#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Something Crunchy Mummy

It’s been three weeks since the last #coolmumclub meet the members and I’m thrilled to introduce Kirsty aka Something Crunchy Mummy. Host of one of my favourite linkies, Just another linky. 

Kirsty’s life parallels mine in lots of ways…stay at home mum, eldest about to start school, thinking about the big return to work later this year. Will we, won’t we? It’s definitely all about to change for us one way or another! 

Thank you Kirsty for sharing a little about yourself for the series – looking forward to meeting you at BML! 

x MMT 

Hey you lovely lot, I’m Kirsty! I wasn’t too sure where to start so I thought a hi would be the best place. I’m 28, married to Mr Crunchy Mummy (Mr C) and Mummy to two boys who are a handful, but I love them to bits. These handfuls are Finley, 4 and Noah, 2. Finley will be starting school in September so our lives and routine will be on the change, eek! They keep me on my toes and as you can imagine living in a house full of boys there is lots of running around and tidying to be done.

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Mr C and I have just celebrated our 4th Wedding Anniversary, we have been together for 12 years this years and he is the love of my life (corny I know!). We live in a little town in Wiltshire which we only moved to 2 months ago, we moved from a house we had owned for 9 years so was quite emotional but the best thing we have done for our family. Our house already feels like home and the little town is so friendly.

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I am a work at home Mum working for Mr C’s company doing their social media and advertising until the boys go to school and preschool in September when I will start to venture into the office and get back into working. I decided I wanted to stay at home and I was lucky enough that Mr C made it possible, as I wanted to spend as much time with the boys as I could and also financially we couldn’t afford nursery for two children as I would be working for nothing. This is just me and was my choice. Staying at home doesn’t come without it’s challenges as I sometimes feel like I need to prove myself and prove my worth but it is also very rewarding.

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I started my blog Something Crunchy Mummy in January 2015 after spending so much time reading blogs and just wanting to write. It has been the best thing I did as I get to vent and share the joys of parenting through my blog and I have also met some wonderful people. I write mostly about the boys and the adventures we have, as well as the struggles I face as a parent but I have also started to write a little bit about fitness. I am a complete novice when it comes to this subject but it is a part of my life that I love so it only feels right that I write about my fitness journey.

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About a year ago I started to co host #justanotherlinky with Beth at Life As Mum and it has been one of the best things I have done with my blog. It has got me reading blogs that I wouldn’t have done before and interacting with some really lovely people. I haven’t met a lot of the bloggers I talk to but I feel like I know them, that is the amazing thing about blogging it is a community and it is so welcoming.
I’m not sure where my blog is going at present because at the moment I am just enjoying writing and giving people an insight to our lives. It is also nice to know I have somewhere to look back on in years to come to remember these early years of the boys as they are hard but bloody amazing!
In my spare time (what is that?!) I like to run, this is my outlet and the place I can let off steam. If I have had a bad day and the boys have driven me potty, a good 30 minute run makes everything better just in time for their bath and bedtime! I also like to spend time with my close friends, I don’t have a big group of friends but the ones I do have are definitely keepers. They have been there through the tough times and they have also been there when I have been dancing in the street at 2 in the morning.

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I want to thank Sarah for asking me to take part in #CoolMumClub : Meet the members, I feel privileged to be on her blog and to have been asked to be a part of this cool gang!
Thank you for reading and loads of love!
Kirsty xx
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30 thoughts on “#coolmumclub: Meet the members…Something Crunchy Mummy

  1. Something Crunchy Mummy Reply

    Thank you for having me!! As I said I’m privileged to be in your blog xx

  2. rightroyalmother Reply

    Wiltshire looks lovely – congratulations on your new home and it’s lovely to meet you through Meet the Members. I started blogging for many of the same reasons and have found it to be such a great ‘retreat’ when the going gets a bit tough with the kiddos. Already finding NC a bit of a handful and he’s only 9 months old – hats off for handling two boys (though girls certainly come with their challenges too!) #coolmumclub

  3. Mummy Muckups (Anna) Reply

    Nice to ‘meet’ others and truly feel like part of the #coolmumclub. Always love the title of your blog; defines parenting in all sorts of wild ways!

  4. Back With A Bump Reply

    Love these posts and your new home and village sounds lovely. Thanks for hosting #coolmumclub

  5. blabbermama Reply

    I just moved from Wiltshire I loved it there I hope you’ll be very happy there! I’ve got one son and he’s a handful so good kid wrangling with 2 🙂 #coolmumclub

  6. laughing mum Reply

    love this series… as a ‘newbie’ its nice to read a ’round up’ of the people behind the posts, especially those who have been blogging for a while and I kind of meet them well into their journey, so its nice to have a quick catch up, and find out the beginning bits lol – #coolmumclub

  7. Nat Reply

    Ah lovely to find out more about you! It is definitely a big change when the kids head to school, a whole new era!

  8. Becky, Cuddle Fairy Reply

    It’s lovely to learn more about you Kirsty. It’s great you are able to stay home with the kiddies, I’m a SAH mum too & love it. It was fab to meet you at BML! #coolmumclub

  9. twolittlepiggles Reply

    I live hearing about bloggers who they are and why they are doing what they are doing. Will be reading something crunchy mummy! #coolmumclub

  10. alisonlonghurst Reply

    Hi Kirsty! Lovely to meet you though ‘meet the members’ and to hear more about you. I’m glad I discovered your linky: #justanotherlinky and well done for hosting that and it’s good to hear that you find it so fulifilling. Keep up the great work! Alison #coolmumclub

  11. dadbloguk Reply

    Good luck for the return to work and the start to school. Must say I love Wiltshire, not too farm from where I grew up. Thanks for the introduction to Something Crunchy Mum! Always good to learn more about other bloggers. Thanks for hosting #CoolMumCLub

  12. motherhoodtherealdeal Reply

    Ah the lovely Kirsty! I was so fab to meet you at BML16 hon! This series means so much more now I have finally met some of these #coolmumclub lovelies! xxxx

  13. Ursula (AKA Mumbelievable) Reply

    So great to get to know more about you Kirsty! Thanks for sharing an insight into your like with us. Such a shame we didn’t bump into each other at BML…would’ve been fab to catch up. I’m heading over now to learn more about your linky so will see you there! Thanks for hosting us all #coolmumclub – it’s great to be here! Xx

  14. justsayingmum Reply

    Aww lovely to get to know you a little better -you’ve achieved so much in such a short time with your blogging as well as having 2 small boys, working from home and moving home – unbelievable – well done you! #coolmumclub

  15. Mess and merlot Reply

    A great series, especially for nosy people like me! Nice to know a little more about you. I know what you mean about having to prove yourself as a SAHM. I just think it’s our choice, what’s best for the family right now and nobody’s business! Best of luck with whatever direction your future takes x #coolmumclub

  16. Lisa Robb (@workingmumy) Reply

    Such a lovely post!!
    Its lovely to get a little bit of back ground on your life 🙂
    Lx
    http://workingmumy.blogspot.com
    #coolmumclub

  17. Emma Reply

    ah lovely 🙂 you aren’t too far from me – Wiltshire – im in North Somerset 🙂 #coolmumclub

  18. Nicole Reply

    Lovely to read about you Kirsty… nice to know about the person behind a super-fun blog:) And you’re so correct – blogging is a lovely welcoming community and one does feel connected to other wonderful mums, even though we’ve never met!
    Good luck for the change in routine and congratulations on your new home.
    #coolmumclub

  19. Lucy (@Lucy_at_home) Reply

    I love this series, and getting to know a bit more about people! It’s like people-watching, but in word form! haha. I’m a SAHM too and I totally get the idea of wanting to prove yourself, and it annoys me that I feel like that! I often do you #justanotherlinky so it’s nice to hear about the person behind it. #coolmumclub

  20. One Messy Mama Reply

    Lovely to meet you!. I so enjoy this series. It’s a great way to meet the people that write the blogs we read! #coolmumclub

  21. Sunita Reply

    Hey MMT, so nice you interviewed Kirsty. Looking forward to be part of the #coolmumclub Linkys are fun and such a nice way to get to know other bloggers x

    Hey Kirsty, great meeting you on Friday night at #BML16. Glad I popped over to say hello. Nice reading more about you. Big Munch is off to school next year, so I’ll be interested in hearing your school-life stories from September! Your new town sounds lovely, it’s not easy leaving a home you’ve been in for ages and ages! Anyway, we will keep in touch. Have a good week. x Sunita

  22. Nadia - ScandiMummy Reply

    So lovely to meet you at Britmums and now learn more about you here! This is such a great series #coolmumclub

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  23. Something About Baby Reply

    Love to see you as part of the meet the members series, great to get to know a bit more about you! #coolmumclub

  24. thefrenchiemummy Reply

    So nice to know more about you! It looks like you settled well in Wiltshire. It looks lovely. Good choice about staying at home. I am currently looking for a nursery in London. Seeing the prices and I know that my salary will be used to pay the fee. But I don’t want to forget it all (I am a teacher), plus I will have a pension. He ho sometimes you have to make decisions… #coolmumclub

  25. Jakijellz Reply

    Lovely to find out more about you and good luck with the returning to work. Always a big thing. Love this series. #coolmumclub

  26. thealohamummy Reply

    Its lovely to find out about so many lovely people through this! #coolmumclub

  27. Kate Tunstall, The Less-Refined Mind Reply

    It’s always nice to learn a bit about the people behind the blog! It’s such a shame parents (I’m sure it’s not exclusively women) feel a need to prove themselves when they stay home with their children – that’s an AWESOMELY important job. And not an easy one. X
    #coolmumclub

  28. Sarah - Arthurwears (@arthurwears) Reply

    I love reading these interviews. I have been with my husband for 11 years and it is our 3rd anniversary this year so very similar – except we still just have the one little monkey so far! #coolmumclub

  29. Cheryl @ Tea or Wine Reply

    Great to find out more about you! Hope all goes well with Finlay starting school in September, we had that delightful experience last year! I know what you mean about feeling the need to prove yourself as a SAHM. I’ve been grappling with that too, although as everyone says, it’s a hugely important job! Good luck with whatever you decide going forward. #CoolMumClub xx

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