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Lisa Lawless Furey is a 27-year-old from Dublin, Ireland and with the help of her husband, Paul, shares memories and records new ones in her blog, The Furey Follies.

 

Mum to Oisin, Lisa knows all about the joys of motherhood, so we caught up with her to see if she would let us in on some of her secrets: 

 

1. What is the most important thing you have learned since becoming a mum?

How much you can love with every fibre of your being. I have had baby sick and poo all over me, my hair like a bird's nest, in the same pyjamas for days, sleep deprived and walking the floors with a teething baby at stupid o'clock in the morning, but then my little boy looks at me, smiles and says, 'Mama'. My heart melts and I know it's all worth it - I wouldn't swap it for anything.

 

1. What's the most ridiculous/hilarious/unbelievable thing your child has done?

The most hilarious thing my one-year-old has done was around Christmas time. He was watching his favourite baby TV channel when a large, green hippo started dancing on the TV. He clapped his hands, pointed and said, 'Dadda'! I looked at my husband and laughed; my husband smiled and said, 'better start working out again in January!' He is now doing a workout plan and on a diet!! 

 

2. What's the weirdest thing you've said/done as a parent?

I sucked the snot out of my little one's nose with one of them snot sucker things! Would never have thought I would do that, but anything to make him more comfortable when he is poorly.

 

3. Name one thing you do that helps keep you sane?

Glass of wine on a Friday! Haha!

 

4. What is the best piece of advice you would give to other mums?

Relax about the housework. It took me a long time to realise an untidy house is not a dirty house! Take offers of helping hands - one of my friends didn't, and now her child can't be left with anyone. I took the offers even if it was just so I could lie down for an hour, and now my little one loves when his grandparents or aunt babysit. 

 

5. If you had to choose just one thing that you absolutely love about being a mum, what would it be?

Just being a mum and waking up to my baby's smiling face every morning. I waited a long time to become a mum as I have PCOS and it took us a while to get pregnant, so I cherish every moment.

 

Don't forget to check out The Furey Follies and follow Lisa on Twitter for updates.

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