I’m a 35 yr old Aussie expat full-time mum of 3 girls, 5 and under, living in London whose mission in life is to some how escape the unavoidable groundhog day that comes with having kids!
I love my kids but I also love having a life – especially the one I had before my kids where I was free to travel, shop and eat out. I’m still trying to reconcile that life with motherhood. And that’s what this blog is all about.
I’m a mum, but I’m still young at heart – hence the title of my blog:
“mum at heart”
This is my second time living in London. The first time I came was in my pre-kids life when I worked as a banking lawyer in the city. I returned to Australia prematurely to have kids and missed London so much that I came back – with the kids. People think we are mad. Most people leave London to bring up their kids in Australia, not the other way around! Its been a very different experience to the first time my husband and I were here, but I’m determined to not let it stop us from enjoying all that London has to offer. And I’m happy to say that so far it hasn’t.
In my quest to escape groundhog day I’m always on the look out for new and interesting things to do – with the kids, with my husband, and on that rare occasion, just on my own. To that end I’m constantly on the Internet – scouring websites and blogs for inspiration on travelling with kids, things to do in and around London with the family and great restaurants and bars to visit on date nights with my husband.
I hope this blog gives you the inspiration to escape groundhog day – from ideas for fun and re-energising date nights with your partner, to entertaining days out on the weekend with the kids (that you’ll actually enjoy too!). For the days in between, I will also be blogging about my experience of “Bump, Baby, and Beyond” – useful advice that should come in handy if you’re pregnant, struggling through your baby’s 1st year or trying not to strangle your young children.
Please join me in my quest to escape groundhog day. If any city can achieve this, it has to be London!