Before I start, let me just say that, this is my very first Blog, not just on Word Press but, my very first ever Blog. This is all new to me, I’m a complete novice. Dont get me wrong, I’ve read many blogs online over the years, have been inspired and got so many great ideas. Now I’ve decided that I would like to give it a go, a new hobby, writing about my crazy family, who I love dearly. If others can be inspired and pick up some great ideas from reading my blogs, then even better.
So, here goes, for my first blog post I thought I would introduce you to myself and my family.
My name is Rebecca and I’m 37 years old. I’m very lucky and extremely grateful to have a very hard-working, loving husband, John, who is also 37. He is 6 months younger than me, which he likes to remind me of all the time, but I have a full head of hair. John traded his hair for our children, 6 months after having our first, his hair had thinned rapidly on top. He now gets mistaken for one of the Eastenders Mitchell brother’s.
We have two beautiful princesses (literally), Holly is 9 and Emma is 6. They keep us extremely busy and on our toes. Everytime we think we’ve got this and understand them, they grow a bit more and move onto the next stage and leave us feeling like novices all over again. It has been researching and reading others blogs that have helped us and of course listening to friends and families advice. I hope by passing on our tries and tribulations, and sometimes wisdom, through my Blogs will help or even inspire others.
To balance out the hormones and add some testosterone to the house hold, we have a dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Jackson, and Black cat, called George.
We live in a 3 bedroom house in Kent, the South East of England, about an hour away from London.
John and I both work. John is a HGV driver and is away from home Monday to Friday and prides himself on being the main provider for our family. Yes he feels he misses out a little on the children growing up, but we have Skype and smartphones, so we are in constant contact. I have friends whose husbands are home every night and they still don’t get to see their kids, as they go to work before the children get up and they get in after they’ve gone to bed. I do get a snippet of what it would be like to be a single mum during the week but I have some fantastic friends who really help me out.
I work part-time, as a field based merchandising representing for a greetings card company. I have to juggle this with the school runs and caring for our girls. Luckily my job is flexible hours and can be worked in the times that they are at school. School holidays I have to rely on family, friends and holiday clubs. It keeps Holly and Emma from getting bored and spend time with family we don’t always get to see.
And that’s it. This is our family.
Thanks for reading. Xxx