Meet the Ziporah Lifestyle Moms! We pay tribute to the women who have inspired us; no matter what.

What is Mother’s Day? Is it our chance to celebrate the most important women in our lives? Is it a day to reflect on what we have achieved as Mothers ourselves (or as women of importance)? Is it the opportunity to pay homage to the women who nurtured us, encouraged us and sustained us? Is it a day to say Thank-you to the woman who gave birth to us?

We say: All Of The Above!

Mother’s Day is our “official” opportunity to say “Thanks” to our Mothers (and women of importance) for everything they have given us. We know that it’s more about what she IS (rather than what she isn’t).

She IS your anchor, she IS a guiding point in life, she IS a mentor, she IS what makes you who you are, she IS someone we love and cherish. She IS blood-related, or she IS not blood-related. She just IS a woman we love, cherish, adore and admire.

Roanne and Carla always try to mark this occasion with a lunch for our Mothers. It’s such a very small way in which we can say “Thanks” for being who you are and for doing what you do.

Times change and what is the #metoo Movement now, has flowed forward to be supported by our women of the past.

In the true Spirit of Womanhood-and who we are and who we have become-we have decided to ask our treasured Mothers for a few points of advice.

Nothing changes with Time; but Everything changes.

Let's all celebrate the Women we love, adore and admire. Let's help each other up and never tear each other down.

 

Carla’s Mum:  HEATHER BIONE (Carla and Heather below)

PS: Heather was 1 of only 3 women to be accepted into Dentistry at her Major University/College (1960's +) . She has raised 4 children, completed her Masters Degree in Dentistry and stayed awesomely inspirational at all times!

1. What is the best advice that would you give the young women of today?

Always remember who you are and what you stand for - don't ever lose your identity in any relationship! (daughter, mother, partner, friend).

2. If you could change 1 point of History for women: what is the top point that you would change?

That the release of women from male domination had occurred much earlier in History and had been complete.

3. Why does being a Mother (or a woman of affecting importance within a Family), still remain of most paramount importance; even today?

She is still the primary point of contact and learning.

4. Do you think it’s easier or harder to be a Mother now, than when you were raising your family?

I consider the ease or hardship relies on present social expectations (e.g. peer group pressures and values) and thus it is very similar to when I was raising my family. The times have not changed!

 5. What are the best things women (of any age) can do right now?

Be true to themselves and consistent with their aims and ambitions.

6. What challenged you when you were younger?

Parent expectations, peer group pressures.

7. What challenges women of today-of any age?

Probably very similar to my own but because of technological advances and social media peer group pressures are greater.

8. How does what you achieved as a woman and a Mother remain relevant today?

Hopefully I passed on useful advice and examples which can be used in today's world. My Children constantly reflect everything I instilled in them.

 

Roanne’s Mum:  LJUBA INNES (Roanne and Ljuba below)

PS: Ljuba was born in Croatia (formerly Yugoslavia) and then settled in Austria at age 4. Ljuba then migrated to Australia at age 10 and has lived in Australia ever since. Ljuba has raised 4 children and remains active in her local Community.

1.  What is the best advice that would you give the young women of today?

Respect yourself, follow your dreams and have self worth.

 2. If you could change 1 point of History for women: what is the top point that you would change?

Equality should have come a lot sooner. I was raised by a single mother who always believed she could do anything a man could do, however society sometimes did not agree!

 3. Why does being a Mother (or a woman of affecting importance within a Family), still remain of most paramount importance; even today?

A mother creates balance, stability and guidance. She ultimately creates unity amongst the family.

 4. Do you think it’s easier or harder to be a Mother now, than when you were raising your family?

Much harder today for many different reasons: There are far greater demands from society on mothers – build a family and a career, ensure family and work/life balance, be the perfect partner etc

 5. What are the best things women (of any age) can do right now?

They have greater liberty to do the things that have been restricted by us in the past by society and family. There are now greater opportunities to follow your dreams.

 6. What challenges women of today-of any age?

Respecting oneself enough and having the strength to do what they think is right.   

7. How does what you achieved as a woman and a Mother remain relevant today?

Being there for your family and creating that sense of belonging is still so important today. Being ‘present’ and helping guide your family through life and the challenges they face is just as important today as it always was. Your family need and rely on your encouragement, support and unconditional love during all stages of their life.

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