As soon as we become mothers, we are automatically joined to another in this beautiful sisterhood, because we really are in this together.
There is no right and wrong when it comes to motherhood, and I'm so excited to be able to profile and support Mamas who show the many different ways we can express the desire to live authentic, mindful lives filled with love and support for our families.
As we start a new feature called My Motherhood, I'm so excited to interview Kimber Brown of The Kettle Black Blog about her perfect day, rituals that keep her grounded and what she's learned as she ventures into motherhood.
What does your perfect day look like?
My perfect day would be spending it together with both my husband and my daughter. It doesn't
really matter what we're doing as long as we're all together. But in my head it would be traveling somewhere up the coast and popping into little off-the-beaten-path shops and restaurants. Basically getting lost together. :)
Do you have any daily rituals you use to centre yourself?
I'm currently loving my essential oils and diffuser. First thing I do every morning is diffuse some oils to help set my intentions for the day; whether it be lemon to clean and purify or peppermint to brighten my mood.
What do you love to do as a family for fun?
Anything. But currently we love thrifting! We've been stumbling upon the most amazing antique
stores. It's so amazing to add such unique pieces of history to our
How do you balance the different facets of your life?
With focus. I am one who easily can get knocked off track and have anxiety consume my every waking moment. When I'm feeling overwhelmed, I take a second, take a breath and remember that I'm capable of much more than I can imagine as long as I have faith and focus. Priorities are also very important. If I stress about minuscule things such as laundry or cleaning I have to remember that it can wait - spending time with my family is far more important.
Do you have any special family rituals?
Nothing really comes to mind, although every morning when my daughter wakes up, I bring her into bed
with me and we lay quietly with each other and watch the sun slowly consume the sky. It's probably one of the only times in the day where there is peace and quiet. :)
What is the best advice you have ever given or received about motherhood?
To trust your motherly instinct. It has never steered me wrong. Also, to know that no one is perfect and "Super Mom" doesn't exist. Being a good mother isn't about "doing" it's about "being" and that is
something I never understood until I became one myself.
What is your favourite part of motherhood?
Learning how deep your heart can love and of course, watching my child grow and strive.
It's such an amazing thing to see your child learn - I've never been
so proud or so in love in my entire life. My daughter gives my life
more meaning that I could ever have known.
Thank you Kimber! xx