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 Geraldine from It’s Ethan and Me.
Geraldine says: “I am Ger, wife to D and mother to our three boys, Ethan, J and D. I am fixer of toys, kisser of bruised knees, doctor , nurse, PA, occupational therapist , speech and langauage therapist , physio therapist, key financial adviser five and now a proud fur baby mammy to Lola. We live on the west coast of beautiful Ireland, Galway. I have been writing all my life, three years ago I began to write publicly and haven’t looked back since. I have won best new blog , had many of my pieces published all over the world and most recently had my first short story published in an actual book!”
Thanks for taking part Ger!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
I think so. I never really gave it too much thought at the time, as I was a young mammy, but looking back now, I think I always wanted a handful of kiddies.
How did you feel when your children were born?
I have had three different experiences when birthing my boys. My first was all natural and it scared the life out of me but clearly not enough as my second was a birth with all the medications they could possibly give me (at my request!) and my third was an emergency c-section, which was definitely the hardest birth of all. With each birth I felt pure and utter love for the little being I had co-created. Each time I swore never again too!
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
Being a mammy to my eldest boy especially. He’s taught me so much and prepared me for so much. Because of him, his brothers have a very different childhood to most kiddies. I don’t sweat the small stuff ; if they are happy and healthy , thats were I keep my focus , most of the time.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
My eldest running away from me as his pull-up was falling down; he had done a number two and everyone in the park could probably smell it.
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
Yes. My eldest has Hunter Syndrome and sometimes people can be cruel. One man once asked me to shut the ‘F’ up.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
Each are different. For my eldest I hope he sees another christmas , then i hope another Easter and so on . For my younger boys , I hope that they are able to cope with the reality of having a brothers who’s terminally ill. I just want my boys to be able to find the funny and know that I did my best to make thier childhood as ‘normal’ as my heart could let me.
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