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 Mary who blogs at Life with Mary Lou.
Mary lives in Newark with her husband and 5 year old son. She moved there at 18 to be with her now husband, after meeting online. Mary is a team leader in a food store part time. In her spare time she loves to crochet and read. Mary is also a pagan witch so she attends festivals and events and has lots of time in the woods. She just loves being outside.
Thanks for taking part Mary!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
Yes. I had been around little ones all my life, always being told I was a natural and would be a great mum. Naively believed that would be the case. Motherhood literally shook me, mentally, physically and emotionally. I didn’t take to it at first. And even now struggle at times with parenting and managing my mental health.
How did you feel when your children were born?
Thomas’s birth was traumatic. An assisted delivery after 33 hours labour. I was thrown into motherhood already feeling like a failure. The most basic role of a women. To reproduce and give birth and I couldn’t even do that right. I didn’t take to Thomas at first, I was under the watch of the perinatal mental assessment unit and already felt people thought I wasn’t up to the job.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
The fact that Thomas is amazing. He is bright and happy, intelligent and funny, and the most polite little chap I’ve ever known. He is quite sensitive and anxious but I’m assuming he gets them from me. But he helps lift me up on so many bad days.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
Being spewed on. Mouth, hair, the job lot! Being in a cafe and asking for red dip dip hahaha ketchup to the average person!
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
When I’m struggling mentally. I have no energy to talk or process, making myself eat feels like a mountainous task. And yet I have a mini human to care for, who won’t understand why mummy can’t play or get on the floor to read books etc
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
That he follows his dreams. Whatever they are, I want him to have he courage to go for it.
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