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.


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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  1. May 17, 2016 / 6:33 am

    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 / 7:43 am

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

  2. May 17, 2016 / 6:43 am

    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 / 7:58 am

      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

  3. May 17, 2016 / 6:47 am

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

  4. May 17, 2016 / 7:21 am

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

  5. May 17, 2016 / 7:48 am

    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 / 8:09 am

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

  6. May 17, 2016 / 8:14 am

    Wow congrats gilr , that is amazing news indeed  #TwinklyTuesday

  7. May 17, 2016 / 8:28 am

    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 / 5:22 pm

      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

  8. The Tale of Mummyhood
    May 17, 2016 / 8:54 am

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


    • May 17, 2016 / 5:24 pm

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

  9. May 17, 2016 / 9:27 am

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

    • May 17, 2016 / 5:24 pm

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

  10. May 17, 2016 / 9:50 am

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

  11. May 17, 2016 / 11:44 am

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

    • May 17, 2016 / 5:26 pm

      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

  12. May 17, 2016 / 11:49 am

    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

    • May 17, 2016 / 5:26 pm

      Totally knackered haha!! Thank you very much lovely 🙂 xx

  13. May 17, 2016 / 12:37 pm

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

  14. Desanka @MommyBabyTime
    May 17, 2016 / 12:47 pm

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

  15. May 17, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    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 / 5:33 pm

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

  16. May 17, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    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 / 5:34 pm

      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

  17. May 17, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Congratulations lovely! You deserve it!

    I have voted 🙂 

    Sarah xx

  18. May 17, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    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! 🙂

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:37 am

      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

  19. May 17, 2016 / 5:45 pm

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

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:38 am

      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

  20. May 17, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    congratulaions! lots and lots of luck! #TwinklyTuesday

  21. May 17, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    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 19, 2016 / 7:35 am

      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

  22. May 17, 2016 / 7:56 pm

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

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:34 am

      Thanks so much laura – that’s so lovely to read 🙂 x

  23. May 17, 2016 / 8:23 pm

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

  24. May 17, 2016 / 8:30 pm

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

  25. May 17, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    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.. 😉


    • May 19, 2016 / 7:32 am

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

  26. May 17, 2016 / 9:35 pm

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

  27. May 17, 2016 / 10:32 pm

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

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:31 am

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

  28. May 17, 2016 / 10:48 pm

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

  29. May 17, 2016 / 11:12 pm

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

  30. May 17, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    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 🙂 Emily #twinklytuesday

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:30 am

      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 🙂 xx

  31. May 17, 2016 / 11:20 pm

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


    • May 19, 2016 / 7:29 am

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

  32. May 18, 2016 / 5:50 am

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

    • May 19, 2016 / 7:28 am

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

  33. May 18, 2016 / 2:27 pm

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

  34. May 19, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Congratulations, that's very exciting! x #TwinklyTuesday

  35. May 20, 2016 / 8:28 pm

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

    • May 22, 2016 / 9:23 pm

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

  36. May 23, 2016 / 10:50 pm

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

  37. May 25, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    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 🙂

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