The year 2020 had me busy, writing a book, that has been in the making for decades. This will be my third book – a gift book for mums – due for release in April 2021.
In December the previous year, I emailed a proposal to my publishers, pitching my idea of a gift book for mothers. Within hours I received a response from the Editor – they were interested.
My inspiration to write this book came from many mothers. The thousands of mothers I had worked with, in over twenty years as a Speech Pathologist; and within my speech pathology clinics for over 14 years. I was privileged to work together with mothers who were doing their utmost to help their child and give them the best support possible. Their determination, courage and strength were humbling; yet they also needed support and reminding that they too did matter.
I then began my own motherhood journey, having three children in two and a half years. This allowed me to connect to the world of mums more deeply; but then I too discovered my own quiet ambition to get mothering ‘right’, and without a clear understanding of what that meant to me; it resulted in existing in a motherhood space, where my expectations of myself were unrealistic. After much soul searching; I recognised my need to let go of ‘perfection’ and reset my expectations; to embrace ‘my normal’ and embrace my personal growth along the evolutionary motherhood path.
Flourish for Mums: 21 ways to thrive with self-care and acceptance shares 21 simple yet strong principles; that allow joyfulness and deep fulfillment. This in itself has a flow on effect to the children who share in a mother’s world; whilst reinforcing and respecting the strength of our mothers, grandmothers and their mothers gone before.
The Flourish for Mums mission is to gift mums with a space created to honour themselves, whilst celebrating the children in their lives; and to invite mothers from all over the world to discover their sacred self, and relish in the relationships that matter to them most.