About me

A Boy can never have too many shoes. . . .

I’m notafictionalmum; Mother, wife and self confessed perfectionist. I would have most definitely obsessed over the layout of this page for a good day (that includes not sleeping.)

Adopting my son has been (so far) life’s greatest accomplishment. It’s wonderful, he’s wonderful so why do I get asked the most obscene questions and why (at times) have I felt so unaccepted as a mother?

I can remember the day  I stepped into a department store full of hope, excitement and money (one of my premium bonds came in). I was an expectant mother, only to discover there was nothing there for me. I didn’t have ‘the bump’. I’m a mum, I wipe poo off most household items, drop and roll to the potty when its called for quicker than any Marvel superhero. My little boy just happens to be adopted, that’s all. I started blogging, thought it better to take my lack of equality frustrations out on a keyboard. Save the old marriage. 

I was inundated by parents who’d had a similar experience and shared the same frustrations. They just wanted to be able to shop. (who doesn’t?) 

Sod it. If there’s nothing out there for you, create something right?

10% of all sales profits will be going directly to Barnardo’s UK https://www.barnardos.org.uk/ Without these guys, I would never have fulfilled my dream of becoming a mother.

I want my blog and shop to be an inclusive space for all kinds of families, fertility warriors and parents in progress. You’re all very welcome here.

Lots of love,

@Notafictionalmum

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