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, thank you for getting this far! 🙂
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 2019: Nearly 4 years later, and I’ve taken a different path with the blog. Lily and I love going on adventures and days out, exploring places near and far, and with so many people asking for ideas of places to go through my Insta page, I found a place back in my blog again for some of these day trips and genuine reviews of our adventures, with a few tips from the time we spend in these places.
We aren’t good at sitting still, and are huge fans of exploring, especially affordable adventures, National Trust properties, staying in remote cabins we find on airbnb, as well as visiting places all over England from theme parks and nature walks to beaches and local museums. If anyone has any suggestions for somewhere you think we’ll love, let us know and we’ll try and come along for an adventure!
Massive thank you to everyone who supports us with our journey. Writing means so much to me, as does exploring with my little lady, and will keep doing it until she no longer thinks I’m cool enough to come on adventures with her ;)!