In the comment box

Do you remember the first comment on your blog? The apprehension of clicking publish, the slight horror and what you’ve just done and then the waiting. What if no one reads it… Someone does read it and they leave a comment (and they are not related to you). A positive comment and your heart sings.…

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Swearing: For **** sake!

In the park, I get chatting to another mum, we find lots to talk about and our children are getting on. To emphasis a point I am making I swear, I am in full flow. However, I do register a slight flicker on her part, as I hold forth. Later, when I rewind the afternoon…

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Finding Inspiration

What do you do when you can’t write? I stayed up too late on Pinterest, clearly in another life that might say “I was at the screening of this incredible independent film – so much to debate afterwards…” except the truth is, I stayed up too late on Pinterest again, because getting lost in Pinterest,…

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Plain truth or sanitized version. What do you share?

Recently, BritMums produced a blogging survey and one of the boxes to tick in agreement was (approximately) “I feel some of my blogging peers glamorize the day to day experiences and challenges of parenting”. Interesting, I thought. Has blogging become a more ‘romantic’ view? It is definitely more visual, we share more photos. As a…

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Does anyone still chat on Twitter?

So Monika, do you know Monika? @Mumonthebrink, she is lovely, chatty, very friendly. Anyhow, last week I noticed her tweet: Does anyone still chat on Twitter? — Monika MumontheBrink (@mumonthebrink) March 16, 2015 Which struck a chord, I rarely chat on twitter these days. I didn’t reply, I simply favourite-ed her tweet. Acknowledgement with the…

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

At the weekend, I did something that I found really scary. I am the Queen of Self Doubt, but hell, sometimes it’s good to put yourself out there. “Feel the fear and do it anyway” to quote Susan Jeffers. I spoke at a blogging conference about working with brands. Now, I am no expert at…

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