This Is What A Mummy Blogger Is… Right?

A Mummy Blogger is a SAHM who has little else to do during the day but write about the mundane details of their lives, or make details up to make themselves sound more interesting. Of course there are the freebies too, a Mummy Blogger lives for freebies, will write anything you like to get them, they get loads of stuff for doing nothing. One day when the kids are older they will get a proper job.


This is the kind of description that gets bandied around all over the internet, amongst families and friends, everywhere!! I wouldn’t mind but what a load of crap. Most of the “Mummy Bloggers” I know (and Daddy Bloggers too!) are amongst the most intelligent, screwed on people I know. Some blog full-time, some part-time, many of them work out of the home (or in) as well as blog and many of them run their own businesses. Those that are SAHM/D’s work just as hard as those who are employed out of the house.

Freebies – oh yes, freebies. Have you ever heard the saying “You don’t get something for nothing” – it’s spot on! Any blogger worth their salt researches and tests a product fully before blogging about it. This often includes getting the family involved, taking pictures (possibly hundreds of pictures if you’re trying to pin down a child and product at the same time) and then a review is written up. A review has to be thorough, original & depending on the product / blogger, creatively arranged to keep the reader’s interest. Parent bloggers are a growing community of writers who are much sought after by PR companies – and why is that? That is because we are uniquely skilled individuals who are able to put a point across in an original and interesting way.

MB’s blog for different reasons. I started blogging to give myself a platform to further my freelance writing, but I fell in love with it, and the blog now seems to have a life of it’s own! For me it is part pure enjoyment, part business. Others raise an income from blogging, some use blogging as a tool to further their existing business, to display a craft, hobby or skill they have, some use it as a diary only- to record family events and personal achievements. WHY people blog is of no relevance to anyone else, it just is , and no-one has the right to belittle that.

And as for getting a “proper job”? Don’t even go there!!

Being a blogger is also not as easy as it sounds either, yes anyone can blog, there are many different free software packages and tools you can use to get started, but for those wanting to blog more professionally, you need now to be a good writer AND an internet genuis lol! Self hosting, design, website maintenance, widgets & plugins… some people find all of this very easy, some don’t, but are self-motivated enough to learn, or ask other bloggers for help.

I have read some absolutely amazing things on our people’s blogs, the places they’ve traveled, things they’ve seen, heard and experienced! So you know what, once you look past all the freeloading and time wasting, Mummy bloggers are a pretty bloody fantastic lot.

Right, best go now and make up some stories for tomorrow’s blog and see if I can blag some more freebies!



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  1. Well said! Lots of people belittle us and don’t understand exactly what we do but you have certainly set the record straight. Thank you

    1. Thanks for your comment 🙂 It just galls me a bit when people shout down things they don’t understand / haven’t experienced etc. It’s all assumption!

    1. It does – there are so many people blogging now – it’s a shame more people don’t get the chance to experience blog reading etc and get to find out more about it.

  2. HA!
    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Not so long ago, I asked a company about reviewing their *product*. As they were fashion based, their *samples* had to be returned so fair enough, but when they found out I was *just a mummy blogger* they told me they would send images only because and I QUOTE…

    *Can you imagine what would happen if we sent samples out to bloggers!!*

    I replied and said no, enlighten me please…and I haven’t heard from them since….


  3. Well said Nikki. I am please to say I am not one of the small minded few who think that. In fact I am envious of you and think your writings are witty and brilliant amongts other things I only wish I had the time to ready them all! :O)

  4. well said! I don’t make any money from blogging but I do get much from it. I think people will always make ignorant comments based on what they don’t know!

  5. Well said! When I started blogging it was so my bubba’s could read back over their childhood and have a diary so to speak, then I started learning about designing and making it look how I want it to look, it was never about freebies, it didn’t even occur to me!

    I love writing and my blog is the one place I have COMPLETE control! I may be a SAHM, but I also have a brain!


  6. Good for you Nicki!

    I know all you bloggers work really hard at what you do – it takes more than a just half an hour typing. It takes commitment, enthusiasm and drive.

    Keep blogging!


  7. Well said Nicki and really good concise piece . Its true what you say and yes we might get things to review but sometimes its so time consuming reviewing said item. Worth it in the end though when you get that comment “Oh thanks to your review I purchased X .”

  8. Fantastic post and is impeccably timed as people seem to be berating Mummy Bloggers recently without actually having the foggiest idea of what a Mummy or Daddy Blogger is! Lovely read and loved your pic!!x

  9. Well said Mrs – there seem to be some ridiculous pre-conceptions about ‘mummy bloggers’.

    I blog to record our life, as many others do and enjoy the sense of community that I’ve found. Anything extra is a bonus 😉

  10. I love this post! So well said! As a new mummy blogger I try hard to keep my content fresh and interesting – as far as freebies are concerned, I’m not there yet … Glad I found your blog … look forward to reading more!

  11. All the best ‘mummy’ bloggers are blogging about this topic today! LOL! I blogged about over on my blog too – but I blogged more about whether the use of the term ‘mummy blogger’ was derogatory or not. I’d love to know what you think. Vix x

    1. This is a post I did ages ago but sadly still applies. I’ve no idea how you define a MB as one of the “best” mind?
      I’ll have a nosy at the post, sounds interesting.

  12. hiya, im still very new to blogging, but do it because i love to . I dont work as im disabled so just blog when i feel well , but as you say , it is very hard especially when you have a toddler who doesnt want to pose for a pic to put in your review and it can take hours lol 🙂 Fab write up loved reading it from Nicci AKA @bubbaloves blog

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