It’s a daunting task – the index is growing enormously each month, with more than 100 new blogs joining in the last week alone. We try to regularly audit the listings, ensuring we only list active UK parent blogs, but even so, the Tots100 has now grown to list more than 2,000 UK parent blogs.
In such a large community, it can be hard for new bloggers to gain a foothold, so we’d love you to go and visit these new blogs, and offer your support – there really are some wonderful blogs in CJ’s selection this month. Over to CJ:
Once again, a vast number of new blogs have joined the Tots100 Index of UK parent blogs this month, adding to its already immense popularity.
I’ve noticed some stunning photography on many of the new blogs recently which is always a pleasure to see. People take such a lot of care when creating their blog posts and it really does show.
My selection below will offer something for everyone and again, leaving comments and choosing to follow a blog can give a new blogger such a boost and will make you feel better, too, for offering your support. And don’t forget, if you’re not already on Twitter, have a think about creating an account. It will probably increase your readership and help you to make a few new friends as well.
Mummylovescheesecake – Our first pick this month is a blog all about Alex, and her stories of being an inspirational Mummy. With a physical disability as a result of an accident at work, Alex is now a stay-at-home Mum to two little girls, and her blog is a must-read. You can also follow Alex on Twitter.
Mummy, Not Big Milk Thing – Our next blog comes from Alice, who publishes photographs on her blog that I think will make you weak at the knees. Gorgeous pictures and video blogs of the beautiful Elliott and Sam are accompanied with some really informative blog posts, including reviews on must-have baby and toddler products. You can also follow Alice on Twitter.
….And PND makes three – This blog stood out for me this month because it’s exceptionally well-written and honest. So many parents struggle with post-natal depression and Chloe’s struggles will strike a chord with many women who have been through similar experiences. I really hope that blogging gives Chloe an avenue to find support and friendship during what’s obviously been a really difficult time.
Littlegreenshed is another new blog to the Tots100 that has some stunning photography – including everything from family adventures to updates on a family trying to live the ‘good life’ on an allotment. Lou’s blog will keep you entertained with her updates, and it’s a great blog to add to your reader if you’re interested in outdoor, gardening and green issues. You can also follow the blog on Twitter.
Pictorial Mum – There are lots and lots of blogs that are about the everyday experiences of Mums and while they’re all great, this blog stood out for me because it’s so relatable – with some really thought-provoking writing, and a lovely range of topics.
Confessions of A SAHM – Sometimes you read a blog, and it leaves you deep in thought – that’s how I felt when I first read this new Tots100 blog, and I’m sure you’ll feel the same way, too when you get to know the lovely lady who created this blog. It’s the incredibly heart-warming tale of Rachel and her son, who has autism, so I could naturally relate to it very well. Please do follow Rachel on Twitter.
Life, As I Know It – This is a great blog with a real sense of humour, and some great insights into family life. Once more, we are blessed to be able to share some beautiful photographs when Kerry, mum to three girls, allows us a glimpse into her fabulous world as a pub landlady. You can Kerry on Twitter.
Tiddler on the Loose – The semi-anonymous ‘V’ writes about some very sensitive subjects, with real skill, in this well-documented blog about her baby, whom she refers to as Tiddler. I have been enjoying keeping up to date with Tiddler’s progress. Follow V on Twitter.
Mama, you talk? – Some really entertaining stories, photographs and reviews written by Ellen, mum to Gracie, Eddie and Charlie, who all sound completely adorable. Her posts are informative, funny and very easy to read. Follow Ellen on Twitter.
Rollercoaster Mum – Mum to two gorgeous little girls, Rebecca writes a really good variety of posts about her family and the fabulous events and activity centres they attend. Her ambition to work at home will be interesting to follow. Follow Rebecca on Twitter.
How To Be A Domestic Disgrace – Fabulously funny and very well-written blog by Lisa who loves dressing up as a Ninja, writes some useful product reviews and is just getting over being a student. Very enjoyable.
Ponderings From The Kitchen – Kate is a stay-at-home mum to the adorable Eden. From keen camper to talented crafter, she writes some brilliant posts complete with children’s book recommendations and exciting places to take the kids. Follow Kate on Twitter.
The Singing Mummy – Some really heart-warming stories of two beautiful children, Molly Louise and Alfie Paul. A selection of lovely photos and quality time spent with this wonderfully close family. You can follow on Twitter here.
Thanks again to CJ for sharing her recommendations with us. If you’re a new blogger, you can join the Tots100 here - we also love to hear about your blogs – feel free to drop us a line or leave a comment if you have a post you’d like to recommend for the Tots100 Ten at Ten, or perhaps you’d like to write a guest post for us?