T W E N T Y E I G H T E E N

As I sit here, on new years day 2018, about to get my butt in gear to hit publish on the #coolmumclub Instagram round up for December, it feels kind of wrong not to start 2018 without a proper hello. more “T W E N T Y E I G H T E E N”

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Blogging; When opportunity knocks (but you aren’t coming out to play)

When I started blogging almost three years ago, I had a clear and concise idea of how it would pan out. Kids sleeping / at nursery + laptop out = blog. Wearing slippers, TV on in the background and a brew on the side. more “Blogging; When opportunity knocks (but you aren’t coming out to play)”

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Life on Instagram; An epic lie or the beautiful truth?

I spend a fair bit of time of time on instagram. I can’t deny it. I guess it’s my social media platform of choice, given that I don’t do facebook and I tend to use Twitter as more of a blog post sharing platform. It figures – Instagram is so visual and aesthetically pleasing to scroll through, it’s far too easy to get lost amidst its squares of loveliness. more “Life on Instagram; An epic lie or the beautiful truth?”

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Why, when and how to take a blog break

Whether you blog as a hobby, a business, a creative outlet, a lifestyle choice or a bit of all of these things, every now and again it might be a good idea to step off the treadmill and take a blog break. more “Why, when and how to take a blog break”

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10 things bloggers should probably be doing

Blogging advice…if you want it, it’s out there. In fact, even if you don’t want it, it’s out there. You can delve deep into the words of the blogging icons, or revisit your past in the ‘things I’ve learnt in my first  hour / week / month / year / decade of blogging posts. more “10 things bloggers should probably be doing”

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What I took home from #BML17 + @LitecupUK giveaway

Saturday 30th September has been marked in the diary for so long it’s hard to believe #BML17 it’s been and gone. But been and gone it has, and so here is the inevitable round up post featuring some of the highs and lows for me, the bits I’ve scribbled in my notebook and the parts I’ll never forget (because there were some!). more “What I took home from #BML17 + @LitecupUK giveaway”

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Instamum: 12 ‘Mummy Blogger’ myths dispelled

Having disappeared down a rabbit warren of negativity amidst the whole ‘Instamum’ Mumsnet debate last week, I’m feeling the need to defend not just my own personal choice, but the choice of many other women (and men, for the record) carving a flexible career out of blogging. more “Instamum: 12 ‘Mummy Blogger’ myths dispelled”

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Slowing down for summer…

As has become customary in the two years Mum Muddling Through has been running, when it comes to school holidays, things take a totally different schedule. Since January this year here at HQ I’ve been working my socks off to make sure there is a post live every day at 6 a.m., with the odd exception during the week breaks from school when there has been a total blog break.  more “Slowing down for summer…”

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Measuring success; #IAmABlogger

A few weekends ago I was finally lucky enough to get my hands on a ticket to a ‘Lucky Things Meet Up’ event in London – a seminar and networking event organised by Sunita from ‘Lucky Things Blog‘.  The theme of the event was ‘Career confidence’, and whilst I planned my journey and my outfit it occurred to me that this perhaps was the worst themed event I could have gone to. After all, I’m on a career break, being ‘just’ a stay at home Mum, doing ‘not much really’ as I so often respond to the question ‘What are you doing now?’. more “Measuring success; #IAmABlogger”

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#INSTAMUM

Photography, or perhaps I should say photos, have always been something I’ve been passionate about. So whilst being obsessed with my phone is a relatively new habit, being obsessed with taking pictures definitely isn’t. more “#INSTAMUM”

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