Welcome to week 17 of “What’s in your changing bag?”; my weekly Tuesday feature where I ask one Yummy Mummy (or Daddy) to share the innermost secrets of their changing bag, and the five items they couldn’t possibly live without!
This week I’m joined by the very lovely Rachel from Dreaming of the Country. I’ve recently discovered Rachel’s blog, and I must say that she takes absolutely stunning photos!
So Rachel, tell us a little bit about yourself.
It’s all about the wellies – I love mine!
What would you say is your favourite thing about being a Mutti to Ivy?
What would you say is the hardest thing about being a Mutti?
I’m still getting used to the fact you’re always on call as a mum, even if you’re bone tired, feeling ill or (dare I say it…?!) just can’t be bothered! It’s always going to be tough learning to sacrifice your own desires to put someone else first all the time, but we’re getting there.
I can sympathise with that; we’ve just started weaning and it gets everywhere.
So, what three words would you use to describe the wonder that is Motherhood?
Joyful, exhausting, fulfilling.
Exhausting is always a popular choice.
Finally, how do you preserve/maintain your sense of self?
I try to make sure I get a bit of ‘me time’ every day to indulge in some of my hobbies like photography, blogging, reading, crafting or cooking. It’s also really important that I get out of the house and see people every day, or I can feel like I’m going mad!
It sounds like you have a fantastic balance there – and as I’ve said above, your photos are fabulous.
So, it’s business time; what make is your changing bag?
My changing bag is from Koto and was brand new a couple of weeks ago (bought with vouchers – hooray for a bargain!). I’ve been using a cheap and boring black holdall since Ivy was born, so I’m still in the infatuated stage with this new bag – especially the beautiful yellow flower-patterned lining and many pockets!
What are the five items in your fabulous, new changing bag that you just can’t live without?
I’ll now hand over to my glamorous assistant Ivy who will show you some of the things in my changing bag:
Thanks for sharing the secrets of your changing bag with us, Rachel. Ivy is so glam! The ziplock bags are a fab idea – I just use nappy bags! You can find Rachel’s beautiful blog here. Rachel also tweets as @TheNards.
If you fancy taking part in a future “What’s in your changing bag?” please email or tweet me!