Blogger Susie Verrill on Instagram, co-sleeping and breastfeeding

Blogger Susie Verrill on Instagram, co-sleeping and breastfeeding

Blogger and mum of two, Susie, shares her pearls of parenting wisdom

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Image: @susiejverrill

Mummy blogger Susie Verrill sat down with our Style Editor Catherine Hudson to chat co-sleeping, prolonged breastfeeding and the magic moments with her two children. 

Read on for her most inspirational insights into her motherhood journey.

  • A mum is a jack-of-all-trades and full-time juggler. Being a modern day mum means your ‘mum hat’ is just one of the many you own.
  • Motherhood makes you pretty hardy to the gross things in life. Some days, you get through it without needing a change of clothes. Other days: you name it, you change it.
  • Switching off from mum mode isn’t as easy as you might think. I’m a co-sleeping, extended breastfeeding, ‘lets-just-stay-in-again-because-otherwise-I’ll-miss-them’ kind of mum; and I’m A-OK with that.
  • There are plenty of mums on the boob merry-go-round. Even still, some people were a bit weirded out by me breastfeeding Milo until he was two and a half.

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Image: @susiejverrill

  • Beware of parent-to-parent ‘advice’. Honestly, you just have to fathom it out for yourself and find your own groove. There’s no right or wrong.
  • You’ll know when your child is happy. I always know if Milo’s really happy about something because he scrunches his hands and says ‘Oh I just LOVE you mummy!’
  • You’ll remember the magic moments, even in the newborn haze. Five days after Rex was born, I was exhausted but riding high on hormones. I remember being really happy.
  • The first time siblings meet is so surreal. I remember feeling like I wasn’t old enough to now have two actual humans in my care. This was a real motherhood moment for me.

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Image: @susiejverrill

  • Parents: beware of the hour between 2pm and 3pm. Lunch has gone, a danger nap may be imminent, and it’s still an AGE before bedtime. Scary stuff.
  • Social media is only a snapshot of anyone’s life. For me, the positives of interacting with people on Instagram outweigh the negatives, but I’m comfortable in how I parent.
  • The best things in life really are free. For me, it’s about being there and giving them your time - even if you are side glancing your phone or work every few minutes.

 

Check out Susie’s ‘Elephant Family’ collection at frombabieswithlove.org. All profits go to Street Child.

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