Rachel from Blogging Mamma originally started writing about planning a wedding, but after suffering a miscarriage she took a 16 month break from blogging.

 

During that time, the mum-of-one moved house and became pregnant again, going on to welcome a beautiful little boy in May 2014.

 

Admitting that her life was irrevocably changed after his birth, she found that while she still loved reading, cooking, beauty, fashion and lists, she was a lot more interested in bath toys, little boys t-shirts and gadgets to make mummy life easier than ever before.
 

So in October 2014, she renamed her blog, Blogging Mamma, and once again sat down in front of the computer.

 

Clearly a very busy mum, we were delighted when Rachel took the time to have  chat with us and let us in on her mummy secrets.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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!

 

Name one thing you do that helps keep you sane?

Two things keep me sane: my health visitor, who has really been a rock for me and giving me the listening ear I've needed, and my night off.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Don't forget to check out Rachel’s blog, Blogging Mamma, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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