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 Samantha who blogs at Stressed Mum.
Samantha is 51 and lives in Surrey with her husband and daughter. She also have two stepsons who are older and now have children of their own. Samantha says she is lucky to be able to work from home as she looks after her daughter who has a chronic illness.
Thanks for taking part Samatha!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
I think I have although did not realise how much until I suffered my first miscarriage, and then it was something I desperately wanted to do.
How did you feel when your children were born?
I was on cloud 9, I had a lot of heartbreak on my journey to become a Mum and could not believe I was holding and gazing at my daughter. The birth was quite traumatic but worth it.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
Probably all the usual things when their first milestones, that bond you have that no one can break where only Mum will do.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
Oh my 3 have come up with some classics. We went for an Indian meal when they boys were younger, and my youngest stepson in the middle of a crowded restaurant at the top of his voice asked me why the man was brown, you could hear a pin drop as I explained about people with different coloured skin etc, the waiter came up and my stepson said its not fair I want to be that colour at least it made everyone laugh.
Another time with my Daughter I was shopping and she was in the trolley when she pipes up Mummy why has that lady only got one leg, I hadn’t even seen her, I don’t think the woman was too impressed as she tutted and gave me an awful look but my daughter was about 2 at the time and they question everything at that age. I learnt very quickly to guage if she was going to say anything and would tell her to just be quiet until they had passed and then ask questions.
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
Yes my Daughter has had a chronic illness for 4 years and it breaks my heart daily to see her suffer and not be able to make things better for her, when she was little calpol and a cuddle would be all she needed.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
My boys are doing ok so for them just to be happy, for my Daughter to recover and live a normal life.
You can find Samantha online here…
Twitter – @stressedmum01
Facebook – @StressedMum
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