Intro to Blogtober; Writing Challenge

So this year I’ve decided to attempt Blogtober. I’ve only recently stumbled upon it and I’m very excited to try it, fingers crossed if all goes well I’m hoping to do Blogmas too. For those of you don’t know Blogtober is where you post a new blog post every day of October, it doesn’t have to be Autumn/Halloween related but most people try to go with the theme and I’m going to try to do that too.

Another reason behind me taking part in Blogtober is as you will know from the last post I’ve rebranded so I’m starting from scratch, Blogtober is the perfect thing for me to get my love back for writing.

Heres a list of the blog ideas that have stood out to me, some of these I will be doing posts on some I may not, it all depends on the time I have to do it. So if your thinking about taking part in Blogtober then feel free to use some of these ideas.

  1. Intro (this is my intro)
  2. Fun things to do with the kids (outdoors)
  3. Slow cooker recipes
  4. Halloween crafts
  5. Autumn crafts
  6. Favourite things about Autumn
  7. Halloween costume ideas
  8. Things to do on a rainy day
  9. Books to read
  10. Favourite scary films
  11. Favourite family films
  12. Tips to help you cope with the darker mornings
  13. Autumn wishlist
  14. Pumpkin carving ideas
  15. Halloween Snacks
  16. Throwing a Halloween party
  17. Decorating your home for Halloween
  18. My favourite things to do in Autumn
  19. Ghost Stories
  20. Favourite Autumn Scents
  21. Meal ideas with pumpkins
  22. Baking with the kids
  23. Craft ideas with colourful leaves
  24. List of goals for the last few months of the year
  25. Ultimate cosy night in
  26. a guest post from another blogger
  27. Share a #tbt (maybe Halloween costumes from last year)
  28. Favourite quote and why?
  29. Superstitions
  30. I never thought blogging would…
  31. Halloween Costume Reveal.
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Sweet Child Of Mine; Slow Down.

Today i’ve been planning some blog posts and jotting down some ideas ready for Blogtober, its definitely the kick up the arse i need to get my love for writing back and so far so good i’ve managed to write up one blog post, half write another and make a list of all the subjects i want to cover and i did all this in a two hour window, while Aria was at school and Finley was watching his favourite film, Frozen. (for the hundredth time)

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life – J K Rowling

Do you ever get those days where you just stare at your child, study every aspect of their face and get overwhelmed with pride at their beauty, character and intelligence? Then it hits you, the moment when you feel like you have a lump in your throat, your stomach is full of butterflies and not the good kind like when you meet someone for the first time but they’re not going to be my babies much longer kind. Kids grow way too quick and its something people always say but you don’t really believe them until you have kids. Then you find yourself being that person constantly saying “they grow too quick, cherish the time while you can.” now I know a lot of you reading this will be thinking your children are two and three you’ve got plenty of time yet but in reality, we haven’t. Aria no longer needs us to feed her, She’s fully potty trained and she’s starting to ask to dress herself, she can do it. (sometimes inside out) She doesn’t want to hold our hand anymore she would rather run off and she doesn’t even look back when running in the school gates. All these little things make me so proud of her yet so sad that she’s needing us less and less.

You never know when the last time they will ask for a “huggy, kissy and nosey” at bedtime will be. How much longer they will find it funny shaking their bum at you or cuddle up with you for a film. Who knows how long it will be before they ask for their first sleepover at a friends house or if they will stop telling us they love us because it’s embarrassing. So please do cherish every moment, I know parenting isn’t easy. In fact, it’s the hardest job in the world but when your child asks you to sit and read a book or watch a film with them, do it the housework can wait. Cherish the i love you’s and the cuddles and love them like there’s no tomorrow.

Bye, Bye MombieDiaries. Hello, Thephillipsfamilybrew

So, I’m starting from scratch. All my original followers will know I was originally mombiediaries1.

I changed my name for many reasons, one was because I’d never actually said it out loud before and when I went to the baby show in Cardiff I realised I didn’t like the way it sounded I felt like an idiot saying it. So needless to say this was my main reason for the change. I also wanted to change it as I’m getting married in just over 7 months time (I’m shitting myself) and I wanted to have a name that had my new name in it, I wanted my page to be relatable to all parents not just mums and of course I had to have my other great love in there somewhere, hence the “brew”. Anyone who knows me will know I drink tea like there’s no tomorrow, I know I should cut back but I need all the caffeine I can get with two toddlers 14 months apart.

The only frustrating thing about me changing my name is I’ve had a few problems changing things over, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest have been fine but my actual blog I’ve had to change and my facebook page I’ve also had to change. Which is very frustrating as I was just starting to build my followers up. So to anybody reading this who are interested in anything parenting related feel free to give my page a follow and thanks for reading.