Since becoming a Mother, I’ve come to realise that I’ve lost a little of my happy-go-lucky attitude. In my mission to make sure everything is perfect for E, where once I would stumble over and ignore little niggles and frustrations, shrugging my shoulders and getting on with life, I now find myself drowning in anxiety, fear, and apprehension. Read more
So, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I think the female servant, Mama Mama, has gone a little looney. And I don’t mean in an adorable Roger Rabbit kind of way. I think she may actually have lost her marbles. Read more
How lonely do you feel as a Mum?
A survey conducted by Channel Mum found that more than 90% of Mums in the UK admitted to feeling lonely since having children.
This survey, which asked 2,025 mothers a number of questions about their roles as Mothers, also showed that 54% admitted they felt more “friendless” since giving birth.
- 1 in 4 working families and 1 in 3 working mothers use grandparents for childcare
- 63% of all grandparents with grandchildren under 16 help out with childcare
- 1 in 5 grandmothers provide at least 10 hours a week of childcare
- the proportion of grandparents who are of working age is set to grow as the retirement age gradually rises
This week was the first real time my life as a Mother and my life as an Administration Assistant challenged each other.
Baby E became ill, and I had a dilemma; do I send her into day-care (knowing that she wasn’t contagious, nor was she vomiting) and go into work? Or, do I stay at home and look after her?
A lot of you are probably screaming at the screen right now, “Of course you stay home!”, “How is this a dilemma?”, “YOU’RE A MOTHER FOR GAWD’S SAKE!” Read more