Sweetie there is no such thing as "Just a Mum." I know it sounds trite to say that it's the hardest job in the world but read this thread- it's the truth. So many of us become consumed with our child or our children, particularly when we first become mothers and we forget what we used to be. Look how many members are Mum2suchandsuch. My first parenting forum username was Mum2Claudie. Now I'm just plural- my4cubs I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that i'm just saying that is how we see ourselves. Problem is, we see ourselves as mothers FIRST- we just forget to place much value on it.
There is no shame in being a Mum and I don't believe for one moment that the considerate, empathetic, intelligent bubhubber we see before us, (You) is nothing, "more than that."
ETA all my fb statuses are about Ollie. Don't befriend me you'll be bored stiff!!