Mummy Tag

J playing on the beach

I have been kindly nominated for the mummy tag by Claire at The Pramshed. The rules for this one are simple, answer the questions and then tag two more mummies to take part. I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about me from the answers.

Are you a Stay at Home Mummy or a Working Mummy?

I am a stay at home mummy at the moment, although I will be starting an antenatal parenting class later in the year. I am currently studying for my qualification. We felt it was a great compromise as I will be doing an evening class when daddy is at home with J and 1 day session when J is at nursery anyway. Well if I get any clients!

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Life as a stay at home mum

Mum (me) holding J's hand

I have been a stay at home mum for almost 8 months now and have absolutely loved it. So much so that I could happily continue in this role forever more. However, since that is not going to be the case in a couple of months I wanted to write about it now while I had the chance.

 

Having read Why Parenthood is Nothing Like I Imagined by The Unmumsy Mum this morning I felt inspired to write this post today (even though I have a long list of posts that I either need to finish or actually write). I tried really hard not to have an image of motherhood prior to J’s birth. It was a bit of a journey to get to his arrival and I couldn’t allow myself to jinx it by imagining all the wonderment that being a mother was finally going to bring. My sister passed away shortly before she was born and I was really scared that this would happen to J, so I protected myself as much as I could by banishing all exciting and wonderful daydreams before they could really take root.

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Good reads – Inspire & Flourish Linky #2

Good Reads Lady reading a book

Inspire & Flourish Linky

I have decided to join in with the Inspire & Flourish Linky run by Kate over at The Less Refined Mind. The linky aims to improve your DA, which is fantastic news for us bloggers! At first I thought the rules seemed a little bit complicated, but actually it is a really easy concept once you’ve had a go, so don’t be put off. The benefits are all yours!

This is week 2 and I have found it quicker than last week, but I still had to go and revisit some of the posts as I couldn’t remember who had written what. Lesson learnt! This week I will be keeping a written list. Bonus is that I get to share lots of great posts with you, my lovely readers and have a great record of them for myself in the future.

To be scientific I am going to keep an eye on my DA score over the next few weeks to see how this linky impacts it (after all that is why it was set up). My current DA is 19. Hopefully I will see that rise soon 🙂 and I will let you know.

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Good reads – Inspire and Flourish Linky #1

Good Reads Lady reading a book

Inspire & Flourish Linky

I have decided to join in with the Inspire & Flourish Linky run by Kate over at The Less Refined Mind. The linky aims to improve your DA, which is fantastic news for us bloggers! At first I thought the rules seemed a little bit complicated, but actually it is a really easy concept once you’ve had a go, so don’t be put off. The benefits are all yours!

 

This week I have found it takes a little longer than a conventional linky, but I think that is because it was new and I had to keep checking, but I am sure that next week will be much quicker. Bonus is that I get to share lots of great posts with you, my lovely readers and have a great record of them for myself in the future.

 

To be scientific I am going to keep an eye on my DA score over the next few weeks to see how this linky impacts it (after all that is why it was set up). My current DA is 19. Hopefully I will see that rise soon 🙂 and I will let you know.

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Dad

Dad and I in Central Park, New York in 1999
I should be sleeping, but instead I am crying; salty tears making crooked pathways down my cheeks. I don’t know where this will take me but I feel the need to write so here I am; sat on my phone in the darkness. My dad passed away 12 years ago tomorrow (3rd July).

 

Every year, I find myself back in my early twenties; I was still a child despite my age. My father’s death was a real awakening into pain and suffering and adulthood; something that my parents had protected me from for so long. I had been so lucky to have a really happy childhood, to be innocent and naive, safe and sheltered. Don’t mistake me, I knew pain and suffering existed and I was so outraged about it that I studied a degree that was focused on preventing poverty and genocide and helping refugees. It is just I had never felt that pain.
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