I’m so excited to introduce my new resident guest blogger to you. My wonderfully lovely sister-in-law. She is probably one of the most caring and kind people I know, but has been through a tough time over the last 3 years and she’s here to share her story with you.
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That is one of the many names I go by. But I do prefer Stevie and I am mother to wonderful little creatures; Indiana Kidd and Arabella Scout.
I want to pretend that I am this all knowing parent who can offer advice at the drop of the hat, but on a daily basis I’m more of the sort of person to question whether I put deodorant on before the school run, did I pack an emergency nappy if potty training goes horribly wrong, and in all honesty am I doing a good enough job? Yep I’m neurotic and that has only increased as my children have grown. The answers in which I naively thought I would have, I’m afraid have not been delivered to me just yet.
Like many parents I’m just trying to make it day by day without a hitch. So before anything further about myself, here are my true muses;
Indiana Kidd- Five (nearly six) years old and full of life. This one does not miss a beat, his energy sometimes exhausts me but I’m thankful that he is an inquisitive, imaginative, explorative soul- gosh that’s lot of adjectives, but hey if you can’t gush about your kids? Oh did I also mention he has a diagnosis of ADHD. Not an important piece of information to know, but incase I sound like I’m giving him a hard time he does have some sort of exception.
Arabella Scout- Three years old and full of sass? Am I raising a teenager? Hell yes! Ah she loves makeup, dolls, handbags and generally anything girly. Much to our surprise. She is a lady and with that she can be a bit of a well….hmmm. She is bold and I can’t help but laugh my way through the day with her, she cannot hide her disgust and disappointment if I get out of line- something seems off here; isn’t it supposed to be the other way round?
Well anyway, I currently live in Essex although I’m a Suffolk girl at heart. My hobbies, well I don’t know if I can class binge watching Buffy consistently as a hobby. Maybe accomplishment is the right word. No, really, at a push I enjoy yoga- that’s literal, I desperately need someone to push me into those shapes, my current yogi buddy is MIA so I would appreciate someone to stream Yoga with Adriene on YouTube with me. I like eating, like everything about it, cooking, baking, putting on a spread- I love it, and that’s also why I’m desperate to join Weight Watchers again – I just can’t help myself (putting cheese on everything I consume).
Something else about me
I am a sufferer of depression, have been since the birth of my daughter and still am today! I do not have any qualms in admitting that! I’m proud to govern my mental health, addressing it rather than hiding it. It’s as much a part of me, well…I don’t really know where I was going with this, it’s a part of me, I guess that’s it.
AND I have a wonderful husband who indulges my neurosis and helps me normalise everything that I question about myself, he is my soulmate and my hero.
But mostly my world consists of my family. They are my world, my inspiration, my drive, they are who I try and impress but needn’t have as to them I am perfect.