My blog is a vital part of my life. Why? Because for me it is a creative outlet, where I can air my views, my fears, my joys and my successes. I’ve met some amazing mum’s through my blog – many who I am proud to call my friends and have their friendship to turn to. The blogging community is full of compassionate people and there’s been several occasions in the last 5 years since I started writing where I’ve seen bloggers pulling together to support one another, put on amazing events and offer words of encouragement and mugs of coffee or shoulders to cry on.
The depth and strength of friendship many bloggers have with other bloggers knows no bounds, many of us have never met face to face but we will always be there for each other. So when on Sunday I read the terrible news from one of the loveliest bloggers, who has a heart of gold, that her and her family had tragically lost their 9 month old baby girl Matilda Mae in tragic circumstances I knew it wouldn’t be long until many of us found a way to support Jennie and her family through this time of hurt and confusing.
One blogger who has written it beautifully, other than Jennie herself is Kylie Hodges of the blog Not Even a Bag of Sugar. Kylie’s blog is a beautiful diary of her life as a mum and fundraiser for Bliss after she gave birth to her son Joseph at 27 weeks gestation weighing 1lb 7oz.
Kylie’s tribute to Matilda Mae is beautifully written and the collection she is putting together is for such a fantastic charity that offers valuable support to families.
So for anyone who things being a mummy blogger is about writing non stop about trivial baby and family life thing again. Many may not like us on the big wide web and call us ‘blaggers’ but with over 4000 parenting bloggers in the UK alone we can do amazing things and campaigning for all sorts of good causes (check out my blog post for Team Honk and the #goodwork campaign if you haven’t already read it).