Raising a Family away from Family Like 1 Twitter Jemma Deen Follow July 12, 2016, 10:42 a.m. in Life and Styles Views: 742 Like us on facebook So as I have said previously, I am Welsh as is Chris. We have followed Chris' career to Derby and have now started our family. The two of us plus a human and a further baby. I thought I would share my personal thoughts and feelings on how the situation effects me at times. I am really quite a sensitive soul and I totally over think at times, my own worst enemy. On the most part I am so happy and content here. My family is my home and thats all that matters. But sometimes I have emotional days (like today) and I feel like I am ready to share my view... So, here are my personal pros and cons to our situation: Being positive ... It's made us extremely strong and close as a couple We do it all, just the two of us and We are a fab team! I spam the Grandmothers daily with pictures, videos and updates and they adore our girl I try my best to ensure no one misses a thing. We don't have unexpected guests It's easy to keep up a good routine with Evie When we do see each other - it's quality time I have a new and better appreciation for our nearest and dearest. The down side... We don't have unexpected guests - sometimes it's nice to have a spontaneous visitors I miss everyone!! I feel like Evie misses out with the extended family. Like sometimes she's forgotten. This makes me sad. We don't have the option to have date nights or just to catch up on sleep It can be lonely and I do get home sick. Sometimes I know our family just needs a hug and it upsets me that we can't be there for them. Can't just call in and have a cuppa with the family. A weekend back in Wales for me is exhausting. Some relationships have changed. I feel like I am forgotten now I have a baby. I do love my life. I love my home. I love my family and our parents are so amazing and supportive they help make the distance feel like nothing. We talk most days. Most friends in Wales are amazing and I love the get togethers we have. Makes them more special now as they are only a few times a year. They are such a good group that it's like we have never been apart on the occasions we get together ! They again are so supportive of my little family and I love them more for that Very lucky to have these people in my life. This is not so much about living away but the feeling of motherhood in general. I do feel like some people don't care or want to be there for me now I am a mother or for my baby girl, I am now forgotten about and disregarded from any plans made because now I no longer count... their loss, because she's an absolute beaut! #MyDerbyDeens Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles I Can't Believe This is My Story Life and Styles Why I Can't Wait to Be a Mom Life and Styles Living without technology?