I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend?
Week one of big school went really smoothly. I’m just hoping as this goes lives the latest drop off has been as successful, with tiredness and a cold in the mix. We made sure we had a quiet weekend so we could all recover from the new routine. Gosh there’s a lot to think about now. But we’ll get used to it.
I’m 37 weeks pregnant today and nesting has well and truly kicked in. Sunday was spent sorting, chucking, and making space for baby’s arrival. I was brutal. It felt good.
I’m so happy to have the lovely Sophie from Mumology on this weeks Mummy Monday. I love her Insta feed of beautifully honest photos of family life with her wee boy Theo, her real life blog posts, full of information and advice from a real Mama and her hilarious YouTube channel. Over to you lovely lady…
Getting to know you
Where can we catch you on social: Twitter and Facebook @mumvlog and Instagram @mumology
Business: Mumology Ltd which is all things youtube and blogging!
Mama to: Theo who is nearly 3.. ahh where has the time gone!
What’s your wardrobe must have: Anything black… and loose! Why does everything sound like an innuendo when you’re a mum?
Your perfect way to relax: Either yoga or a large glass of Sauvignon.
Currently reading/watching/listening to: I’ve suddenly gained a new obsession in Audible, despite listening to someone read you a book being extremely creepy. I’m semi-attached to Grey’s Anatomy and anything trashy!
Proudest moment of your life: That’s difficult.. because I’m a mum we all have to say giving birth right? But alongside that setting up a channel and blog.. and registering as a business.
Words you live by: Everything great is wild and FREE.
Your must have product: coconut oil. It’s major squad goals.
What do you love most about being a Mummy: Having another personality in the house, someone that says the most random things ever and responds irrationally to anything and everything. It’s the best!
What could you do without: Potty training. It’s beyond shit. No pun intended.
What 5 words best describe your birth story: hazy, frightening, shit (in more ways than one), empowering, invasive.
What should every Mama have in the birthing room: a birthing partner and realistic expectations. Hypnobirthing is not an active form of pain relief but it MAY work.. what I do know is it’s gonna hurt!
What got you through the first weeks with a new baby: white noise and the sound of running water!
Funny things Theo does: if you haven’t seen any of my vlogs yet you won’t realise how odd my child is. I couldn’t honestly pick one single thing as Theo is a serious oddball, but once I could hear him singing ‘my big winky’ behind the sofa. Looked and he had the magnified side of the mirror pointing downwards!
Most embarrassing moment since becoming a Mum: we’re potty training so there is still time for him to shit in places his shouldn’t. Other than future endeavours, I’m difficult to embarrass.
The one product you couldn’t live without now you’re a Mum: wine.. did I say gin? Oh some more wine. And hidden stashes of food because your child always wants everything you have.
How do you keep Theo entertained: we head out a lot, he climbs the walls at home so staying in is up there in worst decisions ever made.
How did you decide on Theo’s name: my mother-in-law suggested it and we loved it straight away. We have a ridiculous surname so had to come up with something short! No offence MIL.
Where do you shop for your kids: Tesco, Asda, Next. Love a good bargain! And Primark of course.
Best piece of advice you could give other Mamas: Relax and go with the flow. It’s never going to be how you imagined so best not to expect too much otherwise you’ll be disappointed. Enjoy every moment and find NICE mummy friends to share the moments with, not ones that will resent you because your kids eat veg or sleep through the night (just to be clear, they won’t)
Loved this Sophie. Thank you so much for taking part. xx