Hello there, I’m Rachel, but I guess you’d already gathered that. I’m a thirty something year old wife to one wonderful husband, Paul and a Mummy to two amazing little children, J (aged 7) and E (aged 3).
I was once a full-time teacher but after learning that we were expecting our first child, I decided to work on a part-time basis so that I could spend time with my son. Following that fate took control and decided to make me even more part-time, by that I mean redundant…Luckily I picked up some part-time teaching work fairly quickly so we got by.
A few years later after having our second child, fate seemed to take the wheel again and I found that maybe I was meant to be a stay at home Mum after all. It wasn’t a decision by choice but do you know what? I’m really glad that it worked out the way that it did looking back.
I now spend my days with my two children and a few evenings a week I pull pints to earn some extra pennies. It sounds like my life has nose-dived, but in reality it has worked out just swell. You see, I value my children far more than any career and I know that one day, when the time is right I’ll get back onto the career ladder somehow or other. Until that time I have a much more important job, being a Mum.
I have had many blogs on and offline throughout the years, I have even dabbled with vlogging but it just wasn’t my thing. I have never really felt that I’ve had anything worth writing about, until now that is… Being a Mum is a huge learning curve, it is certainly something to document, if not for the memories then for the pure comedy value.
I always believed that as parents, we are the teachers, the guides if you will. However, since having kids myself I have learnt otherwise. My kids teach me something new almost everyday, from how to do the shopping with two children running in opposite directions and ensure you still get everything on the list (impossible) to cleaning sick from the inside of a car seat which can only be described as an extra-large rubix cube that bites. Actually, come to think of it, being a parent is a bit like being on ‘The Cube’, we are set almost impossible challenges and watched by everybody as we attempt to win yet another round.
I’m not saying that being a parent is a negative thing but hell, it can be difficult at the best of times. It is also the most wonderful thing in the World (usually when you are looking at their sweet faces as they sleep with a glass of wine in one hand and junk food in the other)… No seriously, the gift of having children is truly amazing and I’m not knocking it at all. It is something that we wanted so badly and thank god that we were blessed with two amazing kids. Maybe we will be blessed with some sleep next, or is that asking too much?
The whole point of this blog is simply that I want to try to document some of the shit that really goes on behind closed doors, and also in public (yeh that…). More than likely if you are reading this, then you are also a parent and I think that sharing is caring, so if I tell you the truth, well my truths about motherhood, it is more likely to reassure you that you are doing just fine. Hell, you will probably think you are doing more than fine, it is probably going to give you a huge confidence boost and that right there, is my way of caring.
So welcome to my blog, diary, journal, random ramblings or whatever you wish to call it. I’m hoping that by documenting the day-to-day of Motherhood (that said I cannot guarantee I’ll write daily!) we can share tips, tricks and support one and other to survive the parenting journey.