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I’ve been shortlisted in the mumandworking awards!

The very first post that I wrote on this blog was about being a working mum. I was reminiscing on a time when I was at home more than I was at work and when I spent more time with my boy than I did without him. For me, working and being a mum has not been easy. It has brought tears and it has brought worry, it has brought challenges and it has brought the guarantee of a hot cup of tea along with the ability to eat some food without having to give half of it to a little person.

This blog started as somewhere to air my thoughts and frustrations, somewhere to discuss the highs and lows of being a working mum and somewhere I was hoping to find some support. The blog itself has turned into a whole lot more. It's a diary of my beautiful three year old boy, it's a journey through my second pregnancy and it's the story of our lives as a family of three, soon to become four.

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But wholeheartedly, it is still the place to come to when I need to talk about being a working mum. It's where I come when I am feeling the mummy guilt when my little man is feeling poorly, it's where I come to give my tips on how to manage life as a working mum and it's where I decided to set up my working mum interviews where so many fabulous working mums have shared their own stories of their return to work. 

And now?? 

Well, now I've only gone and been shortlisted in the Working Parent Blogger of the Year category in the mumandworking awards. I know right! I can't believe it myself! 

So, why should you vote for me and why do I want to win? 

Well, other than all those posts that I've mentioned up there (and there's loads more if you go have a peek!), it's because I want to be recognised as someone who brings something to the 'working mum' family. I want people to see that it is possible be a successful working mum – one who works 37.5 hours a week and still has mega fun time with her son. One that managed to negotiate flexible working with her first company and then went on to grab a new job after telling them exactly what hours she could and couldn't work. One that has to travel for her job but one that also has to be out of the office doors at 4.30pm on the dot to get her little man from nursery. It's a mum that has been in tears because her little one didn't want her to leave him and it's one that's been in tears because all of her trains were cancelled and she felt so helishly guilty at possibly being late picking him up.

But it's also the one that thrives in the workplace and looks around at the events that she organises and thinks, yes…I did that. I did that while juggling a three year old, being 22 weeks pregnant and somehow finding time to write this blog.

That right there, that's why I want to win this award. And I would absolutely ruddy love it if you would vote for me to be there on awards night.

Thank you! 

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78 Comments

  • Reply Baby Isabella at Dear Mummy Blog

    Congratulations hunny! My mummy is a working mum and feels your frustration xx it's hard to get the work/life/blogging balance right sometimes xx. Good luck! #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 6:33 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much. It’s definitely hard to get the balance right but we do the best we can πŸ™‚ xx

      May 17, 2016 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Sarah Howe

    Ah Lisa well done! So well deserved. I always admired you working full time and juggling a family and being pregnant! It's amazing! Thanks for hosting xx

    May 17, 2016 at 6:43 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww thanks so much lovely! A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! Buy by God I can’t wait for maternity leave to be here – knackered all the time!! xx

      May 17, 2016 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Mummy Muckups (Anna)

    Voted! Fingers and toes crossed for a worthy recipient! Good luck. #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 6:47 am
  • Reply mackenzie glanville

    well done Lisa, you really do inspire so amny of us and you desrve all the recognition for that! Congrats honey  #twinklytuesday 

    May 17, 2016 at 7:21 am
  • Reply justsayingmum

    What a total inspiration – seriously! Well done and I wish you all the best in the awards! Beautiful photo of your boy and your bump #twinklytuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 7:48 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Oh thank you so much. That’s so lovely πŸ™‚ xx

      May 17, 2016 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos

    Well done indeed lovely, I know how hard it is to do both yet how rewarding too, of course I'll vote. 

    May 17, 2016 at 7:51 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much Fiona! It’s lovely to get a bit of recognition- even if only for the nomination process! But fingers crossed! xx

      May 17, 2016 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Moipone Islam

    Wow congrats gilr , that is amazing news indeed  #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Lucy at occupation:(m)other

    Ahh congratulations and good luck, it's a lovely accolade whatever! Love your two b's pic – bump and boy, gorgeous #twinklytuesday 

    May 17, 2016 at 8:28 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Definitely- whatever happens I got nominated hehe! And thanks – it’s one of my faves and was gutted when I sported the cardi in the background!! xx

      May 17, 2016 at 5:22 pm
  • Reply The Tale of Mummyhood

    I can't imagine how difficult a work/being mum combination can be. I take my hat off to you πŸ™‚ congratulations on being nominated! 

    #twinklytuesday 

    May 17, 2016 at 8:54 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much! It’s not easy, even though I’ve been doing it for rather a long time now! xx

      May 17, 2016 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Laughing Mum

    Congratulations! Sounds as though you thoroughly deserve it! fingers crossed for you! 

    May 17, 2016 at 9:27 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much lovely:) fingers crossed indeed! xx

      May 17, 2016 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Robina - babylists.co.uk

    Congratulations!! You deserve it! Will vote now, fingers and toes firmly crossed for you, good luck X #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Mess and Merlot

    I'm a SAHM and I have so much respect for working mums! I've voted for you, best of luck πŸ™‚ x #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 11:44 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much! I have total respect for you too…even though I wish I could be at home, there are times when I think it’s easier to be at work!!! xx

      May 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Cheryl @ Tea or Wine

    Congratulations! I don't know where you find the time to do all of this whilst you're pregnant too, you must be knackered! Full respec to you. Thanks for hosting #TwinklyTuesday xx

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    May 17, 2016 at 11:49 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Totally knackered haha!! Thank you very much lovely πŸ™‚ xx

      May 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Mrs Taylor

    WOW CONGRATULATIONS! WIshing you lots of luck, thanks for hosting this linky and sharing your news. #twinklytuesday x

    May 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Desanka @MommyBabyTime

    I still think working moms does wonderful job managing time spent with her children. Congratulations on your nomination,hope you'll win! #TwinklTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 12:47 pm
  • Reply Catie: An Imperfect Mum

    Congratulations on your nomination and very well deserved. I work part-time and know how hard that can be. I love the honesty in your posts. #twinklytuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 2:09 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much – it’s definitely a struggle at times! xx

      May 17, 2016 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply laura dove

    Congratulations! I have never heard of these awards before, I hope that you win! Even if you dont, simply being nominated is amazing isnt it! #TwinklyTuesdays

    May 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Haha that’s how I feel too. I’ll always have been nominated – it would be so awesome to get to the finals though!! xx

      May 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Congratulations lovely! You deserve it!

    I have voted πŸ™‚ 

    Sarah xx

    May 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm
  • Reply Megan @ Involuntary Adulthood

    Wow! Congrats! #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    Congratulations on being shortlisted.  I have to say I think you're amazing managing to juggle working full-time, being a mummy and managing to write a blog on top of it all.  You have my vote! πŸ™‚

    May 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much lovely lady! I do have lots of balls in the air but hey, it keeps me busy!! I think it’s safe to say I’m looking forward to a bit of maternity leave!! xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:37 am
  • Reply RaShell @ Mommy's Apron

    That's so much to juggle.  I am glad you have found your groove.  Good luck with the nomination!

    May 17, 2016 at 5:45 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much! It’s taken a while to find my groove and some days it’s still a real struggle! I just get on and do the best I can! xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Emma

    congratulaions! lots and lots of luck! #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Rebecca

    Congratulations on the nomination!!  And I really admire you for juggling work, parenting and a blog so successfully!  Thank you for hosting! X #TwinklyTuesday 

    May 17, 2016 at 7:55 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Haha I don’t know if it’s successfully!! I think it’s safe to say I’m looking forward to a little time off with maternity leave!! xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:35 am
  • Reply Laura

    Congratulations on it all, your blog is amazing and sounds like your a very hard worker. Fingers crossed you win cxx

    May 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much laura – that’s so lovely to read πŸ™‚ x

      May 19, 2016 at 7:34 am
  • Reply Katy (What Katy Said)

    Working, pregnant and a mum already. You ruddy well deserve to win!! Good luck lovely xx

    May 17, 2016 at 8:23 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Haha thanks darling! Fingers crossed πŸ™‚ xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:33 am
  • Reply Crummy Mummy

    How exciting! Very well done – you so deserve it! #twinklytuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Eliana

    aw congratulations!! witch such a hectic life and hard work you deserve that award and all the kisses from your little one! Wish you all the best with the second one! Life will just be…more fun.. πŸ˜‰

    #TwincklyTuesday 

    May 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Haha thank you! It’s definitely going to be more something! I do steal lots of kisses from my little one hehe! xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Jaki

    Bloody fantastic. Well done you! On my way to vote now. Fingers crossed because you deserve it! #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 9:35 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ that’s so lovely:) xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am
  • Reply Briony

    Massive well done to you. What a perfect award to be nominated for. Good luck xx #twinklytuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww thank you – I have my fingers crossed to make it to the finals! xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:31 am
  • Reply Helena

    Well done for being shortlisted. Wishing you the best of luck. #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Kat Eat.Love.Live

    That's amazing and very well deserved. Congratulations. Wishing you all the very best of luck xx #TwinklyTuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 11:12 pm
  • Reply My Petit Canard

    Aww congrats on being short-listed lovely! It sounds so well deserved. Being a working mum is definitely a never ending balancing act and one of the hardest things I've ever done. I love that your blog shares your journey as a working mum and helps others who are trying to find that balance too πŸ™‚ Emily #twinklytuesday

    May 17, 2016 at 11:16 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww thank you so much lovely. Being a working mum is definitely not easy so I love that I can offer support and experiences through my blog πŸ™‚ xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:30 am
  • Reply Random Musings

    Congratulations on being nominated! Good luck, I really hope you win πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting #TwinklyTuesday

    Debbie

    May 17, 2016 at 11:20 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much Debbie:) I’m not expecting to win but to get to the finals would be amazing!! xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:29 am
  • Reply Sadia

    You deserve all the awards, especially with Little #2 in the offing. Mwah! #TwinklyTuesday

    May 18, 2016 at 5:50 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Thanks so much lovely! I definitely have a lot on my hands right now haha! xx

      May 19, 2016 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Lady Nym

    Oh, wow!  Well done to you and fingers crossed.  You must be very proud of yourself.  xx

    May 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Madeline

    Congratulations, that's very exciting! x #TwinklyTuesday

    May 19, 2016 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Becky at PinksCharming

    Huge congratulations on being a finaist, that is brilliant. And best of luck, you have my vote xx

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    May 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      Aww thanks so much lovely – I have my fingers crossed!! X

      May 22, 2016 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply Silly Mummy

    Congratulations – very well deserved, hope you win! Good luck! x

    May 23, 2016 at 10:50 pm
  • Reply Jo Sandelson

    How exciting for you! Nothing like being acknowledged outside your friends and family by those we don't see every day so well done! I've voted for you and good luck πŸ™‚

    May 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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