#coolmumclub: Meet the members…A Mum track mind

Another Fab Follow Friday for you #coolmumclub. This week, let me introduce you to Fi, otherwise known as the real mum behind ‘A Mum track mind‘. A relative newbie oozing with passion for making her blog (and vlog) a success. Good luck Fi, and don”t forget us when you make the big time! 

x MMT

Hi there – I’m Fi, Mum to two mini people, Zak aged ten and Sophie who is just three months old.

me I live with my partner Mr.S and also his two sons so we are what you might call a ‘blended family’ although I hate that term – it makes it sound like some sort of soup concoction! So who am I? Well I’m a Mummy and a partner as well as a serial over-thinker, a terrible multi-tasker, a peanut butter addict and utterly obsessed with my dogs, my little fur babies Coco and Charlie. I am also a writer and creator of a blog, A Mum Track Mind – a real labour of love and an insight into what goes on in my head at 3am when I’m doing yet another night feed.

me and zak

So where did my blog come from? Well, I’m currently on maternity leave and sitting on the sofa with a baby permanently attached to my boob has really given me the push I needed to start my blog, A Mum Track Mind. I needed a creative out-let; a way of connecting with other people because, whilst motherhood is magic, it can also be isolating and bone-numbingly repetitive can’t it? Let me explain…you see, I had Zak very young and I felt forced to give up my dreams of becoming an award winning journalist (insert sad violin music here) in order to work my ass off (well ok, I work anyway) in a boringly predictable office job in order to pay the bills. In doing so I’ve missed out on a fair chunk of Zak growing up due to the long working hours and what’s worse is that I’ve also felt creatively imprisoned, slowly going mad over my excel spreadsheets at the same time. I’m sure there are many parents out there nodding along, so many of us our doing the same thing aren’t we.

Anyway, initially I started writing and musing on A Mum Track Mind as an outlet for my creative frustration, never really thinking anyone but my Mum would read it (thanks Mum!). However, something amazing happened. People started to read it and leave comments. Once that happened I was hooked and ever since then, I have thrown myself head first into this crazy, time consuming, sometimes technical, often rewarding world of blogging. Simply put, I love it. It’s a genuine source of pride that people have contacted me to tell me they’ve been moved to tears or laughed out loud by my writing. I’m particularly proud of my post ‘Hyperemesis – Please Don’t Call it Morning Sickness’ which detailed my battle with this terrible illness in pregnancy – I had literally hundreds of women contact me to say they had been comforted by my post whilst they were suffering too. I mean, as a writer, it doesn’t get much better than that. Since then I’ve had over 4000 more readers, my social media pages are rapidly expanding and I’ve been nominated for Blog of the Year and Best Baby Blog in the Mad Blog Awards (still can’t stop ‘whooping ‘every time I say this!)

I’m looking down at my baby girl as I write this and I’m consumed with desire to be here with her whilst she is so little.

sophie

I’m lucky enough that I have one full year of maternity leave, hopefully enough time to really go for this blogging thing. I can really see myself blogging and vlogging (yep, I’m on YouTube) full time. The combination of being a Mum to these two wonderful people and expressing myself creatively as a career is the dream for me and I’m going to give it my best shot. So come on over to A Mum Track Mind and let me know how I’m doing and say hello – I’d love to see you there!

Lots of love to MMT for having me ☺
Fi
xxx

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28 thoughts on “#coolmumclub: Meet the members…A Mum track mind

  1. Nicole Reply

    All the best Fi and I’m sure you’ll be able to make blogging work as a job (bye bye excel sheets!!!). You have the passion and dedication and a great blog/vlog going!
    And thanks MMT for introducing us to new mums / the real mums behind the blogs every week.
    #coolmumclub

    1. A mum track mind Reply

      Thank you Nicole – let’s hope so, spreadsheets are so not my thing X

  2. This Mum's Life Reply

    I’ve been loving the posts that you link up to my linky, and this is a brilliant insight into the fabulous lady behind the blog!! I’m full of admiration that you are chasing your dreams after having to give them up, and I’m sure you will get to where you want to be!! Your post on hyperemesis was brilliant, really moving and informative-I’m not surprised it was a comfort to so many. I’ll look forward to reading many more of your posts!
    #coolmumclub

  3. My Petit Canard Reply

    Awww good luck lovely and well done with the blog nominations! It sounds like you are doing amazingly well 🙂 Unsurprisingly, I share a similar story to you on the blogging front and am really hoping to give it a real go when I start mat leave this summer. Its so nice discovering other bloggers out there that have similar stories, experiences and ambitions! Emily #coolmumclub

  4. beautybabyandme Reply

    Lovely to read more about you my fellow Fi!! I am loving your blog so far. xx #coolmumclub

  5. islandliving365 Reply

    Thanks for introducing me to Fi. I don’t know Fi’s blog very well so I need to check it now, it sounds fab! 🙂 #coolmumclub

  6. The Pramshed Reply

    Well done Fi, you have done amazingly well! I don’t know how you manage and juggle everything, you are a super hero Mum. Your blog is doing amazingly well, and I really can’t wait to start co-hosting #fortheloveofBLOG with you Saturday! Big Whoop to that! Claire x #coolmumclub

  7. Faye Elizabeth Reply

    This is lovely, I can relate so well to you’re reason for starting your blog, Fi. I started mine for the exact same reason, because I felt I needed a creative outlet, something to do that made me feel like a real adult amongst “goo-goo-ga-ga” and smelly nappies!

    #coolmumclub

  8. Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine Reply

    Nice to meet you, Fi. Congratulations on making the finals – I hope we can share a drink together at the ceremony!
    #coolmumclub

  9. familylifeandme Reply

    Good Luck with the adventure Fi. I hadn’t heard of your blog so I’m looking forward to giving it a read #coolmumclub

  10. Mrs Lighty Reply

    I don’t know your blog very well Fi so it’s lovely to find out more about you! Will definitely be heading over to yours to have a nose! Thanks for sharing this insight with #coolmumclub 🙂

  11. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    It’s lovely to get to know you better Fi. Your little girl is adorable! It’s amazing how we start blogging with one idea then things change! #coolmumclub x

  12. justsayingmum Reply

    GO FOR IT! Chase those dreams – sounds like you’re doing so well – hope its an absolute success for you. I’m relatively new to blogging too and am totally consumed by it – in a good way – enjoy! #Coolmumclub

  13. Rebecca | AAUBlog Reply

    i find it so interesting to hear why other people start blogs #coolmumclub

  14. Lisa : BadMammy.com Reply

    This is lovely – really hope that letting your creative side out in the blog is working for you and continues to – I know what it’s like having to have the “real job” to pay the bills but wanting to let out the writer side of you!

  15. Franjones Reply

    I love these sort of posts as always nice to know more about the person behind the blog! You’re doing so well with the blog too! #coolmumclub

  16. cherylbarry Reply

    Fi, I’ve known about your blog for a while as we’ve got the same blog theme and we’ve messaged about it! But it’s great to hear more about you and how you started. Amazing that you’re juggling all this with a little baby. Good luck with your hopes and dreams going forward. xx #CoolMumClub

  17. Robina - babylists.co.uk Reply

    Lovely to read more about you Fi! Sophie is totally adorable! Love your blog #coolmumclub

  18. wendy Reply

    Lovely to get to know you a bit more Fi. Fingers crossed you get to make blogging your career and can say goodbye to the excel spreadsheets!xx #coolmumclub

  19. motherhoodtherealdeal Reply

    Fab to meet out #coolmumclub Fi! Much #coolmumclub love lovely lady x

  20. jaxbest Reply

    Hi Fi!, nice to “meet” you! Wishing you all the BEST in your future adventures, may they be filled with love, fun and laughter! – Love your blog. #coolmumclub

  21. Mess and merlot Reply

    Hi Fi – lovely to get to know you a bit better. I know what you mean about needing a creative outlet, blogging is perfect for that plus you can do it in your PJs while breastfeeding – win!! You have done amazingly well with your blog so I have no doubt you will be able to make a go of it during mat leave. #coolmumclub

  22. emetomumblog Reply

    ohhh id like to check out your hyperemesis blog. something i fortunately havent experienced but come from the otherside, my blog is all about being a mummy with a vomit phobia (emetophobia) – hyperemesis was a huge worry for me when i was pregnant :/ hats off to any woman going through it or having been thru it x #coolmumclub

  23. Sarah - Craft Invaders Reply

    Oh I love reading about other bloggers. Congratulations oto Fi on her nominations, I will hop over to her blog for a nosy now 🙂

  24. Helen Reply

    You sound hungry and determined and not afraid to say so, so I’ve not doubt you’ll go far! Good for you for telling it like it is. Good luck x #coolmumclub

  25. Something About Baby Reply

    I love the cool mum club series for introducing us to new blogs – I love reading your passion for what you do! Popping over to you to read more of what you love writing about #coolmumclub

  26. DomesticatedMomster Reply

    Hi Fi! So nice to meet and learn more about another fab member of the #coolmumclub … It must be so nice to have a whole year of maternity leave but I’m sure it takes some getting used to after working as well. Your new little one is just as precious as can be and I totally agree that I don’t particularly like the term “blended” family. Thank you Sarah for hostessing as always!

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