I’m Rachel - a Wife and Mum of three.
I take each day as it comes. My kids can be a huge pain in the ass and often push me to the limit. Of course I love them, that goes without saying, but I don’t always like them that much. I have created three unique, confident, beautiful beings that come up with creative ways of tipping me over the edge daily!
Is that the same for all Mums? I don’t know. What I do know is that I manage to get through the day with lots of deep breathing, counting to ten, occasional (ok lots!) of swearing, luke warm cups of tea, excessive time on social media and I wanted to create a place for other Mums to feel safe in saying that they’re kids are arseholes too!
We all do things differently, some of us just need a bit more gin to survive than others.
Welcome to This Mum Thing - all kinds of crazy, shared with a sense of humour and a lot of bad language.
Being a Mum of three between the ages of 2-7 I’ve experienced the same as most Mums, losing my identity and self-belief (anyone else feel like they haven’t got a bloody clue what they’re doing?!)
With there being just 13 months between my two eldest children, I spent the first couple of years feeling exhausted, low and like I was failing as a parent, wife and human. I fell into a pattern of buying and wearing plain clothes, usually in grey or black, as I just didn’t know what my style was anymore.
Not being able to return to work due to childcare costs, I decided to set up my own family photography business enabling me to work flexibly around the kids. This gave me the opportunity to meet lots of other Mums and after hearing their experiences I soon realised that I wasn’t the only one to have gone through this. I decided to set up a straight talking Mum blog, as well as launch a range of fun, colourful slogan sweaters to help get Mums out of the feeling grey/wearing grey cycle.
We’re all in this together - let’s bring some colour back into our lives and smash the shit out of Motherhood!
You can check out my range of slogan sweaters and tees in the shop