So Tuesday was a rather exciting day! Thanks to John at Dad Blog UK's recommendation, I was invited to Sky TV to film an edited version of my post on the Imposter Syndrome for 'Morning Stories' a series on Sky News where academics, bloggers and media experts share their opinions on all manner of topics from politics to well-being and beyond.
Bonjour all you brilliant bloggers and welcome to this week's Brilliant Blog Posts.
Sometimes it takes a Yorkshire lass to arrange a London meet-up, ha!
I'm super excited to share a brand new feature with you all as I join forces with the formidable TV Psychologist Emma Kenny in a bid to help offer guidance, support and solutions to your problems, right here on my blog Honest Mum.
Recently, I've found I've had to explain to a fair few people in the 'real world' what a blogging career actually means.
There's nothing I love more than looking at old photos from my childhood (bar the 10 year old school pictures that is- my eyebrows aka Carpet World samples were let's say, ahead of their time when it came to brow trends, and most of those scary shots have found their way into the bin-eek!
Life is busy right now. Crazy busy but I've never been happier. I love being rather manic, it's my default mode, and doing what I love: blogging and all that that entails is constantly stretching and stimulating me. I feel ALIVE people!
Last week saw a childhood dream come true when I presented three short features for ITV's breakfast show 'Good Morning Britain', with my pieces broadcast last Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
It's so easy in life to be constantly chasing dreams, and believe me, I'm a big believer in dreaming big, working hard, and simply going for 'it' whatever 'it' might be, but recently I've had a little shift in thinking...
I'm a pro-blogger yes, but also an award winning filmmaker and TV director, having made TV drama, documentary, short films, commercials and music videos in my time (you can see my website here).
The National Media Museum, situated in the heart of Bradford, UNESCO City of Film, frequented often as child, truly contributed to me becoming a filmmaker.
For those who follow this blog know, the last few years or more have seen me become a full time professional blogger.
A month ago saw me being commissioned to join a group of ab-fab bloggers Ella of La Petite Anglaise, Rosie from Cider with Rosie, Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and Ambarina of Beauty Passionista) to undergo a bareMinerals make over and discuss the beauty label's new and exciting bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation for a film on their site.
Hayley Goleniowska is Mum, blogger, speaker, writer and advocate for those with Down’s syndrome. She aims to gently change perceptions of the condition from within hearts through her inspirational blog.
My day in London yesterday was pretty awesome. I had a fab meeting with someone I really *shouting/thinking good thoughts- REALLY hope to work with soon to serious fun and slap up lunches/dinners/pre lunch/dinners (basically eating all day) with my sister from another mister, feature filmmaker Amancay and I even got to meet very cool blogger Zaz from Mama and More for drinks at my second home in the Big Smoke, The Charlotte Street Hotel.
Sarah Cawood is a broadcaster, blogger, mum and now mum to be again! Most recently, she's been on Heart Breakfast Shows all over the country and can seen reviewing the papers on Sky Sunrise occasionally too!
Jo Tantum is the UK's leading Baby Sleep and Twins Expert with 25 years experience. She teaches parents how to help their babies learn to love sleeping without distress with her Spaced Soothing method.