My life was changed by a boy.
Hello! I am Jade an award nominated parent blogger and twenty eight year old mummy who seems to have successfully kept a child alive solo for almost five years. I thought I would be better at parenting than I am. Naively I believed that having degrees in Primary education and Social work would mean I would have stable footing as a mother.
I WAS WRONG and instead have flailed through on the qualifications of being a try’er and a cope’er.
I love a camera filter and can eat a whole packet of Jaffa cakes in about ten seconds. Five on a hungry day, with the associated heartburn.
Leo is a terror and likes to come out with phrases like, ‘omnivore dinosaurs eat both mean and plants,’ …at five am. The most feared word in my house is uh-oh, because I know that he broke it and it will be expensive to replace. I recently acquired a partner that deals with passenger seat parenting remarkably well, but I think is consequently balding from the stress of living with us. I like loose routines, outdoor playing, positive reinforcement, dragon breathing (when you are cross and want to swear) and eating your kids leftovers.
This clumsy blog is a colourful mishmash of my day-to-day experiences and a couple of heartfelt posts from the times where I wished I had another mummy to hit me on the face with a soggy nappy and say, ‘you can get through this, its OK if you are wearing yesterdays pants’. I try to always include tips and offer support to dispel that lingering grey feeling that we are not good enough as parents. If I give advice, remember that I am a novice and every parent is different. Diversity is good; look how successful skittles are. I also post family friendly recipes, have a Storytime vlog, lifestyle posts, offer product reviews, feature child friendly days out in the South West and whatever else tickles my mummy fancy.
My parenting journey could be summarised into: I love him. OH WOW HE SMILED, OH WOW HE ROLLED OVER, OH WOW HE SAID MUMMA, OH YES HE CAN WALK…OH NO HE CAN WALK, OH GOD HE CAN OPEN THE STAIRGATE. OH GOD HE HAS DEVELOPED OPINIONS. OH GOD HE HAS STARTED LISTENING TO POP MUSIC. Although if he plays Justin Bieber in the house I am moving to the shed. I still love him, but with conditions.
This is a personal blog written and edited by me. Apologies for any grammatical affronts.
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