Want to know about person behind One Frazzled Mum? Then read on………..
Welcome to One Frazzled Mum, a, and I use this phrase loosely, parenting and lifestyle blog. I say loosely as I have no idea what lifestyle is classed as and even though my style of parenting is highly un-recommended (the let’s make it up as we go along method), I am still a parent and at times blog about my continued failures in trying to bring up my daughter.
I’m Tracey and I am Olivia’s mum. Together we are the brains behind the words and this oh so random blog you have now found yourself reading. If by any chance you have found yourself wanting to know about either one of us then, by all means, have a little nosey below about what makes us tick.
This is me, Tracey. I am a 35 (nearly 36) year old single mum of one. I live in Wirral, never heard of it? It’s by Liverpool, the other side of the Mersey where the Ferry goes. That’s how I usually describe it to people who look at me with a blank stare as if I’ve just said I live in Timbuctoo! With the formalities out of the way, let’s get to the juicy stuff. Oh, wait I think I have squeezed all the juicy stuff out :/
I left school at 16 with hopes of joining the big bad world and making my mark and until that happened I decided to go and stack some shelves for a living. Full on customer service in the fast paced world of retail. Almost 20 years later you can still find me working in a shop albeit not the same one but I am still waiting for that moment to make my mark. During this time I have experienced the best and worst types of retail working environments. I am now back working at a place I left months before getting pregnant with Olivia, go figure!
This little blog is my sanity and my saviour. Lost and without direction, it has helped me to figure what I love to do and what I want to be when I grow up. I started this blog as an outlet for my thoughts. Described as a daydreamer with her head in the clouds and lost in my thoughts, here is where my thoughts end up. No longer lost. Writing on here has helped me merge my passions and hobbies and start out on a path to helping me achieve a dream that was once long forgotten and is now thriving. You see, I love to read. Reading other people books has fired the desire in me to write my own and that is what I am currently aiming to achieve. It may have taken a while but better late than never right!
So there we have it, my goal and new found direction in life. But what about me, what do I like to do and where can I be found? As well as reading, I love chocolate, coffee and box sets and even better if they are together! If I am not on the sofa getting lost in someone else’s world I can either be found writing on here or posting bad selfies to Instagram and/or probably getting distracted on twitter. If I have any time left I am usually being pulled into playing with dolls with Olivia or some other hare-brained idea she has at any given moment.
Then I also try to squeeze in some gym time. Head off to a Zumba class or cool down during an Aqua class. If I am feeling brave you can find me doing HIIT workouts at home. Or a Kettlecise Class with my hairdresser you know just for fun! If you want to know anymore you can connect with me via email, email@example.com or any of my social media channels.
Oh, Olivia, Olivia, Olivia. where to start. This bundle of craziness is far too much personality to be confined to one page so I will try to condense it for you. She is 11 going 31. Born 5 weeks premature in 2006 she remains impatient to this day. Wanting it all and wanting it now. With a zest for life and chocolate, no idea where she gets that from! Olivia is a fierce young lady who knows what she wants and tries her damnedest to get it. She can often be found posing on the blog in various outfit posts and all over my Instagram feed too. She loves to have her cake and eat it. So long as there is no icing, jam, butter, cream, sprinkles or flavouring other than chocolate involved. I mean that literally too.
She has a small obsession with, bread, tuna, dolls and clothes. Meaning I have to ration them all at any given moment. She considers herself a doll collector however not one of them remain in their original boxes. But they are all are well played with and loved in her vast collection. A collection currently comprised of Monster High, Ever After High, My Little Pony, Disney Princess and Barbie to name a few. Mad about arts and craft, Olivia wants to be a singer/artist when she grows up (*subject to change*) She loves to sing and dance along to YouTube videos. And she is a massive fan of Little Mix, Taylor Swift, 5th Harmony and Meghan Trainor.
Olivia is also part of many clubs in and out of school comprising of drama, guitar lessons, gymnastics, archery. She enjoys bike rides and going swimming and is slowly getting over her reluctance to try new things. Including, but not limited to food, activities or just doing as she is told! Saying this however she is just as comfortable in front of a screen as she is playing the good old fashioned way. She is more of an expert online than I am! Olivia loves forcing me to watch endless reruns of
our her favourite Disney Channel Shows!
Olivia has a tendency to display stereotypical single child syndrome behaviour, frequently. She is, however, surrounded by what seems to be an ever-expanding close-knit family circle. Thanks to my 3 sisters who have given her 4 cousins to play with as much as she would like thanks to us all living within walking distance of each other. Her dad is also a huge part of her life despite us not being together anymore and she sees him regularly too.
If you have liked what you have read then please do feel free to get in touch. Even if it’s just want to say hi! If you would like to collaborate with either myself or Olivia we can be found quite easy on social media or visit my Work With Me page.