Like lots of you Mum’s out there I am the mother of Sleep Thieves. If it isn’t one it’s the other, it’s teeth, coughs and nightmares. It’s me up at least 3 times a night for the last 5 years and honestly I can’t see that changing soon.
I’ve come to terms with my sleep loss, and the fact that I will probably have at least one child in my bed until they are 12, but I would really like to do something about my Mum Face. Mum Face is the term I have come up with to best describe the terrible effect that lack of sleep has on my skin. I have bags under my eyes, my skin is dull and dry on my cheeks and then weirdly greasy on my nose, and I just feel very grey and like my skin needs some TLC. Continue reading
Breast Feeding is the strangest thing. When you are pregnant you imagine doing it all the time, you go to NCT classes and hold plastic dolls to your breast giggling. The fact is no classes, no You Tube videos, no self help books can teach you how to breast feed. This is a skill you have to learn on the job and unfortunately that job usually involves a screaming and not very helpful baby. Continue reading
Do you ever feel like balancing work and having kids has got your head spinning and you are literally just about keeping your head above water?
I feel like I’m ‘that’ mum who is always running round like a headless chicken, just arriving before the show starts, just remembering the morning before that it’s World Book Day. Just tearing round Debenhams looking for a Trunki the day before we go on holiday. I feel like I’m constantly chasing my tail and only just making it through each day by the skin of my teeth. Continue reading
Now that I am old enough and wise (ish) enough to to look back I can see very clearly that there have been many different versions of me.
I have been a goth/skater /punk teenager full of rage and rebellion, so head strong and sure I knew it all.
I have been through an abusive relationship which wore me down a little bit each day till I didn’t even recognise myself.