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 Jaki who blogs at Jaki Jellz. Jaki lives just outside of Stratford upon Avon. She’s 36 (sssh!), and works part time, in the mornings managing social media for a law firm. Jaki has one child, aged 5 and she’s been married for 7 years this year. Jaki blogs and lives on social media in the very little spare time she has! Jaki says she loves to sit down of an evening and watch tv or a good film.
Thanks for taking part Jaki!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
No. It wasn’t until I got married and my husband started talking about it seriously. I was never maternal, but in hindsight, it was the making of me.
How did you feel when your children were born?
Smitten. I was told by my midwife that it was a ‘textbook birth’ and she was gutted she didn’t have a student in with her because they are so rarely that straight forward. I was very lucky. It was all over quite quickly too. I can remember just seeing him and instantly falling in love.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
Watching him grow into this little human capable of such kindness and compassion. I have to pinch myself sometimes and tell myself that he really is mine and I made him! Amazing!
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
Looking back I can remember having a right mare with my pram when he was weeks old and going for a hearing test. I couldn’t get the damn thing to go up! It wasn’t funny at the time but now i can laugh at it. And the funniest day to day moments are the one liners my little man comes out with. He’s so witty and observant – perhaps a comedian in the making?!
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
At five, coming six my little one has developed a little bit of an attitude. I blame school. I know a lot of other parents have said the same thing so I know it’s not a solitary case and is likely to be quite normal. It is hard but at the same time I try and tell myself that he is still only small and is adapting to life as a schoolboy now and not the little toddler that he once was.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
I just want, more than anything for him to be happy with his lot. If he can continue to be grateful for what he has and learn the value of money, I hope he will live a contented and fulfilled life.
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