Hey I'm Kell and I really hope you enjoy reading my journey as The Realistic Mum.
I live in Sydney with my husband and three children; Jack 5 (almost 6), Eva 4 (going on 18), and Frankie 21 months (looks like he's 3 and doesn't say much).
When I became a mum it was nothing like I had thought it would be. It was so much more than what I had been told, what I read and what I heard. Not once did I hear about nights of no sleep, bleeding nipples, the end of the bikini era, eating chicken nuggets seven nights in a row and a new love of coffee and wine! Nor could I have ever prepared myself for the emotional roller-coaster that was going to endure me for the rest of my life. I still find it mind blowing to go from adoring my child to wanting to pull my hair out in less than a minute! You know the moment when you are pacing around the room begging your screaming child to sleep then staring at their beautiful face as they snuggle soundly in your arms? You don't want to put them down because you are loving the cuddle you never get. That is one giant ball of twisted emotion right there! This is the reality of being a mum, the bits you don't get told and can only learn on the job.
I have a degree in Early Childhood and worked as a Kindy and Year One teacher for six years in both Australia and the UK. When I had Jack, I decided to become a stay at home mum and pursue my passion for writing.
I recently finished a certificate in Children's Writing and have just finished my first young children's book so stay posted because I will be selling it from my site as an ebook soon!
I am part of a large community of mums, in which are a constant saving grace to me as my family live interstate. It is here that I decided to put all my stories about parenting the last five years to a blog and share it with others. So enjoy, ask questions and don't judge xx