Today, we have a special guest post, from mama of two -  Milena Vuskovic who beautifully talks about her c-section surgeries and how they set her free!

My c-section scars gave me a sense of finally finding my identity that neither life or my career had given me so far....The 1st one was at 26 and the 2nd at 35...
Even though the operation itself was probably the same, how I felt couldn’t have been more different. 

My first scar came along with the version of motherhood that no one tells you. Far from any of these glossy motherhood images that I had read or seen...

It was so beautifully raw at times as it was also a huge reminder of my mother who died when I was 15, this arrival was slowly healing this emptiness that I had carried for years. There I was standing in front of the world with a child in my arms and no clue of what to do, but somehow this little person was giving me the strength and answers to so many questions in life...

My 2nd scar was embraced with a calmer and wiser version of myself...

The reality is that you never stop learning and you keep growing along side them.

I own my scars, they taught me to open my wings to learn how to finally fly with no fear into the most important journey in my life...

- Milena Vuskovic, mamadoyourthing

About the Author,  Milena Vuskovic
I had a very Bohemian and colorful upbringing as my parents exiled from Chile in the 80s to Sweden for political reasons. My mother was an artist and my dad was agricultural engineer. I travelled a lot as a child as they always wanted me to see and explore the world with them. After living in Sweden for 11 years, I went back to Chile and took a huge interest in fashion and decided to come to London. I became a Visual Merchandising Manager and a Fashion Stylist in London and have been doing that for the past 15 years alongside being a mom. With both of my children, I took a break from my career to be a full-time mom, and both times it's been the most rewarding journey but also the hardest one.
From a career point of view I had to start from scratch both times and it's been far from glamorous. There is a lot of judgement and questions on why you left what you work so hard for...but my answer has always been the same: Do what makes you happy and follow your heart ...it's what I imagined my mom would have told me if she was here by my side. Everyone is different, you do what works for your loved ones and as a mom, your emotional/mental wellbeing is more important than any well-paid job! And you can always build yourself up again, start fresh once they are not so little anymore. 
So here I am at 37 embracing motherhood and all the other wonderful adventures that comes with that :)
April 03, 2019 by Afterpay Integration