While ‘mummy blogs’ are often a great help in the wild waves of parenting, I found very few of them spoke to me personally.
Many told me where to take my three year old in London on the weekend, only I don’t have a three year old yet. Many showed white, pristine living rooms and babies not covered in pureed pea. And many made me feel really young and really un-mumsy because although I love watching my son learn & experience what life throws at him, I still wear Nikes and listen to house music. I also struggled to find local groups that I slotted into. I can be quite shy and I don’t relish the idea of sitting around, chatting about Emmerdale for an hour when I could be doing something more productive. Or, well… interesting. I hadn’t stopped being me, I’d just added a new part to me.
Then I realised; if I’m somewhat struggling to find a website that talks to my style of mum, then surely others are too. Maybe I could represent the mums who can’t sew, who love their babies to the point of exhaustion but still don’t enjoy feeling very much exhausted, those of us who mumble ‘oh sh*t’ under our breath at least 23 times a day and then we could all have a chinwag over social media about our experiences/what we’re loving/what we’re not loving and feel a little less like our only option is to eat digestives at a mother & baby group and listen to others moan about the messy kid in the ball pit.
Motherhood’s made me want to use any spare second (and believe me there aren’t many) for the good. I’ve got a real urge to meet new people, learn new things and enjoy as much of what’s thrown at me as I can. Becoming a mum makes you feel a tiny bit fearless, but can also pick away at you. So if anyone’s reading this and thinking ‘that’s me!’ then read away, get in touch and we’ll crack on as best we can. I’ll be chatting travel, fitness, nutrition, fashion, reviews and general life stuff so it’ll be nice to have you along! Feel free to drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org but if not, peace out, A town.