Exciting changes to my linky.
Let me kick off by writing, I'm that girl who literally wants to be friends with everyone.
So earlier today, after some thought, I decided to make my social media a little less social and a lot more meaningful. Take FB for example. I had nearly a 1000 friends on my personal page and couldn't even place at least 200 of them. I couldn't recognise who they were, let alone could call them a 'friend'.
Wonderful Women Interview with Jody Leggett and Amanda Viner, Founders of Bargain Buys for Busy Mums
Jody Leggett and Amanda Viner are the women behind ‘Bargain Buys for Busy Mums’ (bb4bm for short), the community of over 300,000 parents that all share the same goal: to save money by finding and sharing the best deals around from food and fashion to arts and crafts, beauty and beyond, you want to find a bargain then head to their site!
Sarah Turner is a freelance writer and Sunday Times bestselling author. Her first book, The Unmumsy Mum, has its roots in her parenting blog by the same name. Sarah lives in Devon with her husband, James, and their two boys, Henry (4) and Jude (1).
We're all so busy, parenting is 24/7, even if you're not with your kids for 24/7-it's hard to truly switch off.
At the start of the summer, a crazy - yet incredible - thing happened to me.
I honestly don't know where to start when writing about our Beaches Resorts' Ocho Rios family holiday because it's literally blown this little family's minds.
While in Jamaica something a little bit surprising, and absolutely incredible happened.
I'm honoured to be working with NIVEA, one of my all-time favourite skincare brands, reviewing their NIVEA Q10 anti-aging collection and also appearing in their latest campaign film with my kids.
Are you a sweet or sour kind of person? I vary depending on my mood but I'm mostly spicy I think, I love chilli on just about everything and have been known to eat a salmon stir fry for breakfast before!
Holly McGlynn is a Dublin-born, London-living fashion photographer. A graduate from the prestigious Goldsmiths, University of London (where I also received my BA and MA from), she was nominated for the Irish Fashion Photographer of the Year 2014 and 2015.
Yes I'm a full time professional blogger but I'm always learning. Some refer to me as an expert but this is an ever-changing, exciting brave new world so not sure about that but let me tell you, parenting bloggers are HUGELY influential game-changers.
I've always been a bit of a girl's girl-I'm still friends with many of my oldest girlfriends from school, sixth form and university then from working in the film industry; I love how empowering good female friends can be! I'd be lost without them!
You really don't have to be a martyr to be a good Mum. Despite what the media and anyone without a clue, might tell you. Yes motherhood can be tough but you don't have to stop being YOU to be a good mum.
I have a problem. Lately I seem to be surgically attached to my mobile phone. I think we all are (aren't we?). It's been going on for a while now. I see it up and down the land from playgrounds to boardrooms and I don't want to be that girl.
When Alexander was 3 weeks old, I was asked if I could pop by and give a lecture on my career as a writer/director at the Northern Film School/Leeds Metropolitan University. Despite being pretty sleep deprived and foggy headed, I agreed. You see overall I felt great-I was buzzing from the birth and physically and emotionally strong enough to go in for a couple of hours.
Last night something amazing happened. My gorgeous friend Jess Huie (publicist and founder of the wonderful multicultural cards and gift company Colorblind Cards) arranged for JLS, friends of hers to call my younger cousin Solos.
I remembered something I read on facebook a few months back, today and it really grated on me. A woman I barely knew but met through other mothers, commented after her 20 week scan that she was, "relieved she was having another girl". It startled me a little.
Have you forgotten it already? Shame on you. Too busy tweeting, face-booking and living your life online were you? ET phoned home back in the 80's- was that the last time you did too?