Inspirational Parents #23

It has been far too long since I’ve had an inspirational parent takeover on my blog. The last one was a fabulous interview from Jenny back in December. I never really stopped doing them, but I didn’t seek out people to take part either. That was until Martyn messaged me and said that he knew someone who he thought would be perfect for this interview series. I already followed meandminimees on Twitter, but Martyn’s message made me take a closer look. Meandminimees is written under the pseudonym of Matthew Blythe. The writer is a single dad to two teenagers who he adopted when…

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Inspirational Parents #22 – Monkey and Mouse

I’ve been reading Jenny’s blog Monkey and Mouse for quite a while now and more recently I’ve started to read literally every post. I love her writing style and her posts are both interesting and useful. She does some amazing crafts with her children and explores her local area with lots of outdoor activities. She inspires me to do more with my children and her blog has even influenced where we want to go on holiday next year!  1. Tell me about the most unexpected change to you as a person or to your life since becoming a parent? I…

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Inspirational Parents #21 Inside, Outside & Beyond

I’m honoured to feature the latest interviewee in my inspirational parents series. I’ve been reading Suzanne’s original blog, 3 Children and It for quite a while. I’ve always found Suzanne inspirational for her effortless style and her positive outlook during difficult times. More recently, Suzanne has refocussed her blogging efforts with her new blog, Inside, Outside and Beyond. Her new space on the web is full of the same stunning photos, chatty writing style and fun anecdotes that I enjoy. If you haven’t done so already, do head over and check out Suzanne’s new blog.  1. Tell me about the…

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Inspirational parents #20 – Papa Tont

Tony is a dad blogger who I’ve only recently discovered. The thing that instantly drew me in when I read Papa Tont is Tony’s honesty. He covers emotive topics that parents need to read, but not many are willing to open up about. The other thing I find rather refreshing about Tony is that he is unashamedly glum. When I asked him to feature in this series, he was adamant that there was nothing inspirational about him. This theme continues within the interview with his inability to admit that he’s ever achieved anything great. But aside from all his other achievements I…

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Inspirational Parents #19 – Mum of Three World

I’ve been reading Sarah’s blog for ages and I have to admit it’s one of my favourites. What I love about Mum of Three World is that Sarah’s family is nothing like mine. Her children are much older and their schools and activities are wildly different to the stage we’re at. And yet, I’m captivated every time I read it. As well as being an amazing blogger, Sarah is a freelance writer, social media manager and super-mum to three fantastic children. When I asked her to take part in this feature she said she didn’t think she was inspirational enough. She is…

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Inspirational Parents #18 – Diane Chandler

This week I’m delighted to be interviewing award winning author Diane Chandler. Her most recent novel is called Moondance, and it draws heavily on her own experiences. The book is about a career woman who struggled to conceive naturally. It follows her in her struggle with IVF, a topic close to Diane’s heart. The book will be published on 1 November 2016 to coincide with National Infertility Awareness Week. 1. Tell me about the most unexpected change to you as a person or to your life since becoming a parent? I was always a notoriously impatient person, and was stunned to find incredible depths…

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Inspirational Parents #17 – Rosie Nixon

I’m really proud to be interviewing Rosie Nixon, the editor of HELLO! magazine. Rosie is a hands-on editor with a love of all things celebrity, royal and fashion. She previously held senior positions at glossy women’s magazines including Grazia, Glamour and Red. In her career, Rosie has attended a multitude of glamorous award ceremonies, premieres and showbiz weddings all around the world. Ever discreet and protective of the big stars she has worked with, Rosie’s experience has undoubtedly enabled her to write her debut novel, The Stylist.  I’m delighted to be interviewing Rosie and showing a different side to her –…

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