Hi, I’m Claire … welcome to my blog.

A newcomer to the blogging world, I had the idea of writing my own blog after a research project for work. I’ve followed a few parenting and travel related accounts on social media for a while, but hadn’t read a whole lot of their actual blog posts. What a revelation! I realised this was, if nothing else, a brilliant way to have a record of our lives to look back on. I’ve been asked by friends about the likes of potty training with my eldest and it’s all hazy now… my only knowledge being that it all came good in the end. I should have written things like that down. Now I do…sorry kids!

And to be part of a community that high-fives each other just for surviving… well, sign me right up!Β So….a few years late to the party, here we are….

Me – a 30 (something) Scottish wife and mum of almost 5 year-old Tom and almost 2 year-old Lois. A lover of order, lists, fitness, books, theatre and travel (side-note, by travel I mean daydreaming about travel.. not sure a once a year holiday means I can call myself a travel blogger, but I can dream), this blog is my warts and all account of surviving life and parenthood.

A Mum More Ordinary will be ‘my’ real account of life and parenting – the good, bad and downright sh*t. Don’t follow me if you’re after crafting ideas, I stuck an ‘easy-make’ Easter bonnet to the table just hours before writing this. Do follow me if you fancy seeing my unfiltered struggle through parenthood.*

*take this term loosely…any and all pictures of myself will always undergoΒ an enhanced filter programme.

I hope you enjoy reading.