Hello world!

As I start typing my first blog post for Mama & Me, a knot in my stomach develops with self-doubt settling in and making itself cosy. Thoughts of: “Will people read this blog?” “What if they don’t agree with me?” “Will they find my posts inspiring and encouraging when I myself sometimes go and look for the exact same thing when my strength levels have tumbled?” “What if its another failed blog a few months down the line?”

Then I realise that this is not a unique situation that I find myself in – self-doubt. It is normal for anyone to have some doubt in their capabilities. Take for instance that first time when your little one was placed into your arms, so perfect and yet so fragile. Thoughts of: “Will I be a good mother?” “How on earth am I going to do this?” “I’m not ready, am I?” runs through your mind at a fast pace and yet, somehow you rise above the challenge becoming the best mom that your little one needs. All it takes is motivation, willingness and time.

Motivation, willingness and time – three key ingredients to success in anything! As we’re still at the start of a new year (yes, I’ve written off January as its never a good idea to start new resolutions of any kin in the first month of the year, especially if you’ve had a long festive holiday!) one of my new year’s resolutions was to start my first (and hopefully only) mommy blog. I longed for a space where I can connect with like-minded moms that seek inspiration and encouragement for a balanced, happy life as much as I do. One where you’re not bullied with snarky comments (*clears throat while thinking of certain Facebook groups) from other self-proclaimed supermoms.

I vision is for Mama & Me to one day grow into a nurturing community for the modern-day mom. A place of inspiration, encouragement, compassion and resources for you be be ‘Mom’ without losing ‘You’. I hope to share many posts with these foundations and trust that you’ll enjoy them and use them for a happy, balanced life with your family and friends.

Looking forward to my next post? Let me know what your new year’s resolutions are for 2016 and what inspires you to achieve them by liking my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MamaAndMeSA/

Much love, Chantelle


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