And Then There Were Two: I'm a Finalist!                                                          

I'm a Finalist!

Well I can't really believe it! I'm a finalist in the Mum and Working awards 2016! (Disclaimer: there may be a lot of exclamation marks in this post due to excitement!)

I was amazed and thrilled to make the shortlist so to make the final six is such an honour. I'm so grateful to anyone and everyone who voted to get me this far (thanks Mum!) and I'm in amazing company with Tired Daddy, A Working Mum's Blog, What the Redhead Said, Honey Mumster and Mumpreneur Inspiration.

They are all absolutely brilliant (and I'm the only one without my own domain name). As a result I don't fancy my chances for the win! I wouldn't say my work related blogging is particularly inspirational but it is honest and from the heart. My most recent post (which is equally about parenting and teaching) is my most read by a long way and has had the best response on Facebook by teaching parents who can obviously relate.

I love my jobs - as Mummy and as Teacher - and it was natural that I would blog about both: they complement each other. I genuinely think that being a mum has made me a better teacher, and being a teacher has made me a better mum.

So whether I win or not, I will continue to blog about both. I am humbled and honoured to be recognised in both roles and to win would be the icing on the cake.

But, no matter what, I will always be proud to be a teaching Mummy. And I'll always be proud to have made the finals.

To find out more about Mum and Working, the great things they do and the awards, simply click here.