Leeds, UK

Welcome to my new mini-series 'Mama in Question' a 10 question questionnaire filled out by mama's all across the country, hoping to serve motherhood realness and show all new mums out there that we're all in this together... When in reality we're all just winging it! Details of how you can get involved will be down below.

Mama: Jess Hambley.
Baby: Ada Hambley (10 months).

Q1. What's one thing you said you wouldn't do as a parent that you definitely have done?
Let Ada watch the Ipad or telly so I can get some house work done or an actually warm cup of coffee. 

Q2. What's been the hardest thing about motherhood so far?
Having a cesarian section and then a poorly colic ridden baby who wouldn't settle. It broke my heart I couldn't settle her and I needed help. 

Q3. Have you settled into a routine with your little one? If so, how easy has it been?
Ada follows her own routine - the little diva - we aim to have her to bed between 7:30pm and 8:30pm. It's been hard but we try to follow her lead on things. 

Q4. What's surprised you most about motherhood?
The love and need I feel for someone so little who tests me and my limits on a daily basis. 

Q5. Do you think social media portrays motherhood correctly?
No I feel its all air brushed to be perfect and I certainly feel although my little family is perfect for me it's not in comparison to what is portrayed online.

Q6. How do you feel about your post-partum body?
I love it! I don't mind my wobbly bits or my scar - It was what got my little cherub here. 

Q7. What's been your favourite memory so far on your parenting journey?
Ada saying 'mama' on mother's day.

Q8. How do you feel you've changed since becoming a parent?
Since having ada I've learnt that letting go and saying fuck it is totally acceptable. It's also totally acceptable to not get dressed for the day.

Q9. What's been your proudest motherhood moment?
When people tell me Ada is a lovely child and so happy. I feel like we've finally cracked it!

Q10. Looking to the future, what are you most excited for your little one to experience?
I'm excited for her to experience friendship and all the happiness that brings.

Jess's Instagram: @jessssicaaaannnn

If you're wanting to get involved please feel free to DM me @__ClaireMac or send me an email to as I'd love for you to join the 'Mama's in Question' party bus.

You can answer whatever you feel comfortable answering, all I ask is that it's honest! I wan't to show others how flipping hard this parenting lark is!... Because I don't think we give ourselves enough credit for it! And we should! I'll of course be sharing the ish out of your social medias & blogs etc, so let's let loose, connect with one another and raise a glass to all those mamas just getting by!


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