Mojito Mother is more about an attitude than the actual drink.
I discovered mojitos in a bar in Key West and I’ll never forget the punch that first sip packed.
Summery, refreshing, light, and definitely packing a punch.
What life should be like and what I think being a woman is all about.
The idea for this blog came to me one evening when I questioned “What the hell I was doing with my life. What should I be doing? And would somebody please just answer me?”
Answer they did. It came, not as a clear distinct, “Caroline, you should create a blog called Mojito Mother.”
But more in droves of ideas which eventually led me here.
The Mojito Rum Kick is what we need to help us Live our Dreams
Being a mother, is a wonderful thing, in fact one of the most wonderful things a woman can ever achieve. But, it should never be your only identity. You should never give up yourself in the process. And you don’t have to. You can raise your children in a strong, loving way, and still look after your own needs, and chase your own dreams as well.
Many people say to me, “You won’t be able to travel now you have children.”
Having children doesn’t mean you have to stop living. We can still follow our dreams whatever they may be. The way we do things might change a little bit and be a bit more challenging, but you can still do it.
The Mojito Mother does not let society determine their experience of motherhood. She does. She understands that barriers are there to be tested, she maintains her sense of self and dreams whilst catering to the demands of being a mum, a wife and woman.
The Mojito Spell
The word mojito is African in origin, coming from the word mojo, meaning to place a little spell. I was delighted to discover this, as mojo is a word I use often. I went for several years where I lost mine and it hurt.
Your mojo is your magic. When you are in touch with your mojo, it is almost like you put a spell over things, because you can make anything happen just the way you want. You can easily and effortlessly create your dream life.
The Mojito Exoticness
The mojito is a drink from Cuba, a small Caribbean island that has been shut off for many years to the rest of the world due to the US embargo. You can still visit Cuba, although achieving this can be a challenging adventure in itself. But once you arrive, it is a land of untold beauty and exotic charm.
Ernest Hemingway, known to be one of the greatest travel writers of all time, made the mojito a famous signature drink whilst living in Cuba. Of course my passion is travel, and writing.
I love the exoticness of life that travel has helped me to discover. This exoticness can be wrapped up in a Cuban mojito.
The Mojito Personality- Laid back, fresh, uncomplicated with the right amount of kick
Further confirmation that I had chosen the right name came when I took the “What cocktail personality are you test?” and came out as a mojito!
Laid-back and easygoing, you prefer relaxed atmospheres over schmoozing or working the room.
A mojito would be the perfect cocktail for you because it embodies the spirit of summer where everyone just wants to kick back, relax, and not worry about anything. Plus, like the mojito, with you, what you see is what you get. There’s no plastikan about you whatsoever–you’re fresh and uncomplicated and have just enough kick to bring the arty into party!
This was the final kicker to the name of this blog. This definitely defines who I am and what this blog represents.
Life or motherhood, does not have to be stressful and mundane. It can be relaxing, enjoyable, fun, fresh with plenty of spice and punch.
Who is Mojito Mother for?
Mothers! Of course this blog is for you. This is a place for you to be inspired, comforted and connected. Let yourself unwind for a few minutes every day. I’m hoping this blog will give you encouragement to know you can live your dreams and be a wonderful mother.
I talk about issues that are relevant to your life, as well as provide tips, strategies and information on success, mindset and returning the mojo back to your life.
You don’t have to be a mother to read this mommy blog with a difference. You may be aspiring to be a mother, or just want to hang out in a place that welcomes the celebration of womanhood.
As my life is not devoted totally to being just a mother, there will be many topics, posts and discussions that will relate to living your life out loud, following your dreams, how to be successful, and things that are light and fun. It is not often only mums that need to bring the mojo back into their lives.
I know you don’t want to be seen hanging around a mommy blog, but we won’t tell anyone if you don’t. Anyway admit it, you check out the gossip mags while you are waiting in queue for the checkout, you watch those reality shows and I’m sure you are checking out other mommy blogs secretly on your iphone.
You are more than welcome to hang out with us,quietly or not. As I will be talking about topics such as travel, mindset, and success tips then I’m sure there will be something you will gain from reading this blog. You’ll at least get to know a modern Mojito Mother a little better. And what man doesn’t want to know what women want.
Come spend time with the Mojito Mother because your mojo deserves better.