by Doctor Mummy | 09:15

Hi everyone and welcome to ‘Doctor Mummy’, an honest and open account of my experiences of being a mum. This site is not intended to be a ‘how to’ guide, I have absolutely no idea how to be a ‘good’ parent and think you just have to trust your instincts and know your own child(ren). It is meant to be an open, truthful look at the things I’ve learnt along the way and I hope that it will let others share their experiences and maybe realise that it’s OK not to know everything.

 

About Me

I’m a busy GP and mum to two incredible children – my 3 year old daughter and baby boy. My husband and children are the centre of my world and raising my kids is the most important job I have. I never understood how much I could love until I had my two children and I can’t imagine life without them. They are the best part of every one of my days.

However, being their mum is also the hardest thing I have ever done. I have made life-and-death decisions, I have made it through medical school, professional exams, years as a junior doctor. It all pales in to insignificance when compared to the momentous task of raising two little human-beings.

 

Why Create ‘Doctor Mummy’?

In my professional life I was used to working long hours, making decisions and feeling like I never had enough time to do everything. I gave a lot of advice to parents in the course of my practice, I saw children frequently and I had experience of assessing both healthy and sick children. I thought that all of this would help me once I had my own kids.

It took me exactly 48 hours after having my first child to realise that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and that a lot of what I had been told and had been telling patients was wrong.

After chatting with my sisters-in-law(SILs) about all the things I wished I’d known when first becoming a mum, I started writing it down for them to use when they had their own kids.

Then it occurred to me that there might be other people out there who were as confused or as lost as I had been, so I started turning my SILs’ cheat sheets in to ‘Doctor Mummy’.

I have learnt so much from being a mum, but I’m still learning all the time and I hope that this blog will help other parents to learn from my mistakes!

 

‘Even with my back against the wall, I don’t give up’ – Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Earth-616

This is really all being a parent is – keeping going, no matter how hard things get and no matter how many obstacles are put in your way. So no matter if you’re a mum, a dad, a grandparent, a step-parent, a foster parent, or any other type of caregiver, if you’re raising small people then hats off to you – you’re already a superhero!

I hope that you enjoy my blog and that it helps parents everywhere to feel less alone.

If you ever need a hand with the site or have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. I’d love to hear other people’s experiences!

All the best,

Amy (Doctor Mummy)

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Comments

AS

How refreshing to have a parenting blog aimed at helping and learning from other parents with no judgement! Can’t wait to read more Dr. mummy!

Jun 01.2018 | 09:32 pm

    Doctor Mummy

    Thank you AS, I look forward to writing more!

    Jun 01.2018 | 10:12 pm

MN

Any tips for potty training a boy 3 and a half? I’ve been trying for months and he will not use the potty or toilet. He will hold it in for hours instead. I’m so frustrated.

Jan 04.2019 | 09:20 pm

    Doctor Mummy

    Hi MN, I’m actually working on an article about potty training at the moment, but very happy to help if I can in the meantime. Can you give me a bit more information about what you’ve tried so far and what the main issues are? Does he sit on the potty or toilet at all? Has he ever managed to do anything in the potty?

    Jan 05.2019 | 12:53 pm

Kelly Simpson

Hey there, I just wanted to say how great your blog is! Really enjoying reading it. And getting the balance of mummy and doctor views and info across really well! 😊I’ve also recently started a mummy doctor blog. Reading your about me section, it looks like I’ve done it for the same reasons as you 😊xx

Jan 12.2019 | 02:11 pm

    Doctor Mummy

    Hi Kelly, thanks so much for getting in touch and I’m really glad you like my blog! It’s great to hear that you’ve started your own blog and I wish you every success with it.

    Jan 12.2019 | 08:28 pm

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