Brilliant Mum Feature Week 114
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 Amy who blogs at Living the Harmon Life.
Amy is a 26 year old mum to two (Stanley 6 and Delilah 2) and their fur baby, little Peggy the miniature Dachshund. Amy is married to the most hardworking man and lives happily in Essex. When they aren’t out exploring their village, they spend my time making handmade clothes and raiding fabric shops.
Thanks for taking part Amy!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
I think secretly the answer is yes I couldn’t wait for a little human to love me unconditionally but on the outside I was not maternal at all and everyone was super shocked when we announced our pregnancy as I had never even held a baby!
How did you feel when your children were born?
When my son was born I think I was in shock for the first 6 months of his life. Unplanned pregnancy and I had only just turned 20. I didn’t have the first clue about parenthood and hated the new body I had been left with.
When my daughter was born I still felt shock (I think mainly because of the severe anaemia I suffered with throughout the pregnancy but it was a much shorter period of shock. She fitted right in with our day to day life and I recovered from the labour a lot quicker this time round.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
As a mum very small experiences provide a huge feeling of reward. The fact that Stanley has started school and is surrounded by lovely friends and many, many Girlfriends!! Proves that I have done a great job so far in raising a lovely little boy.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
My daughter is obsessed with ‘Blow offs!’ Every Wednesday we go for lunch with Nanny and Delilah religiously tells everyone in the restaurant that she’s done a ‘blow off!’ On the school run I bent down to pick up my daughter and split the bum on my jeans. I had to walk all the way home with her pink blanket wrapped around me like a cape and half the school Mums saw my underwear.
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
Raising a daughter! Raising my daughter has been a much more stressful experience than raising my son and she’s only 2! When they say no two children are the same they definitely aren’t lying! My 2 couldn’t be more different from each other if they tried. I never had to deal with a tantrum in public with my little boy but with Delilah this happens regularly. And the first couple of times I wanted the ground to swallow me up.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
I hope that they grow up completely innocent. That any of our worries as parents and adults are not brought onto our children. If we are ever struggling with worries I never want for them to know and always remember a happy childhood. In adulthood I just hope that they are happy! Im not worried about whether they are rich or have degrees or what kind of relationship they have. I just want for them both to be happy.
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