Mum Blogger of the Week: Laura from The Mamma Fairy
Mum-of-two Laura is new to the blogging world, but already her blog has amassed a significant following, and after having a read of it it is not surprising.
The Mamma Fairy blog is an honest depiction of the trials and tribulations of motherhood, and Laura manages to convey both the good and the bad parts in a funny and relatable way.
Mum to an almost three-year-old and an almost-two-month old, Laura has openly discussed problems she experienced throughout her second pregnancy, and what exactly a mother needs to buy when expecting Baby number two!
MummyPages caught up with Laura, who let us in on her parenting secrets.
1. What is the most important thing you have learned since becoming a mum?
I've never been the most patient person, always wanting everything yesterday and trying to fit 101 things into each day. But since having my son I've learnt to be patient, to take time and do things over and over because they make my son happy. And if that means 99 of the 101 things I wanted to do don't get done then that's OK.
2. What's the most ridiculous/hilarious/unbelievable thing your child has done?
I think everything my son does is hilarious - as I'm sure most parents do - so that’s a tough one! However, the funniest memory that springs to mind at the moment happened while sat in a car park at our local hospital! My son was sitting on my husband’s lap and in front of our car was the pavement. Every time someone walked in front of our car my little boy got road rage, banging the dash board, growling and babbling angrily. Suddenly, this young, blonde woman walked past and his road rage was instantly replaced with big smiles, fluttering eyelashes and the most flirtatious cooing you've ever heard! I found it so funny. He's a big flirt!
3. What's the weirdest thing you've said/done as a parent?
My perception of weird definitely isn't what it once was! However, using a snot sucker to clear my son’s nose when he had a cold probably ranks right up there in the weird stakes!
4. Name one thing you do that helps keep you sane?
Every week, I spend one night at my cousin’s house chatting and being me, not Mamma. It’s a few hours a week that really keep balanced.
5. What is the best piece of advice you would give to other mums?
You know your child better than anyone else in this world, so trust that instinct. I know that I am not an expert in babies by any stretch of the imagination, but I guarantee that no one else in the world knows my son as well as I do. I know when he's ill, I know when he's just tired and I can tell when he's trying the old crocodile tears. Trust that you are the best person for the job of mum to your baby and you won't go far wrong.
6. If you had to choose just one thing that you absolutely love about being a mum, what would it be?
I love that there is someone in this world who I love more than anyone or anything I've ever loved and that I treasure him above everything, even myself. It's a very scary but amazing feeling to love someone that much.