So, I’m Charlotte.
To sum me up quickly – I’m a 28 year-old mama of two who tries her best, really likes a glass of wine and really bad 90’s pop music. And I like to write and take photographs, which I share here, and make videos for my YouTube channel.
The long story is that I have two babies.
One smiling, happy, brilliant little boy, who makes me happier than I thought possible. He was born on 12th June 2012. His name is Bill and he’s now four years-old, at school and regularly surprising me with his in-depth knowledge of animals. How I ended up with a four year-old is beyond me. Time flew. He is honestly my best buddy though. My male equivalent. The gentlest, sweetest soul I know – if a little bit annoying sometimes. But who isn’t?
And then there’s my little Daisy. Who was born on 21st April 2016 (you can read our pregnancy announcement here, and see our gender reveal too). She was born with the same syndrome I was born with – Stickler Syndrome – and spent six weeks in special care before she came home. The day she came home was one of the best of our lives. We had a tough first six months, but she is doing brilliantly now and we’re so proud of her.
My family isn’t conventional. Bill has a mother and a father, but we aren’t together anymore. But my family was made complete when I was pretty much swept off my feet by my best friend. His name is Mark. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a glimpse of him on here from time-to-time. The guy makes me swoon. And Daisy is lucky to call him Dad.
Life wasn’t how I expected it to be – I’m proof that things don’t always go to plan. But really, I’m happy just how things are.
This blog follows the life of me and my family, a mixture of motherhood, home improvement, recipes destined to worsen cellulite and memories. And everything else in between.
If you want to read more about my professional background, then have a read of this page here.
As well as this blog, and my job, I have a YouTube channel
of my own, where I share clips of our life (or things I’ve just bought). I am also part of Channel Mum
, known as ‘the honest face of parenting’. You should definitely give them a subscribe if you like to see real videos from real mamas.
As for me? I want to be that mum that proves you can bake your cake, clean up afterwards and share it with your babies too. I think I’m doing an alright job, but sometimes the washing up gets left until later. That’s life.
You can find me with my nose in a book, my head in the clouds, food in my mouth and my heart on my sleeve. Either that, or sucking my mum-tum in and scrutinising my reflection, singing and cooking up a storm in the kitchen or making my baby do belly laughs by pretending to be a monkey.
I’m not a perfect mum. I doubt you’ll come on here to be inspired much. But I love to write and it makes me happy. And I’d be quite pleased if you’d join me.
Some posts to get you started: