I’m THE Beth you’ve come here to read about. But who am I? What do I stand for? How did I get here? I’m sure you have 1000’s of questions and I’m going to try and answer some of them today.
Warning: This is the long version – This is the way to the super quick and scaled down About Me page.
I am a 30-something Mum of 5. Stereotypically perhaps, I live for my kids. They are the reason I get up in the morning. They are the reason I do anything of course. The last 12 years of parenting have been hard on me in many ways. I feel like I’ve lost my sense of identity. Right now, I feel like I am Mum and wife and not a lot else. That’s normal though, right?
I’ve had 3 babies in just over 3 years. Anwen is almost 1. Things are going to change from here on in.
I’ve noticed that things are already beginning to get slightly easier and I’m able to start adding a hobby or two in here and there. I’ve recently been able to start reading again and creating my own printables for my planner. I would love to restart my family history research sometime in the future too.
I’m also a messy horder who is obsessed with having a tidy house but can never quite achieve it. I have some fantastic ideas but they rarely work out like expected. I have a dream of writing a book. Oh, and I’m in a constant battle with my weight.
I’m nowhere near an activist but I am rather opinionated over some things. The big issues in my life are:
The first 6 months of her life passed in a blur. Did you know the symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure present similarly to Bronchiolitis? I didn’t, although I spent 5 weeks badgering the GP, consultants, nurses, health visitors, everyone… telling them Enfys was in heart failure. I was correct.
There’s so little awareness of heart defects, chromosome abnormalities, heart failure out there that I didn’t have a clue where to turn. Awareness needs to be raised and my blog is my little space in which to do it.
I haven’t written too much about car seat safety really but in my real life I seem to be the person everyone asks for car seat advice. I firmly believe in extended rear facing and only have my four-year-old in a forward-facing car seat because I have no other option.
I started blogging back in August 2009 when I was pregnant with my 2nd child. My blog has taken many forms in the past 8.5 years but is now, if I may say so myself, the best it has ever been.
After Enfys’ diagnosis of Di George Syndrome and with Macsen’s speech delays I have started talking about additional needs parenting. It’s something that features hugely in my life and needs to be talked about.
Here are the top 10 posts currently on the blog:
Well, naturally, I would love for you to stick around and have a gander at my blog. To get you started there’s 10 great posts linked up above.