I am an author. I am a mother. I am a wife. I have two small sons - aged 3 years and 7 weeks. I always knew I wanted to be a mother, and yet for a long time my life revolved around my career. I lived alone, with only a cat for company (no stereotypes here) and travelled endlessly in my role as a police and military psychologist. It was a fascinating job, but made for a pretty lonely existence. Then I met my husband, had my first son and secured my publishing deal with Random House. Cue complete life change!
My eldest son is both fascinating and endlessly amusing. At 3 years old, his life has shifted entirely with the arrival of a new brother (who he adores) and starting nursery school. It is incredible to watch him experience his world independently and beginning to become his own person. On the flip side, he’s 3, which means essentially that I’m living with a very short teenager. I have no idea where he gets his smart Alec side. Must be my husband. He is deeply proud that his Mummy writes books and has a habit of marching into bookstores and libraries and announcing “Look, that’s Mummy’s book!” I’m working on getting him to slip copies into people’s baskets. Give me time.
My youngest is just beginning to react to the world and to the people around him. He has the best smile and the chubbiest cheeks you’ve ever seen. He also thinks I’m hilarious, which I think shows excellent judgement.
Falling by Emma Kavanagh, published by Arrow, at £6.99
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