Parenting is an absolute minefield, not unlike herding cats and dogs through a small gate at night on a full moon. When I was pregnant for the first time I had NO idea for what was about to come. There wasn’t a person on the universe that had explained to me just how full on childbirth would be (read: VERY, very painful) …and that was just the start. As a mum to an 8-year-old and 4-year-old I’m still shocked at the daily delights that head my way. From kids birthday parties that feel like mummy competitions to the first time your kid asks about sex in full earshot of the general public.
Kristen Bell, actress, all-round funny lady, Anna in Frozen and mum of two, has teamed up with Ellen DeGeneres to create a series of YouTube vids called Momsplaining on the really real reality of parenting. The first three eps have been released and they are bloody HILARIOUS. From her first ep on childbirth where Kristen shows a terrified expectant mum her version of childbirth with only an elastic band and watermelon, to dishing on her hot hubby Dax Shepard wanting to perform ‘vaginal stretching’ on her with coconut oil. She also gives us the lowdown on how to give a kids party (mummy margaritas and getting the kids to decorate by disguising it as arts and crafts), to a two way mirror where the mums watch Kristen discuss their wine drinking habits with their kids.
These vids are the absolute best. Kristen’s style of parenting is all about keeping it real and having a laugh. Sign me up!
Brave Mumma of six Madeleine West joined Monty on Show+Tell radio and gave us some awesome parenting tips – you can listen below AND if you wanna get your ears on more of our awesome podcasts subscribe here.