Hi! I’m Anna Hawkes Cabral and I’m a wife, mother of three, author, blogger, and podcaster.

An interesting fact about me

I’m bilingual in English and Portuguese as I’m originally British, but I moved with my missionary parents to Portugal when I was three.

I Love

Dark chocolate, nature, and books.

I’m Not Into

Sharks, heights, noisy environments.

I Write About

The Gospel, Identity, Motherhood, Rest, Purposeful Work, Slow Living, Social Media.

I Also Write

Articles about homemaking and motherhood, Christian poetry, and short stories for children.

Why Unique Mums?

On my journey as a mother, I have felt insecure and different from other mums at times. Sometimes I felt like I was doing something wrong, just because I had a dissimilar approach.

One day, however, I felt God show me I wasn’t supposed to be the same as everyone else. I could learn and be challenged by others, but ultimately this would not change who He created me to be with my own particular calling, gifts, and priorities.

The thing is, God does not want us as mums to conform to each other, or to mummy culture, but to surrender to Him. This means learning Biblical principles and then applying those to our lives. And it means not conforming to the world, but being changed by the Word of God. So, my heart is to help create a mother culture where uniqueness is celebrated.

Mothers don’t all have the same parenting approaches, and that’s ok. Mothers don’t all have the same time priorities, and that’s ok. Mothers don’t all follow the same schooling system, and that’s ok.

The main thing for a Christian mother is to be in Christ – to follow His leading. To surrender to God and increasingly become the person He created her to be. And to introduce her children to Him.

In this blog I share articles, devotions, and podcast episodes about faith to help draw you nearer to Christ, short stories for you to read to your kids, and recipes and homemaking ideas.

My heart is for my content to bless and enrich the lives of mothers all over the world.

Read the articles that interest you and please leave an encouraging comment or drop an email if you would like to make a suggestion about the blog.

My hope and prayer are that these stories and articles help you along your own path.

On my part, I would like to connect with other mums, who like me, would love to explore their unique calling and the path that God has for them, no matter what the world says!

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Contact us!

Want to get in touch directly?

Email me at annahawkescabral@uniquemums.co.uk