I wanted to write this post as a sort of extended “about me” blurb. I’m Rachel, I’m in my early thirties, love writing and drinking wine, not necessarily in that order. I am a mum to a bouncing four year old boy called Logan and a step mum to a teenage boy called Luca. My job is technically a freelance writer and I do love the occasional boxset marathon and binge watching a bit of trashy tv, when I get to control the remote. My husband is Wayne, he has a pretty stressful job and also has businesses working from home. We met back in 2012 and literally had what you would only describe as a whirlwind relationship. Our little boy was unexpected but what a gift he was to us, and we now currently live together with our dog on the borders of Derbyshire and Cheshire.
Here I am once more, blogging, something I thought I never would do again. It is crazy to think that nearly two years away from the “parenting” blogging world I have found myself jumping head first once more. This isn’t my first rodeo in the blogging world. As a family, we also have a home renovation blog. But I did in fact have a parenting blog that I started back in 2013 when my little boy was only a baby. It was a way of release and keeping my brain functioning a little, while I navigated the sleep deprived world of first time parenthood. Blogging was really important to me, but I began to feel a little wobble in terms of the online world and juggling a freelance writing career, that my blog gave me, alongside it felt like too much. I gave it up. Something I completely regret now. Of course, back then it felt like the right thing to do and I recently have learnt that you can’t regret things that have already happened. In theory, you can’t change them. You can only learn from the experience and move forward. And so here I am again, having learnt that having a passion, a hobby and something you enjoy is important as a mum and even as human being. You need it in your life. It is important for your wellbeing.
I guess this blog will be very similar to what I did in the past. I plan on sharing our family life in the form of an online diary. The highs and lows, my tips and experiences, alongside hoping to reach out to other parents who have experienced similar or to help in some way. In this blog I will also cover things like miscarriage and baby loss, something myself and my husband have now experienced three times. Blogging was a form of therapy for me back when my little boy was younger. I struggled with post natal anxiety and even now still have my bad days. I’m hoping that writing articles once more about the things I love as well as still managing to juggle my freelance career, which again I thank blogging for, will give me some new found perspective and motivation to capture the memories that myself and my family make on a day to day basis.
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Ah it’s so lovely that you’ve started again. Welcome back! I totally agree, never regret but just look forward. I’m really looking forward to following your adventures 🙂
Thank you so much. It is good to be back, although it feels like I still have so much to learn again. Definitely feeling good to look forward. 🙂
Blogging can be such a therapeutic pastime. There’s such a wonderfully supportive community too, and as a Mum this can be really beneficial. Good luck with your new blog! 🙂
Thanks so much, and totally agree, the community is one fo the things I missed the most. 🙂
Welcome back to the wonderful world of blogging, I look forward to hearing about your adventures
Thank you very much, I really missed it, so glad to be back doing it. 🙂
Welcome back. I started in 2012 but didn’t really start to blog consistently till 2015! I’m looking forward to reading about your adventures.
Thanks very much, I am excites to get back into it, just a lot to remember.
Welcome back! The blogging world has changed a lot the last few years too. I started in 2012 when my middle child was born and I couldn’t imagine not blogging now!
I love finding out the true story behind the blogger, it’s very nice to meet you! 🙂
Welcome back to blogging, sometimes we do need a break and its great that you have come back and delved into the parenting blogging world. I hope that you enjoy blogging as much as I do and its cool that you also have a home renovation blog too.