Sparkles and Stretchmarks
Slummy Single Mummy
Emmy’s Mummy and Harry’s Too!
Toby & Roo
Rainy Day Mum
BUT it is hard and for the first few months with my eldest I found myself in survival mode. Counting the minutes until my husband would return home. When my youngest arrived only 18 months after my eldest a switch flicked! It was instead of surviving I wanted to live and the first goal I set was that I was going to do daily activities with the kids yes even the new born that would mean spending quality time together.
Boo Roo and Tigger Too
What the Redhead Said
I have been blogging now for over five years and from November 2016 blogging has been my full time job. Any spare time I get I spend with the children, cooking, running and searching for a healthier lifestyle! I also love to find a bargain, save money in any way I can and spend far too much time in my PJs!
You Baby, Me Mummy
I believe… … we can all change our lives if we want it enough. … that through focus and consistency success becomes easy. … that we are all capable of making a positive impact in the world. … that you and I should probably be friends.
The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Join Michelle, a 40 (ish!) mum, wife, and blogger from London, as she shares delicious recipes and creative ideas for seasonal events, parties, travel, and lifestyle. At it’s heart The Purple Pumpkin Blog, Cooks, Creates, & Celebrates! Michelle thinks up the ideas so you don’t have to!
ET Speaks From Home
Our family is made up of four of us: me, Eileen Teo. I’m happily married to Mr C who loves to play badminton and is mad about his gadgets. Our son, Mr K was born in 2007 and daughter, Ms C, was born in 2009. They have both been helpful assistants in our toy reviews. We love trying out new foods, testing out gadgets and travelling around the UK and the world, i.e. the children have racked up enough air miles for a business class upgrade! We are based in midland, United Kingdom.
I began my blog not knowing the ‘B’ of blogging but I have come a long way since then and I am now ‘almost’ addicted to my blog. On my blog you will find some glimpses of life with my 3 wonderful children — some happy, some sad but each meaningful and dear to us. I hope to pen down things that will refresh my children’s memories as they get older and invite you to share them with me.
I have worked on a few quite popular blogs over the years and now I feel it’s time to start my own. My two boys are a little older now, but I still remember what fun they had growing up and what makes kids tick…As they grow older changing from playing in the rain becomes even better when you get to use a nerf gun and play on those ever so popular console games. I aim to give you some of my views around various Parenting & lifestyle topics, kids activities, Gaming, dads fashion and current topics that I feel are worth a mention.
Nearly all baby brands and stores offer ‘baby clubs’ providing parents-to-be or new parents with freebies and websites offering support. It is also possible to find some independent sites, such as Mumsnet, Emma’s Diary, and so on who offer coupons, discounts, giveaways, and much more on their websites. Quick tip: if you want free baby stuff subscribed to the WOW Free Stuff newsletter, you will be able to access all the latest baby free stuff and can peruse free baby and child accessories now!
Dragons and Fairy Dust
There is nothing nicer than a homemade pie and my family love them. They taste so much nicer than the ones you buy in a shop. This pie is slightly different from a normal pie. Instead of a pastry topping it has a layer of sliced potatoes with crispy cheesy breadcrumbs. I thought this would add a new depth of comfort to the meal and I was right. It is a delicious pie, perfect for an Autumn evening.
A 70’s child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake.
Making It Up
Writing about books, home education, autism, art and anything else that takes my fancy, I’ve been blogging for 15 years and I’ve no plans to stop soon. Drop by and say hi!
A Mum Reviews
My reviews consist of the essential information about products and my/our experience using them and are not longer than they need to be as I know that most mums are very busy and need information that they can access and take in quickly. I’m based in South Yorkshire, England. I’m Swedish and my husband is English. Our first daughter was born in January 2014 and our second girl in May 2016. Baby No. 3 is due in March 2019!
Melanie’s Fab Finds
I am a freelance writer and mother of 3 super cute children (okay so I may be a little biased). I have 2 lovely girls ages 7 and 8.5 and a little boy who is working on becoming 3 as fast as he can! We all enjoy getting involved with reviews where appropriate and will be found on a large range of social media platforms. We enjoy giving our (honest) opinions and only feature things we like.
With Love from Lou
With love from Lou is a popular fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog which features lots of lovely product reviews, gift guides, outfit inspiration and much more. It was created by Louise, a 33 year old mum of 2 from Nottinghamshire back in January 2012, and it quickly gathered a small but loyal following. Over the years With love from Lou has been featured in the press, nominated for awards and Louise has even interviewed bands and spoken at workshops around the country. This year she hopes to start making YouTube videos to run alongside her blog.
Mummy Vs Work
Another week of school complete however the reality of being back is hitting! The kids have found the routine of getting up and ready a bit tougher this week and seem to think they know best with the go straight to sleep warning! It is hard to believe that not only are we 2 weeks through the new term already but this little one is hitting double figures in just over a month, I’m not sure I’m ready to have a 10-year-old!
All About a Mummy
Who am I? A question famously asked by fictional convict Jean Val Jean, my life is a little less French and revolves around my family which includes me, Husband and our two daughters; 6 year old Little E and 3 year old Little I. I’ve somehow hit my early 30’s and live just outside the M25 in a nice green bit of the Surrey countryside. My passions include baking, art, books and learning photography.
So today is my first wedding anniversary. My husband and I (I do love saying that) have now experienced one year of blissful marriage. What have I learnt in my first year of marriage? Absolutely nothing that I didn’t already know. I knew from the minute I first laid eyes on him, that I wanted to be with this man forever. I knew that we were perfect for each other. I knew that, despite the fact that when we we first met, I lived in London and he lived in Leeds, we were going to make it work. And I knew that neither of us had ever experienced love or a relationship like this before.
In June 2014 I stumbled across the blogging world I was instantly captivated and haven’t looked back since, I’ve fallen in love capturing and recording our everyday lives. Looking back at the archive of videos and photos even now is one of my favourite things to do, I can’t wait to do so in the future with the girls. Writing my blog, sharing our story and capturing special moments has become a real passion for me. Everything Mummy started with fun in mind and has since turned into my career. To do something I love and care about each day is a dream for me.
I now have three fabulous boys, Jonah, Finley and Henry and they have inspired me even further. They still love to play with and chew my jewellery, which provides a great distraction at times when other toys aren’t available and love even more that Mummy doesn’t panic when they start pulling and tugging and she still looks a teeny bit stylish! (Estee Lauder Double wear helps too 😉
Life According to MrsShilts
I love surrounding myself with colour and patterns especially breton stripes, polka dots, Cath Kidston florals and Emma Bridgewater polka dots and stars! My cup is always half full, life is far too short!
Being a Mummy
Sometimes days out with children can be stressful particularly on busy Bank Holiday weekends, however Bletchley provided the perfect day out for us. There was plenty of parking, toilets, food options, loads to see and do, it didn’t feel too crowded (although there were clearly loads of visitors) and we all learnt something new. There was something really thrilling about standing in the places which had such a powerful impact on the war and without which if the war had taken a different direction, when you think about it, our family might not even exist.
We’re going on an adventure . . .
I’m a qualified primary school teacher and have been teaching for almost 15 years now. I gave up my full time job in 2012 and moved onto supply — which was possibly the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m now just about the only teacher I know who has actually achieved that mythical thing called a “work / life balance” — I get to go to work a couple of days a week and I get to just be at home and be Mummy a few days a week. I take great pleasure in the mornings I get to take Ben, Chloe & Amy to school or go to assembly or have a quick chat with their teachers — I never thought I’d get to do that.
Family Four Fun
We love sharing our adventures both in the city and further afield and with children aged 2-10 in tow are experts on travelling anything but light! The fun doesn’t stop at home and I hope we can bring you plenty of inspiration for keeping everyone entertained and staying sane indoors too.
Now, there’s nothing wrong overtime in and of itself, but when it starts to take up huge amounts of your life, then it can lead to some serious problems. Exhaustion is one of the most common sources of workplace illness after injuries. If you’re working something like fifty hours a week then you’re not going to be able to concentrate, you’re going to feel exhausted all the time, and it’s going to negatively impact just about every aspect of your life. Not only that but studies have shown that people who work for ten hours or more a day are at increased risk of heart disease as well.
Laura’s Lovely Blog
This blog is an expression of things I love and my life. Being a mother, the journey of which has changed me forever. I have a very big weakness for handbags. I also adore lovely, lovely pretty things. I like to blog about popular culture and issues that are important to me. Some serious, some more light-hearted, from TV to feminism.
I think hitting is a negative way to parent and it doesn’t solve any problems. It is much better to have other ways to teach the child right from wrong. If children learn from their parents then they will believe that it is ok to hit someone and then there is the risk that they too may one day hit another person. I don’t think it is fair that someone bigger then the child can go along and imitate and inflict pain on another. When will it stop, how will it end if it continues where do parents draw the line?
Mummy in a Tutu
That is when Mummy in a Tutu was born. I spent a month writing, whilst my darling sister and her friend built my original site and then I jumped in head first. I had 6 months to get my idea to work and if not I’d be returning to work. Four months later, with the support of my family, I handed in my resignation and have been working as a full-time blogger and social media manager ever since. Not only that, I have finally found something I love doing – my goodness it can take you to the brink but I wouldn’t change it for the world and I get to watch my baby grow!
My beautiful KayCee starts year 9 today. I know everyone says it but time has gone so fast. It only seems like yesterday she was starting year 7. I was so nervous for her but I needn’t have been, she was great and took it all in her stride. My babies are growing too fast. Aiden’s already an adult and KayCee’s not far off. If time keeps going this fast she’s going to be at University before we know it!
This Day I Love
My name is Leyla, also known as Mum to my 3 humans and dog Mum to J. I have a passion for the outdoors and love to run. I can often be found off road exploring the trails and fells and covering distances all the way up to 50 miles. As a family we love travelling and discovering new adventures, as I try and run around the world!
The Easter egg hunt was such fun and we got to enjoy the gardens and look at the Aviary while we were there. For the hunt you had to match up the picture of the birds to the names of them, which you could find on the posts around the grounds. In all fairness I think Blake was more happy splashing in the muddy puddles than anything else. I’m glad I managed to convince him to wear his wellies by wearing mine too. We definitely need to invest in a splash suit for Blake now.
I’m Lauren; mum to Athena (born June ’13) and Arlo (born March ’15) and I’m married to Sam. I started this blog way back in 2011 (it was called Belle du Brighton then) I figured I was reading some amazing blogs so thought I’d dip my toe into the world of being a blogger and I’m glad I did because I’ve never looked back! Originally more focused on fashion and beauty, the blog has now evolved into a lifestyle blog. I cover everything from travelling to books, food to interiors and my opinions on pretty much anything! It’s basically a ‘scrapbook of our lives’ hence the name change in May 2017.
We all know that being a Mum (or Dad), is hard, we suddenly have this tiny newborn baby and are then left to look after it. No one knows what they are doing, we all read the articles in magazines, read books, search the internet and talk to friends and family. But every child is different and everyone parents differently, so are these really a help?
Diary of the Dad
I use this blog to share my musings about parenthood and the things they get up to as they reach each exciting new stage. I’m sure they’ll grow up to find this embarrassing, so if you’re a close friend reading this in the distant future, you should find some good material for your best man or maid of honour’s speech. Thanks for reading!
Welsh Mum of One
Hi there! I’m Christy. I’m a self-employed business mum of one from South Wales. I’m here to share my family experiences and help you find answers to the big parenting questions we’re all asking. I want to help you make small changes that give big, positive differences and to feel more confident about your abilities as a parent. I’m all about making family life easier, bringing you practical life hacks, information and guides that every single mum and dad can integrate into their lives.
I live in the South West with my partner, Chris and we have two children, Ryan aged 19 and Isabelle aged 7 with another one due in June 2018. The blog features: Family Days Out, Family Recipes, Reviews & Competitions, Family Life (including my current Pregnancy Diary)
Counting To Ten
I have 2 daughters: M is 6 and Little is 2 years old and I am pregnant (due January 2019). I have an amazingly lovely partner (G) and a surprisingly tolerant cat (Mittens). I have been blogging for around 8 years, but I started this blog in December 2015 to share everything happening in my life and helpful information with other families.
Mummy Of 3 Diaries
This Sunday, in just 5 days time! I am going to be taking on the deep and diving into a big tank to get up close to over 1,000 underwater creatures incl. sharks and stingrays. I am so excited but also utterly terrified at the same time. I’ve never done anything like this before, so believe me when I say, I really don’t know whether I’ll have it in me or not to actually do this. I love the sea and all the amazing creatures in it but I’ve never really got that close before.
Mum of Boys & Mabel
As far as this blog goes, I launched it as a UK blog back in 2014 (as I always had a sneaky suspicion that we’d be back before too long), which means most of my lovely readers are on UK shores too. This has made it feel quite seamless and natural as the blog (and my social media feed) change from sandy scenes to leafy, green scenes — and it feels like it’s exactly where we were meant to be all along. I’d love it if you could join me, as we find our new normal as a family in the UK countryside. And I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it.
The UnNatural Mother
The UnNatural Mother was created in July 2016 shortly after the birth of my 2nd Child Charley-Rose. It started life as a tongue in cheek platform where I would share our crazy daily family life and has grown into a ‘how to guide’ for Surviving Parenthood.[…] The aim of the blog is to show other Mum’s ( and Dad’s ) they aren’t alone. Some days being a parent is the best job in the world and other days you wished you hadn’t got out of bed. I want us all to celebrate the highs and give each other a virtual cuddle through the lows.No two days will ever be the same and however sleep deprived we get , we wouldn’t change a single second.
Craft with Cartwright
I am a proud mum to two amazing boys (9 and 4) and a skilled multi-tasker. I currently work as blogger, freelance illustrator and part time High school teacher. I am a craftswoman at heart, I love to draw, cook, sew and read. Luckily my children share my passions and we love to share this with everyone on my blog. My work has been featured in Making magazine, Craftseller, Cross stitch Crazy magazine and on BuzzFeed. I would love you to take a look around my blog. You can find recipes, free patterns, read reviews and keep up to date with the my latest new additions in my shops.
Whilst “K Elizabeth” is far from it’s original pregnancy diary, I now write about a whole host of topics including, lifestyle, decor, travel and my new passion and drive which is wellbeing. Being a mum, a working mum, has lead me to experience a whole mix of emotions. From being overwhelmed, to mummy guilt, to being gripped by anxiety, I wanted to use this platform to open up a dialogue, to make other mums feel like they’re not alone on this journey through motherhood. I’m a massive advocate of mindfulness and hygge and really enjoy creating content around these topics.
Mummy in Training
I started blogging after having Little Man because I was suffering from post natal anxiety and I needed somewhere to vent. From then on I was in love. Blogging is my passion and I love to share my story with my lovely readers (that’s you by the way!). I write about anxiety and how to cope with it. I also write about our baby loss experiences coupled up with our story of having a premature baby in neonatal. I love to write about our little boy, our sunshine boy and also books. I love anything to do with teaching children to read and children’s books (I was a childrens librarian up until a few months ago). I enjoy sharing products with you that have helped or enhanced my parenting journey and I love to talk to you all about our lives.
The Mummy Bubble
Becoming a mummy felt a bit like being in a bubble — my entire life changed overnight! I thought I was on my own in the bubble, and began writing my thoughts as a form of therapy to help me cope with the tears and tantrums. But what I found was lots of other mamas who feel exactly the same way! We are actually all in this Mummy Bubble together. Blogging about my experiences has made me feel less alone — because for every embarrassing or stressful tale there’s dozens of other mummies who have been in the exact same boat — and helped me laugh in the face of those tough days.
The Newhouse Family Blog
Welcome to the Newhouse Family Blog, ran by me, Hazel Newhouse. Mother of 4 (3 girls and a boy) and Wife. I have always lived in Bedfordshire and never strayed far from the shire. My passions include green living, eco issues and getting people to realise that they can ditch the disposables for a greener life. I also consider myself an expert at all things ‘baby’ and often work closely with parenting brands.
The Soup Dragon Says…
I started with the edges and from here worked on the bold patterns of ribbons and the beads were also easy to pick out. I found from here is was best to pick out a colour or texture and then work in patches across the puzzle. I love crafting and this is a crafters dream. I love the mix of vintage items included in the image. Pinking sheers remind me of my Nan!
Acting the Party
How to keep the cost of your child’s birthday party low depends largely on what your child is wishing to do for their birthday. As you may have discovered by now, children are a little demanding. To be fair you’ll have also noticed how you wish to meet as many of their desires as you can afford. However, it’s worth planting a few modest ideas well ahead of their birthday party to get them thinking along the same lines as you and to save disappointment and the demand on your wallet.
I’m Kirsty, I live in the South East of England with my husband and two children. I’m a family lifestyle and travel blogger and video story teller. I love discovering new places, exciting experiences, being outdoors, travelling and exploring at home and abroad. I’ve been blogging on The Mummysphere since 2012 and writing opened up a new and exciting world. I now enjoy combining raising my young family (Mr A born 2011 and Mr H born 2015) with writing, broadcasting, blogging and making films about family adventures.
Hello I’m Lianne a Welsh stay at home mummy blogger. I have two children a little boy Archie who is 4 and a little girl Frankie who is nearly 3. I like to call them the ankle biters. I write about crazy life with the ankle biters and our adventures along the way. I also love to write about home and lifestyle. Happy to collaborate , review, do sponsored posts or anything else you may have in mind. Please get in touch if you would like to work with me
Kids of the Wild
The repercussions of my daughter’s childhood cancer are lifelong for the whole family. A spiritual director told me life gives us everything we need for our learning whilst only giving what we can handle. So I know I can cope, it’s just working out how! My life’s foundational belief is in the spiritually healing power of getting outdoors, connecting with nature and making everyday adventures.
My name is Katy, I’m mum to eight year old Daisy and five year old Evie, slave to Mabel the cat, and looker-afterer of Cottontail and Christmas Pudding the rabbits and a flock of six, currently bald, ex-battery hens affectionately known as the Sixties Style Icons. Needless to say our house is pretty chaotic, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Raising The Rainbows
We are a family of 6 based in South Manchester, we love to craft, splash in puddles, go on holiday and make cakes on the weekend! The 4 children all attend full-time school, whilst Mum and Dad tidy the mess they left behind! We live a hectic routine based life, largely due to the fact that 3 of my 4 children have autism. […] I have been blogging for 5 years now and wrote my other blog for 2 years. I was born and raised in Manchester and dream of living by the sea. Prior to having children I worked in retail management, I’m not sure its an area I would ever go back to as people are just so rude! I am a qualified teaching assistant and seeking employment in this area that fits around my family.
A Little Lyrical
I’m a positive, happy and busy working mum of three boy who are 6 and 3 and waiting for his birth date, which keeps me on my toes! We live in the North West area of England. I’m passionate about natural birth, home birth, breastfeeding, Walt Disney World and stationary! I love getting out and about, visiting new places and having fun. I started this blog because it keeps our memories safe. Each new day is a gift and I like to make the most of it. I never stand still but try to take quiet moments to enjoy the beauty of the world no matter what it throws at us. May there be many more happy memories to be made on our adventure through life!
Jade created Jade’s Journey back in 2013 as a way of helping herself get things of her chest. She began by writing a few posts about her eventful life, it was the outlet she needed to feel human. What began as a hobby that is now becoming something more, covering topics on Parenting, Domestic Abuse, Rape and aspects of her health.
Eps and Amy
Epril is originally from the Philippines but now lives here in the UK with her husband Erwin and 3 children ( Divine, Richard & Samuel ) She studied Bachelor of science in nursing for 3 years in the Philippines and then moved to the UK to work in healthcare. She loves baking, cooking, fashion and learning new things. Amy is Mummy to Bethany and Jack (and wife to Simon. Amy and Simon are childhood sweethearts and have been together through college, university and working together.
Me Becoming Mum
I’ve found that motherhood can be a very overwhelming and lonely experience. Social media, and even blogs to some extent, often only shows the happy, rosy moments; and it’s easy to forget that these are carefully selected, probably from a fair few photos taken, and can sometimes reflect an unrealistic view of life. My aim is to show every side of this amazing journey… from the milestones and happiest moments to toddler tantrums and breakdowns. I am also here to share our favourite holiday destinations, days out and must have products.
Hannah and the Mini Beasts
So it has been a rather long dream of ours to get chickens! We had an old chicken house set up in one of our old houses but never actually got round to adding chickens. So a few months ago we decided to buy a second-hand shed and do it up as a chicken coop. Jon and I built it together and then i was set the task to make it look pretty. It started life looking rather shabby and a horrible dusty red colour, which to be honest stuck out like a sore thumb in the garden. I went with a paint shade called sage, and I’m really pleased with the results.
Hi I’m Maria a Blogger/Vlogger and Mumpreneur. I am a Masters Law Degree Graduate and former Sylvia Young Theatre School pupil who loves being in front of camera and has had many TV/Radio appearances. I live in Essex with my husband and our 3 year old daughter. We are an energetic, enthusiastic & fun loving family who always try to see the positive in life. I set up Happy Mummy – A Travel & Lifestyle Blog in 2013 to share my passions & hobbies and to encourage and motivate others.
Hello Wanderer UK
Currently Twenty-Something Years Old. Born and raised in the midst of Kent. Self confessed messy maker and super pro of children’s programs! Totally helps being a qualified Childcare professional. Current charity social media designer – for MAMA Academy. In search for the ‘ultimate’ dream job. One day I’ll get it!
Mum of 3 Boys
I have worked with children in one capacity or another since I was fourteen years old. I have a strong knowledge of child development and childcare. I love arts and crafts, reading (whenever I get the opportunity), baking and spending time with my family. I enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors, especially strolling along one of our fabulous local beaches, exploring rock pools, discovering historic buildings and geocaching. I am currently determined to learn to crochet and enjoying the experience. I also volunteer with the local Cubs during the week.
The Witt Family
Hi my name is Claire Witt 30 and married to a wonderful husband called Graham and we have two little rascals Alister nearly 9 and Violet 6. We live in the beautiful countryside and run a family run business on a busy farm! I have just recently qualified as a Personal trainer, and having been making Youtube videos since Alister was around 2years old. For the last 6 years i have dedicated most of my time on my channel being a stay at home mum, sharing my experiences as a new mum.
Cracked Nails & Split Ends
Blogging allows me to creatively express myself! My favourite thing to do is to spend time with my hubby and the kids. We live on the beautiful East Anglian coast and love to get outdoors taking the kids and the dogs out, discovering new places and adventures. Anywhere were we can let the dogs run free and the kids get muddy, is perfect. We have 2 dogs, Poppy and Kiwi, our crazy beagles. We also have a bearded dragon, Shadow.
The Muddled Mother
Hi, I’m Michelle aka The Muddled Mother. I live in a little village in North Bedfordshire, England with my my two children Miss J (5) and Mr T (2) and my two cats. I have been pouring my heart and soul into this blog since September 2016 as not only has it helped me, I also want to raise awareness about postnatal depression, borderline personality disorder and anxiety. My blog heavily focuses on mental health, but also includes my family life, children and is a place for honest reviews on products for every family.
CheltenhamMaman is a parenting site and support network for Mums who are less interested in debating the merits of breast or bottle and more interested in surviving the day without getting baby sick on their brand new funky trainers that they bought with the last of their emergency savings. These Mamas love their kids don’t get me wrong, but they won’t forget who they are. They are unique, true to themselves and just doing the stuff they got to do to get them through the day.
I am Marie and I am 36 years old. I am at present a stay at home mum / wife. I have two children, Justin who is 6 & Madison who is now 3. I have a loving husband Scott who goes out to work and looks out for us all. I also have 3 cats. Their names are Sooty, Chloe, and Patch
She and Hem
We were really looking forward to going back and seeing it through a fresh pair of new parent eyes and found it quite amazing what you don’t notice before you have children! Bluestone is perfectly geared up for little and big kids with plenty of activities for even the babies (they offer baby sensory, massage and yoga although our top tip would be to book in advance as we missed out on the sensory class).
Life with Liv
These days we all know how tempting it can be to leave the kids safe watching TV or on their devices for an extra 30 minutes to allow us to get to get that extra load of washing done, run the hoover over or sometimes just to have a hot cuppa! However the sad fact is, so many Children now are being left on these electronic devices without any adult supervision or time restrictions at all. While its fair to say a lot of Parents simply feel their Children are safer at home, it can cause other problems along the line.
The Tactical Mummy
Mummy is a fully qualified English teacher and has taught in secondary schools for ten years. She is currently a stay-at-home Mummy to the 18 month-old Pickle and in-between looking after him, Daddy, the dog and two cats, also runs her own English Tuition business (Star Tuition), as well as this Blog and the Tactical Parenting Facebook Group. Occasionally, she cleans the bathroom, but only when Daddy nags her for three days straight. If she had any spare time, she would be found curled up with a book and a glass of wine.
Was This In The Plan?
I’m Steph, once I was a marketing professional, now I am a carer, a widowed parent and a freelance writer. How did all that happen? How do any of us know what will happen in our lives? Hence the title of this blog, none of us know what is in the plan, we may not have control of what is happening to us but we have control over how we respond to it. That’s what this blog is all about, my story, how I chose to respond and hopefully by telling my story helping change the world, even just a little bit.
Everyone’s Buck Stops Here
Opinions. Where do I start, I have plenty always on hand to voice them! I actively encourage my kids to have their own opinions until and I quote “an opinion I don’t agree with” according to my eldest daughter Ciara then its discarded! Unable to make an opinion short or an answer brief I blame the Irish in me, but I do try. Quite recently a work colleague said the chances of me being quiet with nothing to say would be like trying to push the tide back….impossible! Cheeky sod but I loved his analogy.
I love DIY, re-doing our home, yoga and sleeping in our bell tent. I’ve always got itchy feet and suffer from wanderlust, sometimes I wish I didn’t. I make a killer red prawn curry and think every weekend should start with eggs. I feel happiest when I’m on my bike with one of our little humans on the back, whizzing through the countryside. On Jessica Loves I’ll be sharing my travel adventures, home decor ideas, parenting advice and little joys of my life in general.
One Hull of a Dad
Rich is a dad, husband and Blogger who writes about being a working dad and everything that comes with it. A self proclaimed Oreo connoisseur. He also makes a fantastic cuppa. He hates pineapple on pizza (who doesn’t?).
The Yorkshire Dad Blog
I started my blog to share my personal experiences with like-minded people, in an attempt to help aid and reassure parents with their everyday concerns by reading about my own situation. Over time I have grown the readership of my blog, on Twitter and on my YouTube channel. In addition to this i also, when I have time, contribute to the Huffington Post and Metro Online. I enjoy writing about my journey through fatherhood, our family days out, running product reviews, DIY, golf and any other topics that tickle my fancy. I am proud to say that I have worked on some amazing projects with some of the biggest brands.
Miss Tilly And Me
I started my blog in March 2013 when I realised that my daughters birthday was approaching and it was the first birthday I actually looked forward to since I had suffered from Post Natal Psychosis. As I was well on the road to recovery I wanted to share my achievements and my life as Being Tillys Mummy with the world. Nearly 5 years later, here I am with an amazing growth and I love that people read my ramblings. Tilly works really closely on my blog with me and she loves to be involved in the reviews – She is an extremely lucky girl.
Twinkles and More
I created this blog the day I found out I was pregnant with twins. I already had a two year-old bouncing boy and I had no idea how on earth we’d manage with twins. I thought writing about it would be a good way to record the memories, it initially focused on the twins during the fast moving early days, although focuses on all sorts. So who am I..? I am a thirty something who lives in Nottingham. I’ve been married to Simon for 12 years. We have three kids, Oscar who is 8 and Henry and Heidi who are 5.
I’m Fern, 22 years old and a mother of two boys. I started writing my blog shortly after my son, Oscar, was born in 2016. I was getting awfully sick of seeing the same stereotypes being written continuously about young mums that just weren’t true, and it was beginning to get on my nerves. At the time, I didn’t realise how large the parenting blogger community actually was and felt a little lost trying to squeeze my way in, but thankfully I have met some of the most amazing people since starting my journey who have guided me along the way.
Mummy Baby Blog
I went through a phase in my twenties of really not taking many photos so there is a bit of a gap in the timeline of my life photographically if you like. I have always been one to love having a picture taken, having photos taken and asking to have my picture taken is probably one of my earliest memories! I am absolutely determined to take pictures of my two girls and watch them grow. I love the girls in anything handmade and I love finding out where pieces are from.
Start early. Obviously the sooner you start saving the better. If you’re still young, just in your first job and living at home, now is the time to start putting away any spare money you have each month. Even if you aren’t living at home, have bills to pay and kids to feed, now is the time to start saving. Work out what money you have left over each month and put it in savings now.
I’m originally from Poland, but now call England ‘home’. With my Pakistani husband we make a crazy cultural mix, in which we try to raise our kids: Adam (2013) and Aminah (2017). I love good coffee, cakes, and good food in general. Self-confessed chocoholic, moaning about my weight 😉 And I’m obsessed with cute stationery. I started the blog with some random ramblings, then added some recipes, and now it’s kind of a lifestyle blog about all things halal and a slight focus on Islam.
hey…is that me?
OK, so, I guess I am a mummy blogger. I am also a lifestyle blogger. And let’s not forget a parenting blogger. Let me list my qualifications. I am a female. I have an Instagram account. I have a life. It’s stylish (kinda). I love writing. People have told me that I am good at writing and that I should channel it. I am in the process of writing at least five books at any given time. I have a husband (let’s call him The Photographer for now). I have at least one child; in fact, I have two (I suggest we call them Kid no. 1 and Kid no. 1+1 for now).
The Bump to Baby Chapter
Beths favourite season is Autumn and she is slightly Christmas obsessed. She is a lover of all things salted caramel, and is always well caffeinated whether that be from a flat white or an espresso martini on a weekend. Before Beth became a midwife she completed a course in Swedish massage. Beth is trained in KG Hypnobirthing, which is a hypnobirthing course that has been accredited by The Royal College of Midwives. Ali is mother of 2, she is also a midwife at Gloucester hospital, although is currently on maternity leave with her 2nd child, Tallulah. Ali lives in a little village in The Cotswolds.
Bright Side Blog
I’m Becky. The one that provides the words and the pictures here at Bright Side. I’m mum to Holly who was born in 2011 and changed life for the better from the first moment she appeared. I’m a primary school teacher by day and have been since 2010. I love my job and it’s taught me a lot over the years, both about myself and about parenting. It’s a ridiculously hard job and I’m constantly fighting the work life balance because despite what you may have heard, we don’t actually get to finish work at half three.
The Dad Blogger
I’m Daniel and I’m on a mission to ensure that the man behind the dad stays healthy and happy. I regularly cover men’s grooming, style, travel and how to do it all when you have a young family. I think that Dads need to stay fit and active and perhaps need a break from the melee of having children in the house. I truly believe that Dads need to play more too and I try to recommend toys, activities and holidays that the children and I have loved. Having time away for holidays, new activities and life experiences are really important to our family life.
This Welsh Mother
We also want to make this the norm. we want the internet to be a nice, less clique-y, never scary place to be ourselves and we want you to join us…If you are tired of feeling ‘less than’ for some reason – This is for you. If you spend far too long lusting after seemingly ‘perfect’ lives on Instagram – This is for you. If you are just sick and tired of adding a filter and want to finally feel free and be yourself – This is for you.
Happy Family Hub
Hi, I’m Emma — and here’s a bit more about me. I am a thirty something first time mum living in Bracknell, Berkshire with my daughter and fiance. There’s nothing I like more than having a happy, healthy, family life and making the most out of it. This is why I decided to call the blog ‘Happy Family Hub’. I set up the blog as a way of expressing my creativity, to share our adventures as a family and also to talk with others as we navigate this crazy yet wonderful world of parenting — whilst still retaining our identity as an adult!
My musings have progressed from the tribulations of a heartbroken Mama, to the tribulations of a Mama of three (plus the seemingly giant toddler that I’m married to). Most recently, we have begun trying for number four and, once more, found our journey to be a painful one. We’ve lost five babies in all and I’m currently fumbling through the early weeks of a new pregnancy, documenting the fear and anxieties that that entails. It’s an honest account of Motherhood, Wifehood, Still-Trying-To-Be-Mehood; infused with a dash of sarcasm and a sprinkle of humour.
My kiddies are my world. I plan my entire life around them both, of course. I enjoy fitness, singing (if I can call it that) dancing, Yoga, shopping and of course blogging/ YouTubing! […] We love the beach, picking flowers, the park, long walks and Spring/Summer time is the best time of the year! My blog has a little something for everyone — from parenting, lifestyle, days out, beauty, fashion — wherever the wind takes me. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.
Hey, If you do not know already, my name is Lauren or as some know me as LTB. I am 27 years of age and I am a Mummy to my two beautiful boys, Milo who is 7 and Oscar who is 1. This is my first attempt at blogging, so I am open to some constructive criticism and tips if you guys have any. I aim to blog about a variety of topics; pregnancy, labour, birth, parenting styles, product reviews, beauty, fashion and studying. I hope you enjoy it and maybe even find my posts relatable. I always enjoy blogs that I can relate to and that’s what sends me back wanting to read more.
Little Miss & Mummy
I’d be lying if I hadn’t struggled; If I didn’t go to bed most nights crying silent tears because I felt like I could cope this week. Constantly second guessing myself, worrying that I’m not doing a good enough job raising Little Miss. If I’m being too strict with her or not strict enough. Its hard doing this alone and its even harder when your little person is ill, but do you know what? I think its normal to have those worries and doubts, I’d be worried if I didn’t have them. I’m so thankful I’m someone’s Mummy and I count my blessings everyday.
Hi world. I’m Pete, doting dad to the wonderful Phoebe Grace and hunky husband to my lovely wife and super-mum Sarah. Phoebe is the reason I’m here, unlocking all my parenthood secrets and sharing our adventures with the world. Apparently there aren’t as many dads blogging about fatherhood as there are mums about motherhood, so I’m joining ranks with the dads out there trying their hand at the same thing. No idea how it’ll turn out and my waffling will no doubt bore some of you to tears, but I can but try.
The journey to Wookey Hole can only be best described as a magical mystery tour…it wasn’t that easy to find…and wasn’t helped by our sat nav directing us into the middle of a housing estate…’you have reached your destination’……er no i don’t think we have. Anyway we finally got back on track…and after several very dodgy country lanes in the back of beyond we arrived in the lovely little village of Wookey Hole. The village itself has shops, a pub, restaurants and right next door to the attraction itself is Wookey’s very own hotel….perfect for making a weekend of it!!
Life of a Two World Mummy
And I realised the strangest thing ( well, it’s strange if you know me). Exercise. Yup, that thing that I always claim I hate, the thing that I actively avoid doing. One of my most used phrases is “Really guys? But you know that Mummy doesn’t run!” It’s that that does it for me. The feeling of really using your body, feeling like you couldn’t push on for one more second or you might actually die that brings me joy. It made me pull a face when I realised it but here I am.
A Cleft Lip And Palate…What Now?!
Daddy to Jake (who’s fault this blog is!), also to Freddie, husband to Clare, feeder to Twiglet (the cat), living in Horsley, UK. 41 years old, ecommerce director at Boux Avenue (tough gig!), just a normal guy who loves his wife and boys, all things web, five-a-side footy, blues and rock, snowboarding, drinking too much, Arsenal FC and looking forward to new things.
Me And My Four…
I started Me and My Four when my triplets were tiny and I’d just finished treatment for breast cancer. For the next few years I wrote regularly about the ups and downs of life as a single mum of four and life after cancer. Then, in 2014 — just as I entered my fifth year of being in remission, I found myself facing a new diagnosis and further treatment. Treatment continues but I’m doing well and me and my unruly gang of four now share our lives with the most wonderful man. There’s a lot to be grateful for.
1 Daddy 3 Daughters
I am the mouthpiece for a dynamic daddy and daughter based combo who collectively (along with my wife/ the girls mummy) meander our way through the trials and tribulations of being a family of 5. Me/Daddy/Gwyn — I work in Marketing by day and am Dad to my 3 girls for the other 130.5 hours each week. Mummy (Daisy) is a part-time teacher, house-runner and full-time Mummy. The girls Matilda (7), Amelie (5) and Beatrice (3) are the real brains behind the operation and run the show. I hope you enjoy reading my take on family life and can relate to what I write about.