About This Mamma


Welcome to my little piece of the internet... I’m Michelle; a designer, creative, Tom’s wife and Mummy to twin boys Charlie and Harry. I enjoy drinking gin by the river and barbecuing in the garden when the sun comes out. I’m a wannabe interior designer, writer and domestic goddess – with varying levels of success and credibility!

When you have kids your priorities massively change – which is exactly as it should be. When you have two at the same time, as a first-time-Mum, learning on the job about how to manage and how to get the ‘baby/you’ balance right is twice as hard, and it’s so easy to lose yourself in it all. My boys are my world; they come first, second, third, fourth; and in turn I have now slipped to last, which is only to be expected when these little time-stealers leave you hardly any space to see friends, wash your hair or do your make up. Sometimes finding time to wee is difficult. If we’re having a day out and I'm rushing around getting ready, it’s my breakfast that’s skipped, my jacket that’s forgotten. Rather me than them of course, but the affects of this are starting to make me feel as if I’m letting myself go a bit too much. I don’t eat properly or exercise – I don’t take the time to look after myself on the inside or outside. That needs to change, or I at least need to try. This blog is my way of doing that. Somewhere to give myself a purpose as Michelle rather than just Mum. All while still being able to embrace my life with my boys.

Now I’ve finished work and my ‘me’ time is down to zero, I find myself in need of an outlet; a place to gather my thoughts and ideas and hopefully promote some self-worth and motivation; to encourage myself with some health and well-being goals, and maybe even help others who want to do the same. 

Being a Mum is the biggest catch-22 of them all – the most lovely and hardest of things all rolled into one. I genuinely wouldn’t change it for the world, my boys are incredible and I’m seriously lucky, but it can be isolating, daunting and at times overwhelming. So I’ve come to realise (better late than never!) how important it is to make some time to step back and give yourself a break – physically and mentally. I don’t get out of the house much so this blog, my writing, will be my ‘getting out’ time. I want this to be my space, my platform really, a place I can go to let off steam, have a rant, say it how it is when the shit gets real. And if anyone is reading this, then that’s a huge bonus. Thank you if you are, stay as long as you can and I hope you enjoy and maybe even smile at what you read. 

Michelle

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