Motherhood Musings

With International women’s day having been and gone again, I looked back through at some of my blog posts and realised I often share positive content but I do not use my voice regularly to share my opinions and feelings on topical matters. I’ve always kept this blog and my social media accounts based on Arlo, however this year I changed our username, for a variety of reasons, but also so that I could insert more of my own personality in to blogging. One thing I noticed was that opportunities to collaborate with brands on campaigns often passed me by as I was typecast in to the “mummy blogger” niche when I’m so much more than this.

I existed on this planet for thirty years before becoming a parent and I have so much more to offer than to review baby products like nappies. It seems crazy to think that mummy bloggers such as myself are often overlooked when it comes to working with make up, fashion and wine brands – We don’t become invisible as soon as we give birth, our priorities change and we might have less disposable income but this is why it’s more important than ever for women and mothers to be represented on social media. This probably isn’t the most serious challenge facing women right now but its one worth mentioning. This journey so far has been unusual for me – anyone who has met me in “real life” or had the experience of encountering me in a group chat knows that I am not backwards in coming forwards about things. This new space on my blog is where I will collate my random thoughts about anything and everything.

Recent Motherhood musings

Virtual First Dates

I was asked to think about online dating by some of my friends when I became single a couple of years ago and I brushed off the idea very quickly. Then lockdown happened and suddenly I’ve become used to having my social life existing online. In fact technology made lockdown almost bearable and suddenly the […]

Life After Lockdown

Dare I say it….. life has resumed a sense of normality and it’s strange to say the least. After a year of limited social contact, as a bonafide extrovert who thrives on human interactions I spent the best part of a year on social media. Somewhere along the lines I still managed to lose a […]

Making it count

This is a collaborative blog post Our year of home schooling is complete and whilst we’re all looking forward to a summer of fun with a roadmap out of lockdown it’s great to pause to reflect on what a year it’s been. There’s lots of things we have learnt over the last twelve months and […]

Life is better when you’re smiling

This is a sponsored blog post We all know how important looking after your teeth is You only get one shot once your adult teeth come through and so I’m determined to make sure Arlo has great habits when it comes to oral hygiene. Part of this is setting a good example myself. I’ve been […]

Being mixed race in the middle of a race debate

In 2020 the Black Lives Matter went viral. It’s always been present but this year, amplified by the lockdown and sociopolitical goings on racism was at the forefront of social media feeds and hashtags were trending. Now we see the royal family latest scandal centres around issues of racism too. Today however I saw one […]

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