Motherhood and the Awakening of Creativity

Kat Molesworth

Motherhood is more often than not talked about in terms of what you give or give up. Each Mother’s Day there’s someone (normally someone trying to sell you something) telling us how much money a mother should earn or how hard their job is. I don’t see it like that.

I’ve never thought of being  parent as a transaction any more than I think about how lucky I am someone’s not charging me for all of this air I’m breathing.

For me, motherhood was like the bursting of a dam. It released me from the restraints of limiting beliefs and allowed me to step outside of what was expected of me. Becoming a mother rubbed away the parts of me that gave a fuck and without them I could start to imagine a world in which I wanted to live.

And with the breaking of the dam came the flood of creativity. Writing, photography and making unfurled within me and all of the things I had been advised not to pursue returned me to centre.

At the moment when I felt like I was pouring my whole self into creating other people I also opened like a flower. I found myself and my direction.

No, motherhood is not a transaction. Motherhood is a mutual gift; one which births and renews. It’s with gratitude that I accept this gift and everything that comes with it.

Happy Mother’s Day friends. Sending love to all of you who are celebrating and remembering today.

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18 Comments

  • Reply Katherine March 15, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    That is a great way of looking at it, happy mother’s day!
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    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      And to you Katherine x

  • Reply Emily March 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Beautiful and true. Happy Mother’s Day xx

    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Emily, happy mother’s day x

  • Reply Stacey Sheppard March 15, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    What a lovely post Kat and what a great outlook. Happy Mother’s Day! X

    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Stacey, and to you x

  • Reply Jen aka Muminthemadhouse March 16, 2015 at 2:08 am

    I so agree with you. I have often said that motherhood enabled me to start living creatively
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    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      It’s such a liberation, isn’t it?

  • Reply Lianne March 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Beautiful Kat, really beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day every day! X

    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Lianne and to you too x

  • Reply Anna March 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Kat,

    What a moving post. It really struck a chord for me.

    Almost from the moment of their births, the bond between me and my children had made all the less important stuff melt away, and I’ve wanted to always be my true self, for them.

    Thank you for letting your light shine! Your creativity brings so much colour, light, inspiration and beauty into the world. x

    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Anna. I love what you say about being your true self x

  • Reply Robert Tressell March 17, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Okay, it may be two days late, but this is a lovely post… Happy Mothers Day.

    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Robert

  • Reply Muddling Along March 17, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Wonderful post Kat – happy belated mothers day x
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    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you Hannah and a belated HMD to you too x

  • Reply Lacey Charrene March 26, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Love your post so much. It was so relatable. I feel the same way that motherhood one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given and I am in awe of such a beautiful blessings, even the one lost.
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    • Reply Kat March 30, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you Lacey x x x

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