I’ve mentioned previously that I am no green thumb. In fact, I’m a known serial plant-killer. Unintentionally, of course! But that doesn’t stop me from liking plants and flowers. I’d love to have a pretty garden, in place of the unflattering foliage that the previous owners of our house put in when they “The Block-ed” it.
My love for education began in kindergarten. I used to come home on a Monday afternoon and sit down to do my homework. The rule in our house was that we had to do our homework each afternoon first, before we could do “fun things”. I would complete my week’s homework tasks in the one sitting on Mondays … Not only did I like learning new things, but I quickly caught on to the “fun things” rule – if I did all my homework on the first day, I could just do fun stuff for the rest of the week! Yes, I was a bit of a smarty pants …
The first thing I thought of for this prompt was the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. You know … “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!”. These days, I seem to be late for pretty much everything. It’s remarkable when I manage to arrive somewhere on time … but it’s usually because I aim to leave much earlier than I really need to!
When the little man first came along, we soon discovered that it takes about half an hour longer to pack the car than it did before. It takes some time to get used to. After a while, I started pre-packing things the night before, when we needed to get somewhere we really couldn’t be late to. This has helped a lot, but sometimes we’re still late!
Funnily enough, today I put a deposit on my very first car! So this topic comes at the perfect time. I actually spent a lot of yesterday researching different makes and models. There’s so much to choose from!
It’s funny how many considerations there are now. I never really needed my own car before, but I always imagined what sort of features I would like if I ever got one. I wanted a cute car, in a nice colour, nothing too big so it’s easy to park. Now, with a little person in tow, those things are out the window. I’m a mum, I need a suitable car. That said, I didn’t want to have a “mum car” – a boring model, with an ugly shape. I still wanted something that’s “me”.
I had originally planned a post about intuition about your baby’s sex during pregnancy, but given today’s events, I thought I’d write about my baby instead. My poor little man somehow caught a gastro bug and hasn’t had a very nice day today. Yesterday, he didn’t seem to have much of an appetite for solids, but I put it down to him not being entirely sure about this lumpy food business (he’s just moved onto the 8 months food, which has smooth lumpy bits in it, from the pureed 6 months food). But today, he was irritable and sleepier than usual.
I’m super excited to take part in my first daily challenge! Blogtober popped up on my radar at just the right time, when I found myself in a slump with my blog productivity. I’d been on a roll and suddenly everything was on top of me, with so many things to do and not enough time to do them! I made a spreadsheet to keep track of guest posts, planned blogs, and various other blog-related tasks, so now I’m getting back on top of things.
I guess that brings me to the first thing I can tell you about me: I’m organised. I love planning – holidays, parties, degrees, purchases, renovations, everything! I started this blog because I kept encountering conflicting “mummy advice” and wanted a place to share my thoughts and experiences as a new mum. My passion is writing, and I am thoroughly enjoying producing content for this blog.
The excitement that I am overcome with, when nominated for these blogger awards is unexplainable. It is truly an amazing honor. I want to give a huge “Thank You!” to Amy Tyrrell with her blog Yukon Mama of 4 for nominating my blog for the “Bloggers Recognition Award.”
I originally started this blog after receiving one too many bits of conflicting advice. It frustrated and confused me to have so many sources telling me different “correct” ways of caring for my baby. As I’ve mentioned before, this made me realise that every mum and every baby is different, and each of us needs to do what’s best for our child and our situation.
So often we read and hear horror stories about birthing experiences. While these need to be shared, they can also introduce fear or concern for expectant mothers. Let’s try to balance the scales a little by sharing positive birth stories!
Did you have a positive birth where everything went smoothly and as planned?
Perhaps your birth experience didn’t go as planned but you have some positive aspects you prefer to focus on?
If you’d like to write a guest post for this series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yesterday I got a message from WordPress, saying that it’s been a month since I started this blog:
I was surprised that it had already been that long – it certainly doesn’t feel like it, which, I guess, is a good sign. maintaining this blog doesn’t feel like work, and looking into different ways of improving it and getting it out there for mummy bloggers to read is actually pretty exciting!