More To Me Than ‘Mum’

Kerry Gibb

Kerry Gibb is a mum to four lively boys and the author of It's A Kid's Life - a series of books aimed at children aged 7 - 11 years old.

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10 Responses

  1. Angie says:

    So true. However much we love our children, we should never lose sight of who we were before motherhood, and who we can become when they no longer need us 24/7. But we will always be there for them.

  2. Hello Kerry, i’m over here from The Blogging Mums Club facebook group.

    What an adventure blogging is, you never know where it might take you. As a new blogger, it’s always lovely to read that it’s taken people to heights they didn’t expect 🙂

    ‘Mum’ is a super strong identity, isn’t it? It has a massive hold in the way we see ourselves and in the way others see us. However, it’s not all that we are. Our pre-mum self is so vital in our offering as mum, and it’s so important to harness / embrace all that we are as we grow in life.

    Indeed, every mother is more than just mum. As you put it, “Being a mum doesn’t stop you being you, it just enhances what is already there and enriches what is yet to come”.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Kerry Gibb says:

      Absolutely. We don’t have one part of us that is ‘mum’ and one part of us that is something else. All our parts merge together and influence each other to make us the person that we are. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment 🙂 x

  3. beautifully written Kerry, it is strange how people we barely know seem to know so much about us because we put it all out there through our writing. It makes me feel vulnerable, but has also made me realise how alike we all really are deep down. Another great blog, no surprise you are such a success!

    • Kerry Gibb says:

      Thanks so much Mackenzie. It is often harder to have people close to us read our blogs than strangers as they are more likely to judge us. I have learnt with age though to just be true to myself. xx

  4. This is so true. I feel like I am just seen as ‘Mum’ nowadays, although there is much more to me. A lot has happened to me over my time as Mum so far and I think you are right, positivity is key to getting you through the tougher times. I have just read some of your posts today for the first time, linking from the #WeekendBlogHop, I shall be returning to read more! Lovely blog.

  5. It’s funny because I’d like to feel more mum! I am mum and Zach only knows me as mum but away from him I have a full time job. He doesn’t see that, he just knows me as mum but sometimes I feel like I’m not. That actually I’m just Lisa who is an event planner and happens to have a little boy! I’d much rather be known as just mum 🙂 Thanks for linking up a great post with #twinklytuesday

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