I have volunteered to become an ambassador for nice mums, please bare with me as I've never done anything like this before.
My name is Jodie, I am 32 years old and I have two beautiful girls. My eldest is 5 and started school this year and my youngest will be 2 next week. (Sorry my pic is a tad out of date.) I currently work part time in Exeter and live in Paignton. I enjoy going to work and my youngest enjoys a couple of days at the childminders. When I returned to work after my first I felt like I got part of my identity back. It was amazing just enjoying a peaceful lunch break and talking about something other then poop and weaning.
I have a partner of 9 years who works full time. We have a great relationship and enjoy a lot of banter, but raising kids is tough and does put a massive strain on your relationship. We have definitely had to work at it and adapt it.
I love being a mummy but at times it can be very stressful. I tend to start each day telling myself that I won't shout, but generally by about 8.30 my voice has possibly 'raised' several times. The mum guilt I experience on a daily basis is immense, but I realised that because I experience that guilt it must mean I'm a good mum or I wouldn't worry. I want to help other mums who are struggling to know that they are doing there best and that they are amazing. At the end of the day if our kids are happy then we have nailed it. Mums have it hard as there is so much pressure on them and not always the right support. I'm also looking to meet new friends and enjoy some days out.
Sorry for the long waffle.
Look forward to meeting you all at some point.