Since the twiglets were born, I’ve been an avid social media user. Particularly of Instagram. Some people don’t understand why I use it as much as I do. And I probably am on my phone a bit too much sometimes if I’m honest. Also, the issue of posting public photos of the twiglets does concern me on occasions. (Although I am careful of what I post and will definitely stop if there comes a time when they tell me they’re not happy about it). But at the same time, Instagram has also been a real lifeline for me for several reasons. So I thought I’d share a few of the main benefits of social media for me personally.
The other day I started thinking about how as a parent, you just never know when the last time you’ll do something will be. And the fact is that if you have one child or multiples in one go, and you know you’re not having any more, those last times are even more poignant. Every last really is a last. In fact, every first is a last too. All those bittersweet child milestones are even more bittersweet when you’re only on this journey once.
Has anyone else ever felt a bit deflated after having one of those developmental checks for their children? The twiglets had their two year review with a health visitor and I found myself feeling really quite disheartened afterwards. So how do you deal with feeling disappointed after a child development check?
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that we went to Camp Bestival in Dorset. You’ll know because I’ve been banging on endlessly about it and spamming non-stop with photos 🙊 Now, I’m quite aware that the photos I’ve posted make it look like we had THE most amazing experience… However, this is an example of one of those times when the reality is quite different to the carefully selected Instagram snapshots 🙈 It was all quite a bit trickier than it looked, mainly because we are complete novices! At camping full stop – never mind with toddlers in tow! I thought I’d share what we learned in case it’s useful for anyone. So here are my tips for taking toddlers to festivals!
After having a baby (or two!), your body will be different. And for a lot of women, they may well find their body is different forever. Many women will never go back to their pre-baby body, never mind ‘snapping back’ to it straight afterwards, as there seems to be so much pressure to do! But it can be quite hard to accept this. Like lots of others, I find myself having a big ‘mum tum’ now! So how do you go about accepting your mum tum?