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 Michelle from Time and Pence.
Michelle is a 40 something work from home mum and wife living in Warwickshire. As a family Michelle says they love the great outdoors and spend time together walking and cycling when they can. Michelle loves finding ways to make and save money which is mainly what she blogs about and her plan is to retire early to spend more time doing the things they love.
Thanks for taking part Michelle!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
Yes absolutely, it never crossed my mind that I wouldn’t be.
How did you feel when your children were born?
Blessed. I met my husband late and when we decided to start a family we found it difficult to conceive and after 3 years of trying we did two rounds of IVF and one IUI and failed. At that point I was told the devastating news I would probably never conceive. A few months later I conceived naturally! I can’t begin to tell you the happiness we felt. Unfortunately I had a difficult birth with an emergency C-section but he arrived safely in the end.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
Watching my son grow up into a thoughtful, caring and affectionate person fills me with pride every day.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
Too many to mention as my son is a constant joker! My favourite is a couple of years ago when we were having a water fight in the back garden. He got fed up with the the water gun and filled a small bucket, cornered me and threw it all over me. Needless to say, he won!
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
My son was diagnosed with severe eczema and allergies as a baby and this has honestly been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with in my life. Unless you have cared for anyone with severe eczema, the sleepless nights, the bandages and the sheer trauma are impossible to explain.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
That my son grows out of his allergies and his eczema by the time he reaches adulthood and no longer has to suffer. Also that he is just happy with himself and life.
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