I have just finalised the questionnaire about Milestones of Motherhood for my good friend Clare Coopers future¬†book. If you haven’t heard about this fantastic project, hop across to the Beautiful Beginnings website or the Facebook page of Milestones of Motherhood to find out how you can get involved. I think it is going to be great, Clare is such an inspiring writer for the Mother Magazine, Parent Tribe as well as other publications.

I was reminded to finish my questionnaire off when I was on the phone to Clare before, chatting to her as we often do, sharing what’s going on in our family lives. I was telling her about my youngest starting to walk and she pointed out to me I am reaching a milestone at the moment. I am letting go of my youngest, and possibly last (if my husband has anything to do with it) baby. He’s becoming a toddler and as everyday I catch him walking more steadily and further each time, I kind of feel sad but then need to remind myself to enjoy the moment and let go.

This afternoon I napped with him. This has been so rare with my second as nap time is usually time with my eldest, but this afternoon he was out biking with his dad. I knew I had things to do, the kitchen was a mess, I was planning to put some things on ebay and other various things, but I decided to stay cuddled up to my baby, sleeping together and enjoying the moment as I know that soon he won’t be having naps anymore and this phase in our lives will be gone.

I guess to me each milestone in mothering makes me stronger as a person, but also reminds me each time to enjoy the moments, savour the time you have together, because it passes too fast.