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StressedMum is 6 Years Old

One hot and sunny afternoon six years ago, I was sat talking to my husband, when I suddenly announced I wanted to start writing a blog.  He gave me one of those looks an laughed and asked why?

Things were changing

My daughter was just getting ready to leave her Primary School behind, and start a new chapter at Secondary School.  This meant that my role was changing, I would not need to do the school drop off or school pick up.  C would be getting the bus to and from school. She would be having more freedom, which meant I was not needed as much.  This suddenly hit home to me I was going to have a lot more time on my hands, and I wanted to use it doing something productive.

I have always loved reading blogs and had a few that I followed, and thought I could write  a blog more as a diary for me.  I could write about the transition from Primary School where she had been since she was 4 years old.  To saying goodbye to familiar surroundings and class mates who she may not see again.  The tears and laughter of living with a Tween, and she kept me on my toes.

I shared about my tears at her leavers assembly, and their prom night, even her last day, my baby was growing up.  I shared the times she drove me up the wall, and the funny moments.  If no one read my blog that was fine, for probably the first time in my life I was doing something for me, it was an online journal for me.

I had no idea what I was doing

My husband had websites for his business, but I had no idea of how to run one myself.  He asked me what I was calling myself, and at that very moment I was a StressedMum, and that stuck.  He set me up my website, and told me to open social media accounts as well.  Then I was on my own.

I wrote a few posts, and found some Facebook groups where I could ask questions, no matter how trivial.  I loved what I was doing, and finding new people to chat too.  Before I became a full time Mum, I always worked in customer facing roles, and missed that side of things.

Unfortunately, how I thought the next few years would go, changed dramatically on 31st December 2015.  We were at a friends house and it was 11.45pm when C, stumbled across to me saying she felt ill. Her legs hurt and felt heavy and her head hurt, she just fell into my arms. Our lives were about to change again and we had to come to terms with our Daughter having a chronic illness.  My blog took a change in direction, and I have shared our story, as it is an illness where there are many battles ahead.

This past 6 years has flown by, you have shared my laughter and my tears.  I have made some amazing friends, and learnt a lot.  I never knew so much work went into a blog behind the scenes.

I want to say a huge thank you to you all, you have shared my laughs and tears, my ups and my downs.  Every comment and every message that I receive I truly love to read.

Cheers and her is to the next 6 years xx

 

About Author

I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers

22 Comments

  • Jupiter Hadley
    7th July 2021 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations on being around for this long! It’s so great to hear why you started blogging.

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    • admin
      7th July 2021 at 9:55 am

      Thank you it is does not seem 6 years x

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  • Laura
    7th July 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Really good work keeping up with it for 6 years, hope you keep going

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    • admin
      7th July 2021 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you, it really does not seem like 6 years ago

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  • LaaLaa
    7th July 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Happy Blogiversary. I love seeing why everyone chooses to write a blog as we all have our individual stories and with C’s chronic illness, I think you’ve opened up a lot of peoples eyes to how it is to cope as a family, individually and the struggles and wins you all go through x

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    • admin
      7th July 2021 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you, I am lucky to have a platform where I can share about her illness and how it affects the sufferer and those around them. I hold my hands up t knowing nothing about it before she became ill.

      Reply
  • Fiona jk42
    7th July 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Congratulations on your blogiversary. It’s interesting to find out how it started. Well done for sticking with it.

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    • admin
      8th July 2021 at 9:52 am

      Thank you, I still remember the day I started as if it was yesterday x

      Reply
  • Margaret Gallagher
    8th July 2021 at 12:34 am

    Congratulations – you have so many coping strategies – you give me great hope
    Heres to the next 6

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    • admin
      8th July 2021 at 9:51 am

      Thank you x

      Reply
  • Carly Belsey
    8th July 2021 at 6:06 am

    I think your blog is great, it’s refreshing because it’s honest and I love honesty. Happy Blog Birthday.

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    • admin
      8th July 2021 at 9:51 am

      Thank you and I always believe in honesty x

      Reply
  • Amy SIMPSON
    8th July 2021 at 8:09 am

    Congrats on your 6th Birthday x

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    • admin
      8th July 2021 at 9:50 am

      Thank you x

      Reply
  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    8th July 2021 at 8:33 am

    It’s amazing how fast time flies. You’ve been writing a great blog, sharing all sorts of ups and downs and other things. Happy Blogiversary. I hope to see you on here for many more years.

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    • admin
      8th July 2021 at 9:50 am

      Thank you, it certainly changed direction from what I thought at the start, but can not believe it is 6 years

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  • Jenni
    8th July 2021 at 10:11 am

    Happy Blogaversary! Congratulations on 6 years! It really is amazing how our blogs can change from what we intended and end up helping both ourselves and others.

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    • admin
      8th July 2021 at 10:58 am

      Thank you, I often hear people say that their blogs have changed from what they first started as x

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  • Kira
    8th July 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Awww happy blog birthday , I’m only half way there but I absolutely love it and it’s been the best thing I have ever started

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    • admin
      9th July 2021 at 9:59 am

      Thank you, it is great and love all the aspects to it x

      Reply
  • Rhian Westbury
    9th July 2021 at 9:04 am

    A lot has certainly changed in 6 years, but you should be proud of everything you’ve done from bringing home important health issues around our NHS/ GP to awareness of C’s condition x

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    • admin
      9th July 2021 at 9:57 am

      Thank you, and a lot has changed, lets hope it is a smoother next 6 years x

      Reply

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