I’ve recently been chosen by Munchkin UK to be a Munchkin Mummy for the next year which has prompted me to start a blog about my life as a Mum. I will share funny moments, boring moments, touching moments, troublesome moments (hopefully rare!) and the odd review here and there of Munchkin UK products.
I now get to ramble away on my favourite topic of conversation – my pride and joy – my family!!
So who are we?
I am Kerry. I’m 32 years old but feel like that’s crazy and I can’t possibly be that old!! I’ve been out of work since I was made redundant in November 2009. At that time I was 3 months pregnant with our first child so it was just a natural progression into my role as a stay at home mum. If I hadn’t been made redundant I’d probably have gone back to work, but instead I revel in being able to be in my dream role.
I am married to Damian. We’ve been together since May 2005, and got married in May 2009. We had a bit of a whirlwind start to our relationship and started living together after 6weeks! It feels like we’ve been together a lifetime and I know it’s corny but he really is my best friend as well as my husband. He works incredibly hard meaning I’m able to stay at home to bring up our children. He’s a brilliant dad as well as an amazing husband.
Our first daughter, Taylor, was born in May 2010. The little monkey was so comfy inside me that she was born 17 days late by the time she was forced out by drugs and a tug of forceps (perhaps I’ll share birth stories another day!) Taylor is an incredibly bright little girl. Her speech is very advanced for her age and she takes after me in many respects; She’s a chatterbox and a bossy boots! Taylor is very eager to learn and has a brilliant memory and likes to put everything she learns into practice.
Then in December 2012 along came our second daughter, Lauren. After how late Taylor was I’d tried not to focus on a due date but I needn’t have worried as her birth couldn’t have been more different. An incredibly quick labour and only missing her due date by 1 hour 17 minutes. Lauren is already proving to be very much like her big sister and I think the pair of them will run rings around Damian and I when they are older.
Our family also includes Ash. He’s our 10 year old black Labrador. Ash is a fabulous laid back dog who has had to take a back seat since the girls came along but deals with it very well. I believe having a pet is good for kids and our daily walks are not only great exercise for us all but can be a great learning activity too.
So that’s us.
There’s so much I haven’t told you but they are the basics!
I look forward to sharing many more bits of our life with you.