Ok, well here it goes I am taking the plunge and writing my first post. I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a while now, but have only just decided to take the plunge. I am new to this game and quite honestly don’t really know what I am doing so please take it easy on me!
If you are reading this, you will mostly be seeing posts about being a first time mum to my daughter little R – as she takes up the majority of my time! But hopefully you will also get to read posts about food, travel and anything else I consider fun! So to start, a little about me. I am an Aussie currently living in Canada – we have just moved from Alberta to Ontario. I am mum to one stubborn, amazing nearly 2 year old and a one eyed husky with a serious case of separation anxiety, wife to fellow Aussie, coffee lover, wine drinker, food enthusiast and exercise admirer.
Taking the plunge
The idea to start blogging firstly came about after the birth of my daughter, I remember getting home from hospital and being thrown into this world that I thought I was ready for but was absolutely not! I had done all of the pre-natal classes, knew what to expect (or thought I did) for the labour but once I got home I had NO IDEA how often babies needed milk and how little they actually slept. I remember being up at night those first few days googling ‘when do babies sleep through the night’ and to my horror the internet was telling me I had to wait months! MONTHS! I was only a few days in and I was struggling. Little did I know months was quite a loose guideline, it was more like a year or even more… I started to feel very alone and like I was the only one experiencing this because no one seemed to talk openly and honestly about some of the hard times.
One of my main purposes here is to do just that, be open and honest about the challenges of parenting, while acknowledging that this ‘challenge’ as I called it is the best decision I ever made and little R brings so much happiness to my life, I couldn’t imagine something more rewarding than the challenge of being her mum. So hopefully I can shed some humour, honesty and light on this whole motherhood did – with the very big disclaimer that I have NO IDEA still what I am doing. Little R and I (and my hubby of course!) take it one day at a time and I probably screw up more times than I care to admit but little R has been pretty forgiving so far!
There you have it, that is my intro, a bit about me. Stay tuned for my next post 😉