I have officially been a blogger for about two months. I have read a lot, written quite a lot and learned a lot during my first two months as a newbie blogger. My blog is my journey as a newly single Mum, but there is a lot else in here as well. This is my newbie blogger round-up for May 2015.
Newbie blogger round-up – What I’ve written
Debbie from My Random Musings nominated me for The One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks Debbie! I wrote 7 random things about myself.
Feminism is about not limiting peoples’ opportunities. As parents we should be a) Campaigning for sexual consent to be included in the National Curriculum; b) Tackling sexism on the internet and social media and; c) investing in education to provide equal opportunities to boys and girls. I feel really strongly about this one.
Another in the baby goes to Daddy series. This time I went to see a photography exhibition at the V&A with an old friend…and then we spent the rest of the afternoon drinking wine in the sunshine. Perfect.
More wine and I am afraid I used my blog as therapy when writing this post. Thank you to the blogging community for being so supportive.
A single mum tries the dating app Tinder…and wishes she hadn’t.
Emotional well-being is not the absence of emotions, but it is your ability to understand the value of your emotions and use them to move your life forward in positive directions. I wrote myself a list of things that I am going to do to look after my emotional well-being.
My baby goes to Daddy series records what I do to distract myself when my baby spends time with his Daddy. I saw an excellent exhibition of Sonia Delaunay work at the Tate Modern.
‘What is love?’ is the most searched for phrase on Google. I don’t know what love is, and Google didn’t provide a satisfactory answer, but I know what I want from a relationship.
We are still living together and my ex is out on the town looking for his next wife already. I am okay about this, I just wish he wouldn’t wake me up when he is puking in the toilet at 5.30am. A baby is more than enough thanks!
This was a popular post. I discuss the merits and challenges of blogging anonymously. I can be as honest as I like and that is liberating.
A wine fuelled post. I wrote a letter to give to my son on his 18th birthday.
The footage of William and Kate upon the birth of Charlotte Elizabeth was inspiring, not just because the pair of them were beaming, but because William clearly endured a difficult childhood with the tumultuous relationship between his parents. He came through that and appears to have a loving relationship with a partner whom he admires and adores. I hope that my son will achieve the same. The fairy tale clearly is achievable, so maybe I should stop feeling guilty.
My ex’s family are not bad people, in fact they are very good people, but my ex always put them first. He wouldn’t stand up to them, he wasn’t honest with them and I felt that he let them define who he was. This is the kind of post that only an anonymous blogger can write!
Newbie blogger round-up – What I’ve read
I’ve decided to limit this section to three blogs or blog posts every month. These are my three for May:
An inspiring mother by Touchline Dad & Mother in the Middle
This was quite simply the most beautifully written and touching blog post I have ever read.
Living Life Loudly is another beautifully written blog by a single mother. I discovered it a while ago, and I strongly recommend you have a look.
Thank you for reading my newbie blogger round-up for May and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
You can read my newbie blogger round-up for April here: April 2015 (Newbie Blogger)