My name is Sam and I am a mother of two gorgeous little monkeys, JJ and EJ, 4 and a half and 21 months – so right in the thick of it still! Married to the fuzz, and living in suburban bliss on the Surrey/Hampshire borders. Being what is technically known as a geriatric mother I have creaky knees but other than that I’m still secretly 25.
I work part-time and wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m not one of those earth mother naturals who’s maternal instinct kicked in at the age of 18 (obviously!) and I enjoy having some time away from the monkey enclosure a few days a week – it brings a bit more of a sense of work/family balance (if not work/life balance – that to me implies time for oneself outside of the workplace and there is precious little of that at this stage!).
I want to talk food, I want to talk books, movies, be able to answer the eternal question “where we going in morning, Mummy?” and about what its like to live with a man obsessed with gym-going.
I always wanted to be a writer one day but its been a long time so please be gentle with me while I find my style. Its likely to be irreverant. Hopefully witty. Possibly insightful. Probably a little self-indulgent – who’s blog isn’t?