Something that I have alluded to, but have not really discussed in my blog is the fact that I was born and grew up in Scotland (Edinburgh to be precise). Although I now call New Zealand home, Scotland still holds a very special place in my heart and there is still a small part of me that hopes that Scotland will one day beat the All Blacks (… okay so I’m an optimist!)
Until recently, my blogging world has only reflected where I am now and has ignored where I come from. So when I discovered British Mummy Blogs, I decided that it was time for this to change. I joined up and immediately signed up for a new initiative called comment groups.
The idea of the comment group is that for the month of April, I visit six other blogs and offer encouragement in the form of comments. I liked the idea of making new friends and learning more about blogging in the process. I was unprepared for the variety of blogs that would be in the group and the range of blogging experience. That said, I am really enjoying finding my way around and making new friends. Let my introduce my newest bloggy friends:
Little Green Blog- If you are interested in Green issues, go and have a look at this wonderful blog. I promise that you will be there for hours browsing through all the great articles. Whether you want to decrease your power bill, decrease your use of toxic cleaning agents or learn about buying local products, there is something for you!
Working London Mummy- A gem of a blog which covers a wide range of parenting issues, from the difficulties of finding the right person to look after your child to weaning. Beautifully written and told from a personal viewpoint, a great read for mothers of babies and toddlers. I love the story about a gorilla giving her newborn skin-to-skin and not letting go of her baby for anybody!
Mummy Manda- Like me, Manda is mummy to a toddler girl and a baby boy. Her blog includes the 30-day weight loss challenge in which she challenged herself to eat different meals every day for 30 days and blog about it; product reviews and insights into her family life. She has lots of great ideas as to what she wants to blog about. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.
Life in the Preseli Hills- “Old Macdonald had a farm e-i-e-i-o, and on that farm he had some SHEEP”. Follow the daily goings on of an organic smallholding in the Preseli Hills, West Wales. Its lambing season at the moment so there are lots of protective grumpy mummies and cute lambs to be seen. Its high drama I tell you... I'm hooked!
The Real Supermum- An amazing resource filled with a wide variety of personal accounts of mothering. Most are anonymous stories, told with full permission of the mums involved. Again, this is a site where I could spend hours hopping from article to article.
Inside the Wendy House- Wendy is a mother of five who has recently discovered the magic world of blogging. She writes from the heart on a whole variety of subjects including her family and product reviews.
I hope that these bloggy friendships will extend past the end of the month and I look forward to expanding my horizons and learning from these talented Mummy bloggers.