I’m a mum of two babies aged two and under. As a family, we’ve been on one full time income for nearly 2.5 years now. And last week I got botox. And I spent a couple of hundred dollars on it.
A waste of money you say? How selfish of me? What right do I have to spend our hard-earned money on something as frivolous as that?
I know some of you are thinking something along those lines. And you know what? I don’t give a f*ck.
I work, from home, as a freelance writer and blogger. I do it with at least one of our kids around at all times, if not both of them, and it’s a constant juggle. My husband and I both work damn hard for our money. We push ourselves daily to give our kids the best and create the best life possible for them.
Siobhan working from home. Image supplied.
I strongly believe that to be a good mum I need to feel good myself. WITHIN myself, most importantly. But also, ABOUT myself.
My body and mind have been through a lot in the last two and a half years. Having our babies 17 months apart was tough, no doubt about it. I wouldn’t change it, not for the world.
But after having such a long stretch of being pregnant, post partum, breastfeeding, pregnant again, post partum again and yet more breastfeeding, I’m only just now starting to get a bit of ‘me time’ back.
BLOGGED: "Dear Breastfeeding, we might have to break up with you"... // As requested, this week we're again heading back to some of our earlier blog posts...this is something I wrote around three months after Aoife (our second bub) was born. "Dear Breastfeeding, we might have to break up with you. It’s not you, it’s us. You just don’t work for us. You see, physically we DO work. But us being together is an emotional, torturous, right royal pain in the ass. So this could be goodbye. Yes, I know that 'breast is best' - but what if breast just doesn’t work best for you, your bub and your whole family?" Read more ON THE BLOG [link in profile] SNAPCHAT: meohmy_mum A photo posted by MeOhMy: your go-to mummy blog (@meohmymum) on