One of the best parts of mothering is being able to reconnect with your inner child. Mothers can relive their own fun from their childhoods and participate in fun activities that adults can't normally do.
As we grow through adolescence into adulthood we lose permission to have fun. We lose the capacity to act without thinking first, of trusting the moment and enjoying it without thinking of what others will think of us, what we should be doing and what we need to do next.
The mothering experience can help us make the most of our own childhood experiences as well as make right some of the things that didn't work so well for us. We can learn more about ourselves and what matters most to us and vein to understand why, all through our own experiences of mothering. Mothering can send us on a lifelong journey of self discovery, as another part of our self becomes known. We bear witness to our children's life and we can influence many aspects of it.
We can learn to replicate the fun times, let go of the unhelpful things and do the best we can for our children. We can learn acceptance of our own parents through a deeper understanding of how difficult parenting can be, how best intentions can go wrong and mistakes can happen. Through this process we can learn to accept ourself and being an element of fun and resilience to our everyday life.