Over the years, Kate Middleton has said a number of candid and refreshing things about motherhood.
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Kate Middleton’s Most Down-To-Earth Quotes On Motherhood

The mother of three has gotten surprisingly candid over the years.

by Morgan Brinlee

Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry all mixed together. Your fundamental identity changes overnight.

It is lonely at times and you do feel quite isolated, but actually, so many other mothers are going through exactly what you are going through.”

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My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life. That is why William and I want to teach our little children...just how important these things are.

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Yes absolutely [I feel guilt], and anyone who doesn't as a mother is actually lying... There's such a pull, but I am such a hands-on mom, and whatever you're doing you want to make sure you're doing the uttermost best job you can for your children.

It is right to talk about motherhood as a wonderful thing, but we also need to talk about its stresses and strains. It’s OK not to find it easy, and asking for help should not be seen as a sign of weakness.

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It’s so hard. You get a lot of support with the baby as a mother particularly in the early days but after the age of one it falls away. After that, there isn’t a huge amount.

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Hugs are very important. I keep saying that to my children.

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I would want them to remember those moments with me as a mother, but also the family going to the beach, getting soaking wet, filling our boots full of water. Those are what I would want them to remember. Not a stressful household where you're trying to do everything.

Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge, even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.

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