Meet some of our Be Hers Mums!!

Melody Towns

Posted on May 13 2018

We wanted to introduce and celebrate some of the Mums that make Be Hers possible!


Melody Towns - Founder + Director


What’s your favourite thing about being a Mum?

I love the chaos. The craziness of my full life and house with three kids.  All the noise and drama and cuddles and tears and energy drives me batty sometimes but fills my heart to overflowing. There is so much beauty and fulfilment in the chaos of watching their little lives unfold and their personalities grow into their own. I am so blessed to be their mum and have the honour and huge responsibility of trying to empower them to be all they can be in this world while constantly praying that  I don’t stuff it up and letting them know that they are loved unconditionally.


How have you changed since becoming a Mum?

I have learnt what sacrifice, compromise and real love means. I have become softer, everything makes me cry and I have in many ways learnt to reflect on every moment and to be so grateful for the moment we find ourselves by in. Having children reminds me to be childlike and to embrace what really matters and to make a stand for what I  believe. Because their lives and their future matters more than my own they have become my guidepost for every decision knowing that they learn the most from what they see us do. ...And it’s taught me to multitask to a whole new level!


What’s one piece of wisdom you hope your children live by?

On the other side of fear lies freedom. Look your fear in the face and step straight over it into your dreams. Nothing is impossible if you are courageous enough to step out in faith and be prepared to risk everything for what really matters.




Aeshlie Wheeler - Director

 

What’s your favourite thing about being a Mum?  

Witnessing the beauty of them finding themselves. To sound perfectly cliché, my parenting is all based around hoping they can ‘find themselves’ and not ‘lose their way’ in life.  Their smiles, the simple gestures of unconditional love I get from them and the beauty of watching them grow into their own is undeniably the most gratifying feeling I have ever experienced.  There are many things in parenthood that are so so difficult, like literally sometimes I forget I am a parent and feel like I am a drill Sergeant for the most part. But when all the crazy interruptions of life are brought together, there is one thing that keeps me going….the action of LOVE…I see them loving themselves, loving other people, not always each other, but when they do see each other for who they really are, it is magical.

How have you changed since becoming a Mum?  

I used to think life was about work and how quickly I could do things or how much I could succeed not even knowing what I wanted to do.  From the moment I found out I was pregnant, my priorities shifted dramatically to what was important to me….I started with baby books and what I should be eating….ha!  Then it was all about what I thought parenting was and thus realising that if at the very least I could help my children to love themselves and others that they would be fine.  That starts with me though, I realised that in order to help them with that process, I needed to live it myself. I found happiness in loving myself and then others, I have found a way to follow my true purpose in life and even though I don’t know what that is specifically as the decades go on, I know that so long as whatever I am doing, it is with love and gratitude then I am setting an example for my children to follow the same philosophy.

What’s one piece of wisdom you hope your children live by?

To love themselves and to love others. When I read this question my kids where in-front of me, so I asked: What do you feel like I have taught you as a mum? Giovanni said, ‘to love and to make our own food, be kind and not naughty’.  Miracle said, ‘to be helpful, to be kind, how to make a friend make sure you trust them, walk away from people who aren’t nice’. This was the first time I have ever asked my kids what they feel I have taught them about how to be as a person. I feel confident that my hope for them to love themselves and love each other is coming through and I hope that they will never lose sight of this.  My anguish as they grow further away from me and my mummy hormones kick in with tears is as much my desire as I watch them find themselves.  I am so proud when they have learnt something I have been banging on about for lack of a better term, I just need to suck it up and let them do this teehee…bittersweet hey!


Sophie Skipper - Launceston Event Manager


What’s your favourite thing about being a Mum?  

I think being early days for me (6 months in) I’m really astounded as to how far I’ve come and what my body/mind is capable of. Witnessing just how powerful not only the physical side of pregnancy, birth and motherhood but also the emotional and mental side is mind blowing. So that has given me a new found self respect and admiration of mums everywhere. And his little laugh of course, will always be my favourite sound!



How have you changed since becoming a Mum?  

I think I look like I’ve aged about 30 years in 3 months of no sleep.. haha but more seriously, I’ve learned how to let go and see both sides of an emotion. Not just the immediate feeling, but accepting it and being able to say ok how am I going to learn and grow from this? I have always been an organised, detailed, regimented person so learning the art of breathe it in and let it out has been tough but essential in surviving motherhood!



What’s one piece of wisdom you hope your children live by?

Not to strive for perfection, but just to be present in their own lives. Society these days paints an impossible aesthetic of perfection both unattainable and exhausting. Loving yourself and just being you is what the world needs!




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