Every week I feature an interview with a blogger, so that whether you know of them or not, you can get to know them a little better! This week we meet Jodie from My Mummy Experience. Thanks so much for taking part Jodie 🙂
Tell me a little bit about yourself and your family
My name is Jodie, I am 25 years old and I live with my husband who I have been with for nearly 10 years. We met online and he often came to visit me, and then I moved in with him and we have been together ever since. We have been married for 2 years and on our 1 year anniversary that we spent in London, we found out we were expecting our beautiful little boy called James who is nearly 8 months old. We are currently 20 weeks pregnant with baby number 2.
What do you like doing to be you, when you are not parenting, working (if you do), or blogging?
If and when I get spare time, I try to get the house clean. I also try to make YouTube videos that are basically let’s plays of time management, games and reviews of films and TV shows. I started doing Disney films to begin with and slowly added TV shows and even books. I also watch older Big Brother series and comment about them on Twitter, and I also did a blog of a series of Big Brother where I would just write my opinion and who I like didn’t like.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement was giving birth to my son and getting to 7cm dilated on my own without painkillers and staying at home that whole night. I didn’t know it was the real thing but I was up all night with contractions that got stronger and when I got to hospital I was already 7cm dilated. I had a bath to ease the pain and then I was on the bed pushing and pushing for 9 hours, not really getting anywhere. They eventually had to cut me to make it easier and I finally gave birth to my son.
From your own experiences, what do you find the hardest part of parenting and what is the easiest/most rewarding part?
The hardest part about my 8 month old is finding things to do with him in the day. We live in a quiet area and only have Rhythm Time once a week so filling the day with things to do is impossible – he has the attention span of a fish so he gets bored really easily and starts whinging. I also find finding time to clean etc really difficult some days, I am just like sod it to the cleaning.
The most rewarding is how well our son is doing with weaning. He has just started finger foods and he is such a happy baby most of the time – its lovely to know that me and my husband have contributed to this.
Parenting in itself is no mean feat; how do you juggle everything you need to in order to get everything done on a daily basis?
It is hard to juggle things but I have a list of cleaning that I have to do and I am lenient on it – basically if it doesn’t get done before the baby wakes from his nap then so be it. Me and the husband take turns with our son, so he will have him half the day and I will have him half, which gives us time to eat and nap before/after work.
Why did you decide to start blogging?
I decided to blog because I have a lot of opinions on parenting, and I don’t want to portray it as this absolutely amazing experience when it is tiring and sometimes you get frustrated. I want to reach out to mums that haven’t showered in days, mums that have let the washing up pile up and don’t care about the huge pile of washing in the basket.
Tell me a bit about your blog?
My Mummy Experience is a warts and all look at parenting, specifically whilst dealing with anxiety.
What do you want your blog to achieve and where do you hope to see it go as it grows?
I really want more people to read my blog and feel like yes, someone finally understands me. I would also really like some mummy friends as I don’t really have any friends.
What advice would you give someone who is thinking about starting a blog?
If you want to start your blog then just do it – find a little bit of free time and just let it all out, rants and anything you like.
If you could have dinner with three people (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
If I could have dinner with anyone it would be my Nan. I love my Nan and haven’t seen her in years as I moved away and she hasn’t met her Great Grandson yet. She makes the best chicken stew in the world and I would always go there and have some. It would take all day to cook but it was amazing.
I would also want to have dinner with the Vampire Diaries cast as I absolutely love the show and the guys are very easy on the eye! Also the Hart of Dixie cast as I love them too.
Tell me three random facts about you
1) I was bulled in school and because of that I have social anxiety which makes days really hard sometimes. I have little quirks like not being able to say certain things and fiddling because I can’t always deal with things.
2) I love to write stories and books. I would really love to get published one day as I love writing and coming up with ideas for books. Mostly romance chick lit books.
3) I love Beauty and the Beast. It is one of my favourite Disney films. I love the new live action one, and in particular, the new Gaston and La Fou. Sod Belle and the Beast!