Parenting Pep Talk #31 – Mum and Mor

Parenting Pep Talk is a weekly series of guest posts all about encouraging other parents by sharing some of our happy moments, the advice that has worked for us and some positive words of encouragement.

 

Today’s post is from Sarah who blogs at Mum & Mor.  Over to you, Sarah!

 

1) Tell us a little bit about you and your family

I’m Sarah, a British stay-at-home mum in my early thirties. I moved to Denmark in 2015 to be with my long-distance boyfriend (husband to-be!) I met on a game named World of Warcraft. We have a 5 month old daughter and a Danish-Swedish Farmdog named Loki, who is a year old. We live in a small house in rural South Jutland.

Sarah from Mum and Mor with her partner and daughter

 

2) How would you describe your parenting style?

I don’t think I even have a specific parenting style. I just wing it, really. I jumped right in the deep end with this parenting business, but luckily I’m staying afloat. I’m told I’m such a calm mother. I’m surprised about that as I suffer from anxiety sometimes.

 

3) What’s your favourite thing about being a parent?

There’s a few things. Knowing that despite my own worries, despite what others’ preconceptions were about me becoming a mum, I’m actually doing a good job. I doubted myself for years and put off the idea of having a child. I’m so happy my daughter is thriving and healthy. Seeing her develop before my very eyes is something that can’t be explained. It’s wonderful.

 

4) What piece of advice have you been given that you found especially helpful?

Get in touch with other parents to talk to. I know my health visitor likely meant get out to playgroups, but it’s just not viable for me right now. I’m so happy to have found a great support system through blogging! I have to namedrop the wonderful Tribal Chat, as the ladies there are a big help and friendly.

 

5) What one piece of encouraging advice would you give to a new parent?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Parents aren’t superbeings who automatically know everything there is to know! If it’s getting too much or you have questions, contact family/friends/your health visitor for support. You can do this. You’re not alone in how crazy it can feel.

 

6) Can you share one of your favourite parenting moments?

There’s been so many. When my daughter learns something new, for example: when she makes a new sound. I love seeing her develop new skills and get so excited when she does.

 

7) Anything else that you would like to share to encourage other parents?

I know there may be times where parenting is a drag, you may reminisce about your past life and wish you could go back. Don’t feel guilty for feeling this way. It’s natural after such a major change in your life.

 

In my short time as a parent, I have felt this way, but I don’t regret having my daughter at all. She’s a challenge at times, but it’s not a challenge that will beat me. It’s something to be embraced and taken head on. The way I see it, more trying things have happened in my life. It’s good to put things into perspective and certainly helps me.

 

Thank you Sarah for sharing your positive parenting moments and the advice you have found helpful.

 

You can connect with Sarah on the following social networks:

 

Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest
Google+

 

If you’d like to share some of your positive parenting moments on the Parenting Pep Talk, then let me know in the comments below and I’ll email you with more details.

 

Parenting Pep Talk - a series of posts sharing encouragment, advice and the positive moments of parenting

6 thoughts on “Parenting Pep Talk #31 – Mum and Mor

  1. Thanks for sharing Sarah! I agree with your advice about not feeling guilty about missing your pre-baby life – it’s only natural and it happens to all of us. I love the Popple but I sometimes miss the freedom that I use to have before all this mum business. #ablogginggoodtime

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.