A brief history of my life up to now …
I live in Northern Ireland with my husband, 2 kids, puppy Loki and a degu called Morpheus.
I met my husband when I was 18, bought a house together at 19 and had our daughter at 20… no one can say I’m not productive 😂😂
Shortly after this, my husband started to suffer with some medical problems, which in turn affected his mental health. We have good days and bad days, but keeping on top of all the family stuff that Needs to be done allows plenty of downtime to do what we Want to get done.
We got married a few years later, and my little surprise son arrived soon after that. He was very sick when he was born, and spent 13 days in NICU before being allowed home. We had a rough year of not knowing how his birth trauma would affect him long term, but settled in well as a family of 4.
My son has since been diagnosed as autistic but continues to impress everybody with his constant smile and willingness to learn new things. He is truly a walking miracle. He is able to go to a mainstream school, and has made some great friends at school and after school clubs. Let’s hope this continues when we look to change schools in 2 years time !
I then decided that a sick husband, 2 kids and a part time job wasn’t enough for me to juggle, so added 2 degus (sadly Merlin passed away earlier this year) and a puppy to the chaos !!
So that’s me in a nutshell. I have a full house and love it. 😍
My daughter is my rock in all this. She is growing up so fast and is the most beautiful, loving child a mum could ask for. She encouraged me to start my Instagram and from there my son encouraged me to start this blog. My poor husband now just has to listen to me planning what I’m going to post 😋
I would love to hear from anyone who reads this that has encountered anything similar in their lives. It can be a lonely place when you have so much to deal with at home. X
Also please check out my Instagram @paperclipsandgin