Drum roll … my first blog post!
I know, I know another bloody blog right? According to recent statistics 50,000 blogs are launched on WordPress every day. So what makes mine different? Maybe nothing…maybe everything. It’s for you to decide. It’s basically up to you if you think MSGI is worth subscribing to or not. Don’t worry I won’t be offended if this isn’t your cup of tea!
Thanks for reading this far already – grab a glass of wine, kick back (when your kids are asleep) and enjoy the introduction read…
Hello and welcome! What do you think of my blog name? Do you think you still have it? And what exactly is it that we still have? It can be anything you want it to be – Whether it’s keeping your witty sense of humour through the mild torture of sleep deprivation, getting your pre-baby body back, managing kids and going back to work, surviving as a single mother, perhaps dealing with short term baby blues or maintaining a healthy sex life with your long term partner – HELL YEAH you still have it. The truth is, you never lost it… Every now and then, us mum’s (that’s you by the way) need to remind ourselves of our identity – which we all know can take some effort when you haven’t showered in days, have the remains of dried baby food on your jeans, speak goo goo ga ga on a daily basis or haven’t had a Brazilian wax since you fell pregnant – 3 years ago.
This blog is to remind you of YOU – Remember you?
My husband and I always said that our children would fit into our lives rather than the other way around. We’ve stuck to this as much as we can, and it’s worked in our favour. Obviously we are dedicated parents to our two boys – they come first, but we’re a very close second.
Being a mother is hard work. It takes it’s toll on your sleep, your looks, your weight, your relationship, your bank balance, your home, your patience, your boobs, your vagina, your emotions and your bladder control. But I still love it.
When a child is born, so is a mother – and we go through so many changes which shouldn’t be ignored, as we too are going through some major life alterations. You grew a person inside you for crying out loud! You flipping rock.
If men had uteruses they would be bragging about them down the pub!
Becoming a mother inevitably means change. Your body is different, sex is different, your relationship is different, your fashion choices are different, your priorities are different. There are so many aspects of our life that we have to adjust to. And don’t get me wrong, change is good. I’m not the same girl I was 10 years ago and I wouldn’t want to be. My ethos is to get better with age – we have to accept that we are getting older and luckily wiser, so let’s embrace this.
I’ve been working in the modelling industry for a long time (over 20 years) so I’m very aware that taking care of yourself, looking and feeling good inside and out is imperative for a woman’s longevity. Trust me, I’ve learnt some priceless beauty hacks, fashion tips, general health and wellbeing knowledge, confidence boosters and above all else, how to laugh off negative vibes – and I’m excited to share this all with you on my blogging/vlogging journey.
My profession involves Photoshop and portraying a fantasy world. Motherhood is the complete opposite. Truth is, models are far from being flawless – and mothers are the real superstars!
I’m looking forward to getting to know you – please comment on the blog posts and let me know if there is anything in particular you want to talk about together.
Great first post! I’m a soon to be mum so figuring it all out one day and a time and agree that change is good! Going with the flow… Good luck with all things blogging 🙂
*at of course (brain spell check is currently a little slow…)
Thanks Kim! Very excited for you becoming a Mama! Thanks for reading and hope to see you on here again xx
Fab first post Lou – you made me chuckle and you are so spot on!! Looking forward to the next one! X
Thanks babes xxx
Awesome post! You rock!! Xxxx
This is so true, great blog !!
Thanks Vicky! Hope you’re well xx
Think it sounds great! You’re right! I’ve changed and I’m not the same girl and wouldn’t want to be. But it’s so interesting bc I hear so many people say “I’m 40 and still feel 20 inside!” and I do feel so much younger than my chronological age. And I think 30 or 40 or 50 year mothers these days do seem younger than their counterparts appeared at the same ages from the previous generations.
Yes absolutely! My mother is turning 70 this year, and she looks like a 50 year old. Still has a great social life, full of energy and very hands on with her grandchildren. Hey I guess Nana still got it too!!
Fantastic first blog! Congratulations and goodluck x
Thanks babes!! BUSH xx
You are my HERO!!! Fantastic blog, I am hooked already!!
Ahhh yes!! You’re my hero too x
Loved it!! So true, every bit of it! This is going to be awesome! Xx
Thank you so much Kayla x
Wicked post!!! Pregnant with number 2 and im feeling of all this!!!!! You rock xx
Groovy chicken all very true relate relate xx
Thanks Alice! You are one groovy chicken too Mama! x
Thanks Sarah!!! xxxx
You rock momma and totally inspiring me .. awesome first post can’t wait for more .. esp those beauty and health secrets in dire need of those as I’m looking and feeling a little Nora batty than glam mummy right now xx
Thank you so much Taz! Yes more of that all to come.. did you subscribe to get the posts directly to your inbox? Very pleased you like it xx
My uterus is bigger than your uterus mate!
Nice one Lou, hope you don’t mind us men having a read? Maybe we’ll
Learn something 😉 Good luck! Pxx
Ha! Paul this made me laugh! LOVE that a man is having a read – be prepared for reading about all boobs and vagina’s etc.. in a on porn way. xx
Absolutely spot on and very uplifting (unlike my post baby breasts ?) Already looking forward to reading the next post. Love you Penny xx
Thanks Pen, and yes I can relate to the post baby beasts too. Yikes! x
I’m going to pass on to all my friends with kids and read up for what I may need to remember if I ever have kids! Great Blog! Loved it so far! Xx
Wicked thanks so much Zoe! So nice to see you just before Christmas too xx
Really can rotally relate to everything you say, and the point of the blog! Will be merrily following! Congratulations on the launch. 🙂
Thank you so much – means a lot. Was very nervous to make this website live, but have had some lovely responses so all good. Did you subscribe to get the posts directly into your inbox? x
Go dada!! This is amazing and inspiring. Keep up the good work. Xxx
Thanks Dada. Frith floor x
Nailed it like I knew you would! ❤
Thanks gorge xxxx
You are an amazing writer and we @mumstheword can’t wait to collaborate with you one day. We need a good make over that’s for sure x
You’re on and good idea! xx
Love this Lou, you’re awesome! Looking forward to the next one! ????xx
Thanks Jo!! xxxx
Love this! Such a great first post – spot on!! So proud of you and glad to be going through this motherhood journey with you! Xx
Thanks Setu! Very nervous making this blog live and yes I am so pleased we are going through motherhood together. xx
Really enjoyed it Louise it’s totally true!! look forward to the next one
Awesome thanks Flick xx
Brilliant, Louise! Cheers and Congratulations! I feel like I spend most of my life these days just trying to keep *it* together….xxx
Absolutely loving that you’re using ‘it’ in the right context. xx
I’m a mother of three grown boys now, but I still hope I’ve got it! I think your blog is going to be great, Louise. Well done and good luck with it. Xx
Awesome Louise!! Super excited to read more! Sending love from Iceland!
I’ve just been attending to the little one…. and this has made me smile! I love getting older, wiser and yes I still got it! I can’t wait to read the rest of the blog.