In the past 4 years, my life has changed so much that some days, I feel like I’m in the 1st ten minutes of ‘Quantum Leap’ and nobody’s told me yet. I think there is no steeper learning curve than new motherhood, especially if you are the kind of girl who might be 20 minutes late for everything, or leave her coat on the bus a lot. I have needed to find this learning curve funny, and I haven’t found enough mothers who are publicly willing to admit that their lives are gong shows. I think I’m writing what I would have liked to have read as a new mum. If I were reading my blog, I would exhale and think, ‘At least I’m not her’. There’s comfort in that. I’m trying to create solidarity in calamity.
I should add that I really like being a mum, and I love my children. It’s not that I want to escape the chaos; rather, I want the chaos to become completely lovable.
I’m 39, I’m English, and I live in Canada. My husband is a heavy duty mechanic who works 70 hour weeks. All my family is in the UK, all of his are up north. We have been living in Nelson, BC, for almost 4 years.