I started writing a book this week. Not sure what it will end up about exactly but this is how it started 🙂 From these words, this website and project has been born. This is my why, from my heart to yours.
What do I want you, a fellow human mum, to know?
I want you to know that you are perfect.
As you are.
That you are doing an incredible job.
That everything you need to know about how to raise healthy happy awesome kids is already inside you.
I want you to know that no matter what shit life throws at you, you have what you need to be able to carry on living and loving.
I want you to know that you are not broken.
You don’t need fixing.
That you are more than good enough.
I want you to know these things because they are true.
They are life changing.
They are sanity – saving.
I wish I had known them when I was starting out as a fresh faced mother. Or not so fresh faced as it happened – more like puffy, baggy eyed and snotty faced!
Pre birth, well, pre – pregnancy in fact, I thought that the mere knowledge I was becoming a mother would make me get my shit together.
That I’d eat only healthy food, drink tons of water and take up maternity yoga. All of these would help me morph into a zen – goddess, super prepared and committed to an only-the-best-for-my-child version of myself.
The pregnancy itself should have been enough to show me that my head full of expectations was as bonkers as a box of frogs but no. It took 2 babies, almost 8 years and a whole lot of life, for me to finally see that I am never going to be a perfect, skinny, rich and got-her-shit-together MILF.
Not without a little surprise, despite these apparent failures, I now discover that I’ve never been happier.
This is my story.
My hope is that you see your story in mine and that reading it brings forth your hope.
The light in me, honours the light in you and is sending you the most biggest cwtch*.
We have got this!
Now let’s go shine.
All my love,
*a cwtch is a cuddle or hug in Welsh 🙂