Parenting for Beginners
Tired of parenting blogs for apparently perfect people? Well, here’s one that isn’t…
The Awkward Girl’s Guide to Parenting is a parenting blog offering a realistic look at motherhood, for people who aren’t into baking and crafting, and are allergic to the words #soblessed. An antidote to the instamums, I’m here to talk about things like why you DON’T have to enjoy every minute of parenthood, how trying to leave the house with a toddler has the ability to warp time, and how we’ve really been coping with lockdown.
Here are some of the things I like to write about…
Unsolicited Parenting Advice
A no-nonsense guide to what to buy, and how to survive.
The Awkward Girl’s Guide to Parenthood : a parenting blog for awkward people
As a lifelong introvert, social anxiety sufferer and all-round awkward girl, parenthood was always going to be a challenge for me. I didn’t want to join mum and baby groups, knew I’d hate soft play and would rather do almost anything else other than freaking crafting. I mean, seriously, though.
I couldn’t find any parenting blogs that seemed to be written for people like me, so I started writing my own take on parenthood here on my lifestyle blog, Forever Amber. Much to my surprise, the site is now a top 20 UK parenting blog (Vuelio), so who knows: maybe there are more awkward mums out there than I realised?
Some of my most popular posts here cover my journey into parenthood, from miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy to our decision to give it one last try, despite the crippling tokophobia and pregnancy anxiety I’d dealt with my entire life.
Fortunately for us, our story has a happy ending, with the birth of our son, Max, in December 2017, and I’ve continued to document our lives as parents ever since. Click here to read the full archive of my parenting posts…
Want to start your own parenting blog?
When I started blogging, it didn’t even occur to me that I’d one day make it my career. Over a decade later, however, the blog I started on a whim one day is now a top-rated UK parenting blog – and also my full-time job.
(I know, I can’t quite believe it either…)
While blogging definitely isn’t for everyone, the fact that it can be done from home, at any time of the day or night, makes it a particularly good choice for parents looking to fit work around their children, so if you’ve secretly always dreamt of being a mummy blogger, and you want to know how it all works, my book on blogging spills all the tea, telling the story of how I went from being a stressed-out office worker, to running a UK parenting blog – plus some tips on how you can do it, too.
If you just want to jump right in, meanwhile, you can read some new posts about the business of blogging here.