Mum's the word: play time is over
This could be the start of something special – a series of weekly, maybe even more frequent (but let’s not get too carried away!), blogs based on beauty, life and what it is to be a mum.
Having said that, this could also be a one-off blog because, despite being eager to find a route to release my working-mum-of-two ramblings, actually having two children under the age of three leaves little time for writing (shopping lists included!).
The ‘Mum’s the word’ title comes from the slightly unnerving realisation that there are many, many aspects of being a mum that fellow mums fail to share. And these are things that if you’d have known you may have prolonged your blissfully peaceful pre-kids life. It’s as if there exists a kind of Code of Silence and I’ll be honest with you, I do worry slightly that I may not be privy to this Code and therefore may be breaking the rules by daring to share previously guarded insights and information into motherhood and all its many evils. But hey, you only live once so here goes…
[Just a quick aside before I start…for those of you who don’t have children, please don’t be put off thinking this blog is simply going to be a moaning mum’s musings (although I’m sure I’ll have my moments), it’s more so a blog about beauty and life from the perspective of a 32-year-old (okay, nearly 33 but let’s not go there) female who juggles a full-time job in online publishing, with caring for two adorable (sometimes) children.]
So today is my first day back in bh HQ after taking three months maternity leave for the birth of my second bub Johnny. Many of you may even remember me from previous blogs. I know at least one of you noticed my disappearance: when the lovely Kate took it upon herself to update the About Us page she asked you what you would like to know about the bh team and a lovely member responded with, “where has Leanne gone?” I have to admit I was more than a little chuffed to know that my lack of presence didn’t go unnoticed, so thanks Mum!
On the topic of mums and returning to work, I’m interested to know what tips you can give me on how to limit the breakfast time chaos. How do you stay calm when your toddler throws her cereal at you? What fast beauty fixes ensure you get out the door on time?