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 Jemma who blogs at Jemma Malone.
Jemma is about to turn 26, lives in Lincolnshire, UK, and has an almost 8 year old boy, 4 year old girl and a baby girl due in March. She’s been married to her American hubby for almost 8 years. Jemma is a professional nail technician and makeup artist. Jemma loves blogging and vlogging in her spare time on all things parenting, lifestyle and beauty.
Thanks for taking part Jemma!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
Yes. I always thought I would have a big family.
How did you feel when your children were born?
I was a young mum when my son was born and it was all a bit traumatic for us both. He ended up being a forceps delivery after we had been rushed into theatre for an emergency c-section. My daughter was the complete opposite, though. With her, I had the most amazing birth from start to finish. I’m hoping for the same experience with this bundle of joy.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
Experiencing my children grown up into the mini humans they’re becoming.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
When my son was 2 he was playing between our large french doors and the curtains. He was singing along to himself and generally nattering so we left him to it. When he emerged from the curtains, it became quite clear that he had done a pooh in his pull up and had smeared it all over the windows, curtains, floor, HIMSELF! I was mortified. I didn’t know where to go first! He found it hysterical though!
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
Oh many! I would be lying if I said there wasn’t. I suppose the biggest challenge for myself as a mother, was again with my son. When he had just turned two, him and I moved back to America (where we were living with his daddy) to settle back in the UK. His daddy was to follow once he had been approved for his visa. This took about 9-10 months. I was essentially a single parent for those months and it was so difficult. My son can be very testing, but we found ways to cope and it’s made us stronger as a team.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
For them to be happy. As long as they stay true to themselves and are happy then I am too.
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