So I am being kind to myself and not coming back onto my blog until at least Monday night or maybe even beyond this, as I have a post scheduled to go live on Tuesday anyway.
While I am not here I thought I better leave you with some reading material. You might be wondering about who to vote for in the MADS (Mummy and Daddy Blog Awards) and I would not be doing myself any favours if I did not give you an idea as to why I am in the final 6 for the Best MAD Blog for Family Life.
Yep, did you catch that? I am a finalist! If you like what you read, then do feel free to vote for Mummy From The Heart... in the Best MAD Blog for Family Life category HERE.
Onto the promised reading material.... this post is a kind of timeline of Mummy From The Heart... from 2008 - now!
I started this blog back in February 2008 on a whim. I had 7 month old twins and a 4 year old. Needless to say a lack of time and energy meant that blogging went out of the window and I did not really start to blog again until March 2009 when I got well and truly stuck into blogging and found myself becoming quite addicted. At this time most of my posts were about food and dieting as that was my primary focus then. My blog was also closed back then and had about 5 readers.
Then in January 2010 I opened my blog for public viewing and did one of my signature posts I'm not just fat, I have a problem .I had not really thought this through and it was a shocker to find comments, or lack or comments some days. Or that I had not been included in a blogging carnival. It was all too raw for me, too quick! So after finding myself getting all upset I decided to give up blogging for Lent and I did take a full 40 days off!
I came back having had a fabulous holiday and shared the wonderful news that I was pregnant with my fourth child, sadly things were not to be and I was next posted about my awful miscarriage. I followed this up by remembering how blessed I already was with a post celebrating my twins. June 2010 was a month I got into my bloggy stride posting about my terrible swearing, how much I like blog rolls and the fact that I was Not SuperMich but a Good enough parent.
In July I decided to join the full on parent blogging scene and I registered for the Tots, getting a ranking of 181, which I was super chuffed with. Around this time I had about 65 followers on google friends and I thought that was sooo many. It makes me smile a lot now. How times change. July was a great month when I wrote a very raw piece about overcoming my miscarriage and a fun piece about discussing sex with JJ.
The summer passed and September saw me revealing how I lost my smile, updating you all on JJ meeting the child psychologist and receiving a detention at age 6!
In January launched #R2BC and it the first few weeks had so many people join in. We practically got to 50 linked up! Nowadays it is more likely to be about 15-20 but that is OK. If even 1 person takes time to look on the sunny side of life then I am doing my bit!
I enjoyed writing a post about 5 things I want my children to know and then a case of chickenpox lead me to think that the parenting grass is always greener.
I created the 1 word meme in March and it was amazing to watch this travel around. This post probably holds the most comments of any of my posts (with exceptions of giveaways) and what is best is that all these comments say 1 beautiful word to describe me. I'll treasure this exercise forever. Later in the month I reveal my Cybermumy sponsor and make a few people chuckle.
March sees me warning people to be careful about online persona's. You never really know who you are chatting to, so just be careful. Then later in the month I come to a good place where i decided that I am beautiful.
7 things every new parent should know was a valuable post I enjoyed writing, then on a less serious note I posted about the parenting lessons I felt my hubbie still needed to learn and really that brings us bang up to date.
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