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90s icon, Pamela Anderson, has opened up about the trials and tribulations of motherhood in her latest newsletter post titled “A Mother’s Heart.”
The 55-year-old has two sons, Brandon, aged 26, and Dylan aged 25, and has admitted that raising the pair of them was “not easy.” Anderson went on to say that becoming a mother is a life-changing experience and one that she wouldn’t change for anything.
Talking about motherhood, she said:
“To be a mother is a divine calling, a sacred duty. We are chosen as vessels for the souls that seek to return home, and it is our responsibility to nourish and protect them.
Motherhood is not a role that one can take lightly. It requires stability, emotional and financial readiness, and the knowledge that once we become mothers, we are forever mothers. We must be prepared to raise our children, even alone, if necessary, to be their rock and their safe haven. We hold their lives in our hands.”
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Raising Children After Separation
Anderson shares both of her sons with her ex-husband Tommy Lee. Anderson and Lee originally divorced in 1998 when both children were babies before then re-marrying in 2008. However, just two years later, they called quits on their relationship for good.
The actress and model admitted that having children can “magnify” issues in a relationship. She wrote in her newsletter:
“A healthy family dynamic is ideal, but it is not always the case, and sometimes a child is born out of ego or used to manipulate relationships.
My sons were lucky that both their parents, united though apart, were able to be living examples, exposing them to world cultures and all kinds of people.
They have seen a lot and learned they love with style and grace. They have also learned what they don’t want with humility and without judgment.
I was sleep-deprived for the first five years, on pure adrenaline. We had ridiculous work schedules, bringing our kids with us everywhere without nannies. My son’s schedules built into my film and TV contracts, yet, I lost interest in my career and, sadly, also in my husband.”
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The Power of Knowledge
Anderson says that in preparation for becoming a mother, she read a number of books and magazines which helped her to decide on the type of parent she wanted to be. She read about “natural baby care,” which resulted in her having water births at her home in malibu instead of in a hospital.
After her sons were born, she read Jean Liefloff’s ‘The Continuum Concept’ and credits it as the most important book she has ever read as it encouraged her to ensure that her children were brought up with a “wild instinct.”
She added that the reason for all of her research was because her children effectively took over her mind – they were all she thought of, something many parents will be able to resonate with.
“As new moms, we find a fierceness we never knew we had. It grows with maturity and strengthens us, as mother bears. It is true: Our children become the most important part of our life, and we will do anything, sacrifice everything, to ensure their safety.”
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