If you have a two year old, you’ll know…
Charlotte Jamme is one of those ‘how does she do it?’ woman. Mum of two, entrepreneurial business owner and a lovely person to boot. If I could bottle her essence I would be a rich woman.
Charlotte came up with the idea for her brilliant bag label, Mia Tui, whilst living with her two girls in Vietnam. She found it was a constant struggle to find a practical and good looking bag she could use whilst travelling so she took to the Viatnamese fabric markets and Mia Tui was born. The label won Gold at The Mother & Baby Awards for Best Travel Product 2012/13 so you could say Charlotte is firmly on the up.
I owe MAMA an enormous apology. I offered to write about trying to conceive, and then when it happened, early pregnancy, but I didn’t. Shortly after my last post went up, something felt weird, so on a whim, I bought a pregnancy test. Which turned out to be overwhelmingly positive.
I kind of froze. I had a LOT of fatigue, and thankfully little morning sickness, which the books do tell you about, but what I wasn’t expecting was the terror of it all. Terror that yes, we were having a baby, along with the terror that something might go wrong, and we might not be having a baby. Added to that the fact you can’t really tell anyone (why? In case it does all go wrong? Do you tell people after if it does?) and I’ve had a pretty weird couple of months.
As a rule, I generally dislike those mass re-posted twee paragraphs of drivel on Facebook. I find them slightly annoying and really not that believable.
But I read one yesterday that really struck a chord with me. I think because, as mothers, we seem to spend so much of our children’s lives justifying the choices we make and judging the choices of others (I hate to admit it but I have done this). When really the only thing we should be doing is supporting each other. Motherhood ain’t easy and we only make it hard on ourselves.
So have a read of this and think about it the next time you are judging or feel judged. We’re all in this together, man.