My name is Karen (aka Kaz) and I’m a first time mum to little Lily. The 3am diaries began as ramblings entered into my phone notepad throughout the night with a newborn, when my mind was on a hormone-driven, sleep-deprived overdrive. I may have been a bad mum for being on my phone when I should be nurturing a newborn, but when you’re living a 24hr merge of night and day, mixed with just 45 minutes ‘sleep’, fuelled by adrenaline and sips of very cold coffee (it’s never hot when you get to it!), you find ways of getting through that next 24 hours. And this was mine.

I may not be the best mum in the world, but I try my hardest, and if I can just make Lily smile every single day then it makes everything worthwhile. I also can’t thank my partner enough for putting up with the times I’ve not coped so well. He’s my rock and an amazing daddy to our little lady.

This isn’t a serious blog. It was just something to keep me sane that I never thought of sharing. For me, writing is just a way of getting things off my chest, or to help me sleep at night when I’ve a jumble of meandering thoughts, so if you want to stay and read, then thank you. If not, it doesn’t matter to me!

Being a mummy is the best thing that could have happened to me and even though it’s not always easy, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Update: Nearly 4 years later, and I’ve taken a different path. We love going on adventures and days out, and with so many people asking for ideas of places to go, I found a place back in my blog again for some of these day trips.

I’m in no way an influencer or any kind of sponsored to do this – I just enjoy it, and will keep doing it until I change my mind again!