Do you feel like an octopus?

A few weeks ago, I saw this powerful image on Facebook (below), and I had no doubt that it was a sign. I was looking for the right name for this blog, for this special space to share, learn, teach, and support other moms just like me in the motherhood journey.

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Art work credit: Prithvi Mishra

Right there, I crossed out all the other name options and selected “theoctopusmama.com”.  The name is chosen, and it reflects how I feel everyday as a multi-tasking, stay-at-home mom, raising my two children, currently ages 2 and 3. I sure wish I had at least one extra pair of arms (or should I say tentacles?) to help me with all that motherhood requires, and with all the daily 300 requests from my toddlers. Or should I say 500?

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Photo credit: my wonderful husband

I am so proud to be writing this blog’s first post, and I am also a little nervous too. I keep thinking that just like I have been learning how to be a mother by being one, I will learn to be a blogger as well by blogging. Wish me luck!

I invite you to journey with me, but not before sharing that even though I have been surviving motherhood with “just” two arms, I wouldn’t mind having some extra arms and a pair of wings as well! Just like the mother in the artwork by Prithvi Mishra (above). What about you?

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Welcome to “The Octopus Mama”, a blog written with love, during children’s nap or quiet time, by a Brazilian living in the U.S., whose first language is Portuguese. Cheers!

 

Author: theoctopusmama

My name is Ana Rubenstein. I am a mother willing to inspire other mothers and to be inspired by them. I have two children and I often feel just like an octopus with its 8 tentacles multitasking and juggling the many hats I wear in life. Wife, daughter, sister, friend, Zumba instructor, and motherhood blogger. Nice to meet you, I am the Octopus Mama.

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