Mother’s Day Feature: Peggy Mburu, The Loving Mum
May being the month to celebrate mothers and appreciate them, MumsVillage reached out to mums in our community, to share their parenting experiences as we #CelebrateMum. This is Peggy Mburu’s story.
What childhood experiences shaped you the most? What did you learn from them?
Doing house chores. My mom made sure that my brother and I shared chores. We had a domestic manager but we always had duties.
I learnt to be responsible at an early age, a virtue I am trying to instil in my children. It also taught me to plan my time.
How would people who knew you in school describe you?
A leader and a very disciplined girl.
How have you raised your children similarly to how you were raised? What have you tried to do differently?
I am raising them to be independent. I am also raising them to be responsible, just as I was taught.
What traditions did your parents pass on to you that you passed on to your child/children?
Respect, Teamwork and sharing.
What three words would you say represents your approach to parenting and why?
Loving, listener and disciplinarian.
This is because I love my children very much. I listen to them every time but I am also a tough parent when it comes to discipline. I teach my children the value of respect and to always tell the truth. I only discipline when they disobey.
What are some of the most rewarding (and/or challenging) aspects of being a parent for you?
Rewarding- Seeing my children grow. They have come from far. We have been through a lot but God is faithful.
What was the most rewarding (and/or hardest) period of your career/entrepreneurship journey?
The hardest period of my entrepreneurship journey was the beginning. Getting clients and establishing and maintaining a clients base.
The most rewarding is when the clients I got started trusting me and we have now maintained a good working relationship.
What are your thoughts about your current line of work?
It is fulfilling. I am passionate about what I do. I sleep a better person at night.
What do you think the world needs more of right now?
The world needs more educated and self-aware women. This is because when a woman is educated and empowered she ensures that her community and family get the best.
Is there something that you wish you had experienced that you haven’t yet experienced?
Yes. Attending the women conference in New York every year.
At this stage in your life, what are some of your best family memories?
The birth of my babies, their dedication ceremonies and my wedding.
What is the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received from your mum? #MumWasRight
Choose the right partner. With a good man and a supportive spouse as a woman, you can accomplish everything you want as a woman.
Happy Mother’s Day!
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