Back in June, 56 people from all over the world shared photos of their mum and gave a description of her role within their family and gave an insight into her daily life. This project features mums from Bulgaria to Vietnam to Mexico to Kenya and is a real eye-opener. Although there are a lot of culture differences when you look at the Mums of The World, you can see that their role stays the same throughout and the mums are often the backbone of the family, working hard to care for and bring up their children whilst they often are also earning a living.
To contribute to this, I thought I would tell you a bit about my mum (or mom as we say in Birmingham!) who I’m with in the photo above.
My mom had me when she was 21 years old and then went on to have my brother almost two years later. She’s always worked with children since she left school and went on to college to study childcare. At the moment, she works full time as an assistant manager at a nursery, and she puts her heart and soul into the job. She really cares for every single one of the children at the nursery and has a great relationship with them. If we ever see one of them when we’re out, they’re always so pleased to see her. Whilst working full time, my mom also studied part time at Staffordshire University to get herself a BA (Hons) degree in Early Childhood Studies and the above photo is from her graduation in the beautiful Trentham Gardens near Stoke on Trent.
As well as working hard at her job, my mom also does such a lot at home with the cooking, cleaning and looking after our cat. She was always there for me when I was becoming a teen – I don’t know where she gets the energy sometimes and I think we definitely take her for granted.
What’s your mum like?