Joy is Motherhood

by Natasha Botkin 

A divine honor was bestowed upon me, and you may inquire as to why I say this.  Both of my boys are on the Autism Spectrum.  I have always felt that God decided that I was special enough to be chosen not once, but twice to love, guide and honor these dear sweet souls.

Mothers know joy as their children learn how walk, talk, but I did not have that opportunity as some nuerotypical individuals.  I was told that my oldest would barely walk, let alone run; and my youngest would probably remain with limited verbal expression.  The pure joy of watching, cheering my oldest son on as he crossed the finish line at his first track meet was one of the most exhilarating moments.  He not only ran, but finished the race, first the 1 mile and then the 2 mile.  Or the moment, I heard from my youngest son’s teacher, he got in trouble in class today for talking to much- me smiling, shaking my head and internally screaming, YEAH!  These are easy joys for most parents; for me it was cheering from the mountain top!!

So, I invite you to cultivate joy in the midst of everyday living. My friend, Linda Joy is releasing a much-anticipated new book, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Cultivating Joy,  and you can grab your copy today at  and this also opens up a way to also receive over 50 transformational gifts.

Much Love, Much Light and Magical Blessings, 



8 comments on “Joy is Motherhood

  1. jillceleste says:

    Hi, Natasha! I have a son on the Autism Spectrum too, and I had to smile at your comment about how the “little things” that most parents don’t even think about are HUGE, joyous victories for us. I find lots of joy raising my son, and it sounds like you do too (times two!). Thanks for your support of the Cultivating Joy book! xoxo

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  2. Kindness Junkie says:

    You’ve written this so sweetly, I can picture your boys vividly – one running that race & the other talking up in class. Finding Joy in the simple things (even when they mean much more than anyone can imagine) is what it’s all about. XO

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  3. josee says:

    Love the way you began this post with feeling honored for having been chosen by God twice around for your dear sweet souls. Being a mother most definitely cultivates lots of joy. Congratulations to all who’ve contributed to this great e-book.

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  4. Puja Madan says:

    What a beautiful, heartfelt post. You were truly chosen Natasha for your big, beautiful heart to really see these boys’ and their incredible uniqueness and gifts. Much love to you and your sons xo

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  5. Andrea says:

    I love this post and hearing about your amazing blessings. Thank you for sharing them with us.


  6. Pamela says:

    Beautifully shared Natasha ❤ My heart cracked open as I felt your motherly love through each word. True joy! Thank you for supporting our book Cultivating Joy!! xo

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  7. cari says:

    such beautiful joy we have when we see the gift of being a mother x


  8. Dina says:

    So heartfelt! I can totally sense the immense amount of love you have for your children. And I relate to your appreciating the little things when it comes to parenting, but from a different perspective. It took my husband and I almost 5 years to have our daughter and haven’t been able to have more children, so we cherish every little thing about being her parents. And, honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.


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