I love being a parent…you may have noticed!
I loved being a mum to two small beings who have such awe in everything. I loved that opportunity we had to help them learn about the world as we did whilst home educating through their childhood years, to show them what the world’s like, how it works, how to fit into it, how to support it and how it supports us, which after all is what real education is for! (Read about that adventure in A Funny Kind Of Education)
And I still love being a parent of two adults now who are doing just that and who still share some of it with me. We are more than mum and daughters, we are best friends.
Being a mum is a blessing that not everyone has, not everyone wants and not everyone enjoys as much as me, I appreciate that. We are all different. And we all parent differently.
But one thread that remains constant through all those differences and idiosyncrasies of parenting is its VALUE. Whether you like parenting or not – the value of it remains the same.
Sometimes I see mums that are not really aware of the value I’m talking about.
They don’t seem to understand the enormity of the contribution you make to the world as a mum. It’s huge. It impacts on thousands. It has the potential to make a wonderful loving difference to the whole of society. (See my page – The most valuable thing you will ever do).
This is the value that mums hold in their hands. And that’s what I’m writing about in my new book.
It’s not that I’m not writing about education – or home education any more. Because both of those things are much dependent mums. (See this post to understand…)
It’s just that the truth about the value of mumhood needs telling. Both for mums and the rest of the world.
For mums are not just people who change nappies, push buggies and have screaming offspring in restaurants, as some would like to pigeon hole us.
Mums don’t just change nappies they change the world. They don’t just push buggies they push their own limits of personal endurance. And their screaming offspring might be screaming – usually with boredom as it’s usually the bright ones doing the screaming – while you try and have a quiet meal in a restaurant, but one day those screamers may well be in charge of your world. Imagine that!
Yea, mums have far more worth and far more influence than you’d ever realised. And what they do is of incredible value – to us all.
And it’s about time folks appreciated that, and paid it some attention and helped them achieve it. Which is exactly what the new book ‘MUMHOOD…..’ is about.