It’s Hard Being a (Parent) Blogger!!

There are so many bloggers around nowadays.

BUT… can we spare a thought for…..the Parent Bloggers.

Is there anything as ridiculously hard as being a parent blogger? (Perhaps being a NEW parent blogger! Ha!)

Keeping miniature humans alive AND finding the time to blog?

We’re frickin’ awesome.

Being a parent blogger comes with a very unique set of challenges. Challenges not encountered by any other species of blogger.

Please, let me elaborate…

1.  Time!

Yes fashion and beauty bloggers, we see you over there with your manicured nails leisurely tapping away at the keys of your MacBook Air, surrounded by eye shadow palettes and a haze of Clarins fragranced whatever.

You have TIME. Lovely, lingering time.

We’re typing up blog posts on our phones, still our pyjamas, with a baby hanging off our left boob (shall we say left arm for Daddy bloggers – they probably don’t have working boobs).

We have to stop every 25 words to clean up sick, turn the sausages over in the grill or tell an unruly child to climb down from the 4th shelf of the fridge.

2. Instagram is NOT Our Friend

Other bloggers are posing with the latest outfit from some trendy shop we’ve never even heard of and there we are sitting with our big toe sticking out of a hole in a bally sock.

It takes us HOURS to set-up an insta-worthy picture.

We are working with kids and kids pick their nose and need the toilet a lot. They are also never clean. I mean, ‘look at my gorgeous kid wearing a Joules top with tomato soup down the front‘ doesn’t quite ‘insta-cut-it.’

On rare occasion, we’ll get a gorgeous photo of our kids. Everyone looks happy, natural….then we spot the booger hanging from the eldest’s right nostril.

DELETE.

3. We Can’t Keep Up

Everyone else is all about the #interiorstyling with their pictures and blog posts about how they’ve styled their living room with fresh geraniums in an ornate glass vase from Fancy Knickers R Us.

Meanwhile, over in our living room, there’s a dirty nappy hanging off the fake plant.

(Obviously we don’t have time to try to keep real plants alive when we already struggle with a couple of humans.)

And if you think that’s bad, you should see the state of our cars.

4. Losing Work

Whether it’s forgetting to hit save when we realise we’re late for school pick-up, flailing baby limbs, or the curious hands of older children, we frequently lose work.

Much in the same way as we are slowly losing our marbles.

We Are a Force to be Reckoned With

Whether it’s about how crazy they’re sending us or how amazing they are, we blog about our kids and, oh boy, do not mess with people who have kids.

The solidarity between fellow parents is like no other.

We get it.

We get the sleep-deprivation and the teething woes. We get the tantrums and the poo. We get that it’s totally OK to eat cake for breakfast (shield your eyes fitness bloggers).

So I salute you fellow parent bloggers.

May CBeebies allow you half an hour of uninterrupted blogging, may you have a stash of alcohol to hand and may you always remember to hit “save” before […text missing…]

Naptime Natter
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27 Comments

  1. 4th August 2017 / 5:41 am

    I love my fellow bloggers, though I’m not a parent blogger. #BlogCrush

  2. 4th August 2017 / 7:43 am

    This is true! You feel like you can never keep up to the same standard as everyone else! #blogcrush

  3. 4th August 2017 / 8:02 am

    I salute you back! These days most of my writing is done at 4am when my baby generally wakes for a feed (sometimes the first feed of the night something the third 😱). I grab 5 minutes wherever I can but it is so hard, I basically have given up my evenings to blogging at the moment! Cheers to the alcohol x #blogcrush

    • 4th August 2017 / 12:06 pm

      Yes to this!!! My evenings are gone and my house is a tip, all in the name of blog!! Thanks for your comment x

  4. 4th August 2017 / 9:50 am

    Yup! I’m trying to be a big, bad blogger over here and yet am frequently struck down with a bad case of overwhelm when baby won’t nap/stop crying/just go away! I envy the bloggers that can spend hours interrupted getting all their ducks in a row, instead of hastily typing up any old garbage in a 30 min-screaming-free-slot to make sure they get a post out this week!! You’ve hit the proverbial nail on its proverbial head here x

  5. 4th August 2017 / 10:03 am

    Lol, yes to this. Although my OH blitzed the downstairs of the house while we were away last week so ours is empty (and bland and still not photographable!)

    • 5th August 2017 / 3:25 pm

      Haha! At least your hubby did that, mine doesn’t know which end of the mop is up! Thanks for your comment Emma!

  6. 4th August 2017 / 10:05 am

    Lol, yes to this. Although my OH blitzed the downstairs of the house while we were away last week so ours is empty (and bland and still not photographable!)

    • 4th August 2017 / 11:55 am

      Haha! Well at least your OH did that, mine doesn’t know which end of the mop’s up 😂😂 Thanks for your comment!

  7. 4th August 2017 / 10:09 am

    Hahaha! That ending! Yep, just this morning I’ve had one of my many ‘how the fook do you people have such gloriously beautiful lives on Instagram all the goddam time’ moments. Just how?!? It must take them hours to set the scene for just one filter matching perfect photo. Yep, high five to us parent bloggers with our blurry dirty children! #BlogCrush

    • 4th August 2017 / 11:53 am

      Haha! I’m so glad you got the ending – I was worried people wouldn’t get the joke!! Ahahaha blurry dirty children 😂😂😂 Thanks for commenting!!

  8. 4th August 2017 / 12:31 pm

    Amen! It’s such a juggling act and you’ve summed it up perfectly (and hilariously)! xxx #blogcrush

  9. 4th August 2017 / 1:14 pm

    We certainly are a different breed! Go us! This made me chuckle in solidarity, thank you. #BlogCrush (how the hell I find time to do linkies is a wonder in itself!)

  10. 4th August 2017 / 5:40 pm

    So true! And yet we get our best work from the crazy booger induced days! 😂 #BlogCrush #idlovetobeabeautybloggerbutimamummybloggerinstead

    • 4th August 2017 / 7:04 pm

      Totally Pam, the craziest days are the days I get most inspiration from! Thanks for commenting xx

  11. 4th August 2017 / 6:23 pm

    I love this! You hit the nail on the head perfectly. No time, energy and constantly feeling guilty I should be doing something else. Made so much worse by school holidays!! Much as I love them I’m shattered!
    #blogcrush

  12. 7th August 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Thanks for the laughs. It certainly is difficult to juggle things at times. #BlogCrush

  13. 7th August 2017 / 7:40 pm

    This is genius! (and probably my favourite ending to a blog post EVER! Hahahaha). You’re right – we are pretty awesome and lets just take some time to celebrate that. Woop! #blogcrush

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