Hi there! I’m Rebecca and I’m the voice behind Maverick Mum. I'm from a little town in Northern Ireland called Castledawson, where I lived with my mum, dad, brother, sister, son, 2 dogs, a cat and a fish. When I turned 18 I became pregnant with Reuben (happy birthday me), and that’s how I ended up with a one way ticket to motherhood, with absolutely no idea what I was doing.
I am now 21, Reuben is a terrifying toddler, and I still have no idea what I’m doing. But we've gotten this far!
I’ve had an interest in the blogging world for a few years now. My 16 year old self didn't have the patience for writing. I guess I was
I’m not a conventional mother. In fact, I’m still getting used to the fact I reproduced. Sometimes I have mini panic attacks, usually in the shower, and I think “I have a child. I am 100% responsible for a whole other person!! How did this happen?!" (Actually, I will probably tell you how it happened. I tell too much.) I mean come on - I’m single. I’m still in education. I can’t iron without burning clothes. I can’t cook without burning myself. And I can’t clean without...actually, I can clean. I just don’t like to (sorry Mum).
However, in the last 2 years I’ve learned one thing - just because something isn’t conventional, doesn’t mean it can’t work. (I’ve also learned to get up before 7am - anything is possible).
My hope for this space is that I can encourage and entertain. Even if you just laugh and think, “At least I’m not Rebecca”. I hope you’ll join me as I figure out this whole parenting thing. You can expect lots of honesty, adventures and tears (mostly mine, Reuben is pretty chill). Talk to you soon! X
EDIT Reuben and I have made the big move to Belfast where I go to University. Join me as I learn how to pay bills and find new and exciting ways to make dinner out of Spaghetti Hoops.
I am fiercely independent and maintain a carefree attitude. In fact, when my mum tries to tell me off, I quite often reply with, "No cares". I spend a lot of my spare time in the fridge and standing on window sills. I enjoy outdoor adventures and quite frankly I love running as far away as possible from my mum. I am passionate about hoovers and turkey dinosaurs. I like any game that involves a ball, and if you want me to be quiet just feed me cheese. I love to make friends with everyone I meet and I’m a very generous kisser. For now, I reckon that’s all you need to know.