We at Real Mums strongly believe that the mental, emotional and physical well being of a mother is first and foremost essential for the mental, emotional and well being of children.
In this increasingly babycentric/kidcentric society, we feel it is even more important that you be a little ‘selfish’ (not our word, just the word many, many others use should you deign to ‘put yourself first’ from time to time).
Like when the air pressure in a plane cabin drops whilst in flight? The steward explicitly states you sort out your own oxygen mask before helping others.
Cos if you do other first, there’s a good chance you fall down unconscious or dead then you’re no good to anyone! All those people; the babies, the elderly, the already not doing so great, they’re all fucked if you’re on the floor out of it.
So, please, shun the feelings of guilt and have a good hard look at how you’re doing yourself.
Feel your boobs. Regularly.
Go get your pap smeared.
And have your heart health checked.
It came as a bit of a surprise to me that heart attacks – you know that thing that happens to aging, corporate me who smoke a lot? Yeah, that thing – is the