Monday 2 February 2015

My new blog name: Me, You and Magoo

I’ve recently waved my daughter off to school & it has brought about a huge adjustment for me. As a stay at home Mum for the past five years, I am currently in a period of transition. Looking for work or a role that will fulfil me as much as being a Mum has fulfilled me. I’ve blogged under the name ‘Pouch’ for the past eight years, recently I wanted to revamp & rename my blog so that it reflected my life better.

Me, You & Magoo is about our life as a family of three.

Although we always thought we would have more than one child, this hasn’t worked out for us. Worrying about my daughter being an only child is something I’ve struggled with for a long time. But life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan. I’ve made a conscious effort to focus on what I do have and not on what I don’t have.

We are so fortunate to have been given the chance to raise our daughter, aka Magoo. She came into our life in 2009. It was love at first sight and she’s been rocking our world ever since.

In some small part, I want to try and stick up for all the only children out there. They are often labelled as 'lonely', 'selfish' and 'weird'. Similarly, parents of only children are often seen as 'selfish', 'lazy' and even 'cruel'. I don't agree with any of this. Our daughter is loved beyond measure & is a happy, outgoing child with a kind & thoughtful soul.

Magoo came home from school last week with the picture featured at the top of this post. She told me "it's me, you & Daddy in front of our house". I love the hearts surrounding our home in the drawing & I think it pretty much encapsulates our family life. Magoo might not have any siblings, but she does have our love & attention & she has grown into a bright and sociable little girl. She brings out the big kid in us and we love to do wild & crazy things together. We build dens, dress up, bake, create and get ourselves out into the great outdoors as much as we can…

I'm still going to blog about all the things I did weakness for all things vintage, my latest crafting project and championing the handmade movement here in the UK and worldwide.

Me, You & Magoo is a place to talk about life, family, creativity and everything else inbetween. Welcome aboard!

I'm linking up with Brilliant Blog Posts over on @HonestMummy's blog


Lindab said...

Hi love the blog about Magoo being an only child both myself and husband are only children are only problem was when both my parents died our 2 boys were still at school and I worried that if anything should happen to us who would look after them. No problem now because one is 36 and the other is 33 not babies anymore.

Don't listen to what people say those comments have been around for ages and we all grew up fine.

Honest Mum said...

Such a touching post, it actually raised the hair on my arms, you've brought up a brilliant little lady, who is happy and bright and now you can have more time for you, it's an exciting new chapter. Love your blog. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x


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