Today I meet 29 year old blogger Kelly who writes the Welsh Doctor Mummy Blog.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m Kelly, a first time mum to Evelyn who is almost 11 months old, and wife to Rob. I’m a GP trainee doctor and have just returned to work from maternity leave. My hobbies include spending time with my family and my friends, exercising (the Kayla Sweat exercise programme, yoga/Pilates, spin), skiing and any type of holiday.
What is your blog about?
My blog is sharing my honest reality of motherhood. I have found that becoming a Mum is one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences that I have been through. However it has been one of the hardest, most challenging and sometimes very lonely time of my life. I think that becoming a first time Mum is probably universally a shock to everyone’s system! I continue to experiencing a very steep learning curve as a first time mummy to Evelyn. My blog isn’t aiming to preach or tell people what to do, because ultimately I don’t know what’s best! By diarising my experience I hope that my blog brings together everything that I have found useful and learnt, and also so that I can cherish, remember and relive this special time.
What/who inspired you to start a blog?
There seems to be a lot that goes unsaid about the difficulties of early motherhood. Though there is no instruction manual for motherhood, there is a great deal of good information out there, it’s just hard to find! I’ve spent a lot of time searching for advice when I was struggling. It was when my husband said to me that I had a lot to say and that I should write it all down, that my blog was born.
What challenges have you faced whilst blogging?
Fortunately everyone so far has been supportive about my blog and it’s been well received. The biggest challenge that I have faced blogging, aside from finding the time to write them, is ensuring that I get my message across in the right way. So far I have shared quite personal things about myself on some sensitive topics about motherhood. I feel that these topics are important and should be talked about. I want to make sure that I deliver them right and also being doctor, I have a professional responsibility. I am using my blog as an opportunity for health promotion but not as a source of medical advice.
What are your 2019 blogging goals?
I hope that my blog helps to reassure and be useful to other new mums. I aim to continue writing about all the things that I have experienced and learnt about motherhood.
As I will be working, I hope to write a blog a month.
My planned blogs for this year are: our sleep journey, weaning, travelling, returning to work and separation anxiety, post natal smear, exercise, maternity and nursing fashion, tried and tested toys.
What are your social media links?
website – www.welshdoctormummyblog.com
Instagram – @kellysimpson90