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The key to being the perfect parent

By July 17, 2023One Comment

Whilst I rarely give advice to people – I much prefer to encourage others to think for themselves – in this blog post I am GIVING ADVICE on how to be the perfect parent.

So here goes. Being the perfect parent is as easy as the 10 points below. Are you ready?(I know you are laughing thinking Geriatric Mum knows nothing!)

Here goes:

  1. Spoiler!! There is no such thing as a perfect parent – the notion is total bullshit.
  2. Get the thought of perfect out of your head immediately and build your life in other ways (see points below)
  3. Stop worrying about what others think of you and your family – if you live a fun interesting life you will inspire your kids (right now my eldest thinks I am the height of embarrassment – there’s more coming babe!)
  4. Take risks in all areas of your life and deal with the consequences later
  5. Hang out with people who inspire your core and make you laugh your head off
  6. Dress up and wear glitzy shit
  7. Go to parties, discos, gigs, festivals, raves
  8. Play loud music and dance your tits off
  9. Ignore everyone’s advice (apart from these 10-points)
  10. Remember you have one life and you are unique so BE YOU AND HAVE FUN!
geriatric mum Lucy baker in a gold mini dress

Ready to hit the panel at Mums That Rave, London 

Whilst I know that being a parent is a lot – I have 3 children (13, 10 and four) and I am in the deep dark thick of parenting – there needs to be time for FUN. Connecting with the right people is so important. Find people who lift you up and share your values in life.

There is no key to parenting! There is no perfect way. The KEY is having fun and being yourself. You can still be a parent, let your hair down, dress up and have fun – it isn’t illegal I promise.

I have had 3 babies and each time I lost myself a bit along the way. Working on my confidence at 39 helped me in so many ways and I continue to push myself and explore with my eyes and mind wide open, when I can. I want to feel all the emotions, I want to try things, I want to have adventures, I want to see the world from other people’s perspectives – because that is where a lot of our learning comes from.

Final note: There is no key to parenting. Just keep going, hour by hour if you have to, and if you have lost yourself a bit along the way like I did, email me and we can chat.

Final Final note: Follow Mums That Rave on instagram – you won’t regret it and it might well change your whole perception on being a Mum!

Lucy Baker Geriatric Mum wearing a gold party dress

Glitz on – ready to Rave!

Lucy aka Geriatric Mum

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Lucy Baker

Lucy Baker

Lincolnshire-based Lucy Baker is the founder of Geriatric Mum blog and mum to three children who are age 12, 10 and 3. Lucy had her last baby at 43-years-old - which is why this blog was born.

One Comment

  • Katie Winter says:

    Hi, I’m a ‘generic mummy!’ Something I didn’t know there was a name for until now! I haven’t had chance to read many of your blogs but I definitely will when I get chance. It’s nice to see I’m not alone having had my 3rd son at 42 in June 2021, 4 weeks before i turned 43! My other two sons are 23 and 20. My now 2 year old is a planned shock to my system. The terrible 2’s are exhausting me and just to see/read that I’m actually ‘normal’ is encouraging. I just wanted to drop a quick email to say Thankyou for sharing your story and your thoughts for others like me.

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