My story sadly isn’t uncommon. I was thrown into the big wide scary world of single parenting and although it has only been a matter of months so far, here are a few things I’ve learnt about what it’s like being a single mum (and a few secret confessions)…
Let’s face it, being busy mums it can be a struggle to afford nice beauty products after we’ve drained the bank account on all our family weekly essentials. Yet, as mums we are constantly reminded that we need to look after ourselves in order to be the very best mums we can be.
Let’s face it, our little bundles of joy don’t come with a manual and mostly from the day they are born we are winging it.
Searching for answers to our questions about sleep/play/food for our children can be so time consuming in the big wide world of Google and millions of baby books and parenting websites.
When I got the opportunity to review PicPal I must say I was quite excited. I confess I am a lover of all things ‘selfie’ related and this app is sharing/selfies/updates all rolled into one. It’s so easy to use and the app is free! (Who doesn’t love a freebie?) It’s very easy to navigate with little instructive notes that flash up helping you each step of the way to get you ready to happy snap until your hearts content.
To my darling daughter.
In two short weeks time you will be starting your first day of school. Since the day you were born, we have shared many ‘firsts’ together. I remember the sound of your very first cry, just seconds after you entered the world. I remember lying in hospital, I could hear the cries of a nursery full of newborns down the hallway but I knew exactly which was yours, even though we had only met that very same day.
Tonight, like every night, I read my daughter her bedtime stories. She chose Cinderella – a favourite for every little girly girl. We hadn’t read it in quite a while, and yet this time around with every page I read, floods of emotions filled me. With each page I turned, I found myself getting more and more frustrated. I wanted to slap stupid Cinderella in the face for being so damn naive. How could she possibly know that Prince Charming was the one for her after merely one magical night together.
I love my husband and there are lots of things I hate about him being away, Of course I miss him, but there are also some things that I secretly love! So when he goes away for business I have a few secret behaviours that I like to indulge in. Here are 10 things I love to do…
Dear wine, you understand me
We really are great friends
We like to meet up frequently
On you I can depend
Cold coffee and concealer, half brushed hair and little sleep
Tugging, pulling on my shirt, the thumps of toddler feet
A never ending list of tasks seem longer every day
And here I have a little girl who just wants me to sit and play.