For the Love of Mum

On the run up to Mothering Sunday, this week is all about a celebration of mothers!

Our crystal collection this week has been chosen with mothers in mind, mothers of all kinds. Whether you are a mum, a single mum, step mum, adoptive mum, stand-in mum (or any other type of mum!), these crystals will help address some of the things we face as we nurture those around us.

Fluorite – Has the ability to change and alter its condition by melting allows it to become more than itself. It makes a wonderful teacher by its example.

Chrysoprase – Turns emotional chaos to optimism, promise, hope & joy!

Prehnite – Known as the crystal to ‘heal the healer’.

Seraphinite – Wise, knowing, nurturing & encouraging

Selenite – Clears the mind of troubles and instils a sense of peace

In a break from our usual blog post, we’ve decided to bring you some of the best quotes we’ve found on mums and being a mum. Enjoy!

Thoughts on Mum

Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story. Because hers is where yours begin.

Mitch Albom, For One More Day

In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.

N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice

Marisa de los Santos, Love Walked in

May each of us remember this truth; ‘one cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God.’ Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one.

Thomas S. Monson, Pathways To Perfection: Discourses Of Thomas S. Monson

Thoughts on Being Mum

When you’re pregnant, you can think of nothing but having your own body to yourself again, yet after having given birth you realize that the biggest part of you is now somehow external, subject to all sorts of dangers and disappearance, so you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out how to keep it close enough for comfort. That’s the strange thing about being a mother: until you have a baby, you don’t even realize how much you were missing one.

Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

Nothing else can produce the joy or broken heart that motherhood allows. I couldn’t imagine going through life without feeling that spectrum of emotion. There are wonderful days when I feel my cup runneth over. There are days that I want to run away and question every decision I have ever made. Feeling it all, good or bad, gives my life purpose. Motherhood is walking around with all of your nerve endings raw and exposed. It is the most extreme measure of being alive.

Vivienne Borne, Maryland

Motherhood is knowing joy, even while experiencing the hardest trials of life. I have learned to rise to any occasion and found myself lifted to new heights while stretching myself beyond any and all limits I once put upon myself. With rarely a dull moment, I’ve experienced more adventure in mothering my sons that ever imaginable. Motherhood gives me an excuse to stay young forever, kicking off my shoes and letting down my hair while enjoying love beyond measure. Motherhood is: my life, my joy, my passion, my greatest achievement.

Jacalyn Stanley (AKA Lady Ozma), Northern Virginia; Lady Ozma’s Journey

I love how I feel like my son is teaching me to be the best version of myself that I can be. As a mum, I need to be more patient, kinder, gentler, sweeter and more rational than I generally am able to be on my own. He brings out the best in me.

Emily Guy Birken, mum to a 13-month-old

Maybe I love being a mum because I get to see my two children shape themselves into the amazing people they are, every single day. Maybe it’s because they teach me things daily that I never would’ve known without having kids. Maybe I love being a mum because every morning and every night my son looks me in the eyes and says, “I love you so much mummy,” and that lets me know I am doing something right when it comes to parenting. It could be because my kids saved me in more ways than they will ever know. Or because they introduced me to a love I never even knew existed.

Alison, 22