The Meaning Behind My Blog Name

When I wanted to start my blog, of course the first thing I needed to do was think of a blog name. I remember sitting and staring at my laptop screen thinking of different things. I typed many blog names. I searched on Google some of the names I had thought of, most were taken or similar. If I remember rightly, I called my blog miaandelliw {or similar!} to start with. But then I thought, what if I have another child in future? I wanted to make my blog name about me.

That is when Life As Mum came to my head. I wish I could have done lifeasmum instead of life-as-mum but the one without the dashes was already taken, I checked their blog and it hadn't been active for over a year-ish. I didn't mind having the dash though.

I have been a mother since I was 17 years old. I fell pregnant with my first daughter at 16 years old and gave birth roughly 3 months after my 17th birthday. I haven't had that 'teenage life' all my friends had from school. Yup! I mean all my friends from school. They are all still friends now. I haven't seen them for years and years. It's a shame we all drifted away but sometimes when you're a parent you need to sacrifice things. I couldn't go out on camping trips, festivals and drinking every weekend. I wanted to be home with my baby girl.

I was a young single working parent. Mia's Dad didn't do anything with her until she was roughly 6-7 months old. But I grew up much quicker. So when I thought about my blog name, Life As Mum, I thought it was perfect for me. Because that is the life I have had since I left college and still living now. I wouldn't have it any other way.

So that is why I chose my blog name Life As Mum.

I thought I would write this post to maybe find out why other bloggers chose their blog name too. If there is anything they would change about it. So I am going to tag a few bloggers, hoping they will join in and write a post on the meaning behind their blog name. If you would like to join in, you're more than welcome too! I'd love to read it! Leave a link in the comment or tweet me @lifeasmumblog

I tag: Kerry, Michelle, Kim, Alex, Kirsty, DebsAby& Catriona

You are more than welcome to link up your 'The Meaning Behind My Blog Name' on the linky. I really can't wait to find out more about people's blog names. Feel free to add a badge or let people know there is a linky they can link up their post! Hope you all join in :)


  1. I love this idea! And I can totally relate to your story, I too was a Mummy at 17... and although I still love all my old friends we are worlds apart!

  2. What a great idea....Of course I will join in and link up! I don't know how interesting my post will be though....hehehe

  3. Such a lovely post! It's always nice to find out the meaning behind a blog name. It sounds like you are a really thoughtful mum to your little girls.

  4. Your kids look like a credit to you x

  5. yes it is really interesting to know how bloggers got their names.... Great Post! #PicknMix

  6. It took ages for me to think up my Blog name. Love this post and love you pics :) #PicknMix

  7. Mine is simple really 'A Cornish Mum' describes what I am...though I hope I'm more ;) It's also handy that the Cornish part pops up for searches quite often so I do get views from very random searches, thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

  8. Aw this is lovely :) thanks for the tag! X

  9. Lovely to find out more about why you chose your blog name and "Life as Mum" is perfect. It is hard when friends drift away when you have children - life just changes so much with parenthood but these little ones are our worlds and we wouldn't have it any other way (although a couple more nights out now and then would be nice!) :-)

  10. It's so interesting to read about the stories behind the names, I'm definitely going to have a go myself. :)


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