This time last year I had just started the blog, and by just started I mean literally a few days before I had written my first few posts about life with a toddler and a two month old and well the obvious; my lack of sleep. I somehow at 3am stumbled across #blogtober 16 and in my sleep deprived state decided I would join in and write a post a day (or night, as I wrote as I nursed my youngest) every day in October. Somehow, and I’m still not sure how (although I did get lots of chance to write as I was up ALOT) I managed to do it and I did indeed write a blog every single day. Skip forward a year and I have again probably against my better judgement decided to take part inΒ #Blogtober17 . I had grand plans of being organised and having most posts written before the month even started. I have in fact written zero posts in advance so far. Let the winging it and stream of conscious writing commence!

So our first prompt is All About Me. Well hi, I am Fee. 31 years old and currently typing this in the bathroom on my phone as I brush my teeth with my other free hand and listen out for the kids strangling each other. I have a three year old son called Aiden and a 15 month old daughter (that’s a one year old) called Faye. I also have a husband type man (no official) called Keith. I wasn’t sure where to begin when talking all about me so I asked my nearest and dearest. Aiden I said, describe Mummy with one word. What is describe? Ok, when you think of Mummy what do you think of? Mummy, Ironman is up really high on the table!! Yeah ok son. Keith, how about you? Patient! Faye’s response to the question was a high pitched squeal… I think they all love me?

I find I often describe myself with things I achieved in the past. I say, I use to be a CEO. I use to manage thousand seater arts venues. I achieved two Master degrees. I also find myself saying I’m “just” a stay at home Mum at the moment. Apologising for it and insisting I WILL return to work. Well I really WILL return to work at some point because I actually always loved the jobs I did before I had my kid’s but I really should stop feeling like I need to apologise about my current “work” status. We do what works for us. Sometimes it doesn’t work and I am desperate to get back to my career but most of the time I realise I am extremely extremely lucky to be able to spend all this time with my little children because they are only little for such a short amount of time. I am more than a Mum but being a Mum makes up a huge huge part of who I am, right now and forever more.

If you too are crazy enough, why not join us and try and write a post a day for #blogtober17 Just head over to Hex Mum to get all the info and join the Linky.

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10 thoughts on “A – All About Me”

  1. I’m really nervous as this is my first blogtober! I get similar responses when I ask my family to describe me – in fact Lily just said “always wanting more sleep” – she’s not wrong!

  2. Being a mum is the best, most rewarding and most underpaid job ever Haha! I love all these posts and reading all about people and their lives! Look forward to reading more. Well done for completing it last year!

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  3. I really lolled when you asked your little boy to describe you, it sounded exactly like what my 7 year old would say! haha – I often feel the same when people ask what I do, it feels like a bit of a grey area to say you are ‘just a Mum’ when it really shouldn’t be! Keep up the lovely work. Happy #Blogtober17 πŸ™‚ x

  4. Can totally relate to the ‘just a mum’ thing, although it’s perhaps easier for me as I had no real career before kids – but then I feel pressure to eventually ‘prove myself’ if you know what I mean? Sounds like you had an amazing career you should be proud of and like you say, this is such a short time in the grand scheme of things. #Blogtober17

  5. Haha I love it when people ask their kids for opinions on them, they give the best answers πŸ™‚ I’m flying by the seat of my pants here too, nothing pre written yet. If I get chance I might try to get a few ahead of myself. Fingers crossed!

  6. Welcome back! Thanks for deciding to take part in #Blogtober17. I used to be the same as you, always playing down staying home to look after the children, but then I realised (especially now my eldest has just started university) that they grow up so quickly and I want to be there for every moment and not miss a thing, so work outside of the home will just have to wait!
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