#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Babylists

I have lists of blogposts I  intend to write. I have lists of things I need to do this week, this month, today. I have lists of stuff I have run out of. I have lists of lists. Needless to say, when facing parenthood for the first time, I listed my way through it, and I am not alone. Meet Robina and Kirsten, two Mums who love a list even more than me – they dedicated a whole blog to it, and a rather fabulous blog it is too! 

Enjoy!…

X MMT

Babylists is a collaborative blog, written by Robina and Kirsten, two first time mums from Beaconsfield who both love a good list!

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We met at an NCT class when we were both massively pregnant and bonded over our love of House of Cards, cake, cluelessness about our impending parenthood, and our geeky list writing addiction.

Kirsten came up with the idea for Babylists when our babies were about 3 months old. We had managed to just about wing it through the first blurry weeks and things were becoming clear(ish). We had both taken our tiny babies abroad and packing was a nightmare. There was no helpful website which told you what to take or even pointed you in the right direction of what a baby might need for a week in the sun or an overnight stay. So, collecting the handwritten lists we still had for all our pregnancy stuff (hospital bag, nursery bits etc) we started the website.

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Babylists has evolved from a collection of a few (hopefully) useful lists for parents and parents to be, into a blog of over 100 list-style posts. We try and share all our parenting experiences in a way that new and overwhelmed mums and dads can relate, have a giggle, and know that it’s ok to have a cry over your lukewarm tea and chocolate hobnob while the breast pump whirrs and the monitor is on mute.

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We love writing for the site, it’s such a good creative outlet when you’re changing nappies and singing ‘If you’re happy and you know it’ all day long. Kirsten has returned to work now and Robina is a stay at home mum, but we both continue to write posts and our geeky list writing addiction isn’t going to be cured anytime soon.

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In the future, we hope to reach a wider network of new parents, to expand our site as our babies grow up (they both just turned 1) and hopefully more babies come along…

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30 thoughts on “#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Babylists

  1. islandliving365 Reply

    Fellow list lover here which is one of the reasons I really like the Baby Lists website. Lovely to meet the brains behind it and how fab that they met at a NCT class #coolmumclub

  2. beautybabyandme Reply

    Fab to meet you – and I’m going to be looking at your website a lot as I absolutely love a list! Xxx #coolmumclub

  3. Fran @ Whingewhingewine Reply

    Nice to meet you ladies! I so enjoy reading more about the bloggers I love. #coolmumclub

  4. Rhyming with Wine Reply

    What a brilliant idea for a blog! I am a massive list geek. In fact *whispers* I have been known to draw myself little tick boxes next to my listed items. You know. Just so that I can tick them off. Occasionally (Every time). I’ll keep an eye out for you! Dawn x

    Thanks for sharing MMT x #coolmumclub

    1. robina - babylists.co.uk Reply

      Amazing! I am going to start doing that myself… Thanks for your lovely comment Love your blog btw X

  5. justsayingmum Reply

    are you girls Virgo’s by any chance?! I’m a Virgo and adore lists – inspired gils – love it and really lots of luck for your venture – I think you’ll do amazingly! #Coolmumclub

    1. robina - babylists.co.uk Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! No, neither of us are virgos actually (ones a cancerian and one a sagitarrean!) X

  6. Mrs Tubbs Reply

    Oh, I love a good to do list 🙂

  7. Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods) Reply

    I don’t have a baby anymore but my daughter does and they live with me so I may pop along later and check out your site 🙂

    #coolmumclub

    1. robina - babylists.co.uk Reply

      Thank you! Please do! X

  8. Mrs Lighty Reply

    Ooh this is such a fab idea! Going to come find you and check it out now! Thanks for sharing your fabulous idea with #coolmumclub xxx

  9. motherhoodtherealdeal Reply

    Lovely to meet Robina and Kirsten! Sending big #coolmumclub over to you this Thursday morning! xxx

  10. agentspitback Reply

    I love your lists, girls and nice to know a bit more about you both, Robina and Kirsten. #coolmumclub

  11. jaxbest Reply

    Such a great idea! First time I have heard of it! Lovely to meet you! #coolmumclub

  12. babiesbiscuitsandbooze Reply

    Ah, fab to get to know you ladies better! Babylists is fab, really useful and funny posts. I adore a good list! I remember my siblings taking the p*ss out of me when I was little as I included on my list of things to do before a school trip ‘Go to the toilet. Clean teeth.’ But it’s good to have achievable goals, right? #coolmumclub

    1. robina - babylists.co.uk Reply

      Haha. Love it, a young list maker like us. Let’s try and get more list lovers out of the closet! Thanks for your lovely comment X

  13. Katy (@hotpinkwellies) Reply

    Lovely to meet you both! I do love a list, and haven’t come across Babylists before, so this is a great find for me! #coolmumclub

  14. swannydotme Reply

    I do love a good list. I’m obsessed with planners and stationery, so another excuse to get more! lol xx #coolmumclub

  15. cherylbarry Reply

    Great idea!! I absolutely love and live my life by my various lists (I always seem to have about 3 on the go at once!) #CoolMumClub

  16. To Arizona......and beyond Reply

    Great blog to feature, very useful for a new mum like me, thanks! #coolmumclub

  17. Anna Brophy Reply

    My lists are a necessity! Even if the husband thinks they’re funny, takes pics of them and sends them to his mates for a laugh…he especially loves his weekend jobs list. HA!!!!

    1. Anna Brophy Reply

      Forgot to say I was stopping by from the #coolmumclub….oops….

  18. robina - babylists.co.uk Reply

    Thanks so much for all these comments and thanks Sarah for having us, see you next week at #coolmumclub

    1. MMT Reply

      Pleasure to help promote some great blogs out there! Or should that be bloggers?! 😉 xxx

  19. Dopey Mama Reply

    Yes yes yes! All about the lists. Not heard about these before though, so glad I know now! Thank you! #coolmumclub

  20. thewhimsicaladventuresofanotsosupermum Reply

    Hey Ladies, what a fab idea, it’s great to have a place to refer to for all sorts of scenarios that encompasses the littles a whatever stage you are going through. I love a good list, sometimes I write lists for my lists….but always have things I achieved already on those lists so I feel like I’ve accomplished something 😉

    Will be sending some new mums your way when people ask me about what to take/pack/bring etc

    Josie x x x

  21. DomesticatedMomster Reply

    Hello ladies! So nice to meet you! I recently started keeping lists of things I needed to do for if it isn’t written down where I can see it, it gets completely forgotten. The schedules of having 4 kids and a husband can become truly overwhelming at times. Great post as always Sarah! And thanks for hostessing #coolmumclub!

  22. lizzie ( firstooth ) Reply

    What a brilliant site I’d never heard of this blog before but I’m definitely going to follow. Thanks for sharing I’m a list lover too and they’re so right I have googled those questions and have never found a helpful list so it’s lovely that they’ve found their little niche. Also thanks for hosting x

  23. Lora Add Reply

    I had heard about Baby List from a friend of mine, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use it. After reading this, though, I decided to give it a shot and I have to say that I love it! It is so informative and I am finding out so much information that I had never even thought to research. I’m so glad I checked it out. thanks!

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