About Me

Hello there, thanks so much for stopping by.

I am Lisa, a mid-thirties mumma to two gorgeous boys, living in Hertfordshire with the other half.

I was previously a full time working mum – commuting, going away to events and seeing the eldest boy for about an hour a day. I was miserable and struggling with the lack of mummying that I got to do.

So what changed?

At the end of my second maternity leave, I had worked hard enough on this blog to enable me to hand in my notice and walk away from the regular day job. I suddenly found myself in the very wonderful position of being a stay at home / work from home mum.  

And whilst it is utterly wonderful, it is also so very new to me. I suddenly have so many roles that sometimes it can be a little overwhelming. I am the juggler of all balls.

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I am the school run mum, the cleaner, the cook, the childcarer, the shopper. And at the same time, I am the writer, the social media manager, the photographer, the reviewer, the admin girl (all of which has to fit into nap times and evenings!). And somewhere in there, I always aim (but fail) to fit in an exercise regime of some form!

Quite often I feel like I am failing at it all. Other times, I totally have it all held together like super glue.

When I previously found myself in the kitchen, breastfeeding a baby whilst mashing potatoes for the biggest boy – I gave myself a hell to the yeah!

When I manage to get to school on time, write 3 blog posts during the smallest one’s two hour nap, and feed he and I before the next school run, I am totally high fiving myself.

And then, when I look at the bathroom that needs cleaning, the floors that need mopping, and the five year old that is disregarding every single thing I say whilst the one year old is having a tantrum of epic sorts, I am beating myself up about my failures!

I am regularly clock watching for the ‘back up’ to come home from work and wishing it was wine o’clock – even though I don’t drink because I am still breastfeeding the toddler at night!  

I am the perfectly imperfect parent. Juggling life, work and two children – sometimes less than successfully. Skipping lunch to get the work done. Pretending the dust doesn’t exist. Surviving parenthood on tea and chocolate biscuits. And hot chocolate. And cake. (Hence the need for the exercise regime!).

So how can I help you, you ask?

Quite often, I wonder that myself. But quite often, I find myself feeling all of these things and feeling so alone. Like everyone else has it sussed and there is just me, alone in my parenting and working tribulations. And that’s why I write this blog. So that others feeling that way, can know that they truly aren’t alone. Whether you are a work outside the home or work from home mumma, I have either been there and got the tear stained t-shirt, or I am living through it right now.

And as I work through this new life – work out the roles that I play and how the heck to get them all in order, I will share this wisdom, these insights, and the tools I use, to try and make daily life that little bit easier – for me and for you.

To help you get your chaos in order, by learning from my mistakes!

About the brood

First up is the other half. He is the backbone that keeps me upright on those toughest of days. He is the one that remembers to keep the plants and animals alive (we have a rabbit and some tropical fish!). And he is the biggest supporter of this little blog that I call my business 🙂

Next up is the Master Zachary. Five years old and full of the attitude of a teenager. He is beautiful, intelligent, funny, amazing. He is also the tiredest of tired after school, and the hyperest of hyper should he consume cake, sweets or whole chocolate biscuits! I love him to the bare bones, even though he does drive me crazy on a daily basis.

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And then there is the smallest of us – Mr Oscar Pants! At 16 months old he is the cutest, sweetest, most delightful little thing. Until he throws a tantrum and then by god, he is a devil. He is fiercely independent, afraid of nothing, but so loving of his parents that he doesn’t really like to be without one of us!

So there you go. Now you know a lot about me, why not tell me a bit about you? Leave me a comment, drop me an email, contact me on social media. Tell me your loves, your likes, your hates. Your wins, your struggles, your ‘hell yeah’ moments! I want to know it all 🙂

Lisa

x

11 Comments

  1. Sasha
    July 18, 2014 / 3:50 am

    Glad to connect with you lady! 🙂

  2. August 11, 2014 / 5:23 pm

    Hi Lisa! Thanks for following my blog and nice to meet you too. Go on, have another cuppa!
    I’m sort of struggling to find a balance too. There’s a blog called office mum by Andrea, another Irish parenting blogger, who writes a lot about finding the balance as a working mum. You might like it 🙂

    • August 11, 2014 / 6:44 pm

      Hi Olivia, thanks for following and for the recommendation – I shall hunt her down and follow. Always nice to see others in the same position to make me feel better 🙂 x

  3. October 22, 2014 / 5:51 am

    Love the new look!! 🙂

    • Mummascribbles
      October 22, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  4. February 24, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Great blog! Juggling work and parenthood is tough!

    • February 24, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      It is…it really is! Thanks for your comment 🙂 x

  5. Trisha
    March 29, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    Hey Lisa! As you know, I've followed your blog for a while, and I absolutely adore it! So, I've nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! 

  6. Mymummylikes
    April 24, 2015 / 11:08 am

    Hi there. I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love reading your blog so Ive nominated you for a ‘Real Neat blog award’.
    http://mymummylikes.com/2015/04/24/472/

    • April 27, 2015 / 1:53 pm

      Thank you so so much for the nomination. I will add this to my to do list 🙂 xxx

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