#coolmumclub: Meet the Members…Beauty, Baby & Me

Welcome to the second edition of #coolmumclub: Meet the Members, featuring our favourite expectant Mummy…You can check out Beauty, baby & Me blog here, and follow Fi’s twitter feed here. Let’s say a big hello, good luck and all get a little bit excited about our first #coolmumclub baby!

You can also be part of #coolmumclub by linking up with mum muddling through and motherhood the real deal every Thursday.

x MMT

Hi Everyone,

First of all huge thanks to MumMuddlingThrough for creating #coolmumclub! It’s fantastic to be

able to link up with you all and I hope this post will give you a bit of an insight into me and my

blog.

About Me

OK, so straight into it. My name is Fi and I am a 32 year old first time Mummy to be! I have

always absolutely loved writing and after a bit of  a rough time last year when I was a bit down, I

used writing as an outlet and I was so happy to find it was really well received! So when I found

out I was pregnant I thought why not combine the two; they are both things I am really

passionate about and I love that some of the items I write about help others. I am a very honest

writer and I think this reflects really well in my blog; I see it that as Mums and Mums to Be we are

all in it together and to be honest about doubts, fears and anticipation helps readers identify with

me.

 

Beauty Baby and Me 

After some lovely encouragement from my husband, BeautyBabyandMe was born! I wanted to

make the website varied with blog posts and pages on beauty, including product reviews,

fashion, pregnancy and baby, again including product reviews and also posts on various subjects

that are pregnancy related, as well as my own personal pregnancy journey blog. I think one of

the most important things to me was to make my blog relateable and myself approachable. I

certainly wouldn’t want to come across as any sort of “know it all”! I write from my own personal

point of view and I try to do so in the way that I know I’d enjoy reading myself.

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The Aim

I adore writing my blog. I am so proud of it and the feedback it has received. I’ve had a few

people ask me to continue to write it after my little one arrives and I 100% will, probably even

more so than I do now (baby permitting!). I want to continue blogging my journey into

mummyhood as I find it a really therapeutic outlet, getting your thoughts and feelings down on

paper and using that honesty to help others with queries or in similar situations. And I think it will

help me to cope if and when any challenging times arise. I think there are lots of other Mums out

there going through this huge life changing journey together and to be able to read about

someone who is going through similar trials and tribulations, I hope, will be of comfort

and hopefully my style of writing will make people laugh a bit too. It means so much when I get

comments from readers saying they’ve found what I’ve written helpful or it’s cheered them up.

And I think that’s my aim in general.

 

Being a first time Mum I am going to have so much to learn and I’ve no doubt I am going to make

mistakes along the way. But I hope that as I go along, and using mothers instinct, I will learn from

mistakes and it’ll help me to reassure others that this is all perfectly normal. I do realise that so

many mothers feel some sort of guilt; the worry of whether they are doing everything right, how

will they ever learn everything, and of course the comparison to other mums!  And that is one of

my own personal big worries. Throughout pregnancy, you’re already being given so many

peoples opinions and that alone can send you into such a massive headspin! So I can only

imagine what it’s like when you have the baby and you start to hear all the stories of “oh my baby

slept through the night from day one”, and “breastfeeding is easy I don’t know why people have

such an issue doing it”. Immediately it put mums under pressure, and this is not what new mums

should be subjected to in those early days of motherhood. My aim with my blog is with my

honesty, I can help other new mums identify with these sorts of issues and handle them in a

positive way.

Of course I also do reviews and recommendations on my blog; I love beauty products and make

up and I enjoy trying new products. The way I see it, all us mums and mums to be need a little

pampering now and then, and I try to be realistic with the products I review and use; we can’t all

afford Dior and Creme De La Mer!!

I think one of the most important things to me about my blog is, as cheesy as this may sound, is

that I want to make people smile. I want people to enjoy reading it and come away thinking “that

really helped me” or “that really cheered me up”. I have to say I am loving the blogging

community and getting to know fellow pregnancy and mummy bloggers and I love reading all

their blogs. I love that there is no competition; every one is in support of one another and each

blogger has a different stand out point about their writing that makes you genuinely excited about

reading each of their posts! And if I can be as successful as that and give my readers that same

feeling, I will be so proud of myself.

It is still very early days in terms of my blog and I am still learning a lot! I have quickly learnt it’s

not as easy as getting a few followers and off you go, it’s about creating your own identity within

the massive blogging community!  But I love doing it and the support from fellow bloogers (and a

huge thank you especially to Mum Muddling Through for all the advice and support) makes a

huge difference.  I can’t wait to further my blogging journey and I hope it will continue to be

successful and that you all continue to enjoy my honesty and humour. Xxx

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41 thoughts on “#coolmumclub: Meet the Members…Beauty, Baby & Me

  1. Mum in Brum Reply

    What a great post! It sounds like you’ve got your blog off to a great start. I think that you’re so right to about honesty being the most important thing – as long as you stay true to yourself it really shines through and there will always be other mums who relate to your experiences and your worries. It sounds like you have the whole motherhood thing locked down too! Definitely keep an open mind and don’t be too hard on yourself – every mum has different experiences and every baby is different. I think you’ll make a great mum – enjoy every minute of it and good luck! xxx

  2. beautybabyandme Reply

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It means so much and I truly pray you’re right and I’ll be a good Mum. I can’t wait to begin the journey and update you all. I feel like writing my blog really helps as you’re getting any fears or worries down on paper and sharing it with a blogging community who can relate and understand. Such an exciting time. Thank you for taking the time to read xxx

  3. thiamummylark Reply

    hello 🙂 nice to meet you. Trying to get to know fellow bloggers myself and love having new blogs to read (1st time mummy also so the more tips and hints etc the better) so i shall hop over to yours now.

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ah thank you for the lovely comment. I will head over to yours too and give you a follow. I hope some of the articles I’ve written are of help – us first time mummy’s have got to stick at it together xx

  4. An imperfect Mum (@animperfectmum) Reply

    Nice to meet you. Love that you speak so honestly and I hope that you continue to enjoy blogging. Looking forward to hearing all about baby X #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ahh thank you so much – I am so excited! Will keep you all posted xx

  5. mackenzieglanville Reply

    hi so lovely to meet you, you sound cool already! Motherhood is awesome and also exhausting, but in the best way, and blogging is such a great outlet! #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      ahhh thank you so much! I’ve loved blogging throughout my pregnancy and can’t wait to do so when baby arrives. xx #coolmumclub

  6. bloodsugarecmomagik Reply

    Hi! Great post and blog sounds like it’s coming along wonderfully 🙂
    Hope the pregnancy is too 🙂
    #coolmumclub xxx

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ah thank you so much – I am loving blogging! Pregnancy seems to be going well – can’t wait to write that baby has arrived! xx

  7. The Anxious Dragon Reply

    Hello, its great to meet the people behind the blogs. Your right, It is very important for mums to pamper themselves bit, especially after a hard day with your baby. I look forward to reading more of your posts in future x #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Hi, thank you so much for your comment. I am all for a pamper – when you’re aching and sick it’s exactly what you need! Hope you enjoy some more of my posts xx #coolmumclub

  8. Anna Brophy Reply

    Yay you!! Open & honest; qualities I love in a blog. Writing really is such a great way to get everything out and clear one’s head; put things in perspective. I look forward to reading more as your pregnancy progresses and you get to finally meet your little person- exciting!!

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ahhh thank you so much for your comment. I do write honestly and it really is so therapeutic especially sharing this journey with other like minded people. Glad you enjoyed it #coolmumclub

  9. agentspitback Reply

    So nice to meet you! I can really relate to what you have said and mind you, I am, a, ahem, a much older Mom 🙂 But that doesn’t necessarily make me any wiser, ok? But your passion and honesty is definitely shining and that is what will draw people to your blog! Ok, I’m going to have a peek at your blog now!

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ah this comment means so much to me – thank you! I’m really glad you like it and hope you will enjoy my other posts. Ha ha I bet you are far wiser than me – I’ve had a look at your blog too and it’s a great read! xx #coolmumclub

  10. The Speed Bump Reply

    Great post, I love Beauty Baby & Me – I’ve only started reading recently but I love it! #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      This means so much to me thank you xx #coolmumclub

  11. Kyles Reply

    Good luck with the blogging and with the impending arrival! Being a parent is a different experience for everyone. Listen to opinions and advice and then pick and choose what works for you. What an exciting time for you. Hope it all goes well 🙂 #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Thank you so much. I will do – I get lots of good advice and sometimes you do get unwanted opinions but I try to look at it as a positive and take what I need and agree with. Thank you so much xx #coolmumclub

  12. maestromummy Reply

    Sounds like you’re got your blog off to a fab start! Will enjoy reading your updates 🙂 #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ah thank you so much. I am loving blogging so far xx #coolmumclub

  13. Kat @ Eat.Love.Live Reply

    So nice to meet you Fi! Good luck with your pregnancy and I look forward to following your blog x

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Thank you so much – I hope you enjoy it xx

  14. This Mum's Life Reply

    Ooooh, your blog sounds right up my street! I will head over and check it out! So lovely to ‘meet’ you, and hear more about you! I had the same encouragement to start a blog, after a similar period of feeling low, and had many self confidence issues before I eventually went for it, and it’s the best thing I ever did! I will look forward to hearing about the arrival of the baby, you are definitely a cool mum already, with the feelings about it you have already expressed! And I wish I already had my little blogging community around me when my first baby arrived, it will be amazing for you have online support already in place!

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ahh thank you so much for your lovely comment! I agree – the blogging community especially as a mummy is so supportive and I love hearing from everyone. I’m so glad you are going to have a look at my blog and I’ll certainly be going to have a look at yours! Fingers crossed I’ll have a baby arrival post over soon – so ready to meet this baby. Xxx #coolmumclub

  15. min1980 Reply

    Great to hear about someone else blogging through the journey of pregnancy with their first baby. My son is 16 months now but my blog started before I was pregnant, and has been there through the whole journey of motherhood. Best of luck!

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Thank you so much – It is such a journey and I love being able to write about it and share it with you all. I’ll be heading over to your blog for a read to see how I get through those first few weeks! xx#coolmumclub

  16. Mrs Lighty Reply

    I’m so nosy, I’m loving this new Meet the Members series! Good luck with the new arrival, I’m off to find your blog now do that I can keep up to date with your new mummy adventures 🙂 #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ah thank you so much! Nose away – I love sharing the journey and hearing peoples advice and experiences! Hope you enjoy the read xx #coolmumclub

  17. Robyn Reply

    It’s so great that you’ve started blogging while pregnant, it’ll be such a wonderful record of this amazing time in your life. Reading stories from other mums who are going through or have been through the same things as me in raising a baby, and are finding the positives or seeing the funny side of their challenges, really makes my day. I have no doubt you’ll fulfill your aim of helping & cheering up others. Wishing you every success in blogging & motherhood 🙂 #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ahh this is such a lovely comment; you’re right, helping and cheering up others really is something that is important to me as well as sharing my experiences. I love that I can do this in the blogging community which is so supportive and encouraging. I love reading other peoples blogs too so it’s wonderful to hear people are enjoying mine. xx

  18. Baby Toddler Me Reply

    Really lovely to meet you and discover your blog! And all the best with your impending arrival! How exciting! I had my third in April … children are such a blessing! I’m looking forward to getting to know more about your blog. #coolmumclub

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I can’t wait to meet baby now and I do feel so blessed to be bringing a child into the world. I can’t wait to share my journey with you all and of course get lots of advice that I know I’ll appreciate xx #coolmumclub

  19. Mimiroseandme Reply

    Nice to meet you. Love that you speak so honestly and I hope that you love blogging as much as I do, there are so many lovely fellow bloggers out there. I shall look forward to hearing updates on the pregnancy #coolmumclub

  20. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) Reply

    Wishing you all the best with the arrival of your little one – you sound like you will be a really lovely mummy and sharing the honest side of parenthood is such a good thing to do. I am sure you will do an amazing job although like all of us, there will no doubt be many moments when you don’t feel like you are. Looking forward to hearing that your little one has arrived and reading about the start of your motherhood journey x

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Ah thank you so much! I hope I will be a good mummy and I look forward to sharing my journey on my blog! xxx

  21. Mrs Tubbs Reply

    Lovely post, it’s always great to meet the person behind the blog. It sounds like you’ve got lots of plans and I hope they all work out for you. 🙂

    1. beautybabyandme Reply

      Thank you so much xx

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