It was an article I wrote for Fourth Trimester Magazine that sparked it all off. A few Instagram DM's later and I'd found another British Asian mother who was pregnant out of wedlock. Her experience of " stress and crap thanks to family" caused a difficult first few months of pregnancy. Her wish to remain anonymous highlights the stigma that still lingers around pre-marriage pregnancies in parts of the Indian community. Whilst my experience was slightly different, I can relate to her feelings of what she describes as "stress and guilt". Here is her honest confession.
She's lovely, smart, down to earth, a mother to H, insanely beautiful (inside and out). When Jenny founder of Mamazou, a global hub for parents to feel human, isn't building her empire or being a mother, she's working at a small accounting firm. We asked her how she manages to give her 100% to everything.
When I first started Mummy + Nina I wanted it to be a place of reality on life as a young mother. That meant being totally honest with my experiences, good and bad. In a recent interview with Nicola (brains behind Too Much Mothering Information) we discussed life with two kids. Here's what she asked me:
There’s always that one person that trips during a degree ceremony. In our cohort of 2013 someone did fall, but I’m proud to say it was not me.
What to do when your child insists on running around naked? Or when they're sat in the middle of Costa singing the 'I love boobies' song (not sure where it came from, certainly not me. Children all reach an age where they are aware of their physical differences but have yet to understand their sexuality. Nicola Washington, the awesomeness behind Too Much Mothering Information, stepped up to the mark when I asked her at what point she would introduce privacy to her children.