Blogging has opened up a new world for me both creatively and socially, which benefits this mummy who loves meeting other mums out there all on a similar journey! Meet Naomi, the lovely face of the successful blog Booberrit and mummy of two ‘boos’ as she likes to call them!
Naomi! What inspired you to get into blogging?
I suffered a miscarriage before falling pregnant with Theon, which then led to me losing my job. I couldn’t do it all; be good at my job, mentally well and physically fit enough to fall pregnant again – something has to give. The blog was a form of therapy for me as I wrote down and shared all my experiences, feelings and finds.
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Every day is different and there are so many layered aspects of it from writing and meeting people to trying out new products and activities. It’s hard work and can be stressful at times but ultimately it’s fun and allows me to march to my own beat.
What blog post are you most proud of, and why?
I’m really proud of the ‘don’t #keepmum’ work I do for the campaign for better postpartum care… but one of the most popular posts I’ve written which really hit a cord with lots of mums was my article on mum guilt – Mum Guilt: Will He Ever Forgive Me?
If you could describe yourself in three words, which would you pick?
Tenacious, kind, passionate
You have two gorgeous children, Theon and Penelope. How did Theon take to becoming a big brother?
Quite well to be fair. He’s loved her pretty much from the start, despite being somewhat disappointed when we brought home a baby and not a puppy. Most of his frustrations in the early days were directed at me rather than her, which I have to admit was a little heartbreaking for me to see our relationship change, but it’s evolved into something even more beautiful. I’m really proud of him!
They say all pregnancies are different. Which pregnancy did you find the hardest to get through? How did you cope?
You should really ask how did others cope with me and my impatience! It’s not really the done thing to admit, but I just hated being pregnant. Don’t get me wrong I felt so blessed to be having my babies, but for both I spent half the time spewing with horrendous morning sickness and the second halves constantly knackered – being pregnant is just hugely inconvenient!
What is your most memorial moment/s of being a mother so far?
Probably taking both kids single handily (hubby had to work) to London to go and dog/cat sit for my brother. It was three weeks of single parenting alone with two pets and we bossed it! It was so hard, but we got through it all alive and intact and with lots of stories and adventures to tell daddy about!
What are some of your favourite activities to do with the kids on a rainy day?
Painting, crafting, and pretty much any kind of sensory /exploratory play like making edible Unicorn Poop!
What is your favourite thing to do when you get the chance to relax and have some quality ‘me time’?
At the minute I’m also a part-time student so any free time I get HAS to go on either my hygiene (ie bath) or study! So unglamorous I know, but I’ve so many markers I want to get ticked off in a short space of time and so I’m happy to let my social life slide a little in order to work on my business and education. It’s hard though and I totally get why other people feel differently!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Couponing! It’s so crass isn’t it but I love collecting coupons/discounts/apps and then every so often treating myself to an absolutely free day: coffee, makeup, clothes, groceries, all sorts!
How do you keep your blog so beautifully up to date and informative, whilst being the mother of two? Any advice you could give any fellow mummies who may be thinking of starting a blog of their own?
Don’t! Lol, it’s hard work…no seriously if it’s what you enjoy do it! But if you’re thinking it’s going to make you rich fast or that it’s easy then it’ probably not for you. The key is organise and schedule a mix of things. Be you, be patient and allow it all to just grow naturally and organically – steady and slow wins the race no matter what different marketeers will have you believe!
What is one of the biggest lessons parenthood has taught you?
To let go, life is what happens when you’re living and that the powers that be laugh at those with kids who try to make plans!
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