Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A new focus for Latte Mum

I need to get something off my chest.

When I started writing Latte Mum three months ago, I had every intention of writing post after positive post detailing my time as a mum. I thought it would be interesting to share the fun things I did with my new baby, like endless coffee catch ups, picnics and beachside frolics. I really didn't want this to be a forum for D&M's and airing dirty laundry.

I've changed my mind.

Perhaps it's the pages of posts or the hormones or something about the little guy that's come into my life, but suddenly life is making more sense. As such I've decided I no longer want to talk about "things", because motherhood to me is most definitely not about things. It's about soul, feelings, heartache, inspiration, harmony, joy, love, and piles of dirty laundry (because who wants to do that when there are giggles to exchange, cheeks to kiss, blocks to stack and new food to taste).

Why the change? Well firstly, Latte Mum has reawakened the writer in me. I'd forgotten that writing is one of the few ways I can make everything in my head and heart make sense, and I've really missed it. As you may have picked up through my ever evolving posts, I am on a little journey here. OK, a massive one. And I guess I'm figuring this all out as I go.

Secondly, while I've been living it up in Mummy World I've realised I can't imagine ever going back to a life that's organised, ordered, colour-coded, buttoned up. I'm sure there are perfect mothers out there raising angelic children, but I for one am enjoying life on this side of the fence, where things are a little chaotic, mostly unplanned, and definitely ruled by the heart instead of the head.

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So, selfishly I've decided to indulge myself and change my focus slightly. While I vow to keep the overall tone of this place positive (just because that's who I am), and will still share activity ideas, bits of advice and anything else that's useful, I'm also going to share the words being written on my heart too.

Ultimately I want to write with a purpose, and share the things that matter (however big or small). So if it doesn’t help you, give you an idea, make your life easier, open your mind to new possibilities, make you think or make you smile – I won't post it.

*What is your heart telling you today?


12 comments:

  1. :) I love reading about your journey x

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  2. Perfect, Mel. I was thinking you should do that too, I just didn't know how to say it. The posts I've been loving reading are the ones where you're pouring your heart out. I don't think it's selfish at all. It's inspiring. xx

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    1. I'm glad you think so. I've enjoyed writing the heartfelt posts the most, and following my heart hasn't let me down yet so think it's the best way to go. Hope all is well with you, bubs and bump xxx

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    2. Yep, all is well with us. I'm working on a wee family project myself, that I'll get in touch about soonish. Keen to get your thoughts about it xx.

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    3. Great! Can't wait to hear more xx

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  3. Hi, I've just come across your blog tonight and I think it looks beautiful, joyful and is really inspiring. I've just started my own recently and I'm sure that my writing journey will change as yours has, but looking forward to getting back into the writing! Good luck with the change and I look forward to reading more :)

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    1. Thanks so much Elissa! I'm new to this whole blogging business too and wish I had started earlier. I'm sure you'll find it therapeutic and uplifting too - good luck with it all and I look forward to reading how it all unfolds. xx

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  4. Fab Mel,

    I feel like Teacher Belle here, but writing from the heart is the surest way to the hearts of your readers. Joy Cowley (yup that old chestnut) has even titled one of her writing guides "Writing from the Heart" - which I turn to often when trying to help out young writers (I personally don't have a clue).

    Also, loving your blog as I a little more interested in your subject matter these days:-)

    Belle
    xox

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    1. Thanks Belle - great tip about Joy Cowley, will check it out! Hope you and the bump are well xx

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  5. I really appreciate reading Mummy bloggers that keep it real and respect them for it. I am enjoying coming to your page, you're doing a great job!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement, it really does mean a lot and I hope I continue to keep you interested! xx

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