Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives.
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This week our brilliant mum feature is Josie who blogs at Me, The Man and The Other.
Josie lives in Essex with her husband, her son who is 8 and her daughter who is 6. Josie has just turned 40 and she loves to read (she used to be a librarian). Josie also likes cooking, mostly cakes!
Thanks for taking part Josie!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
No, I wasn’t very keen on the idea of parenthood until I hit 30 and my biological clock kicked in!
How did you feel when your children were born?
I found the adjustment to motherhood very hard. While the birth wasn’t great, it was really the emotional side of becoming a parent I struggled with. I was diagnosed with postnatal depression when my first was about 6 weeks. I was lucky not to suffer it with my second which I think was partly because I’d got my head around being a mum by then.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
Watching them become their own person has been amazing. I love seeing them interacting with the world and making new discoveries. That, and all the cuddles!
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
Probably the time when one of them (inc. bonus) won’t say which to save them embarrassment!) was crawling around while doing a poo and they hadn’t even noticed. I really should have been trying to do something about it but couldn’t stop laughing.
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
Probably hundreds over the last 8 years! My 6 year old has developed separation anxiety and I’m desperate for it not to lead to her missing out on things because that’s what happened to me. We’re currently trying lots of different things and do seem to be making some progress but it’s really hard, particularly when I have to leave her crying at school.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
I hope they will be comfortable in their own skins and do whatever makes them happy without feeling pressurised by society.
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