Three years ago I spent my days caring for other peoples children as a primary school teacher. I loved my job. I loved planning and teaching creative lessons and loved the subjects that I led which were English (literacy) and ICT. I loved the relationships that I built with the children that I taught.
When I met my husband David I knew that I wanted us to have children of our own.
I did not know that within 5 years of meeting we would have three beautiful children of our own.
Here I am in 2012, a very proud, very busy, Mummy to Esther, William and Matilda.
I started this blog to share my journey through IVF to becoming a Mummy to premature babies and a Mummy to twins. Esther and William were born at just 27 weeks and their early days were tough. Writing has helped to heal the hurt of those early days and allows me to build a record of how our family grows.
Edspire has become the story of our lives and it is always written with honesty, from the heart. I write about parenting, pregnancy, brestfeeding, weaning and life as a stay at home mum. This is a personal diary of our adventures together but I want it to be so much more.
2012 will see us move house into our ‘forever house’. Edspire is going to be used to document the changes and improvements we make as we transform our house into our family home.
2012 will see Esther and William turn two and Edspire is going to be used for recording the activities we do together from drama to craft, from story telling to imaginative play. I want to bring some of the teacher side of me into my parenting and my writing. I have so many ideas!
2012 is also of course Matilda’s first year in the world and Edspire will record her milestones through this important time.
If you would like to join us on our journey in anyway then please get in touch through the blog or Twitter, or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like us to review a place or product for you then please do get in touch. We welcome all contact from PRs and are particularly interested in products and services that are relevant to our life as a family with a baby and twin toddlers. I am also keen to develop a series of reviews of home products as we strive to change our house into a beautiful family home.
I am also hoping to feature ways of looking after yourself as a new Mummy and little treats for Mummies too.
Through the blog I am keen to support charities that support children and their families and in particular I love Bliss, Tommy’s and Save the Children.
I hope to make friends with other Mummies and families through Edspire and hope that we will be able to help each other along our way.
Parenting is by far the toughest thing I have ever done but also the most rewarding. I thank God everyday for the wonders that are my children. I know that I am lucky. I am blessed.
Please follow our journey and join us along the way.