July’s ‘Mummy Blogger of the Month’ title goes to Tasha; mummy and author of WahmBam.org.
Tasha is a business owner, a wife and mum of two lovely girls. In between her mad schedule she manages to find time to write a blog about parenting.
Wahm Bam talks about lots of different things, from the struggles (and benefits) of working from home to dealing with bedtime issues, temper tantrums and mealtime problems to baby stuff, like breastfeeding and baby-led weaning.
To find out how Tasha does it, read our interview and be inspired.
1. Is there such a thing as ‘too many bloggers’?
No. It was nice when there were only a few of us in the UK, and we had a little circle of friends, but I think that there is a much wider choice of material to read now that parent blogging has opened up so much. It does mean you can’t keep up with all of them, but it’s fun to discover new blogs from random tweets or links.
2. What is the biggest hindrance to keeping your blog up to date?
Mine is probably the business. When work is at a reasonable level (i.e. I can get the bulk of my work done during school hours), then I’ll write two or three posts a week, but when it’s busy (which it has been almost constantly for over a year now), I’m working most evenings in addition to school hours and what little spare time I have needs to go to my family, so blog posts can be more sporadic.
That said, I don’t think it’s essential to post any more than you’re happy and comfortable with (as long as you’re still blogging for you, rather than as a profession, of course), so there shouldn’t really be any guilt about not keeping up to date. Now and then, though, it helps to be organised.
I’m doing another Book Week at the start of July and am trying to get most of the posts written or edited and scheduled in advance – last time I was writing some of them on the morning of posting and it was a bit hairy.
3. What is your favourite family holiday memory?
As a child, it would probably be camping at Easter when we lived in Spain. We had a tiny two-man tent and were surrounded by these huge house-like tents with TVs and kitchen sinks (yes, really). We just had fun going to the beach and playing cards and reading. It was lovely, apart from ending up with serious sunburn (I got blisters all over my shoulders and my dad ended up in hospital and had whole sheets of skin peeling off his legs).
4. What is the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning?
“Go back to sleep, Eleanor, it’s too early!”
5. What word or phrase do you find yourself repeating endlessly on a day to day basis?
“Stop it, please. Please? Please, stop it!”
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