Vicki-Honest Mum

My blog is born!  I’m going to attempt (I said attempt) to keep my blogs short and sweet as if you’re a mum and reading this, it’s likely you’re balancing a baby on one knee and your laptop and/or phone on the other with only a few minutes to spare before the next million things that now consume your every waking and sleeping hour begin again on the wonderful roller coaster that is motherhood.

For non-mothers, or filmmakers and everyone in between, the less verbose I am, the better so it’s a win win for all!

So why now? To blog or not to blog, that was the question and one I perused for a long time. As a so called ‘professional’ writer/filmmaker/former magazine editor there was a quite a bit of gentle pressure from well meaning friends for me to start documenting my first foray into motherhood and up until now I politely declined.

This was down to a few reasons: a pretty difficult birth, the overwhelming tiredness of new motherhood, a colicky baby, a lack of brain function and most importantly, the pressure to be me when I really didn’t feel like me any more.

Becoming a mother often means putting aside who you once were for a while, at least at the beginning  while you become accustomed to your new role and this took some getting used to.  Being a ‘Mum’ , me a Mum, had to really sink in. It’s a rights of passage. Suddenly you’re the adult in the room and you’re the responsible one, no more pretending any more. “Hello grown up, hello Mummy”.

I went from being a freelance full on filmmaker/director working up to 16 hours a day, no job too hard or manic- to a full time mummy with the view to getting back to directing one day, around her number one boy. So ten months on with an amazing little man by my side, a chance to remember who I was and then some, a super supportive husband and a desperate urge to get back to writing, I realised there’s never a right time to start a blog and that time is now.

So here I am, a 30 year old filmmaker whose won several awards to my name yet my biggest achievement is being first time mum to ‘little O’ as he’s affectionately known. Owner of one remarkable husband, in between cities making the move back to live near my Big Fat Greek and sometimes crazy family after one emergency c section, 2 house moves, a super active, entertaining baby and a whole lot to say with very little time to say it in! I hope to share, laugh, probe and discuss the many joys and tribulations of motherhood and many, many other subjects in between as I navigate my way to supermumdom slash filmmaker extraordinaire, so let the good times begin!

To be continued….

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29 Responses

  1. Lizzie Roles

    So cool to look back and reflect on why you started the blog! Look what it’s become and what you’ve achieved? Amazing Hun! My first blog post was very short and about lavender! At the time I was suffering with PND and focussing on small and simple joys, it got me through bit by bit. Lizzie x

    • Honest Mum

      Oh my darling, sorry you were suffering too, I was dealing with a traumatic birth although it took 5 years to write about it. So happy to have met you thanks to blogging xx

    • Honest Mum

      Haha cannot believe this was written all those years ago now, so much has happened and my biggest successes of all are those boys of mine xx

  2. Rainbows are too beautiful

    I love this. What a great way to introduce your blog and would you say all still true today? I loved my first post, it’s still everything my blog is about nearly a year later. Xxx

    • Honest Mum

      Thanks so much, I cannot believe it’s 6 years since I started this November! Congrats on your first year, so wonderful to reflect huh x

    • Honest Mum

      Aw thank you darling, wonderful memories evoked whenever I look back at this and how much has happened since then! x

  3. Lucy Bishop

    Aww I loved reading this!! 🙂 It must bring back so many memories for you V! 🙂 First blog posts are so enlightening – I love reading mine just to remind myself why I started out in the first place xx

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks darling, it really does, the start of it all, I feel so happy to think my baby grew into such a big part of my life, thank you for your comment, it means a lot xx

  4. Mel

    That is such a perfect first post, hun, explaining why you are doing this etc. You haven’t changed one bit apart from your hair getting longer! x

  5. Kat @ Beau Twins

    I adore this post. I was just checking out tasty Tuesday and noticed 206 pages of posts on your blog via my phone. I HAD to read your first ever published post. I felt exactly the same about the life change. So lovely to see your earlier work. Huge fan and so pleased I found your blog. Difficult to miss though – in a fab way of course. Xx

    • honestmum

      Oh honey, thanks so much for reading my old posts, got over 1000 I think from last time I checked, a lot of reading there hehe. Thanks for your lovely words x

  6. Ivette Kenngott

    This is a truly useful blog site. Many thanks for sharing! We have place your RSS feed into my blog.

  7. Lolita Fortuin

    Hi Vicki, that’s just great. I love the way you join the Mum bit to the Film bit. With that spirit you can’t go wrong! Good luck.

  8. Kiki

    Congratulations on your first post! I look forward to reading your blog. I’ve just subscribed! Love to you all, xoxK

  9. naomi

    FANTASTIC Vicki!! Good luck with your blog, I’m looking forward to the next update already!


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