#Blogtober ~ Day 12 ~ Love

Today is day 12 of Blogtober 2017, and definitely one of the easier themes to write about-Love.


I have a lot of loves in my life, not all of them people-some of them things-some of them material, some of them not.
All of them, however, give me the strength and positivity I need to get through even the toughest days. Continue reading “#Blogtober ~ Day 12 ~ Love”

#Blogtober17 ~ Day 10 ~ Joke

Today is day 10 of Blogtober 2017, and the theme today is ‘Joke’.


As a blogger, regardless of how I describe what I do, and how I spend my time, I still end up being treated as a joke.

I know, I know, you didn’t expect to come over to today’s Blogtober post and read this did you!

But it’s true-I genuinely am treated and thought of as a joke. Continue reading “#Blogtober17 ~ Day 10 ~ Joke”

A Blogger,Seriously?


During an article writing job on Friday at my son’s school, I was introduced to members of staff as “Kye’s Mum”.

Now, before I begin to get into my issues with this, I would like to clarify that I LOVE  being “Kye’s Mum”

However, as recent events and conversations with friends and family members have seen, I’m starting to realise how I’m not taken as seriously as I’d like to be with regards to my job. Rather than being labelled as “Jemma” (as that’s my actual name), or described as a “blogger”, people instead find it hard to take those job titles seriously.

I find since becoming a “blogger”, myself, and other bloggers, really don’t get the recognition we deserve.

Why is this?!

Is it because we don’t do a 9-5 job?
I don’t see how-when different jobs and shift patterns now mean a large amount of the working population also don’t do 9-5 working days.

Is it because I currently don’t earn a wage?
I kind of understand this-but what about those that volunteer for charities etc? They’re taken seriously-and effectively that’s what I currently do!

On Sunday morning-I spent my time sat at my laptop, typing up three different pieces of work-one for my local news site, one for a baby loss charity, and this one.

Today, after being “Kye’s Mum” and dropping him at school and his sister at nursery, I  came home and typed up another blog before going to a meeting, another two school runs, then heading out to another event at my local theatre.

I work hard, I enjoy what I do (yes-even though I don’t get paid), and I’m really good at what I do.

How many people an say that about their jobs?

Signing off;
Jemma (aka Kye’s Mummy, Olivia’s Mummy, Keiron’s Wife, Housewife extraordinaire, Blogger, Writer, Reviewer, Columnist, (volunteer).

Today I’m Thankful For #2

Good Morning!

I’ve had to double up on the thankful blog today-as I was too ill to blog yesterday during the day, and out at a press event yesterday evening.
So……today (and yesterday) I am thankful for;

My Bed
I was literally in it all day yesterday.  Trying to gain some energy or rid myself of some of these horrible symptoms of my yukky cold, before heading to the theatre for a press event last night.

My husband
Even though he feels rough too (and today is literally in the same position I was in yesterday), my husband pretty much gave up his day off yesterday, to have Olivia downstairs with him, to allow me to rest, and picking up and putting away the food shopping yesterday morning, leaving me stress free and relaxed to try and get better.


People who step up
This one is probably the most important-and more of an ongoing thankfulness really.

It’s dedicated to those select few, that, regardless of whether they have been given jobs, such as-maid of honour/godparent etc, they still step up and be those things.
I am so grateful for those that bother with my children, even though they’re not duty bound to, and those that are truly there for me and my family, regardless of whether they were given a role to do so.  You put others, who were supposed to step up, to shame.

My Job
Yes you read that-my job. Because what I do, to me, constitutes a job. It’s what I want to do, it’s what I love to do, and quite frankly it’s what I’m bloody good at!

I tire of having to explain to people why it is classed as a job, when they question how “easy” it is.

I love it, I work hard at it, and actually, the opportunities I get from it make the tiresome questions and constant explanations worth it.


That’s all for today folks.

Remember to join in with what you’re thankful for over on social media, tagging me, and using the hashtag #MFBthankful, or on here using the comments section at the bottom of the page.