To celebrate Mother’s Day, we have shared a curation of motherhood reflections from the beautiful mothers in our #WOMENOFSILOU community. Meet these inspiring women and learn what they have discovered from becoming a mother and their newfound superpowers…
“What has motherhood taught you about yourself? and What superpowers have you picked up along the way?”
Tatiana Kovylina – Co-founder of Silou London
Motherhood made me more aware of my feminine side. I am less selfish and my priorities have forever changed since I became a mother. It’s less about me and more about my children.
Sleep for 3-5 hours and function fine the next day.
Vicky Lee – UN Women Ambassador, Philanthropist and Blogger at SoraBella
Becoming a mother has been the most rewarding, yet sometimes challenging, thing I’ve ever had the privilege of experiencing. From the very first moment my eldest was placed in my arms I knew I had been given the most precious gift. All my four girls have taught me different lessons, each time being different in their own special way. I am trying to master the art of multitasking, balancing a career and a busy home life. There’s literally not enough hours in the day, so sometimes I do have to sacrifice my own personal events and choices for those of the family. Although I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I love the saying ‘I’m a woman, what’s your superpower?’ All the woman in my life are strong and by just being themselves are superwomen! Every mother out there is doing her very best and often giving more than she can give. A mother’s love is unconditional and it knows no bounds. I really want to be a positive role model for my children and empower them to become confident young women.
Anneli Bush – Lifestyle Blogger at Anneli Bush
It’s taught me to love deeper than I ever knew possible, it’s shown me that I can actually be patient (!) and it’s instantly put everything into perspective. I can hardly remember what life was like before Rio was in it, and although motherhood is the most challenging thing I have ever done, it’s also the most insanely rewarding and incredible experience – I wouldn’t change it for a thing.
Strength (physically and mentally), patience and kindness
Carly Rowena – PT, Coach, CrossFitter
Motherhood has taught me just how powerful and unique we truly are. I have never been as kind to myself as I was during my pregnancy and since the birth of Jax and have a new found respect for everything I have ever put it through. So many of us are fearful of falling pregnant and losing our identity once we become mums but I think Jax has made me understand who I am and what I’m truly capable of.
My current superpower is mother-multitasking. Prior to having Jax, I thought I was good at juggling lots of different plates but that’s nothing once you throw zero sleep, breastfeeding and self-employment. However I feel I also want to credit breastfeeding to a superpower, I’ve never felt so special being able to keep a human alive with just my body.
Catie Miller – Owner of Xtend Barre London
Motherhood has taught me resilience, patience and being ok with the unknown. I strive to provide joy, understanding, and love during as many moments in my son’s life that I can. These little souls deserve so much because they give so much in return! Motherhood has given me my biggest purpose in life. I can multi-task like no other!
Before kids I used to think I was busy— now I can account for each hour of the day and I am very good at time keeping and diary management. Something my former college self could have learned from.
Charlie Boud – Co-Founder of K&H Comms
What has motherhood taught you about yourself? Motherhood has taught me that I have the capacity to love unconditionally. My son has smacked me in the face, ripped out clumps my hair, rubbed chickenpox all over my face and vomited down outfits as I am about to leave to go to work and all I do is laugh and wrap my arms around him. I would never do or feel the same way about anyone else who did any of these things to me. I love Orlando to unknown depths and having him has taught me exactly what unconditional love is and that we all have the capacity to feel it. It is the most powerful and joyful emotion I have ever felt.
The working mama superpower. The skill to balance it without letting either side fall apart (mostly!). It’s definitely hard and exhausting, I feel like I do more in a day now than I used to do in a week so the demands are seriously real. I’ve had 5 am wake-up calls before having to go into a pitch at 9 am, but with the right support (and makeup) it can be done. My husband is amazing and has developed 50 superpowers of his own and has been the most amazing support to me and our business. I hope we can laugh at the madness in 20 years time!
Milana Bkeller – Creative Director at Mayak Agency
Motherhood taught me that I’m actually very patient and tolerant, it showed me that I have enough power within me to overcome a lot in life.
The superpower I picked up is being able to give the priorities only to THE RIGHT THINGS IN LIFE and drop the rest I don’t know if I would call this a superpower of not giving a f…
Anne V – Model
It has taught me to really appreciate my life, career and everything I have in a very different way. There’s less hustle you have in your life, you stop sweating the small stuff and focus on the bigger picture, which is how to raise a kind, humble human that makes a world a better place and be that person yourself.
I’m strong enough to deal with anything that comes my way which is the best superpower that I can think of. I probably juggle more things that I could before.
Nadejda Savcova – Model
Motherhood has taught me to be present and to see happiness in simple things the things that make my son smile or laugh give me the biggest joy!
To be on time to a school drop off and patience.