We are amazing!


Welcome to our first post in a new series – Purely Positive. Posts to bring you nothing but positive vibes, motivation and inspiration. Mummy has read a trillion posts this past week or so about other peoples New Years Resolutions, goals, aims etc and a lot are about people wanting to change. Not being happy with themselves in some way – be it their size, shape, weight or wobbly bits. Mummy’s New Year Goals were a little different, but they are goals she is really embracing.

Mummy was struck down on Friday by a nasty bug – it gave her terrible pain, then made her get unstoppable body shakes, before she was violently sick. It was very quick, and very scary. It has left Mummy, a couple of days later, weak, with severe aches and pains in different parts of her body, no energy and very tired. It frightened her, and frightened us. Being on her own with us, it reminded her of how alone we are at a time like this.

It made Mummy think about how we take our health – and our bodies  – for granted. If something like this happens  – or heavens forbid, something worse, where does it leave us? We can’t do anything unless we are well.

we are amazing

Mummy decided, almost four years ago when she was pregnant with me, to embrace her body. To stop worrying about her weight, her size and to be thankful for her body which was doing the remarkable job of nurturing and growing me! She marvelled at her first sight of me – and my perfect little tiny body, and how she had produced me (with a little help from Daddy of course!)

We are amazing! We embrace our bodies, wobbles and all, as the amazing things they are. I love running around in the nud, with everything free – it makes Mummy and my bro and sis giggle. My utter acceptance of my little body, learning about my bits and bobs and what they do! They love me as I am, and I love them as they are. I love Mummy for being my Mummy – not how thin she is, or what size she is. I don’t see her wobbly tummy or big squishy bottom! She is my Mummy and I love her just the way she is.

So, people (especially ladies) try thinking like this;

Celebrate your body for what it does. It is an incredible machine, it makes and gives birth to babies, it allows us to move, to breath, to live. It feeds our babies, it keeps us warm or cool, it gives us sight and smell, taste and touch. Every single body is amazing.

See yourself through your childs eyes. They love you no matter what. Love yourself, make peace with yourself. Accept yourself.

We are amazing, aren’t we?!

Mummy is a trained, qualified holistic therapist, meditation teacher and counsellor.


  1. Good post! There is a lot of pressure on women to look good, it’s important that we appreciate the value of our bodies and what they can do for us – regardless of whether we have children, it is important to us all.

  2. I love this! We are all amazing aren’t we! Very well said xxx
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  3. Such a lovely post and a great reminder, we should really learn to embrace ourselves be happy with what we have and look after our bodies.
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  4. What a lovely post, one of my aims this year is to look after myself better. I hope you’re feeling better now. xx
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  5. Aw this is a beautiful post hun, I agree we need to celebrate our lumps and bumps but it is so difficult to do so. I have a range of health issues which means that I am underweight and I don’t like it as my ribs/bones stick out and people call me names.
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  6. I love that ending..its true..Our kids accept as what we are..And they love us unconditionally.. what could better their true love for mom right from the moment they are born..ww are all blessed to be moms
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  7. Such a fabulous post and it is all too easy to get suckered in to what is ‘perfect’ with the media and we shouldn’t, we should accept who we are and what we have x
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  8. A great post! And absolutely, so much energy goes into wishing bits of us were different, even hating our own bodies. I look at my daughter and her perfect tiny body and her utter acceptance of it and you’re right, it’s a perfect model. I’d much rather embrace the idea of being and staying healthy (which involves both doing some exercise and eating some chocolate for me!) than just being thin.
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  9. Moms are amazing. I never worried about the look of my body after having kids. I earned every stretch mark and jiggle. My own mom taught me that!
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  10. What a great attitude to have. Our bodies really are amazing!

  11. Out of the mouth of babes – so, so true! I’m more about being in good health instead of fitting into a size that’s totally unrealistic for me.

  12. I’m with you on this! We definitely celebrate our bodies in every stage of our lives because what we need to strive for is seeing the beauty that experience takes us and not the superficial beauty.

  13. I am still in awe that my very own body made my son. It is crazy! This is so touching!

  14. This is a great message. It’s hard sometime not to let society’s pressures and stereotypes get the best of us. But I always try to focus on the positive and what I actually love about myself!
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  15. positive thinking is so important and helps immensely in everyday situations. I hope you are feeling better now.
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  16. I love this message! It is SO important to love your body- for more than us, for the kids, too! http://aisforadelaide.com/2013/11/12/i-need-this-more-than-you/ –> one of my favorite posts to my girls.

  17. I struggle to accept my body but know that I would be happier if I did. You’re right – our bodies are amazing. Mine has had 6 children grow inside it Will try harder to feel positive about my body x

  18. its so important to love our bodies. i love mine for making my beautiful daughter.
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  19. This is a great positive message. It’s important to keep this in mind in this day and age.
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  20. What an awesome post and I couldn’t agree with you more. Moms truly need to love themselves more. We are so amazing is right!

  21. Great post! We are all awesome 🙂
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  22. Thanks for your message of positivity! Love this and I need this badly today.

  23. Love the new theme of the posts – Purely Positive. So important to step back and recognize the little things once in a while. You’ve made me want to tell my mum how amazing she is tonight xx

  24. How uplifting! I have also come to terms with my body. My hubby constantly reminds me that I should be proud of my body (or belly) because in it, a life grew.

  25. I love this post and it is so true that we should love our bodies. I believe when you get to a certain age you no longer care what we look like and it because more of a health issue. Things really changed for me after my mom had a massive heart attack in Sept. last year. Thanks for sharing this great post.

  26. Love this. Such a great positive and uplifting message. I think we are all amazing too, especially moms! I love my body, it’s birthed 6 going to be 7 babies an I think its just great.

  27. Our bodies really are amazing, and it’s so important that we take good care of them. I’m trying to teach my kids to make health a priority.
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  28. What a wonderful positive post! This goes hand in hand with today’s post about remembering to just say thank you and not add anything after the compliment. Thanks for sharing!
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  29. Definitely great advice. As years have gone by, I’ve found myself hiding when the camera comes out. I need to learn to accept!
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  30. Yes, we are amazing! I needed to read this today – it brightened my day:)

  31. Love this post, and so right we give ourselves such a hard time about dress sizes and our pre baby bodies. After this pregnancy I vow to love my body for what it is x
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  32. Great post. I couldnt agree more… Let’s all just love ourselves. It sounds so easy, right??!

  33. Being positive is a choice and I am getting so much better at always looking at the bright side but I remember a time when I couldn’t. I’m so thankful for progress and I encourage others to do the same. It really makes a difference.

  34. Awesome post! I totally agree with you – we are all amazing! Just embracing our bodies the way we are is so important to be happy..
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  35. I freaking love this, I say “I’m Amazing” to my kids all the time. They laugh but its something I tell myself daily. I even have my co-workers saying it. lol There is power in our words and thoughts. YOU ARE AMAZING!

  36. Learning this after two kids. I remember hating my body after my son. Now after having my daughter I learn to love my body for all its awesomeness! lol Looking forward to this new series on you blog! We can all use some positiveness!
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  37. We truly are amazing regardless of shape or size! That illness sounds terrifying. Did they find out what caused it?
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  38. You’re so right. We are who we are and what we are if you want to change go for it, and if you don’t that’s okay too. Love me for who I am not what I look like I always say!

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