“Viva la mamma”
It isn’t Mothering Sunday here in Spain until May but that didn’t stop me from noticing the 100′s of mummy pictures dominating Facebook’s newsfeed yesterday, imaging the carnage in Marks & Spencer as daughters purchased cute pot plants and chocolates, and all this after Italian fashion house, Dolce and Gabbana celebrated motherhood in its finest form with cleavage-spilling, midriff-hugging and wiggle-skirted real life mamas parading down the catwalk with children clad in matching frocks, some of whom had been allowed to scribble on the invites and dresses too. 2015 is turning into the year of the mama for sure and it seems she’s a sexy, successful, hot-ass chick who defies limitations, multitasks with a smile on her face and love in her eyes.
Although Dolce and Gabbana’s depiction of Italian motherhood might not quite transcend onto English soil (although if you want to wear a beaded bodice and flowers in your hair on the school run why not) nobody can deny, mother or not that there’s something liberating, fresh and fun about this whole hearted celebration of motherliness knowing that yes, it’s OK to be a mum and still want to take care of yourself, it’s OK to combine motherhood with high-flying careers and retain a sense of identity. It’s taken me a while to truly get that.
When you become a mummy for the 1st time you can’t help thinking that everyone is judging your every decision and action, which can easily send you into a state of paranoia and uncertainty, and although this isn’t much fun it’s simply a natural process of parenthood. Now my daughter is 3, I’m unquestionably itching to take the plunge back into full-time employment, yet I find myself already racked with guilt at the possibility of missing the school run and a bath time or 2. But thanks to the current mummy merrymaking in the air I am pleasantly reminded that being a good parent comes with many complications and sacrifices but if you endeavor to do it with selfless love in your heart, your head held high and ambitious intentions for your sweetheart’s future then it’s OK, no, it’s more than OK, it’s amazing womanhood. Hurray for mamma.