Hello! I'm a midlands based 30-something mum of two small boys. I've previously worked as a nurse but am now very recently self-employed (eek)! I want to share my journey and the day to day highs and lows of being a mum. I want people to know that it's OK to just be you, to not have parenting and adult life completely figured out, that it's OK to sometimes be a bit rubbish at it and to want to scream into the abyss one minute and at the next, squeeze them to pieces because they've been so cute you might die. My journey here hasn't been entirely smooth sailing; our first pregnancy wasn't to be and when it ended it changed everything, I changed and my husband changed. It did however pave the way for the arrival of my two small boys and for that I am so blessed. I've called the blog Rice cakes and Raisins because if there was any one product that has summed up being a mum for me, it's rice cakes and bloomin' raisins (wipes too- but that didn't have such a good ring).