I always think being versatile is a great quality. It smacks of flexibility and being open minded and able to react to change. That’s something that all parents need! After all, consider how many roles you fulfil (cook, nurse, teacher, carer…) and how quickly things can change as soon as you have a “routine” nailed. I almost spat my tea out over the routine point! But I’m not writing about parenting today, but me. Yep, another opportunity to find out more about me thanks to a nomination for The Versatile Blogger Award by Kerry at Don’t Drop the Baby In a nutshell this is an opportunity to tag some other bloggers to post 7 facts about themselves. You post your 7 facts and then tag another 15 bloggers to do the same. It’s a great way of finding out more about the people behind the blog. So, here are my 7 facts. 1. I’ve had a LOT of different jobs and roles over the years. I’ve been a recruitment consultant, head hunter, communications manager, employment coach, bingo hall worker, shop assistant, enforcement officer, internal auditor and building materials estimator. I’ve been made redundant twice so that’s prompted me to think about what I do and my career choices a lot. I also bore easily. 2. The weirdest thing I’ve ever done as part of a job was sing “We’ll keep a welcome in the hillside” with Barbara Knox who played Rita Fairclough in Coronation Street. I was working for… View PostLike this? Why not share it?
It’s been a while since I’ve hopped on to a blogger Q&A hop, but when the lovely Jaki from JakiJellz tagged me in The Childhood Tag campaign I couldn’t refuse! What were you not expecting/not prepared for before becoming a parent? I wasn’t prepared for the exhaustion. It’s a completely different level to anything I’ve experienced. You know you’ll be tired and you know that babies wake for night feeds, but I don’t think I had any concept of how long the lack of sleep goes on for. My son is two and I don’t think I’ve slept for more than four hours at a time since he was born. What is your main piece of advice for new parents? Trust your instinct and go with what’s right for you and your family, not anyone else. If you want your child to sleep in your room until they’re sleeping through the night, then do it. If you want to breastfeed till they’re a toddler do it. If you only want people to visit between set hours then enforce that too. That’s not to say don’t accept help or be rude, but do what’s right for you and shame the devil! Oh, and ask for sensible gifts or practical help, rather than people turning up and expecting to be entertained and coo of baby. How do you encourage family time at home? We have to schedule activities to get out together. As both my husband and I have the ability to work from home,… View PostLike this? Why not share it?
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Tots 100 have brought together a list of 12 of the UK’s best female bloggers sharing feminist content on their blogs and social media. And guess what? One of them is me. I’ve posted a lot about feminism this week and how we still need to #pressforprogress. I am honoured to have been included in the line up, which includes some of my favourite bloggers. Check out the post by clicking on the link. Read on www.tots100.co.uk/2018/03/08/international-womens-day-follow-these-18-uk-feminist-bloggers/ Like this? Why not share it? Facebook 2 Twitter 0 Messenger Google+0 WhatsApp Email LinkedIn0 Pinterest0Like this? Why not share it?
It’s always nice to do a Q&A with another blogger, as it really makes you think about how you feel and why you do what you do. That was definitely the theme for my first interview of 2018. Today I was over at Mumma Scribbles talking about parenting, writing and blogging. If you want to know three weird facts about me then this is a post you won’t want to miss this. https://mummascribbles.com/interviews/mummascribbles-meets-welsh-mum-writing/ Like this? Why not share it? Facebook 0 Twitter 0 Messenger Google+0 WhatsApp Email LinkedIn0 Pinterest0Like this? Why not share it?