Welcome to “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 we’re back to normal with a crumb and ancient disposable camera-free post… and what better way to return to normal than with the very lovely and glamorous Sophie.
Hi Sophie! Please can you tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Sophie and my blog is Franglaise Mummy. I have two daughters: L is 6 and a half years old (December 2006) and C is 9 months old (November 2012). I am married to a Frenchman, my children are half French half English. I lived in France for 12 years following a degree in French and Spanish, which is why I call myself Franglaise Mummy. I blog about my personal experiences over the differences in being a mum in France and in the UK, as I had my first daughter in France and my second in the UK.
Intriguing – I’m sure there are many differences.
What would you say is your favourite thing about being a Mutti?
Where do I start? The cuddles, the laughs, watching them grow, learn and discover, the pride in their achievements. There are so many favourite things.
There really are so many fantastic things about being a parent.
What would you say is the hardest thing about being a Mutti?
Lack of time – whether you are a working mum or stay at home mum (I’ve done both), there are never enough hours in the day to do everything for your children.
Very true! I need an extra 5 hours in my day at the moment…
What three words would you use to describe Motherhood?
Amazing, educational, tiring.
It certainly is educational!
Finally, how do you preserve/maintain your sense of self?
Hubs and I give each other a “me” day regularly where one of us has the day off while the other one deals with the kids; taking them out of the house. Sometimes I’ll just have a bath and read a magazine, other times I’ll meet up with friends, go shopping etc, but the main thing is I become “Sophie” again for a few hours and not just “Mummy”. Of course I miss them like mad – absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that.
This is SUCH a fantastic idea!!
So, down to business; what make is your changing bag?
Babymoov (a good French brand!), which I can totally recommend as it’s roomy with the changing mat that hangs on the front for easy access.
Wow – it’s gorgeous!
What are the five items in your changing bag that you just can’t live without?
All the items are for C as L is too big now to need me to carry things for her – fortunately!
Thanks for sharing the contents of your changing bag with us, Sophie! Cwtchies (we call them taggy blankets) are so handy – I love your one! I still haven’t given in and bought anything Sophie la Giraffe related yet, as she terrifies me, but Busby came across one on Sunday and really liked it… Sigh!
You can find Sophie’s blog here. Sophie also tweets as @FranglaiseMummy.