Communications professional discusses motherhood
Mimie, a woman from the decade 1971-1981, brings light to the meaning of motherhood and what it means for women of her generation, and confronts her ideas with millennials’.
“Motherhood is about the positive influence a woman has on each child in her life; it’s about giving love in a way that isn’t fleeting—you love, unwaveringly”, explains Mimie L.
1 – What does ‘being a mom’ mean to you?
When I think what “being a mom” means, patience, compassion, understanding, tenderness, and love come to mind. Or I just think about my grandmother and mother—both of whom played (my grandmother) and play (my mother) an instrumental role in my outlook into the world and myself. Being a mom is someone who is always thinking about her children whether she was putting adorable heart-shaped sandwiches in their lunch boxes or sending her child inspirational text messages throughout the day because she knows her child’s going through a rough time.
2 – Do you think motherhood is outdated or should be reinvented?
I think motherhood is evolving because there are many women who either choose to become mothers in ways that society may deem non-traditional or decide to not conceive a child for myriad reasons. A woman carrying her own child is a beautiful, magnificent experience to witness and to go through. But, to me, it is just one of many forms: motherhood is about the positive influence a woman has on each child in her life; it’s about giving love in a way that isn’t fleeting—you love, unwaveringly.
3 – Does your mom inspire you to have a family of your own some day?
My mother inspires me to be a better person than I am in each moment, to embrace the lessons of my past, and to touch the lives of others in meaningful ways. Her lessons have inspired me to constantly strive to become the best version of myself. And in her pearls of wisdom, I have lots to share with the family I have now and the family I may have in the future.
4 – As a parent, what would you change from the way your mom is dealing/ has dealt with motherhood?
Not a thing—because each moment has shaped me into the person I am. Our talks when I was 10 differ from when I was 16 or 25 or even today. And in each encounter, I learned a little bit more about myself and began to see and understand my mom as more than just a parent but as a woman too.
5 – What price would you put on your mom’s love?
A mom’s love is unconditional and as such—priceless.