Twelve months ago I had never considered blogging, in fact I wasn’t considering much. My third child had just clamoured out of the sun roof, my c section scar was slowly growing an infection that would cause it to erupt within a couple of weeks and life was lovely in some respects but also incredibly challenging.
For the first time since having children I felt a dark cloud settle over me, I struggled to find my happy place. I adored my beautiful baby and loved seeing more of the twins but everything was so bloody hard. Trying to breastfeed a little one, play with the bigger two, wash the clothes, sweep the floor, and hoover the bedrooms suddenly seemed like momentous tasks and I couldn’t cope and that pained me more than anything.
I hated admitting it; for anyone who gained an insight into me through this blog you may summarise correctly that I am a pretty resourceful individual, I am get on with things and I can put a brave face on it. To say I was drowning in smelly socks and breast pumps was social suicide as far as I was concerned.
He who helped create them was great, but also I found a lot of solace in a blog. I avidly read my friends blog whenever it appeared in my Facebook stream. I didn’t really ‘get’ blogging but I loved to read what Eliza and Tilly were up to over on my friend’s blog: it’s a mummy’s life.. Plus reading about how another mother really felt inside made me see that not achieving wonder woman status within three months was perfectly normal and not all bad.
Itsamummyslife showed me it was ok to adore and celebrate your children and still feel down and it was through the encouragement of the author that I decided to take the plunge and write my own words and find a way to release the tension that was starting to shrivel me up inside.
For me blogging became an outlet a way to turn really stressful situations into things I could laugh at, where I could poke fun at myself rather than weep in exhaustion. My sarcasm is never meant to offend and when people comment saying it has made them laugh out loud then it gives me a nice fuzzy feeling inside.
My point is though had it not been for Holly and her support both on the blog, on text, on twitter and on a bike in centre parks it may have taken longer for the dark cloud to shift and the rainbow to shine.
So I want to pay it back; to say thanks to a friend for helping me through long days with a new baby last summer.
As well as writing a simply awesome blog Holly has recently followed her heart and left the corporate world to set up her own business in the form of Mabel and Milo. A beautiful online shop that sells a gorgeous, handpicked collection of contemporary products with a nostalgic twist. Mabel and Milo have some beautiful and very individual clothing from brands such as Ella & Otto, Helen Gordon, Kite Kids and Aunty Ollie. If you are expecting a new addition or have young children there will be something that takes your eye on this site.
Mabel and Milo is a fabulous example of bloody hard work and I for one wish Holly all the success in the world with her new business launch. If you could pop over and have a look at the site that would be simply fabulous and if any other bloggers want to carry the badge whilst the site gets the recognition it deserves then that would be bloody fantastic.
Holly – I hope this post gets you a bit of traffic from my little blog and I wish you all the success in the world in your new business, and I hope him indoors is being supportive by cooking and washing up.
For the record, this post is not sponsored not am I reviewing a product nor have I been incentivised in any way. Holly the creator of Mabel and Milo is simply a lovely person that I would like to see do well so she can spend more time with the lovely Eliza and Tilly. Please have a look at her new site.