Hello there and welcome to the latest instalment of my series #MeetTheFamily. It is a spin off from our linky #FamilyFun. You may know that #FamilyFun is a linky where you can link up any blog post with the idea of it being a fun linky where you share your posts, comments and love with your blogging family. This post is all about getting to know our blogging family a bit better. So without further ado I will introduce you to this weeks member:
I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Helen from Just Saying Mum join the family. I have been a long time fan of Helen’s blog. I love the way she write and what she writes about. Her empathy love and understanding of her teens shines through, along with a bit of humour and always a dose of positivity. Also her advice about kindness below is just spot on! Ladies and gents, please sit back and enjoy some well written words from the truly wonderful Helen, aka Just Saying Mum
1. Tell us a little about yourself, who you are, your blog and what we can expect from your blog?
Hi! I’m Helen and I blog at www.justsayingmum about raising three teenagers. I started the blog mainly to document the funny but oh my word it really isn’t all that funny some days so there are a few heartfelt posts thrown in. It’s crazy how my blog has changed over the months since I started. I guess my children have changed so I’m trying where possible to use my blog and writing to raise positive teens. It’s taken me down a route that I never imagined and I am thoroughly enjoying the psychology around raising teens direction that my blog is beginning to take.
2. When you’re not blogging, how do you fill your time?
Ah, is there a life outside of blogging? It amazes me that since having started blogging, every aspect of my life is in danger of being considered from a blog angle or, dare I say it, photographed for Instagram! But, seriously, when I’m not blogging, I teach the piano and songwriting. I love going out, love my family, love my friends, love movie and take out nights, love taxi driving my teens around!
3. How long have you been blogging and what is your favourite and least favourite thing about it?
I’ve been bogging nearly a year now. My favourite thing is most definitely the creativity of it and the outlet it gives me to write. It’s a very sociable way of writing as the blogging community is like being in one big party everyday! I was writing a novel before I started blogging but 70,000 words in I found it very lonely. There is definitely nothing lonely about blogging! I don’t have a least favourite aspect of blogging. I started it as some fun and it still is. It is important to have perspective on why you started blogging and stick to that.
4. If you could pass on a piece of advice to a newbie blogger what would it be?
Write for you and only you. Be real. Be sincere and always be kind.
5. If money were no issue, and you could tick one thing off of your bucket list what would it be and why?
OK, I’m going to be honest here as I have everything in my life that I want and need but it would be 48 hours with Robbie Williams and a hotel room – do I need to add a why?! You did ask!
6. Can you share some love and tell us what blogs you are enjoying at the moment and that you would recommend?
Oh what a lovely question?! I am a huge huge fan of Mouse Moo and Me Too for her absolutely honest writing. I love when her posts drop in my inbox – perfect reading material with a cup of coffee when I have five minutes! I also love After The Playground as Sharon has similar aged children to me so it’s great to hear things from her perspective!