Moments of Power
Motherhood is often defined not by a daily feeling of triumph, but instead by small moments of power: moments of love, laughter, fun, learning, redemption, wisdom in the making. Mama Power Gear's mission is to celebrate motherhood and connect moms through our products. Here you'll find stories from real moms about their personal “Moments of Power.”
If you have a moment of power to share, be in touch. Head on over to our Moments of Power Questionnaire. When your story is featured, you'll receive your very own Mama Power Gear Card Set as a thank you for wisdom and bravery.
The Story of dalal, Wassim, sara, and kenza
How old is your little one?
Wassim is five years old, Sara is 34 months, and Kenza is 20 months.
When was the first moment you felt truly like a mother? Was it before your child was born? During labor and delivery? Or was it after? What was it about this particular moment that made you feel like a mother?
The first time I felt truly like a mom was when I nursed Wassim for the first time, which was right after I gave birth to him. There was something special about this moment, his tiny body against me for the first time. The connection was physical and spiritual.
What has been the most unexpected and surprising part of motherhood? What is the most rewarding part of motherhood for you?
The most unexpected and surprising part of motherhood was when I knew about my third pregnancy. I was actually nursing my 5-month-old baby and we just celebrated my first born’s third birthday! I was overwhelmed with emotions, and I truly doubted my abilities as a mother: Would I be able to make it? I did! That is the most rewarding part of motherhood for me. To be able to trust myself and can do more than I think I'm able to!
What is the one thing you wish other parents had told you before you gave birth and became a parent?
Don't listen to others, trust yourself!!! You know your kids better than anyone!
What do you hope most for your child?
Happiness and health, of course. I want them to enjoy life!
If you could share a bit of wisdom with mothers and parents to be what would it be?
When I was expecting my first baby, I read tons of books about pregnancy and how to take care of a baby… but you really learn when you’re on the field! You read "don't give your baby the pacifier, she'll be nipple confused if you're nursing," "don't sleep with your baby," "don't give formula": don't, don't, don't! Even though you love your baby and you know what's best, it's hard enough without all that "advice."
I remember beating myself up when I had to give formula to Sara! She was 6 months old and hungry and I couldn’t produce enough milk because I was tired and expecting my third child. I had nursed my first one a whole year (until he could drink cow’s milk) and that was what I planned to do with Sara, but things worked out differently, and they worked out fine. Sara was finally full and sleeping through the night and I got more rest!