Amy is a successful actress who has learned a lot about combining motherhood with the image and youth oriented entertainment industry. “During a recent break on the set of a television show I’m currently filming, my co-star asked me what good books I’d read lately. Th
Being a mother is more than just birthing children, especially in these modern times. However, some moms are acing it at parenting and running their dream lives.
A great example is Amy, a successful actress who has learned a lot about combining motherhood with the image and youth-oriented entertainment industry. She had this to say about being honest about the changes to your routine being a mom comes with:
“During a recent break on the set of a television show I’m currently filming, my co-star asked me what good books I’d read lately. This is an actor I’ve really admired for a while. So an adrenaline rush ran through my body as I scrambled to think of an answer even though I knew I hadn’t read a single one since Georgia was born a year earlier.
I tried to think of something I may have read in the past that would make me sound interesting and intellectual. Then a feeling washed over me – I wasn’t going to hide who I am now. It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks. Plus, they’re just making conversation, not teasing me. So I just admitted that I hadn’t read any books during the previous year since I had my baby.
I opened up that vulnerable part of myself that might be seen as not interesting enough or important enough. It ended up being so much easier than trying to pretend that my life hadn’t changed.
My honesty immediately took the person back 15 years earlier when he was a new parent. A smile came across his face, and he said, ‘Ah, of course! I remember not having time to read either.’ As a result, an instant and real bond was formed, and I got to wear the skin of my new self proudly.”
In the same vein, Photographer Ali Smith has spent the past eight years exploring the reality of how women live their lives as mothers in modern western society. Her resulting project, Momma Love; How the Mother Half Lives, explores the varying degrees of support mothers receive from partners, lawmakers, employers, and one another. Momma Love is not only about the love a mother shows, but it’s also about the love she is shown by herself and the world around her.
Momma Love is a must-read for all mothers, intending mothers, and anyone who knows a mother. It’ll help you understand how to love the moms around you effectively, receive their love, and be an eye-opener on how mothers can better appreciate themselves and other moms.
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