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Becoming an Editor: An Insider’s Guide

When I’m not blogging or parenting, my 9-5 job is as an editor for a property website. The title of ‘Editor’ was something I always aspired to have, and I thought I’d share my experiences, what I’ve done and how I got to this point. I have also worked as a freelance writer, so I’ve…

Date nights at home*

Since Dougie was born, date nights for Sam and I have changed considerably. Of course we can always get a babysitter and go out together, but that isn’t always possible. Dougie usually goes to bed around 7pm, so once he’s settled, we make the most of spending time together. I thought I’d share some of…

Blogger Book Nook #6: Sharing the love of books

In case you haven’t been able to tell from my latest blog posts and Instagrams, I am spending a lot of time reading. I never stopped loving it, but now I’m making the time to read, and it’s the best thing ever. It’s rubbing off on Dougie too, he drags book after book over to…

My 2018 Reading Challenge: What I Read in January

At the beginning of 2018, I decided I wanted to make more time for reading. I absolutely love reading, but  since having Dougie, it’s definitely been more of a challenge to sit down and start a book, let alone finish one. However, now he’s sleeping better at night, I decided to challenge myself to read…

Meet my February advertisers

Happy February everyone! A new month means some amazing new advertisers, so let me introduce you to my February advertisers… Stacey – Simply Stacey: Stacey is a parent and lifestyle blogger, with the two most adorable children. She’s recently branched out with her own YouTube channel, and also co-runs The Blog Network, a Twitter account designed…

All the little things: January

It’s the end of January! For once this month hasn’t flown by, but it hasn’t really dragged for me. It’s been pretty busy and tiring, and I’m definitely looking forward to longer, lighter days! Here are a few of my favourite moments from the last month… Book I’m really proud of how much I’ve read…

Feeling valued as a blogger

This month has been a funny one in terms of blogging, and feeling valued as a blogger. At the beginning I was full of ideas and inspiration. I redesigned my blog (I’m still pretty proud of it!) and I planned a few posts, took some photos and actually scheduled tweets, which is not something I’m…

Making memories last with Photowall

One of my favourite things to do is get photos printed. While I love having photos on my laptop and phone and scrolling through them, there’s nothing quite like holding the physical images. Our flat is absolutely filled with memories – we have photos of us from over the year, prints from the Wildlife Photography…

Sixteen months old

For someone that calls themselves a (sort of) parenting blogger, I do very few parenting posts, so I thought I’d amend that. The last Dougie update I did was on his birthday, which was four months ago now, and so much has changed since then…

A guide to SEO and blogging

An Expert’s Guide to SEO and Blogging

Is SEO something you think about when you’re blogging? Terms like SEO and DA are mentioned a lot in blogging, and I have a pretty good understanding of SEO thanks to working as a website editor for so long, but I never really applied it to my blog.

Blogger Book Nook #5: Judge a book by its cover

Do you ever judge a book by its cover? That was this months Blogger Book Nook prompt. I’ve really enjoyed doing these reading prompts over the last few months, I’ve found they’ve really encouraged me to read more, and choose books that I wouldn’t ordinarily choose. Which book currently on your shelf has the most…

Meet my January advertisers

I’m so excited to be offering advertising slots on my blog, and I was so happy that people actually want to advertise with me. What has made it even more special, is that my first advertisers are three of my absolute favourite people and bloggers. So, let me introduce you to my January advertisers…

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