Mother's Day Interview with Zara Potter

First published: 13-03-2020

As part of our #CelebrateAllMums campaign and this year's Mother’s Day we spoke Zara Potter, a blogger and new mum to a beautiful little girl called Madison! As a new mum we asked her a few questions to see what motherhood means to her!

How would you describe yourself as a mother?

I have no idea what I’m doing, truthfully I’m completely winging it. But to be honest, aren’t all mothers??? My child is happy, healthy, and loved more than I ever thought I could possibly love. For that, I think I’m pretty alright.

What did you not expect you would learn from Motherhood?

When I found out I was pregnant, I had a lot of expectations about what motherhood would be like. I expected it to be perfect. I expected it to be full of sweet treasurable moments (which of course it is) and I expected it to be easy. One thing I never expected to learn is that, as incredible as motherhood is, it’s equally as hard. It’s stressful, overwhelming and sometimes lonely! Especially those first few months, those were tough!

What’s the best thing about being a mother?

The best thing about being a mother, though very bittersweet, is watching your child grow and learn new things. Watching your baby go from this tiny, fragile newborn that is completely reliant on you as a mother, to a small human being that’s independent and strong and clever. Every time my daughter learns something new my heart bursts with pride. First words, first steps... Even small things like how to quack like a duck or wiggle her arm in front of her nose to imitate an elephant. It’s just the best.

What are some lessons you have learned from your children?

Enjoy the little things. Everything is so fascinating in the eyes of a child, just complete and utter magic. She’s also taught me to let go of my insecurities, to explore. I’ve always been the shy, indoors type. But my daughter is wild, outdoorsy, a hands in the mud kind of girl. She’s inspirational.

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