When we first started this blog we were so excited to interview all different types of moms. Due to logistics, though, we thought that we would only have the opportunity to interview other moms in our area. We have been lucky enough to branch out from that and hear from moms all over the country. This interview exceeded even that, and comes to us all the way from Australia!
Bianca is a mom of two who works part time and runs her own blog, B. Darker. We loved reading her answers because even though she lives on a different continent her answers sounded so familiar. It really made us realize how alike moms are even when we live in completely different worlds!
Please help us welcome Bianca into our (international) Mom of Fame! Also be sure to check out her blog at the link above!
Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
My name is Bianca I’m 28 years old from Australia and I’m married with two beautiful babes, my little miss is 4 and my little mr is 15 months. I have my hands full working 3 days a week and juggling being a wife and mum. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
What is the best piece of advice you were given about motherhood? Did you take it? Would you give that piece of advice to someone else?
I was given so much advice before I became a mother, and my one piece of advice I took was “savour every moment because the days are long but the years are short” and that’s so true and I would share that with any new mum to be.
How is motherhood different than you imagined it would be?
Motherhood is extremely different from what I imagined it would be. It’s one hell of a roller coaster that’s for sure.
What are your three strengths when it comes to motherhood?
My three strengths would be
Describe a time where you were completely overwhelmed as a mother.
I was completely overwhelmed as a mother when my daughter got extremely sick with a tummy bug and was hospitalised for dehydration, I felt so overwhelmed and guilty- oh that mum guilt it’s a bad one. And to add to that I just found out I was pregnant the day before.
Is there anything you feel that you have lost about yourself since becoming a mother? What have you gained?
I think we all feel we lose ourselves a little when we become mothers but I think we gain so much more when we see our babies grow and smile and laugh it gives me so much strength anyway.
What do you want your child(ren) to learn from you?
I would love my children to learn that everyone should be treated the way you would like to be treated.