#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Rock and roses mama

#coolmumclub Meet the members series isn’t only for the old timers. This week I’m having a bit of a blogger crush on Rock and Roses Mama, and when you read her entry you’ll know why. This is one Mum you’ll feel inspired by – and want to grab hold of your inner cool with both hands. She totally rocks…

Meet Rebecca, aka Rock and Roses Mama…and make sure you check out her pages: Blog, Instagram and twitter.

x MMT

ps Need more entries! Come on… What’s stopping you? 

 

About me

So I am the rockin’ mama behind Rock and Roses Mama, I am a mama to my little prince, 2 and fiancé to my own rockstar; I am lucky enough to be marrying my guitarist rock god next year (cue lots of posts detailing how to deal with toddlers ruining your wedding dress and deciding during the speeches is the best time to have a meltdown)

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I am a 28 year old #mumboss wannabe with passions for fashion and textiles, all things vintage, nature, music and food (massive foodie fan over here!)

Fashion and textiles is what I am qualified in academically but despite many attempts to make it as a freelance designer I have always been shackled to the confines of retail management as it is all I have experience in career wise. After having the small man I was always insistent on returning to work after maternity leave and have done so on almost a full time basis. Recently decided that I wasn’t fulfilling my passions, that I was worth more than retail and that I wanted to spend more time with my son; something had to change with my working situation.

I have always secretly had a penchant for writing (I did consider a fashion journalism MA but funding is difficult when you are a working mama) and just needed to find my outlet.

Why I chose Rock and Roses Mama

After attending multiple ‘Life with Baby’ and ‘Baby Yoga’ classes with fellow new mamas, I realised that there is something about having a baby that makes most women feel that they have to become ‘The Mother’ figure, and only that. I have always thought that when I became a mother I would culture my child by weaving him or her into my life to experience amazing things and places.

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One class in particular saw me utterly shot down my a mother who told me she had lived her life and she was ready to devote everything to her child; she actually made me feel awful about myself that I was considering retaining ME and determined to keep my social life, passions and relationship. Some of you may disagree with me but I think she is wrong, totally and utterly!

Being a Gemini I have always been torn between extremities and motherhood has been no different! I love the whole baking, housework, sewing thang but also find myself wanting to go on girle nights out, rock out at gigs/festivals and have weekends away with my man. Trust me it IS possible!

We CAN still be rockin’ mamas while balancing our own passions. We CAN still mama it up without losing US.

I have come to believe that it is not only a capability but a necessity for all mothers, if not for themselves to retain some sanity and identity, but also for their children culture and aspirations. If your children see you having your own life, following your dreams, socialising are they not more inclined to do the same? Its just all about balancing our ‘rosy mama inclinations’ with our ‘rockin’ mama selves’!

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My Vision

I started Rock and Roses Mama blog as an inspirational outlet for my beliefs of rockin’ mamahood, going that fellow awesome mamas could use it as a source of advice, motivation and support. I have only been blogging for just over two months but the response has been great so far. I am hoping that in the near future I can work with more fellow awesome mama bloggers, brands and sponsors to get the rockin’ mama voice heard on a bigger scale. I would also love for Rock and Roses Mama to banish the need for me to keep the day job and flourish into a career that I am passionate about; a career that inspires and supports.

Thank you for having me!

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18 thoughts on “#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Rock and roses mama

  1. One Messy Mama Reply

    LOVE your blog name! x

    1. Rebecca Reply

      Awwww thank you!!! <3

  2. thismummylark Reply

    pleased to meet you 🙂

  3. Nicole Reply

    Such a refreshing blog and I love the name too! Agree with you – it IS possible (and important) to balance mamahood and your other passions. After all, Happy Mummy equals Happy Baby, correct?! Great blog!
    #coolmumclub

  4. The Kitschy Mumma Reply

    How refreshing! I had my Daughter young but still need time occasionally for ‘me’. And I won’t be made to feel guilty about it. I want my Daughter to know that it’s healthy to do your own thing sometimes, you don’t always have to be confined to the home and to the kids 🙂 #coolmumclub

  5. Sunita Reply

    Oh Rebecca. You really do rock with your amazing vision. I’m all for us mamas still being US! It’s so important. Yea motherhood is an incredible thing and not everyone gets a chance to be one. But it doesn’t mean we suddenly have to forget who we are or what we like doing. Me-time is so important and something I champion for other mums. Even if it’s 10 minutes. Exciting about your wedding and yes it will be interesting but how cool your little one will be there with you both. Loved reading more about you on #coolmumclub xxx Sunita

  6. Back With A Bump Reply

    What a super cool mum!! I’m not a fan of baby classes. I went to one and they were all very mumsy mums and they all just looked like idiots so I never went back! Thanks for sharing. Happy birthday #coolmumclub

  7. Lindsay Reply

    Great name for a blog, and you have some lovely pics! Big fan of flower headbands over here…

  8. Something About Baby Reply

    I love your outlook on life! Having a baby is a big deal, and it does change your life, but once you’ve all settled in, there’s no reason why you can’t still be YOU and not just MUM. Excitedly popping over to visit your blog now! #coolmumclub

  9. motherhoodtherealdeal Reply

    Wow our very own rock queen!!! Could #coolmumclub actually get any cooler??! Happy 1st birthday lovely cohost xxxxx

  10. ljdove23 Reply

    Fab name for a blog, I love reading these. I’m definitely going to do it, it’s on my To Do list….maybe this is the week I’ll finally get it done! #coolmumclub

  11. Mess and merlot Reply

    Hi Rebecca – lovely to know more about you and your gorgeous family! Blogging is such a great way to maintain your own identity as a mother isn’t it? Good luck, it’s such a great community of like minded rockin mammas (and daddas!) 🙂 x #coolmumclub

  12. Lucy At Home Reply

    I am totally sold on the concept! I first came across Rebecca’s blog last week and her strap line is fab: “Mama it up without losing YOU”. I personally find it really difficult to do, but I also think it’s really important and I’m looking forward to reading more of Rebecca’s posts #CoolMumClub

  13. @fitttrain Reply

    Love it! Well done because it took me almost 13 years of motherhood to comes to terms with balancing the “rocking” me with the “rosy” me wit out guilt….keep it up missus xx

  14. alisonlonghurst Reply

    A few comments have used the word, ‘refreshing’ and it really is – to hear your upbeat vibe. You make it all sound totally convincing and therefore I think you will be very inspirational to a lot of women. I think that some mums need to hear your message from someone else in order to allow themselves to believe in it. Alison x #coolmumclub

  15. Anne - Mumming-Up Reply

    Hi, I’m a fellow new blogger. I totally agree with your thoughts. I think it’s so important that we keep a space for ourselves, our own passions and interests. I have four kids now, so there’s no way my life could be how it was before kids – but growing and shaping it in to something new, that works for me and them is key, I think. Nice to meet you and your blog XXx #coolmumclub

  16. Rhyming with Wine Reply

    Love your blog name and love the ethos behind it even more so. You’re so right. Having children shouldn’t mean that we have to sacrifice our personalities and passions. Brilliantly said and it’s lovely to “meet” you x

    Thanks for introducing us MMT x #coolmumclub

  17. Double the Monkey Business Reply

    What a great premise for a blog…rockin’ mamahood! Love it. Off to check out our site 🙂 xx #coolmumclub

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