Empowering Parents to Live Happily Ever After
Leaky boobs, sleepless nights and multiple meltdowns (usually in public, often by me); parenthood certainly has its challenges. When my first son was born, it soon became clear that my journey on the mother-ship was going to have its own set of hiccups, and it took some time before I was comfortable to accept myself as ‘mum’.
As a qualified teacher, I had secretly hoped that my prior experience of managing other people’s children would assist me in managing mine… err… not really… All the practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the world would never have prepared me for having children of my own. Hands up – whilst pregnant, I thought labour and birth marked the endpoint, little did I know back then that it was only just the beginning. Post natal depression, followed by secondary infertility and all manner of hideous anxieties haven’t helped, but as time has ticked by, the boys and I are finally on our way to living happily ever after. (I hope!)
By far, my biggest struggle was in accepting my new identity: ‘mum’ – just mum. Who is she? Where did Tracy go? What else could this mum do? And then I had an idea… actually I had several ideas, but they were all a bit of a jumbled mess in my head so I had to write them down… and The Fairytale Mum parenting blog was born.
If you ever hear yourself negotiating the best time for bogey removal, singing the theme tune to Paw Patrol, or asking, “Are you sure you don’t need the toilet?” countless times a day, then you’re in the right place. The Fairytale Mum tracks the highs and lows of raising children in a sometimes serious, sometimes humorous, but always friendly way.
The blog features:
- Our Story – my parenting journey as well as my personal quest to find my new identity since becoming mum;
- Rants & Raves – thoughts and advice to help you face common parenting conundrums;
- Reviews – honest reflections giving you guidance on the best baby and tot paraphernalia;
- Inspiration – real life interviews with parents who deserve to shine;
- Parenting Hacks – hints and ideas making life easier for you and your little ones.
My other blog, The Fairytale Bride, was shortlisted for Best Rising Star at the 2016 Wedding Blog Awards. Both blogs reflect genuine inspiration and honest reviews of their respective themes. If a product or service isn’t a good fit for either blog, then it’s kinder if I don’t write about it. That way, I can keep my integrity and you – my lovely readers – know that I am trustworthy.
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I truly hope you enjoy reading The Fairytale Mum. If you were wondering, the motley crew in the photograph above are my lovable duo, Oscar and Hugh. You can expect to see their cheeky faces (and opinions) crop up around the site. Please share the posts that tickle your funny bone or grab your interest and remember to follow The Fairytale Mum on Bloglovin’, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Tracy, The Fairytale Mum