I love blogging , always have and always will. I am a huge blog fan. I like reading them, I like commenting on them and I love writing them. I enjoy having a corner of the internet that is mine and I like to share knowledge, wisdom (if any), favourite discoveries, my adventures and my experience of being a first time mama, but never food. Get your own!
I started this blog as I was breastfeeding for the millionth time in the space of 24 hours on something like day 88 of being a new mother and I was desperately looking for answers/inspiration and advice on my then current situation. All I got was forums (too “shouty” or soppy for me) or the NHS (too clinical for me – although I like that they get to the point). I had always read blogs, but bambino development books had become my new best friend and I had only ever read blogs for inspiration and absolutely never about babies. The Milk Stand was born. I wanted to create my own blog in the hope I would find others like me…
The idea of ‘mum blogs’ scared me a little to begin with as I imagined that most of the mothers were the same ones who were writing and judging strangers on forums. I feared that ‘MUM24567′ used her blog to really get her point across, but how wrong could I be? There are those blogs (of course), but if you delve a little deeper it is easy to find like minded mamas who not only inspire you, but become your friend and part of your support team. Those women are incredibly awesome!
So The Milk Stand was/is my space to write about my life and share my experiences as a first time mum. I found it so helpful finding other women going through the exact same scenario that I was and even though I started the blog to gather information like a squirrel with his nuts, what I actually found was a community. A community of like minded and strong women who are still my friends today and will be for baby number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. (I kid….no seriously though, don’t even mention baby no.deux).
Best of all I like my blog. I think I can say that – because it is mine, but I love it. I enjoy sharing everything, especially the incredible highs and lows that motherhood can bring. I like to think The Milk Stand truly reflects me, my life and the realities of becoming a mother. I hope you enjoy reading it and that it helps one of you glorious mother’s who are looking for some kind of answer at 2am in the morning! Keep going.