British Mummy Blogger of the Week

>> Sunday, 8 November 2009

Boy #1 has decided I am not a 'fashion girl'. Apparently this is because I don't have hair down to 'here' (indicates mid-thigh), don't drive a 'fashion car' (I think we've established this already), and don't own 'fashion bags and shoes'. Bearing in mind I was sitting at the breakfast table this morning, unshowered, still in my dressing gown and looking - shall we say - not my best, when we had this conversation, I have to say that his decision on this matter was not one I could challenge.

It still stinks, though...


Let's change the subject, shall we? This week's British Mummy Blogger of the Week has been blogging for nearly 7 years, but I only came across her blog when she recently joined the British Mummy Bloggers ning, and it stopped me in my tracks. So many of us - myself included - blog about surface stuff. The really personal issues, the nuts and bolts of our emotions, stay hidden as we seek to make sense of our lives in a humorous way. One of the reasons I started blogging was that I figured if I could make what was going on in my day-to-day existence funny, then it would all seem somehow more worthwhile. I've moved on from that now - blogging is so many other things too - but there are still some subjects that are off-limits, that I would never have the guts to expose.

Everyday Stranger doesn't do that. Her posts are heart-rending, soul-searching, funny, and above all honest, and once you start reading you may find yourself - like me - unable to stop before you reach the bottom of the page.

To check out the British Mummy Bloggers Ning, click here. (Note: It's called 'Mummy', but Dads can be members too).

8 comments:

Noble Savage 8 November 2009 at 13:35  

Great pick, I'm officially hooked! What a wonderful style of writing she has.

TheMadHouse 8 November 2009 at 15:14  

I too am hooked - cheers

Claire 8 November 2009 at 16:21  

Truely extraordinary... currently fighting back the tears after reading her silverbox section. Thank you for introducing her to us.

Potty Mummy 8 November 2009 at 20:59  

Thanks Ladies - am so glad that you agree with this one.

MumsRock 9 November 2009 at 10:05  

Great choice.
The writing (she) is intense and searingly honest. Quite a reality check since, as you say, so much of the mummy blogging world is about finding the lightness and humour in our everyday lives.

Thanks for the intro
x

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble 9 November 2009 at 15:11  

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Sparx 9 November 2009 at 22:51  

Wow, she's good, scary. I've been on and off this blog over time - for some reason I never bookmark it and can never find it again - so, thanks for the link!

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