All Things Baby - Shine Your Light

Welcome to the first post for the All Things Baby Blog. It's the first post - it's pretty important right?

So I had lots of things written down that I 'should' say in a first post.  Like - what my intention for the blog is, what I will be writing about, etc, but what I really want to do is set the tone.  Not just for the blog, but how I feel about the whole website - how I feel about you - my customer. 

Motherhood can be a difficult road.  There are many road blocks for some to becoming a mother in the first place.  For others the road can get rocky once you've had your baby.  I've stood around enough sand pits and heard enough stories to know that most of us have some pretty harrowing moments, some pretty tough times in this motherhood journey.

For me it was after I had my third child.  I had a huge break down, had to sell my first and beloved business.  I was crushed.  I had no light, no hope.  One step at a time, one day at a time I can feel my light shining again.

And that's what I want for every mother.  A light to shine just for them - just for you.  A light inside to let you know that you are loved, that you're doing a great job, that you are enough.

For My Customers

I hope in my own small way that I can support you in your journey.  Whether that is selling products that won't end up in the bin, or writing an article so that I can take some confusion away around things like "what should I be sleeping my baby in?"  

Or whether it's just getting a refund for something without having to go through a load of BS.  I'm on your side.

For My Business

My ultimate purpose is to create a "Mum Friendly Business".  I want to be able to employ mums. Mums that can take their time at school drop off and be there for school pick up.  An environment where a mum can be there for sports day or stay home with a sick child and not have a guilt trip, no side ways glances in the office, no lost income.  There is so much pressure on mums to run a house, be the primary carer and yet still have to earn an income. One day, some day ...

To finish - I will share one of my favourite quotes. I think of this often because my three kids have not yet learnt to play down their achievements and abilities.

If I say to my son “you’re so clever” – he’ll plainly say “yes I am”. There is no ego behind it and no shame for him to admit that he is clever. I wonder at what point that will change and he’ll become afraid to say simply ”yes I am”.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others” – by Marianne Williamson

My wish is for all mothers to let your light shine.  In doing so - you will also allow your children to do the same.

With love.

Christine xxx

31st Aug 2017

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