Hey Folks

I am Sam, a mum of two wild humans, who for the purpose of this blog I refer to as ‘Ravey’ and ‘Roo’. They were aged 3 and 1 when I first started this blog in early 2020.

My partner Simon and I have been together since 2008 and we live in South East London.

Before being a parent, I worked in child and adolescent mental health inpatient services as a nurse for over a decade. Mental health and emotional wellbeing is something I’m passionate about.

I love all colourful things and am constantly dyeing my hair different colours.

People often think I am extroverted, although I am secretly an anxious ambivert, masking through talking really fast and filling up all the silence. 

I like to doodle and make stuff that I often fail to complete (I’ve been making a rag rug forever) and love the outdoors, except when its cold and wet and then the sofa is my happy place. 

I thought about writing a ‘mum blog’ for a while before doing so, as a way of dipping my feet back into writing, something I loved doing in my teens and early 20s.

Since taking a career break and spending more time with the kids, it has been a way to process and share some of the chaos that is daily life with children, in hope that others share my experiences and enjoy the laughs. 

Being a parent is awesome, no doubt about it, but its also pretty hardcore, and for all the great moments there are others when you nearly lose your shit.

This blog celebrates the highs and lows of parenthood, through honest talk and humour.

Here you’ll find all kinds of posts, some funny, sharing the general tomfoolery of kids, and others more serious topics, around mental health and pregnancy loss.

I am a strong feminist and I feel passionate about empowering those who identify as women and other marginalised groups. Since having children I have realised even more how the patriarchal structures in society, often work against mothers, and fathers too. You will find various articles relating to motherhood and feminism.

There are also more practical posts covering lifestyle, day trips with kids and other topics.

Welcome to Mummageddon, one mums battle with the magic and mayhem of parenthood, desperately trying to survive her own judgement!

I hope you enjoy it here!