Welcome to the mothershipAugust 9, 2015
Necessity is the mother of invention, and Dubai is in need of a voice that tells mums that it’s ok if you’re:
- Not wearing a bikini, heels and jewellery at a beach club a fortnight after giving birth (I’m still enthusiastically enjoying maternity leggings and the sprog is 6 months old).
- Back at work and (whisper it) bloody loving it.
- Unsure when or how you should wean/potty train/apply for schools. I haven’t read a single book apart from Baby Secrets since giving birth. If you haven’t read Baby Secrets, I can’t recommend it enough. Get it from Amazon here.
- Not signed up to Baby Sensory, Baby Swimming, Baby Massage, Baby Gymnastics, Mummy & Me coffee mornings, breastfeeding clinics, baby-led weaning workshops, baby wearing sessions etc etc etc until you’ve spent the rent on ‘education’ before the child is 2 months old.
In short, this blog is for you if you’re a busy, active mum who can’t stand small talk, crap information and twee mummy blogs who make out that mothering is all unicorns, candy floss and rose petals, instead of admitting that you can love your child so much it terrifies you, while still wanting a night in alone watching The Great British Bake Off with a double G&T or night out pretending you don’t have children.
Being a mum can be amazing, but it’s also a pain in your (newly expanded) backside sometimes.