When ‘Keeping It Real’ Becomes Too Neg...

When ‘Keeping It Real’ Becomes Too Negative To Be Positive

When I first started this blog I only wrote about parenting issues, I was the first of my friends to have a baby and I found the support in the blogging community to be such a help in that first year when I didn’t really have the first clue what I was doing.

Over time I started to cover other topics and now my parenting posts are far less frequent than they once were but I’ve always strongly believed in ‘keeping it real’ when it comes to writing about my life as a mum. Lately though I do feel like my blog has become more about what we do at the weekend or the things we make which does make me wonder whether new readers might label me as one of the ‘perfect life’ bloggers.

Mums who craft with their kids are quite frequently labelled as ‘perfect Pinterest mums’ when in reality yes we craft together and sure I don’t mind glitter being sprinkled all over my house but reading books to the kids bores me to tears and I always get Mr C to do their bedtime story. Not so perfect huh?!

It’s not that I think there is anything wrong with bloggers who choose to only write about the positive side to parenting but after having a hard day I like to read something a bit more balanced, something that I can relate to.

And of course I have hard days, last week I had some of the toughest few days of my life as a parent. They were so bad that I failed to see the positive side despite my best attempts at snapping myself out of it. I was nearly reduced to tears on two occasions and when Mr C finally walked through the door I was sitting on the sofa as pale as a sheet with the worst headache known to man. There was no dinner and every room in my house looked like a bomb had gone off. I was so physically and emotionally drained that I struggled to even speak.

Those days happen, to me, and I’m in no doubt that they happen to every other mum out there. But those days don’t sum up my life as a parent to young children. Those days are in the minority and if it got to the stage where they weren’t then I would be desperately trying to work out why.

I’m by no means a parenting expert but in my experience kids pick up on EVERYTHING. They mirror back your mood and copy things you do that you weren’t even aware of. As soon as my kids know they are wearing me down they can really go for it which is why trying to remain positive at all times, as hard as it may seem, is actually a pretty good way to go.

Lately though I’ve noticed things going more the other way, every time I look through my Facebook feed at the moment I see status updates and blog posts being shared that are so unbelievably negative. Full of swear words, complaints and moans about life with young children and it makes me feel really uncomfortable.

I think it’s so important to share the difficult times but when that turns to constant moaning about life with young children it just seems like a step too far in my opinion. Can you imagine if someone only ever posted negative things about their husbands on social media? Calling them names, moaning about how annoying they were etc, it wouldn’t be acceptable would it? So why is it okay to do it about children?!

It would seem like I’m in the minority with this viewpoint though, even Mr C thinks I should just let it go but I just feel like if I see these things being shared then so will the next generation of parents. Do we really want to teach today’s teenagers that motherhood is basically a tedious load of shit?!

But I guess on the flip side maybe we’ve ended up in this place because women are expected to love every moment of parenthood and it’s a shock to discover that it’s actually pretty damn hard.

Maybe we need to unite as women and know that there is NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT MUM.

That not enjoying every moment of motherhood doesn’t mean you are crap or don’t have what it takes to succeed.

That being happy is what will make you the best mum you can be and that doing whatever you need to do in order for that to happen should come first.

That as long as your children know they are loved you are doing everything right.

That it’s okay to make mistakes as long as you say sorry afterwards.

That you don’t have to take your kids to the park. We only go about once a year and I usually end up bribing them with something so we can leave early.

And that maybe, just maybe, if we focus less on the negatives and more on the positives then things might start changing for the better.

I would love to hear your views…

Do you prefer reading positive or negative blogs? Or somewhere between the two?

And because I couldn’t not have a photo… Here is a one of me with my two little monkeys, who have just fallen asleep after making me go upstairs 12 times to fix blankets / turn their music toy on!


  1. Alison

    3 May

    I find this a really interesting one. When I first started blogging, I wrote a lot about how hard motherhood was and I genuinely thought that every mum who said it was lovely / blissful / easy was lying – a huge conspiracy against our own kind. So I went on a mission to balance things up. Only I then realised (a year or so later) that I’d actually been suffering from PND and THAT’S why I was so miserable and found every day hard. And my ‘balancing’ blog posts were actually quite negative and could have had a real effect on women who were pregnant and worried about their new life ahead. Longest comment in the WORLD here, but what I’m trying to say is: I agree with you. Balance is good. But the minute we start to be overly negative about motherhood is the minute it goes too far. Our children will probably be able to read our blogs in the future – how would my daughter feel if I called her a dick on my blog and she read it? Just horrible.

    • I know, that’s the thing, I can’t see any reason ever to call your children such vile names. They are kids! I always think if my kids choose to read back through my blog when they are older than I want them to know it wasn’t always easy so that they don’t feel bad themselves as parents and there is definitely the odd post that I’ve written after a really hellish day but it’s always been about how I’ve found it hard and not that they are the ones responsible if you see what I mean. Generally if there is an issue with the kids behaviour I try to see what I can change in the way I parent, for example I know I buy Cherry too much crap, I always have done and as a result she is becoming a bit spoilt and will chuck herself on the floor and scream every time we go in the supermarket. That’s not her being an ‘a-hole’, that’s the effects of my mistakes. I don’t give myself a hard time about it as we are all learning but it’s now something I want to change before it gets worse. Longest reply ever! x

  2. Donna

    3 May

    I love a good balance. I’ve started unfollowing ones that swear a lot of focus on the negative – or try to make the negative funny – as I’m bored by it. I like ‘perfect’ positive blogs but take them with a pinch of salt as I know there’s always a flip side. For me, messy houses, kids with messy hair and everyone doing whatever makes them happy makes for good blog reading x

    • I completely agree. I love the positive blogs and I do think they have actually helped change my views on parenting somewhat. I think I was maybe a bit overly negative at one point but I think with anything it’s good to be positive through the hard times as focusing on the negatives can just make things harder. I guess the most important thing is being honest but not in a way that makes your kids the issue, if we have an issue with the kid’s behaviour then there is nearly always something I can work on to change it, it’s never that they are just being ‘twats’ etc x

  3. I think a balance is really important. I read back some of mine and think they sound a bit negative but actually I think mostly I tried the line quite well. I totally agree that it’s about tone. Swearing or referring to your own kids as brats, divas or even threenagers just sounds so awful. I always get the feeling that posts are trying to be ‘cool’, in a “look at me. I’m far too cool for motherhood and if I admit to loving it I’ll look like a Boden wearing frumpy mumsy mum”
    On the other hand a bit of reality can be really uniting.
    Oh, and don’t tell anyone but I HATE the park and always try to get out of going. 😉

    • Yep I agree, I think a big part of it is almost trying to be the opposite of the people who are entirely positive about parenting. I guess the person creating the content is now keeping up with what the public are clearly demanding but the names really do make you stop in your tracks. The kind of words that you would only call adults if they had done something REALLY bad. And glad to know I’m not the only one who hates the park!! x

  4. Aimee

    3 May

    you know I’m one for sharing the bad side of things – but I must admit I always hope I did it in a “laugh or I’ll cry) way.

    HOWEVER – I think there has to be a middle ground. If everything’s perfect I question the authenticity and actual feelings, but at the same time – everything negative makes me sad. Having had a HARD year or so with L – I would hate to think of it without the positives – and would hate to think of somebody else having no positives either. That just makes me uncomfortable.

    I do tend to be a silver-lining kinda girl so I always try and find a positive even if it is just the smell of the monsters post bath – even if they were having massive tantrums through it.

    I’m rambling and probably haven’t made sense.

    In short – this post is good. I like a bit of both. X

    • Yes I completely agree, I think I am slowly beginning to understand why people only write the positive things and I do actually think they have helped me have a much more positive view on the hard times but I think it’s always nice to know that sometimes we have those days that feel like they will never end and test us on all levels. I know it’s funny to read about someone going out for a meal with kids and how it can be a disaster but we find that for every meal where the kids end up needing poos halfway through or when Tiger shouts ‘FUCK CUP’ (fork cup) at the top of his voice we then have four meals to follow that are actually really lovely and enjoyable. I guess I want to remember both when they are older which is why I like to have some balance on my blog.

      You have totally made sense and I think it’s always important to have some little positive thought even at the really hard times because no matter how hard it is, we are so lucky to be parents. There are so many people out there desperate to get pregnant and for them, reading people moaning about their lives with young kids must be awful x

  5. KATIE

    3 May

    Hey Jess, Interesting post! I err on the keeping it real type thing but i always try and make it about me being the failure, not my kids, because they can’t really can they? I don’t really know what the answer is but i agree it seems more and more blogs are going going along those lines – there is space for everyone i guess though so like with most things in life – follow what you like and ignore what you don’t x

  6. Claire

    3 May

    Great post Jess. So true for me too. I live life realising that not everyone’s life is perfect, some people just don’t moan about it as much lol and I think we should all reember that. I make so many mum mistakes- I’m only human- but I always say sorry xxx

    • I think that’s totally the point Claire! And something I’ve realised a lot lately, everyone has the hard times but I guess by not focusing on them they pass quicker. In fact the positive blogs have helped me to have a better attitude when it comes to the challenging part of parenting and of course it’s much nicer to read back through the good times then the bad times. I can’t imagine if my blog was just years of me hating my life as a mum, it would seem like such a waste x

  7. Carie

    3 May

    Oh this is an interesting one. I think if I looked over my bloglovin list it’s mostly fairly positive. I think I’m with you on feeling uncomfortable about unadulterated moaning – the internet is forever and the children will see it at some point. I know my blog is probably erring on the positive side but I’m fairly optimistic in real life so it just carries across. But where I do talk about things being hard I’m with Katie, it’s my problem, not the children’s. If we have moments of shouty Mummy it’s because I’m tired and haven’t had enough mental space to stock up my reserves of patience, it is not because my children are being anything other than children and I hope that comes across.

    And I also think there’s something that every mother hates and doesn’t do, even if the rest of the world seems knee deep in Playdoh (my particular pet hate) – I just can’t stand the stuff and the kids try to eat it and I would rather go to the park every day until Christmas and read stories all day and night than get it out. Glitter on the other hand I’m absolutely fine with!

    • This is a great comment Carie and I totally agree with all of it. If ever my kids are behaving in a challenging way it’s nearly always my own fault that leads to me not being able to handle it. Being too tired, too hormonal, not having enough patience etc are all things that I could change. Not that I beat myself up about it, we are all just human but it’s never that my kids are just being ‘a-holes’.

      Haha I chucked out all our play-doh a couple of years ago and hate the idea of buying more, although if it was a choice between that and the park then I would choose it! I think being able to avoid the things you don’t enjoy as a parent is important, there is no set list of things you ‘HAVE’ to do to be a good mum! x

  8. I like reading both kinds of blog actually, but I think having been a parent for a while, I know that real life is somewhere in the middle. Generally I am a pretty positive person and I think my blog reflects that, but when I can usually relate to the moany posts a little too. I think our style of blogging probably reflects why we started it quite a bit, those who write only the good side probably do it so they look back and remember the bits they loved, those who write the down side maybe want to make people feel less alone on a bad day?

    Sorry for the rambling, but it has made me think x

    • Yep really true, I think if people only focus on the positive in real life then it’s only natural for that to be reflected in their blogs, I guess trying to force something negative to keep a balance would be crazy if you don’t want to focus on those parts. I think it would be a sad to read through years of blogging though and only ever read the negative things. For that reason I guess overly positive is better than overly negative x

  9. I love to read inspiring, but also honest blogs. I like to think thats what I portray over on my blog is a good medium really. I agree with the describing the tough moments usually in my case are down to my own doing (letting things stress me out) I like to talk about the development changes, If I’ve had no sleep, or the rare occasion when I get a good stretch – the honest parts of parenting, the days when I feel guilty for not being the happiest person in the world (due to either lack of sleep or just being an emotional mess – again – down to me not them, well the sleep part is but I also love to write about the lovely parts of that too in regards to nursing my baby to sleep, preserving the hugs despite how effing tired I am… but then on the flip side if I do feel like having an honest write about if i’m personally feeling out of sorts, I think this is okay too as it may resonate with someone else in the same boat? this is a fab post. and I know what you mean with the people on Facebook who just whine with no cause. have no fuel in what they’re writing, no passion – just to simply gain likes, to cause a stir, and not even bother to how their littles may feel one day when coming across all the shitty comments about them being the burden in their parents lives. Hope I’ve made sense…. *sleep deprived brain should’ve got her arse to bed earlier* 😉

    • Yeah I think once people start demanding the negative stuff people are then put under pressure to keep creating it. I think it’s a shame that the negative is received so much better than the positive though. I have actually learnt a lot from the overly positive blogs and although on a bad day it’s maybe not what I want to read if it was a choice of that or a post moaning and calling their kids names I would definitely choose the positive! x

  10. Lauren

    3 May

    I have to say, despite swearing in real life I just don’t appreciate it or feel it’s necessary, the majority of the time, on blogs. Obviously there are exceptions.
    I hate, with a passion, when anyone calls their child a name. Although I swear I never call my children Little Sh!t$ or bu**ers, the latter really gives me the rage considering it’s meaning.
    I’ve gone off topic and have lost what I was going to say.
    This is a great post Jess and I love your honesty xx

    • Thanks Lauren, I feel the same. In my experience the kids mirror back my behaviour so if they are acting badly it’s usually because I’m the one being the arsehole!! xx

  11. Having also thought deeply (and written about) this exact topic, I think this post is spot on. I think the majority of the negative/name calling posts are done for laughs, because bloggers have found a formula/headline click-bait that works. But people wouldn’t click if they didn’t, in some way, need to read it.

    My blog is intended to be more helpful than anything else, so i try and keep it as positive as possible, although I can get dreadfully soppy especially at milestone moments. I don’t enjoy reading stuff where people make fun of their kids, but I do like ‘wry observation’ style lists. So, it’s all very much personal taste, isn’t it?

    Great post, Jess.

    • Thanks Eleanor, yep I think it’s definitely got to the stage where the creator has to keep churning out the same thing because there is clearly such a demand for it. I love the posts that look at parenting in a funny way but I think when it gets to the stage where the kids are the joke it’s just so wrong! x

  12. Emma

    4 May

    As you know, my blog is lifestyle, and not parenting, but every so often I do a more personal post. These posts seem to be the best received out of all my posts, and they do talk honestly. However I totally agree with you, I would never write nasty things about my children in the same way I wouldn’t about my husband. I agree there are limits, one day our children might read our blogs, in fact my 8 year old sometimes asks to now. I think they deserve as much respect as our partners. Emma x

    • Absolutely Emma, I just can’t image having years of blog posts that were all just negative. Just because they are children and can’t speak up for themselves, it’s so wrong! If it got to the stage where I felt the need to moan about my OH constantly then I would try and find things that needed to change, it shouldn’t really be any different with kids. When we go through a bad phase I always try to find solutions that will help the situation, mainly because I spend 24/7 with both my kids and will for for as far as I can see into the future so if things weren’t sorted out I would be crying in the corner every day! x

  13. I’ve loved reading this post, and everyone’s thoughts on it too. I prize honesty and balance (be that in blogging or elsewhere), but on my own blog I do often find myself holding back on the more negative aspects of parenting and also of our life as expats. I write about them sometimes, but even as I’m doing so I remind myself of how good I have it, really. Perfect, definitely not, but good. I think that’s why I also don’t go for overly negative blogs (my feed tells me so!) and I can’t abide the sweary ones. They feel disrespectful, pointless, narrow-minded. There is no point in lying or even sugar-coating – that can be damaging too, I believe – but we owe it to ourselves and our kids to remember how lucky we are to have one another.

    • Thank you 🙂 And yes I totally agree, I know people who are struggling to fall pregnant and are desperate to become parents so for me to write all the time about how crap it is would be so insensitive and just totally wrong. But I also think it’s good to share that it can be really hard at times so it’s not a shock for people. I guess if people are always positive in real life and never focus on the negatives then expecting them to write them on a blog for the sake of balance is crazy but then it’s always nice to know that everyone finds it hard sometimes. If it was a choice between the perfect blogs or the ones calling their kids names and saying how crap it all is then I would always choose the positive! x

  14. I have written what could be considered
    negative posts on my blog about how difficult I find being a parent – I am currently battling rather severe depression but I don’t blame my children or call them names etc. Its my illness, I’m dealing with it
    and trying my absolute utmost to make sure they don’t suffer as a result so often I will plaster on a happy face and bake with my girls or take them to do fun things – not because I want to – I want to hide under my duvet but because I have to. I chose to have children and it’s my job to make them happy, balanced individuals. I share happy, smiling images on Instagram but yes I moan sometimes on twitter but not really about them – just about how hard it is. It’s a daily battle.

    • Thanks so much for your comment and it sounds like you are doing an amazing job. I have no issue with negative blog posts, in fact I think they are great and I also think they are really important for people who need to relate to others going through hard times. I do think that people should be free to blog in anyway they like but then when it does get to the stage where things are done that wouldn’t be acceptable in any other circumstances just because the children are too young to do anything about it then it crosses a line for me. For instance the photo that was posted of a little boy bawling his eyes out in the shower with, no clothes on, completely exposed at a moment when he was so distressed makes me feel ill. He looked so upset and like he needed a big hug but instead his photo was posted on social media where it met comments like’ I’m laughing my head off right now’ – it’s just so wrong. And it scares me how many people claim that seeing it makes them feel better about their day. Anyway sorry, I am probably ranting! x

  15. Brittney

    4 May

    I totally agree. I was speaking with my husband about this same thing a few nights ago. It’s refreshing to read an honest post, it is unsettling when that post involves calling your children names. Heather Armstrong was fired for calling her coworkers names and writing about them on Dooce and we would be subject to disciplinary action if we did the same, our relationships would be in serious trouble if we posted a list of complaints on social media about our other halves, so is it only because our children are unable or unlikely to do anything to us that makes it okay to call them names?

    • Yes! That is such a good point and so true!. It’s like just because they are children they shouldn’t be treated with the same respect as adults and that’s so wrong! I guess when there are so many people wanting it then it’s going to spur people on to keep creating it. It’s so sad x

  16. Alice

    5 May

    I’ve been thinking about this ALL weekend and I think it comes down to couple of key things for me – we live western lives of incredible privilege and should always remember to be thankful for this. Let’s keep it real, sure, but not forget how bloody lucky we are 🙂 x

  17. Could not agree more Jess. I think it’s all about balance, my favourite blogs are the ones that are real. Not ones that are only showing the good and hiding the bad but equally not the sensationalised ones that end up being really negative about children and parenting. Those just seem like their interested in getting traffic by being extreme, if you know what I mean? For me it’s got to be authentic xx

  18. Jen

    5 May

    Brilliant post Jess, one that really connected with me. I have followed your blog since the early days, mostly cos I was on a similar journey with parenthood ( our kids are a similar age and I am from Street!) and loved the realness and balance of your posts, whether they be negative or positive. They always seemed to resonate and knowing that another mum is going through similar highs and lows was really comforting and helpful.

    Last year I was very negative and stressed and was harbouring a lot of resentment about certain things, complaining, self pitying and suffering with health issues (which at the time I thought I was dealing with and keeping hidden from my kids but realise I wasn’t!) But now this year after a bit of a self improvement journey, I am much less stressed, positive and health back on track and as a result I am enjoying life and my kids much more and am amazed at how the kids are so much calmer!! Like you say finding what makes you happy and putting yourself first naturally has a positive effect on the kids. They are so intuitive. Happy mum, happy kids.
    I actually feel sorry for Mums that talk about their kids that way now, as they really must be struggling and blind to how they maybe effecting their kids. Hopefully your post reaches out to some of them and makes them think about making some changes.

    I am definitely more for the balance posts, not much of crafty person, like to hear about the ups and the downs, fears and hopes, success and struggles, as can always learn from other peoples experiences.
    Thank you for sharing your life with us all!!

    • Thanks so much Jen 🙂 And I totally agree with what you’ve said, the more positive and calm we are, the more calm and relaxed our kids are, it makes total sense really. Of course that’s impossible sometimes for so many reasons, being pre-mentrual being one of them! But generally unless I’ve had a really really bad day I just overlook the negatives and focus on the positives because it’s nicer for everyone and there might be people out there who want to read the negatives but I wouldn’t want to spend my time being negative just for them! xx

  19. Kara

    5 May

    What a great post. I think over the past few months I come across on SM as only negative, I try not to be but finding life difficult, because I knew that I shut myself off, I don’t swear about my kids for sure but although I love them more than anything the everyday was/is tough.
    I always felt like I couldn’t blog in these times, like I was a complete failure as all other bloggers have rosy perfect children and lives.
    I still kinda feel that way, I wish bloggers were slightly more honest, a bit of a happy medium, I try to acheive that but not sure if I do, my life is far from perfect and I always spend so much time upset as our childrens lives look so crap compared to all other bloggers. xx

  20. Really love this post Jess, it has made me think about what I read and I guess I always tend to steer more towards the positive blogs but they all still keep it real to me. I know I have read some of your posts when it’s been obvious you’ve had a really difficult week but I only hear affection for your children in it! I see it more as a chance for you to say you know what today was really difficult but tomorrow is a new day. I guess my blog is mostly happy because that is just what I prefer to write about, when I’m having a tough time I stop writing, that’s just the way I am! I must admit I haven’t really thought to deeply about the negative comments until reading a few posts about it this week and I must admit it makes me uncomfortable to hear children being called something offensive. I couldn’t ever imagine writing something like that, like you say we have to be aware the things we write on the Internet are there for all to see! Your post has really made me think, it’s a great post! Xx

  21. I definitely like to read a well balanced blog. I want to read about real life, the things that I relate to…the things that make me feel less alone when things are feeling a bit crummy and things that make me so excited about all chapters of being a mum and simply being a person when times are good, which thankfully is more often than not. I don’t like reading posts at the expense of children- I can’t relate to that and it makes me feel a bit sick. I find that it weighs on the character of the person writing it also.

    Great post Lovely!

    x Maria x

  22. great post! But I just cannot believe this is a thing!! I haven’t had the pleasure(?!) of reading any of these posts where name calling their children is funny?? That just doesn’t sit well with me, parenting is hard, days are long & kids misbehave… Gosh I can think of countless hellish days when Mr M is working away & I will have had next to no sleep & have two profs to entertain & the best part of the day is when they go to bed so I can flip on the sofa with a large glass of red but I would never EVER turn to social media, or anyone for that matter & call them a dick or an arsehole! Seriously?!? This just blows my mind with how horrid it is…

  23. Hi,
    So happy to read this article. I’m new to the world of mummy blogs and to be honest so shocked to read articles from the so called ‘the top blogs’.

    Sticking my neck out here but to be honest many posts/blogs merely seem to be ways of airing our mummy frustrations and as you say calling our children obscene names. With the sarcastic ‘i’m not coping’ undertones It’s is so refreshing to see a positive blog that’s enjoyable to read.

    When i’m not being mummy my day job lets me experience the best, the worst and the most tragic of circumstances around pregnancy and becoming mummy. I laugh, I cry, I vow I will never be strong enough to go through the situations I do again (but I do) but the main thing it does is that it makes me thank god, thank my lucky stars that I have my children and they are how they are.

    Days are tough, being a mummy is THE hardest job in the world, sometimes bedtime seems so far away when you’d give your right arm for an afternoon nap in peace. But really, while the frustrations are mounting so are another woman’s tears because she can never these difficult days she so desperately wants.

    In our mounds of washing piled up and our snatched minutes of blogging, laptop on knee and latte in hand just stop and think. Who are the children here? Not us. We are Mummy. The luckiest people on earth. xx

  24. Jemma

    5 May

    Such an interesting point….I really like honest posts and get very frustrated with the perfect posts with perfect photos of perfect children in matching outfits. I prefer it when blogs are doing something different and have interesting photos that make us think. Having said that I’m not up for listening to those that moan, especially from the outside looking in they seem to have the perfect life…..such a tough balance! Xx

  25. I think posts should be honest, but I also believe in holding a little bit back for yourself. I do think that there is a lot to be said for standing up and saying when you’ve had a bad day, made a mistake or don’t like a certain aspect of parenthood. I’m mother to a 9 month old and I don’t particularly enjoy the day to day stuff a lot of the time (although I love him very much) but it’s really hard to say that out loud when seemingly everyone else thinks motherhood is just a delight. And you’re right, once the flood gates are opened, a lot of women just complain about their kids which is also not what I want to do. So, what I’m trying to say (badly) is that there needs to be a level of mindfulness when we share our feelings very they’re good, bad or ugly.

  26. I have loved this post Jess. On the odd occasion my blog is balanced, mainly posts about the frustrations of being a full time working mum but mostly I write about the fluffy side of parenting. I absolutely love being a mum and despite the challenging moments I only ever see the positive. I do like the funny blogs, I don’t like the sweary, mouthy blogs so much. That is blogs not the people behind them. Our blogs are an extension of our voices so I do believe in the freedom of speech however in that same breath I choose not to read those blogs which I can’t relate to. Being a mummy is a gift. One not to be abused. One not to be taken for granted. Our children will ultimately learn from our behaviour as you said. They may read our blogs. I’d want G to be proud. I love my blog. I love the fluffy reputation I have. It’s me. Have a lovely weekend x x

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