Author: motherbluffer

The Mother of All Nights

For the past few weeks, Gem and I have been busy annoying the crap out of various people in Bath to get an amazing fundraising evening sorted. And we’ve only gone and fucking done it! HURRAH! On May 11, we’re inviting all you lovely ladies to…

Back to work blues

If someone asked me to choose my favourite ‘me as a mum’ picture, it would be this one. An odd choice some might say given that I look like an semi-naked extra from The Walking Dead. But there’s method in my madness, promise. I took this…

New starter

I feel like I spend my life worrying about how Rex will be affected by various events in his life. I’m his mum, I want to protect him and keep him safe, so I prepare everything for him, no matter what the situation, to make sure…

Maternity clobber – my top picks

Ask any of my friends to describe me and I’d put good money on not one of them saying ‘ ‘fashionable’. I was the very uncool kid at secondary school being ridiculed for still wearing my Clark’s shoes with the ‘magic’ key on the sole in…

Intrusive thoughts

Today’s topic is one I’ve ummed and ahhed a lot about talking about publicly. But experience tells me that I’m often not alone in certain thoughts since having Rex. And, boy, if there was ever a subject I hope I’m not flying solo on, it’s intrusive…

7 ways I love myself

Love it or want to stick two fingers up to it, Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. But before you reach for the sick bucket, never fear, I’m not about to start listing all the things I love about my other half. Mainly because it…

Returning to work jitters

Rex turned eight months on Saturday and I’m sat in bed wondering where the hell that time has gone. In the past I’ve heard other mums say things like ‘oh how did you get so big?!’ and ‘how are you six months old already?’ to their…

Open Space fundraiser – the results are in!

So last week, myself and 18 amazing women were preparing for MB’s first fundraiser, and, if I do say so myself, we absolutely smashed it. The atmosphere was brilliant, everyone was super-charged and ready to go – even one of my friends who is seemingly incapable…

Strong Mother campaign

In the first few weeks of Rex’s life (outside the womb), much of my contact with the outside world came via social media. And since then I have come to have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. It’s been an amazing tool in helping…

Surviving (or not) postnatal depression

After weeks of feeling like I was getting on top of everything, yesterday things took a turn for the worse, as my swollen puffy eyes will currently confirm. That’s the thing with depression, I’ve found, it lets you think you’re doing ok for a while and…