About

Well, Hello! I’m so flattered that you’re here and keen to know more about me!

Imperfect Mummy. The place to find only realistic parenting informationOk, well since you asked, here are 7 fascinating facts… 😉

  • I was born in the UK, spent the first 20 years of my life there and am moving the whole family back in the beginning of 2019
  • I now live in Sydney with my Aussie hubby
  • I have a teenage step son, a 6 year old, 4 year old and 1 year old.
  • I am currently obsessed with Gossip Girl (10 years late, I know!)
  • I try my best to live as low tox as possible but it’s so bloody hard!
  • I LOVE food. Like, if I’m not eating then I’m at least thinking about what I can eat next.
  • I love a good game of Super Mario however my 6 year old is starting to beat me at it.

I created this blog as there seems to be so much pressure out in the world – whether it be on the web, through the millions of parenting books we think we need or from fellow parents – that we need to be perfect parents.

There were two moments for me that I felt I was completely failing as a Mother and the first was before my eldest was even born! I was reading an article about how you need to set up the nursery. It said that you need to have a basin within arms reach of the baby’s change table. I remember feeling devastated as we were in a rental and there was no way we could install a basin (not that we would have even if we owned the house!)

The next time was following one of the many times that I was struggling to get my eldest to sleep. I was reading a sleep book that explained that if a child doesn’t sleep properly then they are more likely to face drug and crime related issues when they are older. Seriously!!! I actually panicked that due to my in-capabilities my son was going to be a drug addicted criminal!

Being a Mother is damn hard. Growing up I never had dreams of any particular career. All that was important to me was finding a Hubby and having hundreds (or maybe just 2 or 3) children. I always thought that I would just give birth and it would all Mothering skills would come naturally. They didn’t of course. There was no manual and the perfect routines of waking at 7 am, having regular feeds and naps through out the day and then a nice relaxing bedtime that I read about in all the books just weren’t true. My son napped anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours. He sometimes woke in the night 4 times, sometimes 14 times and feeds, my goodness – were each taking up to 2 hours each time!

Through this blog I want to create a place to be realistic about Motherhood and it’s difficulties and struggles in a positive way. Not a place to moan, judge or complain but more to just feel that by not getting it 100% right all the time your Children still stand a good chance or growing up into normal human beings.

 

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