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Blogging so my kids can read about themselves when they are older, as I may still be too traumatised to talk about it.

Things I wish I'd done before getting pregnant

Posted Tuesday 18th November 2014   By Ericka Waller

So in hindsight, there are quite a few things I wish I had done before getting knocked up. I wish I’d taken photos of my pre-pregnancy tummy. The one I was never happy with before, even after all the kick-boxing and running, but looking back now I see was beautiful. Don’t get me wrong. I know that the tummy I have now is beautiful in a different way but I know which one I’d rather see in a crop-top.

The other side of being a single parent

Posted Friday 7th November 2014   By Ericka Waller

So I’m learning there are positives to being a single parent. Like only having three children to look after, not four… ha ha ha! But seriously. I’m eight months in and finding my feet now. My morning starts when I pad downstairs to find I very kindly prepared morning tea for us all the night before. Sometimes I find a note I forget writing myself which says things like, “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings” or “The cold never bothered me anyway”.

Why do the clocks have to go back?

Posted Monday 27th October 2014   By Ericka Waller

So I’ve been doing some (sleep-deprived) research and I cannot find a good argument for the clocks changing. Apparently it makes for ‘happier postmen, happier farmers, safer roads and a more united Scotland’.

Please can we cancel Christmas

Posted Tuesday 21st October 2014   By Ericka Waller

So it’s bloody happening. I went into a supermarket and tripped over a massive display of discounted Christmas puddings while Slade assaulted my eardrums with some unknown tune about how he wishes it could be Christmas every day.

About my book.. and how you can help

Posted Monday 13th October 2014   By Ericka Waller

So I’ve written a book. It’s something I have always been wanted to do. I finished it about 18 months ago. I had no idea at the time I was writing, that some of it would become true. I actually find it too hard to read back these days. I feel such a bloody fool.

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