Hi, I’m Kerry, a 39 year old mummy of two beautiful children and step mum to one. Since the age of 10 all I wanted to do was be a vet, but having children has changed all that.
After spending most of my adult life focusing on my career, I am now focusing on my family, myself and my blog.
I qualified in 2001, I was very driven and career orientated and didn’t really have any time for any hobbies or past times. I loved my job, I still do, but there was no balance it was all work, work, work.
That all changed in 2012 with the birth of my daughter Isla. I realised I actually enjoyed spending time at home just pottering around and being a mum, and found pleasure in cooking, crafting and gardening. As a result we started to look for a house with a larger garden.
When Isla was 6 months old we found a house in the country with a large garden, the trade off was it was a massive renovation project to change it into the house we wanted. A few days after our offer was accepted, I found out I was expecting again. It was a tough call as to whether we went ahead with the purchase, but it was a case of ‘it’s now or never‘, so we did.
It was hard, I mean really hard. We moved in when Isla was 10 months old and I was 5 months pregnant, and we all lived in one room for a while. Oliver was born the following April and, as I was self employed and money was tight, I went back to work when he was just 12 weeks old. It was a dark period for me, and extremely difficult. James and I worked tirelessly juggling our day jobs, childcare and renovating the house and we were exhausted and almost at breaking point.
2 years ago I decided enough was enough. I felt like I was missing out on seeing my children grow up and had lost myself. The long 10 hour days of work and the stress of being on call had to go. I decided to hand in my notice and found a position that was just one day a week with no on call. Between jobs, I realised how much I loved being at home with my children, spending time with my family and I rediscovered my hobbies. The kids and I had great fun making cards, homemade presents and trying new recipes.
I started my blog in January 2016, initially as a creative outlet for my recipes, crazy craft ideas and to allow me to indulge in my hobbies a bit more. It soon however became much more than that, and I also discovered a love of writing.
Since then I have left the one day a week position, and now only do freelance second opinion vet work which I schedule around school and pre-school. Not only do I get to spend more of my time at home with my babies, I also get more time for me to express my creativity through my blog.
I have become passionate about encouraging creativity and imagination in others, especially in children, whether it be through days out, writing, crafting, cooking or just spending time in the garden. I hope that my blog can act as a source of inspiration and ideas to other like minded mums and individuals, who want to inject some imagination and creation into their family lives.
I would love you to join me on this crazy fun filled journey, in the hope to achieve Blissful Domestication!
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