The curious incident of the name of the blog..

As I’m sure any blogger will testify, choosing the name for your blog is really difficult! Last week I decided that it was the week I was definitely, definitely, starting *that blog* I had been talking about for nigh on 2 years (2 years!) because you know, moving house with a 3 month old wasn’t giving me enough to do.

So I got down some content at last and I was on the sign up word press page and the last barrier was the rather arrogant what-are-you-going-to-call-this-blog page that just seemed to be boring into my very being. My husband and I threw a few ideas back and forth all of which were rubbish and the evening was wearing on and so I went with ‘The Hippy Christian Mum’ . Signed up and got started feeling pleased with myself only to wake up the next day with what can only be described as a ‘naming hangover’. You know when you wake up hazy after one too many with that feeling of trepidation. That. Only less spewing, thankfully.

The hippy bit.

A few things I do as a mum can be considered ‘hippy’ ‘woo’ ‘alternative’ or whatever. I came to them mostly as a solution to something and I consider most things I do to be ‘mainstream’ but I’m still surprised how many people comment when I’m out and about carrying Beb in his sling. Baby-wearing is a solution to so many mum things, I can’t recommend it enough – for us it helps with Beb’s silent reflux. The cloth nappies decision was a solution to my local authority upping their recycling targets resulting in smaller bins and fortnightly collections. You soon realise the benefits of reusable’s when you’re faced with a fortnight stash of stinky newborn nappies (not to mention all the pretty prints!). Breastfeeding=no brainer, and I think most of us were ‘attachment parenting’ before it became a thing.

The Christian bit.

I believe in God, and the power of prayer. I used to think it was self-indulgent but as the saying goes “you just know that you know that you know.” that’s called faith. I pray aloud, in my head, all times of day and anywhere I happen to be. If I say I’ll pray for or with you, I will. I don’t subscribe to any ethos which hates, shames, or judges anyone for any reason, God’s agenda is Love. Period, full stop, the end. God is love.

The mum bit

Living in desperate hope that my husband’s parenting offsets mine enough that my kids make it through to adulthood relatively unscathed.

Phew it got a bit heavy there for a moment… read more about me in my about page.

 

30 Comments

  1. 20th May 2016 / 11:20 am

    What a nice way to introduce yourself to the blog world. Keep writing you never know the impact you are having. I have discovered one like is a week is normal. So don’t get discouraged.

  2. 20th May 2016 / 3:55 pm

    Welcome to blog land! Great first post and I love the whole name dilemma we’ve all been there. Happy blogging

    • 20th May 2016 / 5:22 pm

      I knew I wasn’t the only one! Thanks for the encouragement Jersey Girl 🙂

  3. 20th May 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Great introduction to blogging. Thank you for the comment on my entry into the world of blogging as well.

  4. Kim EJ
    21st May 2016 / 7:47 am

    Awesome. Honest and just Sooooo you. Love ya x

  5. Ceri P
    21st May 2016 / 8:15 am

    Great stuff Kate! Just keep being you, coz you’re awesome!! You go girl!!! ?? xx

  6. Estilla Stanford
    21st May 2016 / 9:40 am

    Wow! It’s awesome girl. Keep it up! Xxx

  7. Luke
    21st May 2016 / 10:36 am

    Wow! Blogs like this are insightful, encouraging and inspiring. This is incredible and I hope you continue. A massive well done!

    • 21st May 2016 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you so much! Such great encouragement for my first post. Thank you 🙂

  8. Mama Nick
    21st May 2016 / 11:20 am

    Love this Kate ? looking forward to the next instalment already x

  9. 21st May 2016 / 12:44 pm

    I love love LOVE it 🙂 xxx

  10. Rich
    21st May 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Well done babes! I love this! On top of being an awesome mum u have an awesome talent for writing! Keep inspiring people! X x

    • 21st May 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you darling husband 🙂 2 accolades I’d be proud to fulfil. Always my biggest cheer leader thank you x

  11. 23rd May 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Great first post! Keep up the good work! Totally relate to the “hippy” thing – I sometimes think I was born into the wrong generation because I’m a SAHM and did breastfeeding, etc. You have to go with whatever works for your family though 🙂

    • 23rd May 2016 / 12:53 pm

      I almost put that as the blog tagline #whateverworks ! Thanks Lucy I’m enjoying it so far 🙂

  12. 28th May 2016 / 5:48 am

    A lovely start to blogging! We should all (if we blog at all) blog from the heart… ?

  13. 28th May 2016 / 8:54 am

    Love it,love i,t love it.I am also a hippy, christian mum who is slightly more foul mouthed than she ought to be!Great title-looking forward to reading more!

    • 28th May 2016 / 9:08 am

      Thank you pearliejqueen nice to connect with another hippy christian sweary mum! Will come and check out your blog too 🙂

  14. 23rd June 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Great to see both a fellow Christian, a fellow breastfeeder and a fellow home birther all rolled into one!
    Keep up with the great work – we’re all busy beavering away in our own little way to change this world.

  15. 6th October 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I couldn’t help but look you up after your kind comment on Twitter! What a lovely name and it’s say nice to know something about you. I love the whole community side of blogging that I truly wasn’t expecting when I started mine. I hope you’re enjoying it!

    • 10th October 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks Topfivemum, I love twitter! Yes the mummy blogger community is fab. I am really enjoying blogging, more than I ever thought I would! 🙂

    • 16th October 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Yes the community side was a lovely bonus. Really love twitter. Thanks!

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