Being a mother is always something special. You are responsible for a mini version of yourself and you build a special bond with your child. To celebrate motherhood, Cabau Lifestyle and thank you We went together and invited four mothers to a special shoot.
To reflect extra on motherhood, Cabau Lifestyle and thank you four mothers out with their children for a special shoot where not only beautiful moments were captured but also discussed. For example, mothers tell a lot about their unique ties to their children.
Ann Dominique (31) is the mother of the cheerful, sweet fall on (2) and is expecting his second daughter. “It feels very special to carry a life,” she says. Ann Dominique has always dreamed of having two girls, but has a hard time imagining that she will soon have another girl whom she will love as much as Fallon. “How is it? How should she be? Is she a completely different child, or the same? I’m very curious. It’s super exciting and new to me.”
Ann Dominique herself has a very special bond with her own mother, which she likes to continue with her own daughters. “That you are best friends, enjoy each other and can say anything to each other. I also have that bond with my mother, and I think Fallon has that with me, too, “she says.” The way I was brought up and the way we interact with each other, I want the same with Fallon, our next daughter and my girlfriend. “The special bond with her family is very important to Ann Dominique.” If I did not have this and my family, I would feel very lonely. “
Thirza (37) knows exactly what it’s like to be real girls mother to be. The beautiful mother has three daughters: Amelie (9), Isabel (6) and Louise (5). “They are very sweet to each other, but sometimes there is also a big fight. It’s all part of it, it’s super cozy with so many ladies in the house, “says Thirza about her three girls. She has a different bond with each of her daughters. “Isabel gives a piece of clothing advice when I have a certain combination on, she sometimes says, ‘Ah mom, you better wear it!’ Then she takes something from my closet, and then she says, ‘Look!’ She is often right. I really like that. Amélie likes to have our dog Toby in the morning it also gives her a moment of rest and Louise is happy to help with the cooking. She can cut very nicely, and this is also a moment of rest. ”
Although Thirza enjoys being the funny and sociable mother, she also finds it important to be strict and set her boundaries. She also tries to teach her daughters how to calm themselves. “There are so many things that can challenge you, so you lose your patience and calm. Sometimes I can not keep myself calm. Then I explain why it happens and how I can make it work, but which I sometimes forget, ”she says. “I think it’s important for my girls that they know this: ‘Okay, if it’s not successful or I do not have the patience, I can do this or that to calm down.’ Sometimes when someone is really, really angry, I say, ‘Just grab a pillow, scream into it, throw it out.’ One should not suppress it either and often it just helps to scream. Then we are in a pinch. ”
Another tip to reassure your children is to do child meditation with them. This not only relaxes your kids but also for mothers it’s a relaxing moment. In addition, it is scientifically proven that meditation improves concentration, reduces stress, helps you sleep better and increases empathy. Became curious? You can easily do children’s meditation with your children via the Cabau app. Namaste.
Drinks wine and chats
Where Ann Dominique and Thirza still have young children, Petra (54) two adult ladies in the house: Femke (26) and Sabine (23). The mother tries to do as much as possible with her daughters. “We do not always succeed during the week, but we try. For example, drinking a glass of wine in the sun on Friday afternoon. The time we spend with each other is also something I am proud of as a mother, ”says Petra candidly.
The daughters Femke and Sabine squeeze their hands with a mother like Petra. “Sometimes you hear those stories about children not saying so much at home, but I actually tell everything at home. I came home from an early age, even after the party I told what I had done. If we go out together or do something, my parents know right away. We can not keep secrets from each other. “
The girls both want to become mothers in the future and already know exactly what qualities of their own mother they will pass on. “I think I would give them a lot of love and do everything for them,” Femke says. “My mother always tries to do her best, even if we sometimes get a little angry, my mother is actually always sweet. You still do everything. I hope later that I can do the same, see through it when my children are having a hard time later. ” that closes sister Sabine completely agrees. She adds: “Like my mother, I would be very much at home. I also really like it when my mother is there and we can drink a cup of tea together and not end up in an empty house.”
The boy’s mother
In front of Kelly Beukers (26) no daughters, but two boys – twins! Jackson and James is now two years old and is Kelly’s biggest loves. That the boys’ mom is proud to walk through the city with his sons. “Then I feel very strong, like: these are my children! I always want to show off a little bit, so when I walk into town I think: yes look, these are my two boys“In moments like this, I really feel very strong as a mother,” says Kelly.
“Before you become a mother, you want to be seen, for example: see what kind of outfit I am wearing. Or: look at these nice shoes, I have bought new or post selfies ”, it the boy’s mother more. “Now I like to post pictures of my children and with my children because I am so proud of them. So it’s a completely different kind of show! ”
Want to know more about the four mothers? Read the complete stories on Cabau Lifestyle’s website. Or keep thank you Stay tuned as we share many more inspiring stories from the four mothers and their beautiful children.
Like Ann Dominique, do you exercise during your pregnancy but do not know where to start? Or do you need tips to calm your kids or get them to sleep? Then the Cabau app is one shall on your phone or tablet. The Cabau app contains countless training programs for beginners, experienced and pregnant women. Are you a beginner and do not have much time? Then choose the 10-minute workout to move around every day. Do you want to sweat a lot on your day off? connect Yolanthe and Jim then in a kettlebell training class† Do you prefer an evening to relax? Then choose yoga or meditation. In short: from HIIT cardio and exchangetraining up to yoga, training with low effect and meditations, there is something for everyone in the Cabau app. You can also find it for pregnant women like Ann Dominique training with low effect and pregnancy trainingwhich takes into account your baby’s belly.
Do you want to relax yourself or meditate with your children? It is also possible in the Cabau app. For example, there is a sleep meditation specifically for children to soothe children before they go to sleep. But of course it is also useful if your children jump during the day. Tip!
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