Another well overdue post!
I gave in. Since becoming a mummy blogger I have realized through reading and sharing articles that it is much more fun to be a laid back naughty mummy. Screw routine (apart from the bedtime one) my baby is growing too fast and I don’t want to miss a thing. Olivia now has 11 teeth, enjoys biscuits and ice cream and finds belly buttons and boobies hilarious. She loves to be around other children, especially her cousins and has to be involved in everything!
I know lots of lovely mummies but I have realised that the only mummies who tell it truly as it is are the bloggers. Right the way down to the nitty gritty. I recently attended a fabulous night at the MAD blog awards sponsored by parent dish. What a lovely bunch of ladies I met. So down to earth. So real. Ever since I was a kid my sister would constantly tell me that I lived in a dream world.
Life is no longer a dream world and whilst I continue to cherry coat my posts with love, laughter and flying unicorns I have to admit finally that life is not perfect. I learnt this from the many amazing , outstanding and honest bloggers that I mingled with at the awards. Many of them whom I’ve followed and admired their blogs from afar. I have learned that it is ok to be honest, it is ok to swear and it is ok to have a past. Well here’s my story.
I used to be a model. Yes I have pushed the boundaries. Even modelled nude. But I travelled the world and had the time of my life.
I met a guy. Got pregnant after just 5 months into our relationship but lucky for me we are strong. And it turns out he is the love of my life. My soulmate. My everything.
Again those of you that know me and have been in my company will realise I am not a brand of my slogan. Model Mummy. Not skinny. Curvy. The only thing fake about me is my nails.Anyway moving on and I have realised through my blogging and networking experiences that its ok to have bad days. From now on I am going to be more outspoken in my writings! Of course we have great family ramblings 99 percent of the time but there is the odd occasion where I could quite happily have a good old moan whinge and nag at Delicious Daddy.
So back to my original subject. The #Maddblogawards. So many inspiring people. Congratulations to Mammy Woo for winning best blog! www.misslexywoo.wordpress.com
When I first started blogging I came across @mytwomums. Love their blogs. Love their pictures. Love their tweets. And was a little bit too excited to meet them! I met Jennie from @edspire for the second time and still did not get the chance to chat to her. will continue to support her charity on my radio show. An amazing woman who has been to hell and back. If I have a bad day with my 15 month old I think of the heartbreak Jennie has suffered and then remember how lucky I am.
Lucy. Oh Lucy @capturedbylucy how nice it was to put a face to the name! I have also followed Lucy’s blog for a while now and recently joined in on one of her blog hops. FAMOUS! It was the first time I have ever had so many comments on a post!
Vic Welton. I spotted you from the pic you posted featuring your dress that you would be wearing for the big night and what a great choice. You looked absolutely wonderful! Thank you for making me feel so welcome in the twitter world. @mammasauras. Another lady who has welcomed me into the blogging community with open arms. Your blog posts humour me and bring me much delight! Another very well dressed mummy! Loved your choice of outfit and I think you would very much like the clothing website Nikita Sablier. I met so many lovely ladies that evening and made a great bunch of new mummy mates! Alice and mummy bear! Was great to meet you!
But the award for the star of the show has to go to @motheringfrights. I met you in the bog. The loo. The lav. The ladies room! Thanks for letting me letch onto you! Thanks for being my new friend! Thanks for all the laughs. You are immensely entertaining and I couldn’t of wished for a better #maddblogawards partner. So here’s to new friends, honest blogging and a great mum community!