What inspired you to start blogging?
I’ve always enjoyed writing and one of my biggest things in life is memories. Once Toby came along I decided I wanted to document our time together. It was originally just for me to keep a diary of the things we’d done, but it didn’t totally work out like that. It’s turned into so much more and now I’m branching out, trying to blog about so many other topics.
What has been the highlight of your blogging career so far?
Getting to work with some incredible brands/companies/people. When I first started blogging, I never knew this side of things even existed so it’s been an extra added bonus. Not only reviewing products, but actually speaking to those behind them. Getting to go to some amazing events is always a bonus. It’s just one of those things that you feel you’ve kind of fallen into and you just feel super lucky to have those opportunities!
Out of all of your posts, which post would you say means the most to you?
My birth stories. The reason being was that Toby’s birth was pretty bad and very traumatic for me and writing about it (eventually) was very cathartic and healing. Teddy was the complete opposite with me having a planned c-section and this was poignant because it reminded me that not every birth experience is bad or the same. They’re at opposite ends of the spectrum but the result was the same - my two beautiful boys.
What would you say is your favourite thing about blogging?
Without a doubt, the people you meet! The blogging community can be so incredible when you need it to be, and I talk to fellow bloggers more than I do my real life friends because they just “get it”. The support, the friendship and the laughs are second to none!
Describe yourself in 5 words?
White chocolate scoffing mum blogger.
Shhhhh...tell us a secret about yourself :)
I once witnessed a murder. Just kidding. Honestly though, I don’t have any secrets. I’m very open and don’t keep much from anyone, and if I do keep anything, I wouldn’t consider it a secret. Ummm, I once got a police caution for hacking someone’s computer… is that good enough?
If you were off to a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
A good book, a pillow and sun cream.
And finally, when you’re not blogging, what do you do in your spare time?
I do all the usual boring stuff like housework when I can be bothered, but most of the time I’m trying when I can to do something with the boys. Rainy days are quite hard because Toby has no attention span to sit and do things together, but we love getting outdoors when we can. Other than that, I go to the gym, I play netball and have sessions with a personal trainer where we usually do some olympic style lifting!
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