So this first blog post is a lot more daunting than I expected as I feel a bit like I’m putting myself out there to the world! As a teacher, I know now how my students feel when they are staring at the blank piece of paper on which I expect them to create something profound! That is why, for now at least, I will be blogging under a veil of anonymity, as a bit of anxiety driven self-preservation I guess.
A bit about me: I’m a new mummy who is currently on maternity leave enjoying every second with my beautiful baby boy. He is 14 weeks old at time of writing and an absolute dream; I adore him- I’m sure that’s something I’ve instantly got in common with other mummas out there! (Might blog about that actually…). I am a teacher, I am happily married and I live in rural Wales.
I decided to start this blog because I gave up my hobbies when I became a mumma so I thought this would be a good new project for me. Don’t get me wrong, I am busy enough looking after my precious offspring, but when he’s napping and I’ve finished gazing at him I find myself itching for something to get stuck in to which is what brought me here. Also I thought it would be a good distraction from the rest of the internet, which can be a scary place for a mumma! (Might blog about that as well… seems I’ve got a lot to say after all, whether or not it’s interesting remains to be seen!)
The name for the blog came from suddenly being referred to as ‘Mumma’ instead of my actual name! It struck me that I now have a whole new identity, job to do and person to be which seems quite exciting. I don’t know how I’ve become ‘Mumma’ rather than ‘Mummy’, just seems to have gone that way.
I don’t claim to be an expert on mummahood- quite the opposite! I am in no way here to offer advice! Just here to share my tumultuous experiences in mummahood, vent and pass the time during naps mostly I suppose. Hopefully what I’ve got to say might lead to a few other mummas joining me on the journey, would be nice to have company along the way!