Posted on October 1, 2018

#Blogtober18 Day 1 – All About Me

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This Mummy Loves… is eight years old as of yesterday and I have literally just come across #Blogtober18 and loved the idea so much that I thought I’d give it a go. Firstly if like me you haven’t heard of #Blogtober before then it is basically writing a blog post everyday throughout October with prompts by Big Family Organised Chaos. Today is day 1 and the first prompt is ‘All About Me’ I’m actually really excited to join in with this as I’ve been feeling rather empty with regards to writing recently so this may just give me what I need to get my love back.


All About Me.

My name is Sonia and I have just turned 41 years old. I have three children Liam who is almost 22, Boo who is almost 12 and Bugs who is 8 years old. I live with my other half James who I’ve been with for almost 15 years now. From a very early age all I wanted to do was be a midwife and have kids. Kids won and they have been my life for the past 22 years. My biggest regret in live will be not following my midwifery dream. I know there is still time for that but I really don’t have the money or support to go into full time education.

Me & Boo

I have been writing here at This Mummy Loves for exactly eight years, I started this blog just after Bugs was born. Although this was not my first blog. I first started blogging way way back in 2001 when Liam was 5. Blogging was totally different back then and I made the most amazing friends, who I still class as friends to this day. In 2016 I started my travel blog ‘The Places We Will Go‘ with my partner James. I love that blog and expect that one will out live this one as I think there is only so far you can go with a parenting blog… but saying that I can’t see me letting it go just yet 😉

Busch Gardens Florida

Feeding a Flamingo at Busch Gardens in Florida

My family is my biggest love and I am always at my happiest when surrounded by my family. I don’t see my parents or big sisters as often as I would like to and that makes me very sad. I love to travel and explore new places and right now I feel like I am desperately ready for some alone time. I love eating out at posh restaurants and generally just hoping that my other half would become a Master Chef 😉

I am currently studying to do my Maths GCSE next May, I didn’t pass it when I was at school and suddenly at the age of 41 decided it was time that I did. I hated Maths at school and didn’t put any effort in at all. But I am really loving it now and love the time I take out of being a mum to study.

My latest nails.

I am obsessed with having nice nails so get my nails done every 2-3 weeks. It is the one thing about myself that I take great pride in. I live in jeans and hoodies at the moment and wish that I had a personal stylist to dress me every day so that I looked amazing like some women just seem to be able to. Where does one learn that?

Well I think that is enough about me today. A big hello if you are new to my blog, please say hello. I’d love to ‘meet’ you and come over and say hello to you too 🙂


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  • Reply #Blogtober18 Day 31 – The End | This Mummy Loves… October 31, 2018 at 2:44 pm

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  • Reply Rachel Simons October 2, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Congrats on 8 years of this blog 🙂 It is nice to see more established bloggers doing Blogtober for the first time (me too haha) Good luck with your Maths GCSE. My daughters’ secondary school maths homework baffles me and that’s not even GCSE level! Great pics #Blogtober18

  • Reply Kelly Walton October 1, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    lovely to meet you via Blogtober. Never say never about the midwifery goal. I think its phenomenal that you are doing GCSE maths now. I’m a big believer in there is always a way to achieve your dreams.

  • Reply Mandi October 1, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Welcome to Blogtober, hopefully it will give you back your blogging mojo, especially as you have been blogging for that long, I too wanted to be a midwife, but seven children and that career wouldn’t have worked! Good luck with the maths gcse, i’m glad I managed to get mine when I was at school, the children’s homework baffles me now when they are stuck!! Looking forward to reading more posts during October x

  • Reply GirlsGospel October 1, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I’m the same with my blogs. Set up another one as I felt posts about “me” didn’t belong on my parent blog. #blogtober

  • Reply MotherGeek October 1, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    So glad I’m not the only established blogger who missed the Blogtober train until now haha! My MIL trained to be a nurse at 45. She’s 59 now and a matron in a kids hospice. You could totally still do it xx

  • Reply Shell Louise October 1, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Happy Blogversary :o)
    You’re very brave taking your Maths GCSE again. I hated Maths as well and had to retake it when I went to college to get on to a childcare course I wanted to do. I don’t think I could face ever having to do it again!
    Good luck :o)

  • Reply Samantha Donnelly October 1, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations on your 8 year blog anniversary, this is my third year in taking part and it is great fun #Blogtober18

  • Reply Tea and Cake for the Soul October 1, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Good luck with your maths. First Blogtober for me.

  • Reply Kim Carberry October 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Yay! It’s fab that you are taking part in Blogtober! Congrats on the 8 years of blogging.
    That is fantastic that you are doing your Maths GCSE. My teen will be taking hers then too. Eek! I struggle to understand most of what she’s learning so good on you!
    Lovely photos.

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