Motherhood Talents – Australia Has Got Talent!

Motherhood Talents

According to the dictionary talent means a natural aptitude or skill. When I think of talent, and I am only relating this to women because I am a woman, I work with women, I talk to women and the majority of women I know are mothers. Yes, I do know men have talents too, but this post is about women. Sorry male friends, I’ll write about you soon.

I’ve always wanted to have a special and amazing talent. I am in awe of women who alongside encompassing motherhood are domestic goddesses in the kitchen and can cook and bake the most exquisite cakes and deliciously presented dinners, because I struggle to not burn the toast, three times in a row.

I am blown away by mothers who produce the most magnificent items of clothing handmade, mothers who can create handbags, toys and art work out of a piece of cardboard, some material remnants, a dash of glitter and some sequins, whereas I take thirty minutes to sew on a name tag that doesn’t look too wonky on my kids uniforms.

This week I have met so many talented women by attending two great functions; the Biggest Morning Tea arranged by Alli from Motiviating Mum and the Shine & Dine Dinner organised by the one and only Stacey, the founder of Sunny Mummy.

In my day to day work, I meet mothers everyday who are talented, yet if asked say “No I don’t have any talents”. If you are a mother you have talent. You have the talent to organise a household, you have the talent to care and nourish your family. You have the skills to be a mother, being a mother is a talent.

Motherhood Talents- You know what I mean

As a Mother you have the Talent to Juggle a minimum of six things on a daily and hourly basis.

As a Mother you have the Talent of a Master Chef – to create meals with two random ingredients. Cereal and milk form part of this equation. If your kids like it, then you are a Master Chef!

As a mother you have the Talent to Nurse – to nurse your children, and your partner’s incapacitating man flu.

As a Mother you have the Talent to Chauffeur – to drive your kids and their friends to parties, activities and school and all the in-between errands, groceries, post office, banking, medicare etc..

As a Mother you have the Talent of a Teacher – you teach your children all that they need and more. Help with homework, help with reading, help with everything and anything.

As a Mother you have the Talent of a Clown– you make your children laugh, giggle and smile. At times I can even look like one too, by wearing odd shoes in my rush to leave the house.

As a Mother you have the Talent of a Air Traffic Controller – you handle all things incoming and all outgoings and avoid near misses everyday.

As a Mother you have the Talent of David Blaine– he did a stunt where he didn’t sleep for 13 days, he should have just been given a newborn baby, a toddler or a child with a cold, vomiting, diarrhoea etc.. Or a teen that can’t get back home at the designated time.

As a Mother you have the Talent of a Psychic – You know where to find everything, hubby’s watch, child’s ninja turtle, dog’s lead, grandma’s dentures etc…

As a Mother you have the Talent of an Agony Aunt – You listen and help your kids sort any problems they may have.

As a Mother you have the Talent of Jesus – Everyday is a miracle, and you should be amazed at whatever you have accomplished no matter how big or small.

As a Mother you have the Talent to Ignore – Ignore anything that makes you feel flat, down, guilty, or judged.

As a Mother you have the Talent to be Prime Minister – we run and manage so much in a day that running a country seems relatively easy, you have advisers and people to help you, a Mother is on her own.

As a Mother you have the Talent of Hairdresser – cutting off long fringes, braiding, gelling and nit removal.

As a Mother you have the Talent of a Contortionist – bending over backwards on a daily basis to get stuff done, reaching down the side of couch to retrieve socks, coins, wrappers, food, shoes, etc.. Sliding under a bed commando style to grab Mr Ted and the smallest car in the world.

The Talents of a Mother are really never ending , this list could just go on and on. Yes many mother have specific and wonderful talents but don’t underestimate the talents that you have and use on a daily basis. The talent to love your kids unconditionally, the talent to accept what life brings you and the talent to get up everyday and be a mother is the most fantastic talent of all.

In saying this, I’d still love to have a the talent to bake, so if you want to teach me let me know, I want the talent to sing, so if anyone knows Guy Sebastian I’d be happy to learn from him and I want the talent to put an outfit together that makes me feel good, so come on stylists I’m here. But if none of these happen, that’s fine I am allowed to dream .

My Motherhood Talents

I’m happy with the talents I have, fitting 22 Maltesers or Cheetos in my mouth makes my children laugh, able to walk in heels for about an hour before I change to flats and leaving the house for the school run in PJ’s and not giving a damn. I have the non fussy talent; a glass of red, bubbles or a G &T is ok with me and the passion I have for my work with children and mums makes me incredibly happy and content. But no more so than being a mum, who, like every mother, rides the waves of motherhood and I’m quite content in stepping over toys, looking at the laundry pile and the general ‘family mess’, because the words ‘family mess’ has the word family in it and that’s the important part, my family love me being their mother, wife and carer- thats’ my talent and I know your family love your Mother talents too.


If I live in a house of spotless beauty

with everything in its place, but have not Love,

I am a housekeeper—not a homemaker.

If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative

achievements, but have not Love,

my children learn cleanliness—not loveliness.

Love leaves the dust in search of a child’s laugh.

Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints

on a newly cleaned window.

Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up

the spilled milk.

Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.

Love is present through the trials.

Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.

Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler,

runs with the child, then stands aside

to let the youth walk into adulthood.

Love is the key that opens salvation’s message

to a child’s heart.

Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I glory in Love’s perfection of my child. As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is Love.

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Nathalie Brown

Child Behaviour Consultant at Easy Peasy Kids
Child Behaviourist and researcher. Creator of "Less tantrums. More smiles". I look at the bigger picture and think outside the box when working with children and their behaviour. Their world is different. As adults we sometimes forget this. Happiness Creator in my spare time. Eater of chocolate and cake.

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  1. And you’re one talented writer! Really well said. 🙂

  2. Oh this is my favourite post so far!!! I would love to share it if you dont mind!
    You miss also have the talent of writing these amazing posts!

  3. Sandra says

    When I finally make my Memory/Zen Board. I’m starting to realise I need a larger one & half is going to be fill up with your blog.

  4. hairdresser – oooh yes 🙂 We have battled nits for a while!

    Great post Nathalie!

  5. I absolutely loved this post. I did not know I was so talented until I read your list! thank you for making me smile.

  6. What a beautiful article…well said:)


  1. […] Australia has got talent – it’s full of mums! Nathalie Brown of Easy Peasy Kids reminds us that even when we think we don’t – we actually have many skills to shout about. […]

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