Thinking About Motherhood

Alison Perry

I probably think a bit too much. Do you do that? I find myself reflecting on life, and what I’ve achieved and where I’m going next. I worry about things I’ve done, things I’ve not done, and things I need to do. All of that is fairly normal, I guess.

One of the things I think about most of all is being a mum. Do we spoil our daughter? Are we firm enough with her? Are we too firm? Will I regret working full time, when she goes to school and we have no choice anymore about how much time we spend with her? I worry about her going to school and being bullied. I worry we don’t brush her teeth thoroughly enough and she’ll end up with fillings. I worry she watches too much TV.

But I also think about how lucky we are. I think back to the pre-parenthood days and can’t remember how we filled our days. Yes, we had lovely long lies and sat around in our pyjamas watching T4, but really, what was the point of any of it?

In the last 12 months or so, I’ve come to the conclusion that ALL that really matters is family. (I know, newsflash…) It matters so much more than anything else – having nice clothes, my job, having a tidy house…

I try not to let memories of being a new mum (ugh, tiredness, anxiety, loneliness…) affect how I feel now. I bloody love being a mum now. But it’s been the biggest, steepest learning curve.

I made a video (ooh get me! Zoella watch your back!) about motherhood and what it means to me, as part of the Cussons Voice Of Mums campaign – Cussons Baby Bath To Comfort Snuffles is a product I wish I’d had to make those first few snotty nosed months a bit easier. Have a little watch…


• Thanks to Cussons for asking me to take part in their Voice Of Mums campaign by making this video



  1. October 1, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    Great post and video Alison! I love hearing other mums talk about motherhood. It’s always reassuring to be reminded you’re not the only one going through all those trying (and not so trying) times! (I’m *always* saying ‘Im going to count to 5…’!!)
    I’ve been wanting to vlog for 2 yrs now and you may just have inspired me to get on and just do it!!

    • Alison Perry
      October 1, 2014 / 10:53 pm

      Ooh you count to 5? Way nicer than me! My daughter gets to 3 😉 can’t wait to see your vlogs!

  2. October 2, 2014 / 11:39 am

    I love that you’ve popped your vlogging cherry! Hope you decide to do more … you’re a natural! x

    • Alison Perry
      October 2, 2014 / 11:50 am

      You’re too kind. I’ve been watching your flogging tips Kate!

      • Alison Perry
        October 2, 2014 / 11:50 am

        umm vlogging, not flogging. That would be weird.

  3. October 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

    Oh A i Loved this!! You’re a natch in front of the camera. I totally count to 3….far to often, i sometimes confuse the poor soul by counting backwards!! & *hands up*, i ‘think’ way too much, urgh.
    ps….Mac lippy by any chance? hehe 🙂

  4. October 4, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    Love this Vlog lady, you are good on camera- keep it up! PS Totes feels like I’m opposite you in the pub as usual 😉 xx

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