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Life After Baby with Kylie Anderson (Be Your Radiant Self)

Life After Baby is a series to celebrate the journey of motherhood. To take an inside peak into the most memorable and vulnerable experiences we all share as mothers.

Kylie Anderson

It’s always special to connect with other mamas, but when you have the opportunity to collaborate with one who’s values for wellness are so aligned with yours it’s extra special.

Kylie Anderson is a mama and founder of Be Your Radiant Self. A holistic health & wellness coach, personal trainer, blogger, speaker and angel card reader, Kylie shares our passion for working with mamas, helping them connect back with self post birth.

Sum up in one sentence what it means to you to be a Mum

It means being the solid foundation of my family, providing a loving, safe and nurturing environment but also knowing I am still an independent woman and it is perfect that I spend time looking after myself.

If you had to pick one, what’s been your most memorable experience as a Mum?

Oh wow great question! Besides giving birth, it would have to be when my daughter said ‘mum’ for the first time. It melted my heart and I cried. It was the most beautiful sound and I will never forget that moment.

Share with us your most vulnerable mama moment

There have been a few, that’s for sure! The one that popped into my mind straight away though is when I was suffering from severe overwhelm. I thought that I could be a mum to a baby, be a wife, run a household as well as be a boss lady and run my business. It was a lesson learnt the hard way knowing I can’t do it all; something has to give. If the washing isn’t done, then that is okay, it isn’t the end of the world. I can only do so much and accepting that was huge for me. Some days I am going to be super productive and other days nothing is going to get done and that is perfect too.

What’s one thing you have learnt about yourself you didn’t know before becoming a mama?

How patient and calm I can be. Before becoming a mum I was impatient and always wanted things to happen yesterday, plus I would stress easily. If something didn’t go the way I wanted it to I would let my blood boil when really it wasn’t necessary. But since my daughter came into my life she has shown me how to be patient and calm in situations I would never have been in the past. It has been refreshing to know that I did have these qualities deep within me; I just needed her to show me how to access them; and this has flowed into all areas of my life.

How do you define balance?

Hmmmm I don’t really like the word balance. It is like we are seeking something to be perfect that never really can be. There will always be something more dominant in your life and that will change all the time.

I think if you are aware and present with what is happening in your life, you can make sure you are doing the best you can. As mum’s we have so many balls in the air at one time, and they are going to fall down sometimes, but just picking them back up and getting on with life I think is the best way to approach ‘balance’. But make sure with this you are also getting time out for yourself, this is imperative as a mum. Self-love and self-care make you a better mum, so don’t ever feel guilty for filling up your own cup.

Finish this sentence

I secretly wish I could…reach millions of mum’s with my message of reconnecting back to yourself and knowing it isn’t selfish
I combat self doubt and overwhelm by…having alone time every day
I’m most inspired by… any woman who is living her purpose and shining her light to make this world a better place
My current affirmation/mantra is… this too shall pass
My yoga practice is…stretching regularly

What’s your one parting piece of guidance for the mama tribe?

To regularly take time to reconnect to yourself. After we have a baby sometimes we can feel disconnected from ourselves, not knowing who we are any more so start searching and reconnecting. So take time for yourself every single day even if it is 10 minutes while baby is sleeping. Know that without filling up your own cup you can only give so much until the cup is empty, so keep filling it up by doing things you love to do by yourself and that way you will have so much more to give to your kids, partner, friends and family. It makes you a happier person and a better mother.


Kylie Anderson is the founder of Be Your Radiant Self and is a holistic health & wellness coach, personal trainer, blogger, speaker, angel card reader and mama. Her mission in life is to inspire and support mama’s everywhere on their journey to coming back home to themselves and connecting back to themselves – physically, emotionally, spiritually and sexually. Kylie realised the importance of this after having her daughter and going through the process of feeling lost and yearning for the soulful space to just be herself.

Connect with Kylie:

Website – www.beyourradiantself.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/beyourradiantself
Instagram – https://instagram.com/be_your_radiant_self
YouTube | Pinterest
Snapchat – @kylieanderson85

 

One Response

  1. Kylie Anderson
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    Thank you so much for having me!!!! Big love, Kylie xx