Things I’ve learnt since becoming a mom – my guest post at Se7en

I was honoured to recently be invited to write a guest blog post for Se7en blog. Se7en are celebrating their third blogversary so invited some of their favourite bloggers to take part in writing a list of Se7en +1 things. *blush*

Se7en is written by a fellow Capetonian living in Fish Hoek where she homeschools her, wait for it….EIGHT children (Se7en +1!) And she does a fabulous job of it by the looks of things. I love her posts on their craft activities – even though I’m no homeschooler they do inspire and photos of their en masse family outings are great.

Here are my Se7en +1 things I’ve learnt since becoming a mom

1. Mothering requires patience, patience and then more patience – and I don’t have much… So every day I am growing in this area and probably will for the rest of my life.

2. The true meaning of the word sacrifice – I don’t think it’s possible to really understand what it is to be completely self-less until you have little kids demanding all of you, all the time!

3. That I may as well hand over my salary to my GP and local pharmacy at the start of each month…. Even though I think we stock every medication known to man that is required for small kids, we still seem to spend a small fortune there every month and have at least bi-monthly visits to the doc…

4. A huge capacity to love – each time I look at my kids my heart almost bursts with love for them. Yes, there are times I also feel irritation and resentment (2am springs to mind) but these don’t last long and in the morning the lovely sweet smiles that greet me melt my heart all over again!

5. It is necessary to treat a stain immediately otherwise you can forget it.

6. Children are an immediate conversation starter – wherever you are people will strike up conversations with you about your kids, and everyone is an expert whether you want the advice or not! (as an aside beware the Mompetition!!)

7. Having kids has introduced me to some of the most amazing friends and I am so blessed to have fellow mommies to be able to share our ups and downs together… Mommy friends are invaluable for my sanity

And the Se7en + 1 thing

8. Getting out and about with my kids helps me to cope with the day just a bit better and remembering to take some time out to do things that I enjoy and love makes me a better mom. That is the reason I started my blog, Becoming You. To remind me about what I find inspiring and that I am more that just someone’s mom and I do in fact have many facets (although “being someone’s mom” is my favourite!)

To read my guest post on Se7en plus 1 “click here

Thanks so much for inviting me Se7en!

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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