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International Women’s Day

#IAMMUM

Friday 8th March marks International Women’s Day. With this in mind the whole of March we’re celebrating women and mums all around the world.

Becoming a mum was the best and biggest change in my life, how has becoming a mum changed your life? and how has your own mum influenced you? We’ve caught up with some inspirational women to find out how motherhood impacted their lives.

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Click on a mum and scroll down to find out more:

Lynda Harding

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How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My amazing mum had a heart of gold and brought a continuous abundance of joy, positivity, love, kindness and a zest for life in everything she did. She was and still is a continual source of inspiration, always putting family first, never doubting that you can do anything if you put your mind to it, and always being there, motivating and encouraging me to be the very best person I could be.

I’d like to think that my mum’s traits have rubbed off on me and I have become a daughter she could have been proud of. I certainly attribute my entrepreneurial skills to my mum – she had a fantastic business head on her!

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Love, Love Love!

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How would you describe your babies?

Six amazing, awe inspiring individuals whom I love endlessly.

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How has having babies changed your life?

I feel truly blessed to have six healthy, happy children and I thank God for bringing them into my life. They say that once a baby comes along you can’t really ever imagine life without them, and that’s certainly the case – I cannot imagine how my life would have panned out without my crazy brood! They are all unique and are a force to be reckoned with!

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for being the BEST role model EVER, I love and miss you every day.

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Molly Bean-Harding

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We asked Molly:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

Everything always happens for a reason.

Failure is impossible

Always go with what’s in your heart

Be kind to others

Never judge anyone as we all have our own battles and struggles

Love

Enjoy life

Enjoy nature

Free your mind and soul

Laugh

If your down, get outside, with the trees, the sounds, the wind

Try again

Experiment

Trust your abilities

Remember where you came from, your roots

Go get what you want

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Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Tingly, explosion, Color

How would you describe your babies?

Loving, wise, sparkly, crazy and wild, opposites, knowing, free, gentle, spiritual, fire in their eyes and bellies.

How has having babies changed your life?

Made me stronger, made me able to fight my battles easier, made me want to provide a good moral teaching to them, made me have a real look and think about what is important, made me think about what I say and how it could be perceived, made me love in different ways, made me see my husband in a different light, and see him as even more of a strong, powerful soul. It’s also made me proud of who I am.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for teaching me to love in the best way that I can. Thank you for teaching me to help others and know right from wrong, thank you for teaching me how to be the best mummy I can be. Thank you for being the best nana to Sylv and Franks. Love you.

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We asked her mum, Mel:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

My favourite memory of Molly is her being soooo cuddly like a monkey on my chest.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

Emotional /happy/awestruck

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

Her sons are so alike – And her joy and spirit shines out of their eyes.. it really is like going back in time.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

From a very young age (around 4) Molly carried and nurtured a baby around with her . I think she always wanted to be a “mummy”

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Rachel Bryden

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We asked Rachel:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

To follow your instincts and believe in yourself. Always to put what is best for your family first.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Incredible, exhausting, emotional.

How would you describe your baby?

Gorgeous, smiley, cuddly, amazing & chunky!

How has having a baby changed your life?

I had to to create a new network of friends to keep me sane, it has made me be more organised and practical, it has made me stronger in some ways but also more humble.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

For being so supportive, listening and explaining things.

We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Watching her sleep

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

A lovely experience

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

In some ways (their eyes)

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

She wanted to be an artist/designer

Lucy Woodward

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We asked Lucy:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum inspires me as she is the strongest person I know, she will carry on when times are tough. Mum stuff I have taken from her is, to let the small things go.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Emotional / Amazing / Tiring

How would you describe your baby?

He is funny, caring and strong, he takes everything in his stride (not something he got from me 🤷‍♀️)

How has having a baby changed your life?

My life has changed as I am trying to always be the best role model I can for him. He makes me want to be a better version of myself.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

I would say thank you for always trying her best even when she was struggling.

We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

When she was little she wanted to be kissed and hugged all the time

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Emotional, amazing, worrying (he was early)

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Sometimes when he smiles

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A TV presenter

@Big_fat_Greekmother

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We asked Olga:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

Mum has inspired me to be strong and to keep my family together. She has taught me how to be patient and how to have grace when I parent.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Wonderful. Explosion. Love.

How would you describe your babies?

Flippin hard work as I had 3 boys all under 4! They kind of all merged into one lovely baby monster! 😂

How has having babies changed your life?

I lost myself when I had my boys. I suffered with crippling pnd each time and it nearly killed me. Hitting rock bottom changed me forever and when I survived I realised I had nothing left to fear. This is why I am going for my dreams as a 40 something mum!

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for all you did for me. Thank you for the sacrifices you gave for me. Thank you for teaching me how to be kind and love others. Thank you for showing me how to face adversity whilst rocking an incredible red lip (just like you did)

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

She never slept she was so cheeky and noisy! She chewed that dummy like crazy! She was my joy. My firstborn. She was so alert and started talking at 8 months!!!!!

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

Heaven and earth and the unexplainable.

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

The eldest has her round face and dark eyes. But her Middle boy is more like her in character he is strong willed, determined and a deep thinker like her.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

She had so many personalities and was always playing dress up. She wanted to be an actor! All her teachers said “Mrs Michael your daughter needs to be on the stage!”

@Big_fat_Greekmother on instagram

@gracetimothywriter

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We asked Grace:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum is an incredibly strong and outspoken woman, so she’s really taught me to be confident speaking out in any situation I see as unjust, and to stand up for myself. She raised me as a feminist, and taught me to do this same for my daughter.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Joyous, unpredictable and life-changing.

How would you describe your baby?

My daughter was a classic easy baby – smily, giggly, content. She made us laugh, was always up for a cuddle and showed such kindness from really early on. Although, after a slow, sleepy start, she gave up sleeping at regular intervals!

How has having a baby changed your life?

She’ll always steer me – no matter what I’m doing, it’s her I’ll be thinking of.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

I’d thank my mum for being so unerringly supportive, compassionate and loving. It meant the knocks in life never floored me and I came back fighting every time.

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We asked her mum, Annie:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Gosh there are so many, I guess one of them was … we went to a lunch with friends who had two massive Great Danes, Grace was just about early crawling stage, she sat giggling as these two dogs towered above her dribbling. she was completely fearless.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Joyous, wonderful and exciting; we are totally besotted with her and her little one.

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Goodness yes so much, they are so alike in looks, in humour, in affection, and they certainly both have the most amazing imagination… making up brilliant stories and games. They also share the warmest, kindest, biggest hearts.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

Think it varied, a vet although that was short lived as we had three dogs and numerous cats and the reality kicked in very quickly, an actress at one point, mainly a writer though.

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@gracetimothywriter on instagram

@rachael_frances

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We asked Rachael:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum has inspired me in so many ways but mainly she inspires me to be the best mum I can be. She is so amazing and I just want to be like her.

Mum stuff I’ve taken from her would have to be how to get baby poop stains out of clothes ? & she’s taught me good patience.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Sunshine And Showers

How would you describe your babies?

Jude is a wild child & Jesse is like a little pixie so small and quiet

How has having babies changed your life?

Oh my goodness my life changed dramatically. I don’t think anyone can prepare you for the change. I wasn’t ready for the change when I had Jude but over time I got used to it and started to love my new life. It’s an amazing change but it’s a big one!! You go from wanting to go shopping on a Saturday to wanting to go spend 4 hours in soft play on a Saturday 🤣

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for always being there for me and the boys, you always put us first no matter what.

We asked her mum, Karon:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Taking her to Disney land Paris for the first time and seeing her little face light up

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

Magical, surreal, grateful

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

My daughter resembles jesse exactly as she was in his ways, looks temperament and sleep pattern.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

My daughter wanted to be either a dry cleaner or a mortician when she grew up

@rachael_frances on instagram

@dons_steph

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We asked Donna:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

Honestly, in every way possible. She’s the most patient, kind hearted woman I know. She’s been there for me every step of the way, from hospital stays, heartbreaks or when I became a mum to my daughters. She’s always there to lend a helping hand in any way she can – and if I turn out to be even half of the woman she is, I’ll be utterly chuffed. She super mum/nanny in my eyes.

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Best thing ever. My girls are my pride and joy.

How would you describe your babies?

My eldest Evangeline is the sweetest, she’s kind and compassionate – she has such a caring heart, we call her a mini mummy as she loves helping with her sister. She’s very sassy and know what she wants – just like her mummy! My youngest Florance, is the polar opposite; she’s cheeky, feisty and ever so mischievous. She loves cuddles and being the centre of attention. Their completely opposite, like chalk and cheese – but their bond is incredible.

How has having babies changed your life?

In every way possible. From friends, image, routine to fears. But although everything has changed, I’m much happier and content now. The girls changed my life in the most positive way possible.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for being there for me and my daughters, thank you for being supportive and caring. Just thank you for being you.

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We asked her mum, Aderlaine:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Hearing her first real giggle!

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

A heart full of love.

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

Yes, their always climbing and mischievous like she was!

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A paediatrician or vet.

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@dons_steph on instagram

@lifeofbeckie

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We asked Beckie:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My Mother has inspired me in so many ways. To show resilience through the most difficult of times, to smile and show love to all those around me. My Mum always used to sing to us when we were younger, now I sing to Indigo constantly!

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Emotional, Rewarding, Devotion

How would you describe your baby?

Indigo is the most content, happy, smiley little ray of sunshine. He is so funny and as any Mama would say about their own bebe… handsome!

How has having a baby changed your life?

Firstly, Indi gave me the gift of feeling love in the most purest form. I can’t even describe the love I have for him! I also think to myself all the time ‘what on Earth did I do before having a baby?!’ I used to think I was busy 😂‚ now I really know what busy means aha! He also changed my life by giving me the strength to realise what is important and to begin to let go of things that don’t make me feel like sunshine. I only want positive energy around Indigo ❤️

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

For carrying me forward when I felt I couldn’t carry on. For loving me unconditionally and giving me everything she could possible give me. For being so adored by everyone who meets her. I’m so proud to call her my Mum.

We asked her mum, Cheryl:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

The way she smelt, I couldn’t ever get enough of sniffing her head. The way her eyes looked deep into my soul. When she smiled my heart burst with joy. The feeling of pride walking with her in the pram thinking ‘hell, yeah I made this beautiful baby’

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Overwhelming deep love

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Totally. Indigo could have been her twin!

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A sports teacher

@lifeofbeckie on instagram

@teddyandronnietttssurvivors

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We asked Danielle:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

To always make sure I reach for the stars and try achieve everything that I want in life, always be the best person I can be and to always stay humble.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Exciting, Nerve racking, Fun.

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How would you describe your babies?

They are my two best friends, they are so fun with the cutest little personalities ever.

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How has having babies changed your life?

Having the twins has made me become a better person, it has made me want to help and inspire other mums. Our turbulent pregnancy has made us so much stronger as a family unit!

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for always being there for me, thank you for being the best Nanny to my boys, thank you for everything you do for me and my family. I do not know where I would be without you 💙

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Just having given birth to my baby girl as an 18 year old first time mum and holding her in my arms.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

Truly…a blessing

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

Our little Teddy is a sensitive soul, just like his mummy was

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

It changed regularly…. anything from a hairdresser to a mummy!

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@teddyandronnietttssurvivors on instagram

@ameliabarton_x

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We asked Amelia:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum has inspired me in so many ways, she’s so giving with us, so patient, so loving, and she will literally do anything for us as long as we are happy. She really is the best.

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Amazing. Proud. Memorable.

How would you describe your baby?

Storie is such a mix of the two of us. He’s very chilled out, and laid back like his dad, very rarely cries unless he really wants something however he also has a very out there personality shining through already like me and he doesn’t miss a thing. He is so loving and happy all the day. He’s been a dream baby since day dot.

How has having a baby changed your life?

Storie slipped into my husband and i’s life like a missing puzzle. He comes everywhere with me since the day he was born and brightens up every single day. When I have a bad day, his smile makes us forget all about it. I always have to plan my days now and prepare the night before instead of just getting up and go & Coffee/Lunch dates won’t ever be as peaceful ?‚ but he’s taught me so much in a year and he’s made me a better woman by being his mummy!

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

I would say thank you for doing everything she did for me, always putting me before herself and bringing me up with the respect and morals she did And for showing me how to be the best mother I can be for my boy.

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We asked her mum, Caroline:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

I wish I could narrow it down to one but i have a million favourite memories of her as a baby, but the day she was born and the feeling of having a daughter was my all time favourite memory.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Emotional. Proud. Euphoric.

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Yes!! When I look at Storie, I see so much of Amelia. Especially in his eyes and personality.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

She always wanted to be a singer, the next Britney Spears. She would always make us sit down and watch her put on performances for her dad, brothers and I.

@ameliabarton_x on instagram

@surrey_mama

We asked Sarah:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My Mum inspires me everyday. She is devoted to us all (there are 3 of us) and will always be there when we need us in person or over the phone. She’s away at the moment and I am really missing being able to pick up the phone! She’s definitely my best friend. She’s shown me that you can be an amazing Mum, you can work and look after friends.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Amazing, life-changing, proud

How would you describe your babies?

Amelie is 4 and Evie 2, they were both very different babies. Amelie never slept and I mean never, I used to walk the streets of London all day so she’d sleep. I also don’t think I slept for about two years! Evie was so different, she slept (it was a miracle) and was so chilled. Now they’re older they’ve almost swapped again – Amelie is very calm, Evie keeps me on my toes!

How has having babies changed your life?

It’s changed my life massively. Not only have I gained two amazing little girls who I would do anything for and love so much it’s changed what’s important to me and my career. I left my job as a Business Director at a media agency after Evie for lots of reasons and found myself blogging and setting up a consultancy business – something I would have never had the confidence to do before, but I had to make it work for them.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Everything, but especially thank you for raising me to know right from wrong, to know how to be kind and to help other people. I hope if there is one thing I can teach the girls it’s how to be kind and a good person – the world needs more of that ❤️

We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

On holiday in Bex Hill on sea. We sat Sarah in the corner of the sofa propped up with cushions and took a photo. Sarah had a lovely smile – always remember that moment and photo.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

Amazing.

Proud.

Emotional.

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

Amelie – no.

Evie – a little.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

Tornado chaser

@surrey_mama on instagram

@corinneevans

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We asked Corinne:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

Immensely! Watching my mum with Albee in the early days helped me learn so much. Seeing how calm she was with him and learning different wants to settle him and burp him, really helped me understand so many elements of being a mother.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Emotional

Overwhelming

Joy

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How would you describe your baby?

Albee is such a character already. He smiles and everyone, literally anyone he has ever met he smiles at. He already has such a strong personality, more than I ever thought he would of had at such a young age.

How has having a baby changed your life?

I am no longer number 1, he takes priority over everything. He’s also made me realise a whole new meaning of happiness.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Where do I begin! Thank you for always supporting me, in everything I have ever done.

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We asked her mum, Katherine:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

My favourite memory is the first time she looked into my soul when first born ❤️ I could see the depth of character that she already had.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Emotional proud love

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

My daughters son has the same spirit as her. He is strong willed, has the best sense of humour already and a loving presence.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

I don’t think my daughter had a set goal as to what she wanted to be when she grew up other than happy and fulfilled. She is a very determined strong woman who I feel inspires other women to believe in there worth. So to me she has achieved more than many. I’m a very proud mum and nana

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@corinneevans on instagram

@houselust

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We asked Amanda:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

She’s inspired me to be artistic and creative. She’s always been very encouraging of my love of design at work and at home.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Rewarding, tiring, and full of LOVE.

How would you describe your baby?

Happy, determined and outgoing.

How has having a baby changed your life?

Having Otis has changed everything. Things that I found simple before are more complicated with a baby. Just leaving the house is harder, not to mention the steps up to our front door which I never minded before, but are now an issue for our buggy.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for your quirky sense of style, and your laid back attitude to parenting.

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Amanda was always such a happy baby. She was a great eater and sleeper which made things easier for me while looking after two under two at the time.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Emotional, Joyful, Grateful.

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Bits of him does. He has Amanda’s eye shape, and ears. Otis is bright and happy and always smiling and laughing and his determination is very much like his mother.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

She went through phases of wanting to be a nurse and helping others, but she always had great creative flair and wanted to be a fashion designer which she is now.

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@houselust on instagram

@fizzypeaches

We asked Lyndsay:

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Life-changing, in love but tired

How would you describe your babies?

My two girls are my absolute world, I have Violet who is 2 and turning into such a cute little person, she grows and changes every day! She’s kind, affectionate and sweet with a cheeky side! Pearl is six months, she is the most chilled baby in the world! They can do anything if they put their mind to it!

How has having babies changed your life?

They have turned my life upside down! Babies change everything, but in a good way. I’ve never known the pure love and adoration of looking at your own child until I had my own. The social life and relaxing holidays are on the back burner at the moment but they are worth it!

What are the three main things you want your babies to remember as the grow up and go out into the world?

To believe in themselves and know they are totally worth it.

They can do anything if they put their mind to it!

@fizzypeaches on instagram

@breathlesslymothering

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We asked Rachel:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum is a tough cookie, she didn’t have it easy when my sister and I were growing up and she did a lot of it single-handedly without any friends or family around for support. She doesn’t take any nonsense and is a force to be reckoned with, it’s most certainly where I got my stoicism from that gets me through those ground-hog days. I’ve taken a lot of parenting skills from her, particularly the practical things, but we also have a lot of differences, too. I’m an avid breast feeder, love to co-sleep and I wont use the cry-it-out method, where as Mum liked to use more traditional parenting methods, it’s a generation thing I guess, but she respects my wishes and I’m always open to her ideas.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

JOYOUS, EMPOWERING, FULFILLING. Definitely not glamorous!

How would you describe your babies?

Happy, and to me, above everything, that’s all that truly matters; it gives me the confirmation that I’m bossing motherhood despite my struggles. They have a myriad of qualities between them, but together they are all content, want-for-nothing, cheeky, totally brazen and sometimes overly confident and I wouldn’t have them any other way. Except maybe eating their veggies.

How has having babies changed your life?

My babies have all been nothing short of a miracle and I’ve defied the odds being able to carry and give birth to them relatively complication-free despite the huge risks to myself. Having a progressive lung disease with only 24% lung function remaining I know my time with them is limited and immensely precious. It’s easier said than done when you’re on the treadmill of life making your way through the never ending fog of nappies, breastfeeding, laundry and meal-planning (even more so on the days where I’m really struggling with my breathing), but I try to make the most of every day with them, escaping the house when we can to forge memories for them to forever look back on. Despite my prognosis, I’m happy, upbeat, fierce and the moments of depression are only fleeting and I owe that to the kids, they give me the reason to get out of bed in the morning, to carry on.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

For being there unconditionally, not just for me, but for her Grandchildren, too. I don’t think there’s anything she wouldn’t do for us, and that’s the true meaning of motherhood.

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We asked her mum, Helen:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

After 30 years I still remember that giggle and smile, so it’d have to be that.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

EMOTIONAL, PROUD, HAPPY.

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

Yes, absolutely, but Louis more so than the other two, it’s uncanny, he’s definitely a mini Rachel.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A singer and a dancer! Rachel used to sing all the time, she’s always been able to sing and was apart of the school choir growing up singing in several events and alongside orchestras on occasion. Despite her lung disease and limited function, she still has an incredible voice.

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@breathlesslymothering on instagram

@lifeofamumsylawyer

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We asked Gemma:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

She advises and doesn’t lecture me. She lets me make my own mistakes. She always ensured we were well dressed (even if I sometimes had to match with my little sister!) and my love for fashion had continued.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Amazing, blessed, Love

How would you describe your babies?

My sons are my absolute world, I have a close bond with them both. They are loving and happy little boys. Riley is clever, kind and considerate. Myles is an adorable and cheeky little monkey.

How has having babies changed your life?

It has made me be more considerate and selfless. My boys help me to stay focused and working hard is all for them and the lifestyle we live.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

I would like to say thank you to my mum for being a strong women and letting me be independent but always knowing she is there for me.

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

We used to take her for a ride on the hoover as she loved riding round on it, she used to laugh and giggle.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

Proud, Karma, love

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

Riley has her temperament, cleverness and loves to read just like his mum. Myles is still too young but I’m sure he will pick up some good traits.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

She wanted to go in the Navy and attended Sea Cadets. Very different to a lawyer!

@lifeofamumsylawyer on instagram

@elliepolly

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We asked Ellie:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum inspires me completely . If I’m half the mum she is then my job is done 😊 she always put us first and I hope I do the same for Leo.

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Shocking, emotional, wonderful

How would you describe your baby?

Clever, cheeky, curious and an absolute lad in every way 😆

How has having a baby changed your life?

It’s changed my life completely. I didn’t know I was missing Leo until I met him. Being a mum is what I’m meant to do, nothing makes me happier.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for always putting me first and making me feel so safe and loved my entire life . When I was small but also now since becoming a mother. I couldn’t raise Leo without you! We love you x

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Impossible to pick one!! Her smiling and snuggling down in her cot when she was sleepy. So sweet!!

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Again 3 words!!!

….Terrifying

…..Emotional

…..Awe inspiring.

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

I think he deffo does.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A marine biologist so that she could work with dolphins all day!

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@elliepolly on instagram

@triplet_mum_of_4

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We asked Katie:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum is phased by nothing she is always calm and in control and so loving and caring. I like to think I have her mixture of strict when needed but silly when not 🤣.

Becoming a mum in 3 words, GO!

Miracle, challenging, rewarding

How would you describe your babies?

Sullivan is sensitive, caring and loving and very smart with the memory of an elephant! Cassidy is so laid back and happy with an absolutely infectious smile. Mallory was small but is now mighty; a strong mischievous and hilarious little lady! Ellis is sweet and squishy very clever and cheeky and absolutely loves her food!

How has having babies changed your life?

Sullivan made me a mum and all of my dreams came true after years of struggle but when the girls came along it took motherhood to a whole other level super challenging in every way it has been the hardest time of my life and taught me a lot about myself lots of highs and lows but I wouldn’t change it for the world

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you Mum for making my childhood the stuff of dreams for always being there through….Everything with a listening heart full of amazing advice I love you x

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Fav memories – Sunday walks along prom in her pram – her smiling at everyone. Wearing really pretty dresses – me so proud lol ( dad was working ) so we were best friends then 😂😂

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

An unbelievable miracle

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

I think prob Ellis looks like her

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

I think she wanted to be a dancer.

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@triplet_mum_of_4 on instagram

@ickle_na

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We asked Naomi:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

Inspires and motivates me to put family first, work hard and get things done.

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Love, proud, challenging

How would you describe your baby?

Cheeky, fun and beautiful

How has having a baby changed your life?

Less time, more tired, my priorities have changed.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you mum for always being there for me and the one I can rely on

We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

When she frist said mummy

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Pride, emotional, love

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Yes

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

Fashion designer

@ickle_na on instagram

@lifewith_hunterx

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We asked her:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum has inspired me by just being so strong and strong willed letting nothing get her down. Which that’s what I have taken from my mom… just to keep going no matter what comes up in our way.

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Scary, incredible and rewarding

How would you describe your baby?

Oh my Hunter is so happy, always has a big smile on his face. With everything his been though his my hero.

How has having a baby changed your life?

With having Hunter I have been though things I couldn’t even imagine. I sit there and think just over a year ago no way would I think I could do this. His made me a stronger and better person.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

The one thing I would thank my mom for. Is for being there, from the day I announced my pregnancy, taking me back home and sticking by my side.. when it felt like no one else did. Also being by my side and keeping me so calm while I was bringing my little boy into the world.

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

My favourite memory of her was when she used to always spin her dummy.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Amazing, wonderful, emotional

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Yes, I think so especially when she was a baby. I see a lot of Him in her.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

She always used to play shops, with empty food boxes.. so a shop keeper.

@lifewith_hunterx on instagram

@home.with.harper

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We asked Stephanie:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

Her calm, patient parenting inspired me to raise Colby in the same way. Everything is figure out-able.

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Challenging, Rewarding & Marvellous!

How would you describe your baby?

A super charged, happy go lucky boy who gets away with everything because he’s so gorgeous!

How has having a baby changed your life?

I no longer have my own routine, he dictates our day! My handbag now always has a packet of baby wipes and some squished raisins lurking in the bottom! And dry shampoo and beanie hats have been a daily essential!

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

For raising me to be a strong independent mother, it’s the hardest job in the world and she has been the best example for me to lead by on this crazy journey.

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Her 1st Christmas when she was just 4 weeks old, looking perfectly beautiful like a doll, it was the best Christmas present I could ever ask for.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Wonderful, Emotional & Scary.

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

No. Colby is much calmer and laid back although when he does have a cheeky moment I see her in his eyes and smile!

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A vet, even though she was petrified for spiders and needles!

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@home.with.harper on instagram

@anniejprice

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We asked Annie:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum worked for herself for as long as I can remember. I’ve always wanted to as well. Run my own business and provide for my family.

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Chaotic. Transformative. Wonderful

How would you describe your baby?

Mesmerising. Inquisitive. Happy.

How has having a baby changed your life?

Entirely. My focus is on Sonny. This makes me feel calmer and stronger in my choices, because I have to filter out what I want and what I have time for. Even though it’s knackering and chaotic at times, I appreciate everything more now. Times with Sonny, work, an uninterrupted shower, warm cup of tea….. it’s brilliant. He’s given more heart and confidence in myself.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

For liking me. I felt more than love my mum liked me. This helped me to like myself and feel confident no matter what. I’ll carry this forever 💛

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Her first steps, after her difficult start those steps were way ahead of the game.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Brilliant, lovely, wonderful

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Yes, physical strength and his chin.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A pop star

@anniejprice on instagram

@almostmrsgray

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We asked Hollie:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

Putting everyone before herself. To always put my children first

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Amazing, exhausting, fun

How would you describe your babies?

Albie – crazy, one in a million & stunning!

Oathie – adorable, total sloth, boobie monster!

How has having babies changed your life?

It’s a dream come true that’s all I ever wanted to be.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for been my best friend as well as a mum.

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Dressing up in her football kit with a baby always under her arm, or the dog dressed up as a baby

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

100%

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A mum!

@almostmrsgray on instagram

@georgiabrink

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We asked Georgia:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

She is so generous with her time and puts other people first. Her selflessness is inspiring.

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Wonderful

Emotional

Tiring

How would you describe your baby?

A curious bundle of joy.

How has having a baby changed your life?

become a lot more patient & my prioritise in life have completely changed.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

I would say thank you for being so wonderful throughout my hard pregnancy.. thank you for giving us a home whilst I settled in to motherhood & Thank you for helping me with childcare day/night so I can return to work. Delilah and I are truly very lucky to have her.

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Singing and playing in the bath followed by cuddles before bedtime.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Emotional, amazing and special

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

Yes but I can also see her father in her

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

An actress

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@georgiabrink on instagram

@that.twin.mother

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We asked Amy:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum always grounds me, when I’m getting in a bit of a kerfuffle she reminds me that the little things dont matter, especially when it comes to parenting. As long as baby is happy (or in my case babies!) that’s all that matters.

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Overwhelming, empowering, kind of like a rebirth of myself?!

How would you describe your babies?

All of my babies are funny, and have had a sense of humour from a young age! They also have a crazy streak. Iris and Roux are really affectionate and love cuddles. Mila and Etti are more independent. Both sets also have an amazing bond with each other which I love, and they all love their food, and dogs!

How has having babies changed your life?

Having babies has made me see everything with a different perspective, at first it was difficult accepting this new person that had so much to juggle, but I’ve come to love life as a mum and it’s so rewarding having these little people that rely on me for everything.

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

Thank you for being strong when my dad left, for sacrificing everything to make sure we were happy, and for raising us with values that we can pass on to our own children.

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Her first smile, it’s something we wait for with anticipation and when they finally do it it melts your heart.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

Amazing, emotional, inspiring

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

Yes! All four of them have certain features that she has, Etti has her mischievous smile, Mila and Iris have the exact same hair that she did when she was a baby. And Roux has her temper!

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

She wanted to be a vet! She was so obsessed with animals and watched animal documentaries from when she was young, funnily enough she never wanted to be a mum.

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@that.twin.mother on instagram

@mamastillgotit_

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We asked Louise:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

My mum has inspired me more than I ever thought possible. My father walked out on us for another woman when I was 4, my sister was 6 and my brother was 1. She protected us from her pain as my siblings and I only remember her smiling and making everything fun – even when we were living on a shoestring. Her strength, courage and wisdom is priceless. She is a living superhero and I hope I have taken these attributes from her too.

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Blessed. Bonkers. Busy.

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How would you describe your babies?

Basil is an old soul. He is almost 7 and very wise and loves the ladies. He reminds me of my grandfather. He likes to sit down and write stories (that are actually very good) and he’s extremely helpful with his younger brother Sonny, who I think will become an actor or singer. Sonny loves to make people laugh and he’s always singing/dancing and generally always has a smile on his face.

How has having babies changed your life?

It’s made my life a lot busier, messier and extremely challenging at times. At the same time, becoming a mother has made me stronger, more passionate and a feeling of having a purpose in life. It’s also made me look at myself – my personality. Being a mother has taught me to be more patient and understanding. I have learnt that my wellbeing may not be first in line, but it’s a damn good second!

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

For choosing me as her daughter. I’m a very lucky girl.

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Impossible to select one favourite memory as there are too many from which to pick.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own babies?

IMMEASURABLE FAMILY BOND

Do your daughter’s babies resemble her as a baby?

No two children are the same. My daughter’s second child most resembles her in looks and temperament.

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

A model. and she has been a fashion model all her working life.

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@mamastillgotit_ on instagram

@nicolagfriend

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We asked Nicola:

How has your mum inspired you? What mum stuff have you taken from her?

I have learnt so much about being a good mum from mine, the fact she reminds me regularly just to do it my way and not to worry what other people are doing/thinking keeps me on track!

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Totally life changing

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How would you describe your baby?

Oh my gosh, she’s now two years old and she’s funny, kind, strong willed, clever, creative…I could go on forever.

How has having a baby changed your life?

Since I’ve had her, apart from the odd freelance day in the Gurgle magazine office, I’ve rarely spent a day away from her, I work during her nap times and built a business with her on my hip when she was seven months old. Having her has made me more determined, more confident…and more tired lots of the time!

If you could say thank you to your mum for something what would it be?

My mum does so much for me and my little girl, we have so much to thank her for. She works for me two days a week on Happy Decs, my wall sticker business, she drops everything to look after G if I need her and she’s just gives me constant reassurance that I’m doing a good job at being a mum!

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We asked her mum:

What is your favourite memory of your daughter as a baby?

Our first family holiday, we went to spain when she was five months old. Lovely memories.

In 3 words, what was it like seeing your baby have her own baby?

Wonderful, terrifying, proud

Does your daughter’s baby resemble her as a baby?

They look so alike, we love comparing photos and I kept some of Nicola’s baby clothes for G to wear so you really have to take a double-take in pictures sometimes!

What did your daughter want to be when ‘she grew up’?

She wanted to be a hairdresser but changed her mind after getting a job as a saturday-girl.

@nicolagfriend on instagram

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