It’s undoubtedly true that your heart expands and your love multiplies with every child you have but your time, energy and patience as a parent (at times) divides.
It’s not an easy job raising children and 3 kids is no joke (it often feels like 33 kids here) and while I’ve never been happier, this period of my life is an endurance test for sure.
It’s a privilege and a joy (most of the time) but it’s also a tiring, often thankless and challenging job some days too.
Everyone wants a piece of me, usually simultaneously, and usually when I’m at my most exhausted.
As my GP recently said, you need piecing back together after a baby. Physically and emotionally.
I’m so thankful to have a village in my husband, friends and family, (near and far) because it really takes a village to raise a baby, and a mother too, but the responsibility of caring and nurturing a young family can often feel heavy and it’s important to share this for myself and others so we all feel less alone during the tough times.
Please check in with your mum friends, folks, whether it’s their first baby or their fifth. Ask how they’re doing. Show some support. It’s human nature to focus on and share the best bits online but it can never be the full story.
Some days are pure sunshine, others are an uphill struggle for all.
Saturday saw Oliver and I enjoy some quality time together as Florence slept all day and Xander stayed home with Daddy helping the painters.
Oliver and I hit the sunny streets of Windsor, the sweet sun rays on our face, the new buds of white blossom swaying in the breeze, and I even managed to drag him into some shops for a wardrobe update. Bliss!
Like I said, some days really are pure sunshine.
Sending love and solidarity to all, have a safe, peaceful and restorative weekend, folks!
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