Sum up social media in one sentence:
We buy sh*t we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like!
I have too much to say so I've decided to start blogging/ vlogging and feed clogging!
I'm Stacey I'm 27 years old and I live in Brentwood Essex with my partner and one year old son Ralphie. I run Mummas Prints independently alongside being Mum, Mama, Mumma, Mummy and the MOTHER!
When I fell pregnant I knew I'd be very particular about my style as a Mum and how I wanted to dress and style Ralphie's bedroom. I got 99.9% of my inspiration from Instagram and admire these mummy run accounts and the effort and money that goes into these babies and their bedrooms!
As a result I think its safe to say I have a slight obsession with Monochrome! Hence the inspiration behind Mummas Prints.
Ralphie's bedroom has a black and white design and with regards to his clothes; I'm just fussy when it comes to his clothing; each to their own and I'm not knocking anyone else but personally "I love diggers" sprawled across a t-shirt with a yellow JCB is a no from me!
No pictures, no cartoons, no cringey slogans, no offensive colours and NO NAUTICAL.
Subtle colours, patterns and shapes are tolerable we have a few star/ striped numbers but our absolute go to wadrobe staple is the lightweight tracksuits from Forever Sewing http://www.foreversewingx.co.uk/
There will be some reading this thinking POOR CHILD! And obviously this will be the "mums of the year" who think their opinion is the only one that should matter. There is no right or wrong way to parent so why so judgey?
"Poor child will be colour blind"
"Poor child being plastered all over social media"
"I know how fussy you are but..."
"You probably won't like it but I got him this..."
"Poor child can't even wear cartoons on his clothes"
"There's a gift receipt in there because I know what you're like"
"Poor child .. BLA BLA BLA. "
DISCLAIMER: No children were harmed in the styling, dressing and photographing of this nice non offensive outfit.
Why fit in when you were born to stand out? And If you are always trying to do "Normal" you will never know how amazing doing different could be.
I have only read the front cover of my new book, but a few things have happened in my life to make me realise that it stops now.I'm going to stop spending time I don't have doing things I don't want to do. It's impossible to live your life pleasing everyone else. Especially when you become a mum.
When you become a mother you are no longer the centre of your own universe. And neither is anyone else. Nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent, there are books and advice to help with the sleepless nights, feeding tips and colic aid BUT nothing can prepare you for the a*sholes who think they know your child better than you.
Mum knows best. trust your gut, trust your instincts, speak your mind, do different, do it your way because whatever way you choose haters gone hate!
When googling blogging tips it stated:
Find your focus.
Be relatable, be yourself, be real.
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