Hi, I’m Cigdem (Che-dem), author of A Mum Life. I’m passionate about breaking barriers and norms, expectancies and what you’re supposed to say and do as a parent. After becoming a mum in Jul 2017 I became quite frustrated with the view of perfect parenting all around me, all the comments, unwanted advice and well known parenting sites making me feel inadequate in someway. The expectancy of hitting mile stones, comparing percentiles, comparing parenting styles etc. become very overwhelming, and I wanted something real and relatable, so i created “a mum life”. This somewhere parents can come for a sanity check, not all rainbows and butterflys.