We're excited to announce a new feature for our blog, Member Profiles. We have such a wonderful wide and varied mix of Mums on our 1200+ member Facebook group, from such different backgrounds and with very different parenting styles from one another we thought it would be nice to profile some of them. All of our members have been offered the chance to fill in our questions and we have had a great response, and will be actively nagging those that haven't done one yet too!
Hope you enjoy!
To get started, heres our first one........
Name: Laura Bond
What do you do for a living? Currently stay at home mum though have just got a job caring for the elderly
Who do you live with? My partner and my daughter
Tell us a bit more about your children. What sort if personalities do they have? My daughter is called Abigail grace she is ten months old and full of smiles she's a little busy body here there and everywhere and loves her ladybird rocker she is learning new things all the time she has just mastered walking and absolutely loving it ..she can also be a cheeky monkey hiding behind the curtains and putting her teddies down the loo :)
What’s the best thing about being a mum?it hard to explain lots of them ..the love I have for her is no love I have felt before it's crazy...being proud of her progress and just simply watching her be so happy and full of life
What has being a parent taught you?lots and lots omg it's actually a hard question I have learnt so much I just can't think :(
What’s the most important piece of advice you want to pass on to your children? Don't worry about what hasn't happend yet but to focus on what is happening smile love and laugh
How has your life changed since becoming a mum? My life has changed in so many ways she has made me a better person I'm learning as much as she is being my first child.
Tell us a bit about your home? Whereabouts is it and what’s it like? I live in kingsteignton ins newton abbot in a two bed house I absolulty love my house my back garden goes into the woods it's so quiet and surrounded by lovely people I love the area
What would a typical day in your life entail? Wake up get dresses unless havering a lazy day breakfast for my lil one play with toys until my partner finishes work as he works nights will then normally go for a walk to the shops or around the woods go to baby groups or tumbling teds home for dinner play and chill and then bath story bottle and bed for Abigail and then I do my 40 mins of exercise house work washing etc watch telly and then normally go bed when my partner goes to wrk at 11pm
Where are your favourite three places to visit in Devon:being an animal lover I love going to the zoos and living coasts
What are your top three favourite shops: next homebargins and boots
What’s your favourite book? The damage done by warren fellows
What baby or children’s items can you not live without. Bottles milk teething gel
Describe your fashion style:casual jeans/leggings baggy long tops uggs
Top tips on how to balance work and family life: I failed miserably when my maternity finished as the hours where to long it killed me
What or who inspires you? strong willed people I mean we all complain about headakes tummy ales etc tho I recently watched a program about people with cancer and they simply get on with there life's no complaints happy little soles tho they are so ill but fight it with a smile no matter what you have or haven't got you should love life and love what you have life is a gift!
What plans for the future do you have?: getting married and having another baby to make my beautiful family complete :)
If you could live your life again what would you change and what would you keep the same?i would change how I was in my teens tho they say learn from your mistakes and those mistakes have made me the person I am today so probably nothing