Becoming a parent for the first time is exciting, joyous, scary and a huge step into the unknown. First-time mums can find a lot of official advice, but here is a new mum sharing her experiences of the reality in a touching and amusing way through her entertaining and honest poetry.
Following the success of the author’s Facebook page ‘What they don’t tell you about being a Mum’, to which Jayne still uploads a poem most days, here is a selection of the poems from the first year of her baby’s life.
Her message to mums is clear: Nothing prepares you for becoming a parent, it’s OK not to be OK and, most importantly, we are all in this together. Enjoy.