|Charlie with husband Dave and son Cole|
I’m happy-go-lucky, creative, loving, loyal and sensitive. I am married to my wonderful soul-mate Dave and mum to our gorgeous little angel Cole who is 4 ½.
I have written and published books about the milestone moments in my life including getting married in The True Diary of Bride-to-be. I then charted my pregnancy in The True Diary of a Mum-to-be a pregnancy companion and the first magical year of motherhood in The True Diary of Baby’s First Year a mothering companion.
Oh I really couldn’t choose just one as that would make me feel like I was favouring one writer over another and I love absolutely every single one of the entries in the book.
Some of them make me smile, others laugh aloud and there are some so beautiful I have shed a tear or two. I would like to share your amazing 100 words on Parenting as I think your readers, especially the parents amongst them, will totally relate to your words.
As soon as the test turns blue, you give the world the green light to run your life. Everyone from your grandmother to the government will know best – after a while your head will spin and you wonder how you ever achieved anything. Congratulations, you are now a proper parent destined to feel guilty and inadequate whatever you choose. Here’s the solution: Ignore it all and know that if you cuddle and read to your child, laugh with them and jump in puddles you are good enough – and none of the rest really matters in the long run.