What about the dad bloggers?????

It was just a joke, you know.  Just a little joke on Twitter.  You ladies, you just can’t take the bantz.  All I said was “Dads are better than mums and anyone who says they’re not is a man-hating harpy.”  God, anyone would think I’d walked into a W.I. meeting, shouted “Periods don’t hurt AT…

Journalists BLASTED by Angry Mummy Blogger

As some of you may know, I was recently the subject of several articles on parenting websites, which were published and shared without my knowledge or consent, in which photographs of my son and I appeared, and which quoted considerable sections of this blog post, which I wrote on the topic of extended breastfeeding.  The…

Trying not to be bitter, but failing miserably

Another year rolls around.  Another year that I have not yet won a blogging award. Totally unreasonable, I know. And in its wake come the Poor Me posts.  The wails of the parent blogging community.  Why not me?  Why not me?  The posts that pretend they don’t care about blog awards, that they’re all a…

How I Turned Blogging into an Incredibly Lucrative Career Without Knowing the Difference Between Your and You’re-And Now You Can Too!

You all know me.  It’s Me, the Blogging Guru.  I had a terrible time after my first child was born.  It was hard getting to grips with just being Mum as opposed to an Academy Award-nominated actress (Best Make Up, 1998), and I was struggling to cope. So I started blogging.  Let’s face it, life…

Will 2017 be the year I finally make it as a superstar blogger?

I can picture the scene already.  Single Mum Speaks, superstar blogger, waving to the adoring masses from a glittery plinth.  Being invited onto the breakfast shows of the commercial television networks and arguing on a sofa with Katie Hopkins whilst Holly Willoughby stands by, doing her Sympathetic Worried Face.  They say visualise your goals and…

#SchoolsOut linky: Bumper Christmas Edition!

Christmas, I have noticed these past two years, seems to be a time when bloggers slow down, switch off, and concentrate on packing their Instagram feeds full of cosy snapshots of family life-board games, paper hats and long walks in the countryside with children and dogs and festive knitwear.  In short, it’s the essence of hygge….

Five Blogging Tips That Are a Load of Old Balls

Every blogger loves a blogging tips post.  We absolutely lap it up, seizing on anything with the word “blog” in the title as we scroll through Twitter.  And every blogger has written one.  Not a day goes by without someone spouting forth their wisdom on what they’ve learned in two weeks of blogging.  But sometimes,…

Am I a Blogging Failure?

“I’ve only got, like 50 followers.” “I’ve got 32.” “I’ve got TEN.” “I don’t know what followers are, but then I only started blogging last week.  Why haven’t I won any awards yet?” “I never get approached by any companies with any budget.  It’s like, will you give us these 60 follow links for free…

Introducing…..#SchoolsOut, the School Holiday Linky

I have all my best ideas on the train to work. In the fleeting moments when I have nothing better to do than catch up with the morning’s essential tweets, hidden under my enormous mum-parka wondering when it was that I started wearing clothes that made me look like a giant mushroom, ideas come to me,…

#Inspire and Flourish

It seems like only five minutes since I wrote a post giving a shout out to my top three favourite new bloggers, but I find myself doing so again, for this month’s #InspireandFlourish with the Less Refined Mind. This time, instead of blogs in general, I wanted to mention some posts which have, um, inspired…