An understanding Mama.

Writing an honest blog about life as a Mum.

Be honest. Be kind. Be understanding.

Welcome to Mumderstanding. I am so glad you have found me!

I’m Laura; Mummy to Isabelle (3) and Edward (9 months), I work full-time in the insurance industry and have a wonderfully supportive HUSBAND (been married 2 months so getting used to saying “hubby”… I quite like it!). I am obsessed with ALL things Harry Potter, Christmas and chocolate! Not always in that order… chocolate is needed after a bad nights sleep!

Becoming a Mum in March 2019 was the hardest thing I have ever, EVER done. The hardest thing for me, after the fog of the first few weeks, was feeling alone and like I was failing, simply because no one else I could see was struggling. I just didn’t feel like I could admit to how I was feeling. Even whilst posting very happy and ‘together’ pictures on Instagram…

It wasn’t until I started opening up, being honest and one day said “this is a bit shit right now…”, that I found so many other Mums were experiencing or had experienced similar. No one feels like they can say it.

I desperately wanted to read about or see other Mums dealing with the same situations, I just didn’t know where to look. I hope I can be that person to another Mummy.

See my thoughts on breastfeeding, returning to work and mum guilt. Find out about my experiences in the early days of Motherhood, how writing was my outlet and all the ups and downs of our last year.

I hope this blog reaches Mamas (expecting, new and experienced) to say, it is okay to say and feel everything you are experiencing. All feelings are valid. You are smashing this and all Mums are here to support, understand and be kind. It is our job!

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Let’s build something together.