5 THINGS I SIMPLY DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT NOW THAT I'M A MUM

When I had Madi, I felt like I was still on top of stuff - I was able to get ready in the mornings, cook decent meals and make sure the house was tidy every night before bed. Now that I'm a mother of 2 (very adorable) cyclonic children who (love each other very much) fight like two drunk girls who want the same podium at Birdees on a Saturday night, I've realised that there is so much that I really don't give a shit as a mum!

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FAMILY NIGHT IN: BOSS BABY

When I was 36 weeks pregnant, I was single, a tad bit lonely and dad’s dog had just passed away, so we decided to go get a puppy so I had something to look after before my first born arrived. Now, I was warned by EVERYONE that it was a bad idea, because puppies and babies are so much work, however I didn’t listen, dad got a puppy and here I was taking care of it …and 3 weeks later, a baby girl too.

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TO THE MUM WHO LOST HER SHIT TODAY.

I lost my shit today. For anyone sitting at Campos Coffee this morning, I'm sure that they appreciated the fact that they had to go to work. My sincerest apologies for my screaming child who's currently getting his molars, normally a babycino accompanied by a marshmallow keeps him pretty happy, just not today.

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CHOOSE YOUR HARD.

If someone had told me 10 years ago that I'd be a single mum now, my reaction would have been "No way, get fucked", simply because I would have thought that I couldn't handle it. From the outside in, depending on your situation and where' you're at in life, we probably all look at the people around us and think "Fuck, I don't know how they do it". I have people say it to me all the time, but for me, it's just life.

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TREAT YO'SELF WITH LABANG BODY!

As mothers, I think we’ve all felt that little bit of “mum-guilt” when it comes to taking time for ourselves. I myself felt it for years before I realised that yes, I was a mother however how am I meant to perform at top speed if there’s no fuel in the tank? There’s no trick answer, I just plain old couldn’t.

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I'M NOT CRAZY, I PROMISE

 Mental illness. It affects so many of us and if you aren't suffering from it, I can guarantee that someone you know is. It's hard for those who have never been through it to understand what it is, or how it affects us on a daily basis, and that's OK, but what is it like to be with someone who simply cannot understand it? It's fucking hard, that's what it is.

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