Kendra Trent// Motherhood
Kendra Trent, mother of one precious four year old girl, Morning.
Kendra works at an accounting firm doing payroll for small businesses. She is a beginner in woodworking. She is a lover of the outdoors, laffy taffy jokes and adventure.
What does the role of "mother" mean to you?
Currently being in my position of a single mother means being a father too. Finding the line between nurturer and care taker to discipline area and provider. One of my favorite parts of being a mother is being a teacher. I get to point out and show her all the wonderful things this world has to offer. Currently a big topic in our house is "seasons." Its normal to me, but the most exciting, magical thing to her.
What is the best advice you have ever received when it comes to motherhood?
Some of the best advice I received as a new mother is, "Don't take advice." There is so much information out there it is easy to feel like you are in the constant wrong. But if you take little advice and really trust your gut (and your own research) on what you think is right then really, you are doing the best you can and doing what is right for you and YOU and your baby!
Oh, and to "try a swaddle" changed our whole sleeping lives!
How do you like to spend days with your little one?
Morning and I love to be outdoors. On warm weekends we try to get to a state park to hike and play or travel somewhere new. On the colder weekends, we like to stay in and bake cookies and do fun crafts.
What do you find most important in your role as a mother?
Being consistent is a very important, very hard role that I try to play. I am shaping a character of a future adult. I try to remember that in my frustration. Some days it would be easier to ignore disrespect or the small things that Morning does as a four year old, but in the big scheme of things I have to be consistent in my discipline and in my encouragement because those things shape so much of who she is and who she will be in her confidence and her character.