Being a mother is a full-time job. Some mothers have help from their partners, family members, friends, or from nannies, but still, being a mother is a big responsibility and hard, although beautiful, work.
I was raised by a single, hardworking mother, my loving grandparents and two sets of amazing uncle and aunts. Still, most of the responsibility fell upon my mother, juggling me and a full-time stressful job. Only after having a child myself, I realised how hard it must have been for her and my love for her grew more. I am so thankful family members helped her raise me so I could have a bit of everyone’s personality influence me.
That made me think: “I hope Sienna is as lucky as I was having so much love, attention, and people she can count on, respect and that encourage her to be her best”.
Now, being without my Puerto Rican family in Australia, I understand the importance of socialisation at an early age. Because of this, Sienna is in contact with people every day through daily walks we take, visits to relatives, friends and mums and bubs group meetings every week. By seeing the interaction of our Mums and Bubs group, I ponder on how amazing it is to have so many sets of eyes looking after each of our kids. They are growing together as individuals in a social environment and we are learning together both from our babies and each other. I love how it is never about who is watching whose baby but, about coming together as a collective for the safety and happiness of our new little explorers.
This is what the Modern Mum Tribe is about: embracing what makes us come together. The Nigerian proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child”. I love how they believe children are blessings for the whole community. By having a ‘tribe’ of your own, you will be teaching your kid from an early age the importance of the community, unity, cooperation and sharing.
We can start building a good tribe when we become good neighbours, when we revive courtesy and manners, when we genuinely care for the wellbeing of others, when we stop judging and start helping. No matter where or how many places you go to, take your values with you and this way, they will never leave your child.
Would love to hear from you! What is you Tribe like? Comment bellow 🙂