Every week I feature an interview with a blogger, so that whether you know of them or not, you can get to know them a little better! This week we meet Chloe from Just The Three Of Us. Thanks so much for taking part Chloe 🙂
Tell me a little bit about yourself and your family
I’m Chloe, a 25 year old single mum of two from Norfolk. In our little abode there is myself, Mia (7), Theo (5), Millie the dog, Fudge the cat and three finches. My children are my proudest achievement, they drive me insane some days, but I wouldn’t be who I am without them.
What do you like doing to be you, when you are not parenting, working (if you do), or blogging?
If I’m not parenting or blogging I am usually sleeping! I do usually spend one night a week with friends – no distractions, no children, just time to be me.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date is definitely my children. I gave birth to Mia at just 18, I had no idea I was pregnant with her, and when I look at her now, aged seven, I am immensely proud of the intelligent and kind young lady she has become. Theo didn’t have the easiest start to life, but he has overcome every challenge thrown his way and I am so proud of his bravery.
From your own experiences, what do you find the hardest part of parenting and what is the easiest/most rewarding part?
Honestly, I think the hardest part about parenting, especially single parenting, is having to be on-the-go at all times. There’s no time for self-indulgence and lay in’s are non existent. When the kids finally go to bed, we are too exhausted to do anything!
The most rewarding part of parenting is the cuddles – just because. They pick you up when you’re exhausted and remind you why it is all worth it.
Parenting in itself is no mean feat; how do you juggle everything you need to in order to get everything done on a daily basis?
I am a huge fan of a list. I have lists for everything for what I need, from the shops to what is in my freezer. Everything is on a list, everything work related and non work related has to be on a list for me to remember. It feels good to tick something off a list.
Why did you decide to start blogging?
I originally began blogging with a blog called The Adventures Of An Allergy Mummy, which I set up to share recipes and experiences of allergies and eczema as my son suffered severely with both. Fast forward 4 years and The Adventures Of An Allergy Mummy is now Just The Three Of Us.
Tell me a bit about your blog?
Just The Three Of Us is a family and lifestyle blog. After Theo began to outgrow his allergies, I felt we’d also outgrown The Adventures Of An Allergy Mummy. Blogging is the best thing I’ve ever done.
What do you want your blog to achieve and where do you hope to see it go as it grows?
Honestly, I went into blogging with absolutely no goals or expectations. I have nearly 13,000 followers on social media, and for me, that’s a big achievement. I never imagined I’d be even remotely successful. Of course I would love to win an award or be recognised for my writing in a professional capacity, but I’m happy with my little blog and its readers.
What advice would you give someone who is thinking about starting a blog?
I think the best advice I can give is to be realistic. Many wannabe bloggers go into blogging expecting to earn money straight away or be sent ‘free’ stuff daily. The fact is it takes months/years and a lot of hard work to reach the point of being noticed by brands.
If you could have dinner with three people (dead or alive), who would it be and why
This is a tough one! I think if I could have dinner with three people they would be my Nanny Phoebe who passed away when I was 12, Peter Andre because I’d marry him in a heartbeat, and my best friend because Peter Andre makes her cringe and for me that is highly entertaining!
Tell me three random facts about you
1) I have 5 tattoos.
2) My feet shrank after I gave birth – I went from a size 6 to a size 4.
3) I lack common sense, for example until a few years ago I was convinced unicorns lived in Russia…