What makes a Mummie? For me.... the answer is simple. It does not matter if you breastfeed, bottle feed, formula feed, home birth or hospital birth, grow your children in your belly or adopt. It doesn't matter the amount of fingers or toes, or even the ability to hear. It doesn't matter if your child is born healthy or not, if you co-sleep or not. Or which kind of diaper you choose to use. Being a Mummie doesn't matter if you hold your children in your arms or if you hold them only in your heart.

No. What makes a Mummie is the love you have for your children. How you would do anything for them. Being a Mummie means that you do the very best you can, with what you have, in order to make them happy and healthy. Every Mummie is different. But our love for our children is always the same. That is what makes you a Mummie.

Happy Mummie's Day to all of you.


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