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THE A-Z OF PARENTHOOD - A is for A SOCIAL LIFE OUTSIDE OF PARENTING

TRYING TO ACHIEVE A PERFECT BALANCE IS HEALTHY, NOT BE JUDGED BUT ONLY POSSIBLE WITH THE RIGHT SUPPORT


‘Well this is what you wanted.’ ‘You signed up to this.’ ‘You can’t just palm your children off.’
These are all direct quotes that have been said to me over the past couple of years, in different circumstances, in stressful situations or by misinformed people.
I shouldn’t need to justify to anybody quite how much I love my children. I adore them. I worship the ground they walk on. When they’re both asleep and I’m sat with a glass of wine and one eye open, I’m on my phone looking at photos of them swooning. But I do need time away from them too. For my own sanity. For me. It's perfectly healthy to try and balance work-relationship-family time.
I’ve worked my entire life. While maternity leave is a blessing, I love going to work, applying myself and engaging in adult conversation. There are only so many nursery rhymes I can take before I’m itching to stimulate myself. I applaud stay-at-…

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