About Londonmum

I am 35 years old and live in London, UK.  Originally from Northern Ireland, I spent a long time living in Italy and love the culture. I married an American in 2008 and I became a mum for the first time at the beginning of July 2009 to a beautiful baby boy named Munchkin (not really, but for the purpose of this blog he is!)
A beautiful baby girl joined us in July 2011 and made our family complete.

Me and the kids

Before I had a baby I had a completely different life….duh, I hear you say, all new mums have their lives turned upside down with the arrival of a tiny, squally creature. This is true, of course, but I hadn’t realised how much my life would change.

Before I had a baby I had a very successful career. I took 8 months out and then went back part-time, 4 days a week.   One of things I’d like to explore in this blog is how women cope with going from being a career woman to looking after a baby 24/7 and then back again.

I’m now on my 2nd maternity leave and about to enter into the world of being a full time mum again.

When I am not blogging about being a mum I like to talk about fashion, beauty products, life in general. I’m also a very keen photographer!

Thanks for stopping by.

15 Responses to About Londonmum

  1. monica costa says:

    Hi there why don’t you join our group – London Mums is the only free and independent peer support group for mums based in London – we help each other out even if you decide to leave your career to establish your own business. just email me if you want to join us.
    thanks
    monica

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  3. Fantastic blog, now following you. I have a 19 month old son and a new addition due in November. I’m currently wondering if my career will ever be the same again. I guess I’ll have to see how things unravel over the next few years. All the best x

  4. londonmum says:

    How nice of you to say that! I was just thinking that I need to update that last part of my about me page. I did go back to work after my first and about to go on my second maternity leave. Took me a while but I did get my career mojo back and am looking forward to having a successful career when I go back after this one. I am lucky enough to work for a company which is very supportive. Would love to know how it goes with you. X

  5. Mid 30s Life says:

    Just read this and you and I are very similar, except my boy and girl are slightly older. xx

  6. DeLaynne says:

    Hello there! I really enjoy your blog & I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can check it out here: http://livewithintentionplaywithabandon.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/liebster-blog-award/

    Happy Writing!! 🙂

  7. Hi great blog 🙂 glad I found you !

  8. Megan says:

    Good morning,

    I work for Westfield Stratford City and wanted to get in touch about a fun kiddie event we are running Fri-Sun which I think you might be interested in. I wondered if you had an email address I could contact you on please with more details?

    You can get through to me here: megan@propellernet.co.uk

    Thank you!

  9. James says:

    Hi there,

    I work for Nampak press office. We’ve just made a brand new, next generation, environmentally friendly milk bottle and we’d love to send you an amazing milk-themed game for your littl’un to play with over half term!

    Do you have an address we could send it to please?

    Thanks,
    James

  10. Jazelyn says:

    Hi there londonmum,

    Love your blog. And amazingly cute kids!

    My name is Jaz and I am letting all the London mommys know about our website: http://www.chicminime.com, we are an online consignment boutique selling baby and kids designer goods. We’re located in West London and offer a free pick-up service for those in the area 🙂 We like to make it nice and easy to sell your stuff!

    Please do check us out and hope to be in touch.

    x Chic Mini Me

  11. HI, could you drop me an email. I wanted to have a chat with you about doing a product review for us (Spa or Photography) !! Thanks Nick

  12. Hi Londonmum,
    I wanted to get in touch because I have been reading your blog for a while and I love it.
    My blog | Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche | is about living in North London as an architect, a mother interested in all things design.
    I know your readers are interested in things to do in London with young children and thought they might enjoy reading some of my posts.
    I especially chose one of my latest ones about FUNharmonics.

    http://rueduchatquipeche.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/kids-funharmonics-on-southbank.html

    Would you be interested in sharing it with your audience?
    Speak soon,
    | Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche |

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