I started blogging 2.5 years ago when the twins were toddlers. At that point I was a full-time Stay-at-Home-Mum (SAHM) as I’d opted not to return to my former Human Resources (HR) career, after maternity leave. I fell into blogging through a friends recommendation; I didn’t know anything about the industry at all and I definitely didn’t realise that people earned any money from it. I set up a…

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Blogging is brilliant. It brings a lot of satisfaction, social interaction and a great deal of joy to many. Such as having lots of comments on a post that YOU wrote. Or being featured in a large publication. Or receiving a product and getting to review it. Or, when it starts leading to exciting opportunities. In the two years that I have been blogging I…

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A few years ago, if you had said to me, you are going to be a self-employed freelance writer, working for yourself, I might have thought, “Yeah, I can see that“. I quite like working on my own, I’m pretty good with deadlines, plus I love writing. I was also probably at a natural conclusion to my 12-year HR profession. I am also a very…

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Ok, Ok. Yes I do remember that blog post that I wrote – the one where I said I wouldn’t vlog and where I questioned it. I mentioned that vlogging is not for me – and where I stated that I just didn’t see the appeal. Quite a few of you commented (and said you agreed) and we all stood unified that vlogging was not the way forward for…

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Friday morning was pre-scheduled to be all about getting myself ready and heading off to London for a weekend of blogging-related fun. I was packed, my nails were painted, my outfits chosen and train tickets printed – ready to go. Brexit However, I awoke on Friday 24 June 2016 to the dramatic political events that were unfolding; Britain had voted out of the European Union. My…

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I spend a great deal of my time online. Whether it is for work or for social purposes, there is so much to gain from the web. Plus, if I need something then I can access it quickly, which is perfect because I have small children at home to look after and getting out to libraries and events is quite tricky. This goes for my…

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Last year – my first ever BritMums Live – (hosted by the amazing team at BritMums) blew me away a little bit. It was far bigger, grander, glossier and more inspiring than I had anticipated. I am therefore feeling incredibly excited about attending it again this year…next weekend! One thing that I came away with, which was particularly buzzing around my head after the 2015 event, was that of…

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When I saw that my blog was in the final 6 in the ‘Mummy & Daddy Blog Awards’ aka The MADS (run by TOTS100) I almost spat my latte coffee out all over my keyboard. I was incredibly blown away and very honoured that anyone voted for me and extremely delighted to have got this far. This year saw more nominations than ever before with close to 250,000…

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Exactly one year ago I wrote a blog post – The 25 things I’ve learnt from a year in blogging. I said some hints and tips in there such as: Be yourself. Write your own way. Each day you’ll still learn something new…. Etc etc. And as I read it back I still find that a lot of what I wrote in this blog post still…

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