A Decade of Blogging

I’ve added a random assortment of photos to this post, ones that don’t have much relevance to the content of the post but ones from the last ten years of this blog. I’ve loved looking through ten years of albums and seeing how we’ve all grown and changed.

I can hardly believe that I started blogging ten years ago. A whole decade and a good chunk of my life. I can safely say that I am not the same person who started this blog ten years ago. Just like the blog, I have grown, learnt and matured over the years.

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The Highlights Reel of Life Online

Here's Why You Don't Need a Tribe, Pod or Anything Else

I know I’ve mentioned a few times that last year was a hard one for our family although I’ve never gone into details. We spent the majority of the year not in a great place but thankfully, things have settled down now and life is good again. I’m pretty confident saying that right now, I’m pretty happy.

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How to get Paid as a Mummy Blogger

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When I started blogging it wasn’t to do with getting paid or making it a career. I literally started blogging to document our daughter’s weaning journey and to give me something to do during maternity leave.

But now, many people start blogs with the soul aim of getting paid, getting sent things to feature, getting press passes for events and having experiences that they don’t need to pay for. I wrote about how to start a mummy blog and now I’m back to try and explain how you go about making money blogging.

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How to Start a Mummy Blog

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for years, literally since I started making money from blogging, but have never got around to it. Thanks to the pandemic that time has now come!

So have you been wondering how to start a Mummy Blog? Yeah, I know, I hate that term too but, as much as I fight it, many people see women with kids who have a blog as Mummy Bloggers. To me, I’m a family lifestyle blogger – with a family lifestyle blog.

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8 Years of Blogging

Eight years ago I was on maternity leave from my job as a Branch Manager for a High Street bank. My daughter was eight months old, we had just started weaning and I felt like I needed something more to occupy my brain, give me something to do and pass some time too. It’s hard to believe that eight years ago part of me was bored. So, I started a blog to document our weaning journey.

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The Influence of Influencers

Before I even start trying to write this post I feel I need a bit of a disclaimer to say that the term influencer in relation to the job that I do and the role that I play online is not a label I’m comfortable with. I will always be a blogger. I don’t do this job to influence people but I do appreciate that bloggers have influence – as do so many people across social media – hence the name we have been given.

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Self Employed: Finding Work Life Balance in the Summer

My Blogging Kit

Any self employed person will know how hard it is to work through the holidays, especially as a parent. Working from home in any form of self employment means working around the children over the summer, juggling family time with childcare and trying to find a balance that works for the whole family.

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Why Did I Start Blogging?

Five Years Of Blogging

Today marks seven years on from publishing my very first blog post. Yes, I did start my blog on April Fool’s Day and, honestly, I didn’t give starting a blog very much thought. It’s something I just did one evening. And then I wrote again the following day and any day after that where I had something to say and before long I had an established blog, people read it and somehow it became my job. But why did I start blogging in the first place?

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