Am I still a “new” mum?

I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot recently, about how I want to do more with it and post on here much more. However, at the moment, I’m finding that lack of time is my biggest problem as (fortunately) I’m very busy workwise which takes up most of my free time (along with episodes of Schitt’s Creek – have you seen it? I don’t want it to end, we’re on season four already!), plus I have a very demanding toddler, who is basically taking up the rest of my time! And there’s housework too. But I’ll get there.

With an almost 21-month-old, I’ve started questioning the title of this blog – am I still a “new” mum? Is it still a “new” life?

To be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever stop being a new mum. That might sound like a crazy thing to say, but I feel that every stage is like being a new mum all over again. Take the toddler stage for example, I’ve never been a mum to a toddler before, and it certainly brings with it new challenges! Every time we think we have it sussed, well, we realise that we haven’t! And I know that it’ll be the same with every stage, there will always be something new about it. 

In terms of it being a new life? Well, as is the case for many of us at the moment, everyday currently feels the same as the one before. So life itself does feel a little stale, however this will pass, and life will become less monotonous again. I think if times had been “normal” and I’d been able to share different experiences with my little man – simple things like soft play, toddler groups, going to the beach, going swimming, meeting up with other people – as well as the more exciting things like holidays, going on a plane, going to the zoo – then life would have felt fresher and newer as these different experiences would have been new for him, and therefore new for me as a parent. And that time will come – here in Ireland, it’s hard to know when – but it will come someday. 

So that’s the long-winded way of saying that, for now, I’m going to leave the blog’s title as it is! Will I ever stop feeling like a new mum? I don’t know that I will, it certainly feels like a natural part of my life, but the newness hasn’t faded. 

Anyway, I’ll be back for more soon – I just have to get all these blog posts that I have in my head down on the screen! 

Colette x 

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