Australian blogger Laura Mazza started her blog The Mum on the Run after struggling with postnatal depression with her first child, Luca. She felt alone and confused, and so began writing to connect with other mums who might be going through a similar situation. And because quite simply, she enjoys writing.
The blog now has almost 250k followers thanks to her heartfelt and honest posts, where she discusses everything from anxiety to the first poop. Laura’s straightforward, no bulls**t writing style has really endeared her to her readers – she clearly loves her kids to bits and wouldn’t have it any other way, but there’s no sugarcoating of things here!
Laura’s latest viral post is some tongue-in-cheek ‘preparation’ for having kids. How can you really know what to expect? Well, Laura has put together a handy checklist of things you can try, which might give you a basic idea of what parenthood is really like.