Hi! I am Melissa
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My Circus Queen blog has always been a very personal space, and one that I have maintained in all its original form. It is a space I have used for sharing my thoughts on personal topics, as well as a space for exposing those personal feelings to the world. The title represents my determination, dedication, and hard work to earn the title of “circus queen”.
I also have had a spot on the Reclaiming Freedom Project for a long time now. As a mama blogger, I love to be a part of the REF community. We share so much on that site, and it is a really great resource for moms and dads all over the world. The Mamas Making the World Better forum has always been a place where I could share, learn, and grow. I love that site!
New readers, or bloggers, who are new to My Little World, welcome! I have been blogging here since 2010, and I am super excited to share a glimpse of my life, as well as a peek of the things that inspire me and drive me to create the magic in my home. I hope you’ll join me! 🙂
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where do you live?
I live in London near the beautiful heath. You might catch me nearby cafes in Hampstead. 😉
2. What’s the one parenting idea that you whole-heartedly believe in, and would do anything for?
From my own personal experiences as a parent, I believe in the importance of not just building good relationships with your kids, but also building good relationships with yourself as a parent.
I have learned so many things from my mother, but my most important life-lesson is the importance of taking time to take care of yourself. I know from personal experience, that being a mom does not equate to being a selfless and unselfish parent. It is a 24/7 job, so there are times when it’s all too easy to forget to have time for yourself.
I am so happy that my children’s father is supportive of the choices that I have made as a mother. He is a very active and involved father, and I know that he loves me for who I am, and also for being a great mother.
3. What are your hobbies?
I enjoy running, exercising, reading, photography, trying out new hobbies, learning new things, camping, meeting new people, having fun, spending time with family and friends, eating, dancing, playing, socializing, writing, blogging, DIYing, watching TV, movies, and so much more!
It’s hard to narrow down to just one thing, as I feel that doing things for fun isn’t limited by boundaries. So much fun in so many forms!
4. What do you find the most challenging about motherhood?
The most challenging part of motherhood for me, is accepting that I am a different person when I am with my children, and a different person when I am with my husband. When I am with my kids, I like to think of myself as a good parent. But it’s hard to accept myself as a good parent when I am around other people, and when I am not with my children. I know that it is not entirely my fault, as I can’t help who I am. I am just a good person, who happens to have a very fulfilling and wonderful job as a mother.
So, at times, when I am not doing that job, I have days where I wish that I could just give it all up. I sometimes wish that my friends wouldn’t ask me to spend time with them, or that my husband wouldn’t want to hang out with me. I sometimes wish that we would be spending more time apart. But then, I remember how difficult it is to manage two households, two kids, and a husband, while also fulfilling my own personal interests. So, I find that I am much better able to accept myself as a parent than I am as a friend, and I also feel that this helps me accept myself as a wife, too.
I love hearing your thoughts on this topic!
I think it is very important to show your children love, respect, and appreciate who they are as individuals.