Monday, 25 August 2014

#MeetAMum - Lucinda from Teacher2Mummy

Happy Bank Holiday everybody! I am pleased to introduce to you one of my blogging pals today as my latest #meetamum guest post. I have spoken to her for quite some time now over the blogosphere / Twittersphere and we finally met at BritMums Live. She's a fab blogger and an all-round lovely lady so without further ado, let's settle down and get to know Lucinda from Teacher2Mummy a little better...


1. Hello, what's your name and where do you come from?
Hi J I’m Lucinda, originally from Watford Herts. Currently living in  South West London, although we’re hoping to move out of the big smoke by the end of the year/early 2015.

2. Tell us about your children.
I have one little dude, Eliot Jude (I didn’t mean for that to rhyme) who’s 13 months old.

3. When did you know you wanted to be a mum?
Since I was a little girl, I loved playing with dolls ‘being a mummy’. I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a mum some day.

4. What's you favourite moment as a mum so far?
Just watching my son grow and learn. It’s amazing how much they change within the first year and how much they accomplish. If I had to pick one thing I would say hearing Eliot laugh, it’s the most heart warming thing!

5. What do you wish people had told you before you became a mum?
That breastfeeding was hard and not to feel guilty if it didn’t work out.

6. If we were to look in your changing bag, what would we find?
Ha, I uploaded a video a couple of days ago! The usual paraphernalia, nappies, wipes, purse phone, changing mat, hand sanitizer, teething stuff, bibs…I could go on! Just everything I need when I’m out and about with Eliot.

7. What were the top three things you had for your baby that you would recommend to other mums?
1) A crib, it lasts longer than a Moses basket.
2) Muslins.
3) Sudocream.

8. What three things could you have done without?
1) Pram shoes!!! As adorable as they are they are just pointless and end up sat in a drawer.
2) A Mamas & Papas material covered changing mat. Gorgeous but not practical.
3) A baby carrier, we only used it a handful of times.

9. What baby brands do you like and why?
I love Tommee Tippee, they’re a high quality brand and you can find many of their products at excellent prices in baby & toddler events/sales.

I’m  a fan of OXO Tot, they do a fab weaning range that is also high quality.

I also love The Gro Company as we utilise their products on a daily basis.

10. Are you a working mum? If so, how do you find it?
I went back to teaching part time in April but I resigned, so I will be doing supply teaching part time for a little while until we move out of London.

Even though I only worked three days I found it incredibly hard, I don’t know how some mums do five plus days. 

Personally I couldn’t cope with the demands of a full time teacher and being a mum. The nature of the job would also mean I would spend little time with Eliot during the week and I don’t want that.

11. What do you enjoy most about being mum?
Watching Eliot flourish, it is the most incredible thing to create another human being and it is magical to watch them grow.

12. How do you make time for being 'you'?
This I’m not great at. My OH and I are both unorganised so we aren’t always savvy with our time. Once Eliot has gone to bed I like to have some ‘me time’ watching TV, catching up on other blogs or blogging myself.

13. Tell us about your blog / where we can find you online.
My blog is called Teacher2Mummy, it’s everything parent and lifestyle! You can find it at teacher2mummy.com.

14. What's the best thing about being a blogger?
The best thing about being a blogger has to be the friendships made with other bloggers. I was lucky enough to meet a good few (including Kelly)  at BritMums Live back in June.

15. Share a crazy fact about yourself.

At Little Britain Live a few years back, I was crazy enough to put my hand up to be dragged on stage with Matt Lucas as Marjorie Dawes. No one else volunteered and I was waving my arms around like a crazy woman! He had no choice but to pick me.


Thanks Lucinda! It was great to have you guest posting today and I urge everyone to head over to your blog now... go on, go!

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