Why I Am Proud To Be A 'Mummy' Blogger


I have been blogging for nearly 3 whole years and within those three years I have seen many negative comments towards Mummy bloggers. When I started blogging I primarily did it because I wanted to write about family days out with my partner and the girls, write their monthly update and just something to look back at once the girls and I are older. I didn't really think about what kind of blogger I wanted to be. It just came naturally that I was a Mummy blogger as that is who I am.

I have been a Mum for just over 6 years and my life has completely changed since I fell pregnant at 16 and I do not regret any of it. Many non-bloggers and even other bloggers out there think that all Mummy bloggers 'think they know everything' and making other Mums look bad. That is not the case.

Many Mummy bloggers do write parenting tips and advice. I do myself. The reason I write tips and advice for other Mums and Dads is because I like to think that I may of helped another parent who needed help, such as potty training or going through the toddler tantrum stage. Every single tips and advice post I wrote are my own opinions and my own experience. I don't expect all parents and non-parents to agree with my tips and advice posts because we all bring our kids up different ways.

So why a Mummy blogger? As I said above, it just came naturally for me to write a parenting blog. I have never been a make up fan, not very good with clothing fashion or crafts etc, what I do know about is parenting. I know what it is like to bring up one and two children. I know what it is like being pregnant and bringing a child up at the same time. I know what it is like to fall in deep with pre-natal and post-natal depression. I want to share my story. This blog is my space on the net and I want to share my stories with my readers. Maybe one day my story or tips and advice page will help another Mummy (or Dad) out there.

I will never stop blogging if I ever got a negative comment about being a Mum blogger. I am so thankful for my blog. My partner, girls and myself have done so much the past three years, all down to my blog. My blog is my hobby and my part-time job. If I want to blog about my girls, parenting tips or any other Mummy topic, then I will. Some of you may not like the idea that there are 'Mummy' Bloggers out there, but many other people do.

I am proud to be called a Mummy/Parenting Blogger.

37 comments

  1. And so you should be proud. Your blog is lovely and such a wonderful thing for your girls to look back on when they're old. I'm a mum and have a blog so really have no issue with the 'mummy blogger' title but it does some to come with a bit of negativity. Stuff them!!

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  2. You should be proud :). Putting yourself out there and keeping at for 3 years is a real achievement:)

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  3. You should be proud. You are apart of a great community :-) Well done for blogging for 3 years, it's such a long time to stick at it xx

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  4. Do we have a bad reputation? I haven't had any negative comments about being a "mummy blogger" (except from my own mum, whose view is "who wants to read about your life? Anyone would think you were the first person to have ever had a baby!") Anyway, who cares what other people think? #KCACOLS

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    1. I actually worded that wrong! I don't think we have a bad reputation! Wps! Shouldn't write in the evenings when I am tired haha

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  5. Well I'm just starting out as a 'mummy blogger' and only feeling the love so far! Think I'll keep my rose-coloured glasses on for now ;) I decided to do it as a bit of a diary/ what I've learned from bringing up 3 children, with a view to maybe earning a bit from it later on. xx

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  6. I love been a blogger I do work part-time as a Dental Nurse and have two kids so trying to fit all this in is very hard. Best think I have done is doing my blog too.

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  7. I think that within the mummy blogger community people are friendly. Those that don't have kids are usually the negative ones....wait till they have them I say! #KCACOLD

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  8. Congrats on blogging for three years hun, your blog is fab. Please ignore the negative comments towards mummy blogging, I find it a great use of my time and brain, it's a little bit of me time.

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  9. I think we all have advice to share that can hit home with some, but not all, and that's perfectly fine! If even one person can relate and be helped, it's a good thing, right?

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  10. You should be proud! There is so much judgement from other people, but I think people should judge less and support more!

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  11. I think bloggers in general get many bad comments, not just mummy bloggers, so at least you're not alone!

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  12. You should definetly be proud to be a mummy blogger :) I think its a tricky job for us trying to be a mummy and a blogger at the same time. :)

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  13. Great post, you should be proud of everything you do :) I think as with any community, there are a few who spoil it for everyone else, but overall mummy bloggers always seem like a nice group!

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  14. lovely post, you've got a great blog and even though I'm not a mother myself I can see its really great X

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  15. Here here! I always find it hard when people try and categorise you. I call Roseyhome a parenting and lifestyle blog because Google says I should to make it more searchable but really my blog is about ME and my family and I write about my experiences, they products I use, the recipes I make etc. Xx

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  16. I think you should be proud to be a mummy blogger and I think if I had a child i'd be Googling all types of things and blogs would be super helpful for advice. x

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  17. Congrats on three years and nothing wrong with us mummy blogging. There is space for everyone X #kcacols

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  18. I think it's great that there's a niche for parent bloggers. I've seen a lot of bloggers make the transition once they have children. It works.

    Leanne x
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  19. I think Mummy bloggers should be proud of what they've done. If they're proud of their blogs why not? They've got a lot of sway and let's face it, why shouldn't they be as respected as other bloggers. Personally I'd rather read a mummy (or daddy) blog than a beauty or fashion blog which is much more samey.

    Well done for doing 3 years

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  20. I think all bloggers have there sets of haters - it is sad really :( you should definitely be proud about being a Mummy blogger :) x

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  21. No one is ever going to be happy with what others are doing - I've had "but you don't work, blogging isn't a job"... it is when I'm earning from it and putting them hours into it! Ignore the hateful comments you hear, the truth is "mummy bloggers" are an asset to the industry, especially as it is now largely dominated by social media and the web. H x

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  22. I must admit I don't ever refer to myself as a "Mummy blogger" much preferring the term "Parent Blogger" - there's something a little patronising about "Mummy blogger" to my mind.

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  23. And you should be proud to be a mummy blogger because you are fantastic and a wonderful role model. I believe that young mothers get a bad rap but you just go to prove that you are fantastic and noone can change that x

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  24. Yea, you should do you and not worry about the haters :). Great blog btw! xx

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  25. Well said. I feel there's a lot of negativity around mummy bloggers at the moment. I try not to always paint a perfect picture but at the same time I want to remember the good things which is why I started the blog in the first place. X

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  26. You just keep doing the awesome creativity that you do and pay no mind to what anyone else says. Fortunately I've not encountered any negative attitudes towards Mummy bloggers, although I was taken aback once to be called one myself in the introduction of a PR email!

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  27. This is a lovely post. Of course you should be proud. It's such shame that there is negativity towards blogging at all I think. xo

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  28. I'm proud to be a mummy blogger too. I think people will be criticised whatever they do, so leave the haters to it!

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  29. And why shouldn't you be proud especially in all you've achieved! I hate when I see negativity around bloggers never mind mummy ones. Everyone should support each other...

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  30. Well done. I think there's a great community feel with blogging. Yes there's the arguments and the negative things but I think the majority of the time it's a lovely place to be a part of

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  31. I think being a Mummy blogger is a fabulous thing. I wish blogs had been about when I had my children nearly 20 years ago!

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  32. Not everyone will like it but then that is their concern at the end of the day! I have literally just today shared with my extended family that I am blogging as I was worried about peoples reactions but do you know what, if they don't like it they don't have to read it!

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  33. It's a shame that some people don't like mummy blogs, I for one like them and read them lots even though I am not a parent yet.

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  34. I didn't know that some people didn't like mummy bloggers. But why will they don't like us? We are all very friendly and trying our best to share what we love the most which is our family. I would have thought that people will be grateful for any tips or list of places to visit or what toys to buy to their kids, etc. I have not received a bad comment yet but I have not been blogging for long so maybe It will happen at some point. It is just a shame for people to waist their life just being mean to others. The best thing is just ignore them and as you said keep doing what we love the most and what makes us happy! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! :-) x

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  35. You should definitely be proud. Think of all those memories you've documented for later years, it's lovely!
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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