A new Mumbelievable mission *excited dance*

I started this blog last summer to try and help other mums to find the strength and time to pull themselves up from the bottom of the pile and start looking after themselves a bit better by making time for exercise.

I needed to do that very thing myself. Over time though, I’ve come to feel like a bit of a fraud because I still find it a massive challenge to make myself and my wellbeing a priority.

So I’ve thought a lot about why we sacrifice ourselves to such an extent.
We’re all just doing our best, and we want to do it without the fear of being judged. We want to feel more confident about every aspect of our lives as we try to create a balance that works for our family.

The parts of the blog and the Facebook page that get the most engagement are nothing to do with fitness. They’re to do with the real aspects of life as a parent, the crazy, funny situations we all find ourselves in. And this is why I’ve decided to take the blog in a slightly different direction, which I’m really excited about.

I find it fascinating that there are so many of us (myself included) who, when talking to our other mum friends, feel a need to sugar coat our thoughts and feelings, as if they’re not entirely normal.

We’re all in the same boat. No matter who we are or where we’ve come from.

We all cry like proud nutters when our babies do something new or exciting. We all worry about things that our pre-mum self didn’t even know existed.

And then…we all lose our shit. Regularly. And then instantaneously feel like a guilty, failing mess.

We’re on one of the biggest level playing fields.

The mums we know get it all. They feel it all too.

I know lots of mums who are scared to share these truths because they’re petrified of being judged by other mums. So my mission is to make Mumbelievable a sanctuary of light relief for mums who want to stop this ridiculous fear of being judged.

I want to say to you, if you are one of those mums:

We’ve got your back. We understand you. We know what you’re talking about. You may not be able to talk to your husband, your mum, sister or friends about this stuff but you can talk to all of us – this community – because we GET IT.

We get the when-you-love-them-so-much-you-think-you-might-burst bits.

We get the what-the-hell-has-become-of-my-life bits.

And everything in between.

Here’s Mumbelievable’s mission:

To create a gang of superwomen who can confidently share every aspect of motherhood – even the tough stuff – without fear of being judged.

Whether your children are newborn or 30, this beautiful struggle is real. And we’re all in it together.

Welcome to the gang.

P.S. I know this won’t be for everyone and that this change in direction will probably lose me some followers, but that’s cool. If you’d prefer to unfollow, thank you for helping to get Mumbelievable to this point. You rock, mama.

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  1. Melissa
    22nd March 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Love this!!!
    I struggle to keep everyone happy.. Trying to find a balance with being a working Mum, wife, daughter, sister and friend… I want to be able to be there for everyone, but it don’t always have the time.. I struggle with the guilt of that.. but I make sure the days I have off with my little boy count.. We always do fun things.. We are lucky to live by the seaside.. I know he starts school soon and I want to give him my attention on the days I can. I work 3 days.. 6-6pm so on those days it’s the dinner bath bed bit and he’s a tired 3 year old not to mention a tired hungry husband lol!!!

  2. Fizzy Cee
    22nd March 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Sounds interesting….

    As a mum of a 2 year old who is about to have twins (and to be honest as terrified as I am excited) a place where you can be honest about the good the bad and the ugly seems like a very good idea indeed!

    My first confession however is that I have no idea to follow a blog! Stone Age mum!