I have been tagged by Lucy at Sons brighten up my day to answer five questions about my life and my blog for Blog Your Heart Out. I think his post is a fantastic idea! It is always great to get to know other bloggers and to share some information about myself.
Q1. Who/what encouraged you to start blogging?
An old school friend of mine started blogging a while ago, at Mummy of two, and I loved reading her fantastic posts. She inspired me to write my own blog. It took me some time to build up the confidence to actually get my own free WordPress blog. I did not mention it to friends and family for a while but when another old school friend,
who blogs at Mama knows best2, mentioned that she had just started a blog too, it gave me more confidence to go ahead and write. We have been learning lots from Mrs A over at Mummy of two and we are convinced that she should write a book on blogging with all the useful information she has provided for us. I’m learning something new every day and I must say that the blogging community is an extremely supportive one. I was recently very excited to learn that I had been nominated for the Mad Blog Awards! Not something I expected after only blogging for a few months.
Q2. How did you choose what topics to write about?
My love of my family and writing seemed to fit together brilliantly! As a SAHM, I spend most of my time keeping my two children busy with various activities and I thought if I shared some of our experiences, then it might inspire others to do something similar with their children. Recently, my son has been reluctant to do his homework (we’ve all been there at some point, I’m sure!). I have spent some time trying out different ways to encourage him to do it by thinking of more practical ways to learn spellings as well as times tables, for example. Food intolerances are, unfortunately, a big part of my life and now my daughter has an intolerance to milk as well as my many intolerances, I would like to write more about these. I know many people I speak to seem to have similar problems as myself. Although I’ve not written much on this topic yet, I would like to include recipes and experiences of this in some of my future blog posts. I have recently started reviewing some family friendly products too. I describe my blog as being about, “Adventures, nature, art, numbers and words with my wonderful children.” I think this sums it up really; it’s a bit of everything.
Q3. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Most people that read my blog probably are not aware that I am a trained Primary School teacher. I have taken a break from my career to care for my children.
Q4. What are three words to describe your style?
I get embarrassed describing myself so I asked my other half to help to think of three words to describe me as a person which all relate to the tone and style of my blog. He says the three words that he immediately thought of would be considerate, helpful plus intelligent.
Q5. What do you love to do when you are not blogging?
I love spending time with my family and friends, as well as Floppy (our young Labrador). It makes me happy to cook and bake as then I get to share the food with the people I love. Taking photos, mainly of the children, is something I do often due to my terrible memory and my desire to try not to forget too much! I have a need to keep learning so I like to do online courses and read about the things that interest me, to know more. Admittedly, I often get a tad obsessed with TV box sets. I get into the stories and just have to watch them until the end as quickly as I can. If I’m eating homemade popcorn or candy floss while I’m watching, it is even better!
I’d love to find out more about the authors of other blogs that I read. I look forward to reading your Blog Your Heart Out entries!