A Mum Track Mind Meets The Blogger – PowerPorter

I don’t know about you but one of the things I love about being a blogger is getting to discover and read some other amazing blogs. I love an insight into other people’s lives and what makes them tick – I’m eternally nosey I suppose. This is the inspiration behind my new guest series. I want to introduce you to some of the amazing blogs that I love and the blogger behind them.

Today, I’m so happy to welcome Emma-Louise for my first guest post. Emma-Louise writes a lovely blog called Powerporter  which I suggest you pop over to enjoy at the end of this post. So without further ado, here is Emma-Louise to introduce herself and tell you a bit about how she became a blogger…

Hello! I’m Emma-Louise of Powerporter blog. A wife and mummy of two in my late twenties, ok so late that I can smell my thirties, but I am hanging on to it while I can! I have not long started my blog, only two months ago in fact, but I absolutely love being part of the blogging community and I am finding the ability to write down how I feel is so therapeutic.

I already have a blog ‘footymadgirl’ that I have been writing on for about 14 months. As you can probably guess from the title it is a football based blog and has brought me some fantastic opportunities, such as gaining a regular spot in the match day programme for Chester FC. I love writing about football but I always felt like I wanted to talk more about what was going on with my family, about being a mum and about being me, so I started Powerporter.

My daughter has recently been diagnosed with glue ear and that was the catalyst for me to start writing. My three-year-old has had her fair share of illnesses in her short three years, with a week’s stay at Alder Hey’s intensive care unit thrown in there for good measure, but for some reason finding out about the glue ear really hit me hard and I just wanted to write down how I was feeling.

As a youngster I was always either writing or reading. When I got older I would write letters to express my feelings, whether it was in the days of thinking you were in love with whatever chap was the latest ‘future husband’ in your 15-year-old life, or when I wrote the first letter to my father who I’d not seen since I was 4 years old at the age of 16. I love to write. I have no idea why I never made more of a push in that direction with my career but I ended up in Human Resources more from circumstance than choice.

So now I’m on maternity leave with a little more time on my hands I am getting into the swing of blogging, around being a mum to a four-month old boy. Writing about my experiences as a mum and also documenting our journey with my little girls’ glue ear. I try to be as honest as I can be about what is going on in my life as I hate fluff and dishonesty!

I love music, food, books, you know lots of things!! All my money is spent on eating though, eating in, eating out ­- I just love to eat! My other favourite way to spend money is on clothes for my two children. What is it about buying something for yourself? You just can’t do it but when you see a whole rack of things you could adorn your offspring in you just can’t resist. If you can’t spoil them though who can you spoil?

Before we had children my husband and I would be frequenting gigs and football matches. Even when I was pregnant I was still doing both but obviously that has eased off now. We now sit in the house on a Saturday night listening to our tunes on whatever medium we have available at the time, but usually Spotify on the I-pad. He is my husband, obviously, but he is definitely my best friend, how cliché but I don’t care. We have our ups and downs as I am sure everyone does but it doesn’t seem to affect us as a couple, we just muddle on through and know that at the end of the day we will be there for each other for a kiss and a cuddle.

Any time spent with my little family is wonderful, obviously not when either of the children decides to play up, but when all is well we enjoy holidaying as I am sure everyone does. More recently we have switched our normal abroad holidays to staycations in the UK, which I am actually enjoying more than expected. Hopefully we can share some of our adventures!

My friends are quite a varied network of ladies! Some I have met through work, some from uni, I have quite a few mummy friends and I recently reconnected with some of my school chums. We usually see each other at birthday parties these days or whatever occasion is going on, but I do speak to my absolute closest friend every day and all of my friends at least every week. Coffee dates are usually the order of the day or a spin around the zoo, but on the very rare occasion we do get to go for a boogie or a day at the races. I am hoping my upcoming thirtieth will bring some fun and frolics!

So that is a bit about me and a taste of my world. Come and join me at Powerporter.

 

 

 

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33 Comments

  1. Julia
    July 26, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Interesting blog

  2. July 28, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Wonderful to get to know you better Louise – I follow your blog and absolutely love it. I can only imagine how hard it would have been coping with your girls’ illnesses but your blog seems to have been a wonderful platform for you. Keep up the great work! Fab series Fi xx #triballove

  3. July 30, 2016 / 8:32 am

    I recently came across my first post on PowerPorter and loved it! Good to learn more about Emma-Louise! Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG 🙂
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    • August 2, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Aww thank you!! It has been hard at times but we slog on haha! xx

  4. July 30, 2016 / 10:28 am

    My little girl had glue ear too and had to have grommets in both at 4. Her hearing was awful and she had constant infections but she’s now 7 and has completely recovered with perfect hearing. There is light at the end of the tunnel with that one so I hope it’s the same for your little one! I’ll be checking out your blog xx #fortheloveofBLOG
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    • August 2, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      I’m glad to hear someone else has had a positive experience with glue ear!! Thank you for your comment xx

  5. July 30, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Love finding out about bloggers stories and what got them into writing. Thanks. #fortheloveofBLOG

    • August 2, 2016 / 8:01 pm

      Oh I’m glad to hear someone else has had a positive story! Thank you xx

  6. July 30, 2016 / 11:25 am

    I already follow Louise & love her stuff! It’s great to read some more about her. I love interviews with other bloggers . #fortheloveofBLOG

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  7. July 30, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Love this kind of Guest post. I would love to be part of it Fi! So nice to know more about Emma-Louise. I love her blog and she is always so nice when she comments. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  8. July 30, 2016 / 11:37 am

    What a great idea for a guest post – if you’re looking for any more bloggers please let me know! I’m heading straight over to Emma-Louise’s blog now for a look, our boys are similar ages #fortheloveofBLOG
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  9. July 30, 2016 / 11:44 am

    I love posts like this, its great to get to know the person behind the blog. I totally agree on spending money on our children, even if I intend on shopping for myself I always get side tracked by buying for them instead!
    #fortheloveofBLOG
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  10. July 30, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    A great series to run Fi! I love to read about new blogs and I haven’t heard of this one but look forward to going to check it out as soon as I have written this. Thanks for sharing! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  11. July 30, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Hi Emma Louise! Lovely to get to know a bit more about the girl behind the blog 🙂 I’m a big fan of this series, best of luck with your blogging, you’re off to a great start already 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG
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  12. July 30, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    We linked up earlier in the week, so it’s really lovely to read more about you. You sound as if you’ve got things pretty sorted with your family. Illness is so hard when it’s your child, but your strong relationship with your hubby will help I’m sure. I’m really interested in your interest in footy, as I have a football mad 14 year old girl. In fact she’s up at the Den with her team, Millwall as a ball girl right now! Did you play football, or just have a love of watching the game? I shall go and check out your blog right now. Alison x #fortheloveofblog

    • August 2, 2016 / 8:09 pm

      I played as a youngster but it wasn’t particularly encouraged in the relatively small village school I was at so I ended up being forced to stop. I love watching now though and encourage young ladies to play. Thankfully times have changed and there are many more girls teams available! xx

  13. July 30, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Great idea for a series, so good to get to know bloggers better. Thanks for sharing your story Emma Louise! #fortheloveofBLOG

  14. July 30, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    I love it when you learn about the various reasons people start writing and this was fascinating. Great to get to know Emma-Louise, the lady behind the blog. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  15. July 30, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Glad I got to get to know you a little better Emma-Louise. It’s always lovely finding out more about my fellow bloggers. I love that you love football and writing about it so much. I myself am a big fan of American Football (I know its vastly different) which always surprises a lot of people. Thanks for sharing so much about yourself! #ForTheLoveOfBlog
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  16. July 30, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    I love these ‘getting to know you’ series – it’s a great way to find blogs you might not have stumbled across otherwise. It was great to read about your blog Louise – it sounds like you have lots of interesting stories to share. #fortheloveofBLOG

  17. July 30, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Great idea to theme your blog – so pleased it’s bringing you fun opportunities.
    Lovely to discover a new blog. #fortheloveofBLOG

  18. July 30, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    Oooh! Hello again, Emma-Louise! I just commented on your blog after finding it for the first time via #fortheloveofblog It’s lovely to get a bit more background info (I read your bio over on your blog before popping here). Welcome to the blogging community and thanks for the series, Fi #Fortheloveofblog

  19. July 31, 2016 / 6:12 am

    Emma-Louise , great to be introduced to you. I’m no footie fan but like you my hubby is my best mate , i started my blog 1 month ago due wanting to write down the madness of maternity leave and in the last 12 month both my kids have had to be admitted to hospital due to short illness’s ( both fine now , but scary at the time ) . I look forward to reading your blog

  20. August 2, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I love hearing about the ‘backstory’ to blogs and the same with Emma-Louise and Powerporter. Really good series Fi. x ps hope you’re having a lovely holiday! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  21. August 5, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    I love reading about fellow bloggers it’s really interesting to know more about the person behind the writing. My nephew had glue ear when he was similar age and he had grommets and got it sorted. I remember how worried my sister was at the time. Am off to have a read of your blog xxx

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