Welcome to Mystery Mum!

Get ready to welcome Mystery Mum to our list of Resident Bloggers!

Mystery Mum is a mummy blogger that some of you will already know, although you won’t get to find out who she is just yet! She will (hopefully soon) be sharing her early pregnancy journey with Blogs For Babies so that she can remain anonymous until the long-awaited 12 week scan.

We are starting to follow Mystery Mum at the very beginning of her journey as she may not even be pregnant yet! This will be her second baby.

“I’m currently in the so-called ‘two week wait’ as it is known on the pregnancy message boards. I’m either 3 weeks pregnant at this point or have an unwelcome visitor arriving in 7 days’ time!

I don’t think many bloggers share much about their early pregnancy (or the fact that they are trying to conceive) as people do seem to prefer to keep it to themselves until that first scan is out of the way, and I am not really any different in that respect. However, I do think it might help others at the same stage to share in someone’s experience of it – even if I don’t want anyone to know who I am at the moment!”

You can follow Mystery Mum on Twitter via @BlogsForBabies – look out for the #MysteryMum tweets.



Blog for MAMA – be a MAMA Academy Ambassador

logo1SquareWhiteIn one of my guises, I am Social Media and Fundraising Organiser for the charity MAMA Academy, a small but growing national charity committed to promoting positive pregnancies and reducing baby loss by educating both mums and midwives with antenatal information for parents and professionals.

One of the best ways for us to get our healthy pregnancy messages out there is by raising awareness on social media (which is where I come in), and the optimum way to make a campaign successful, in my experience at least, is to get parent bloggers on board. This is where you come in.

We are looking for committed bloggers to become MAMA Academy Ambassadors. We would like you to actively promote the positive pregnancy messages of the charity on your blog, by writing relevant posts and sharing them on social media. Ideally you will be blogging through a current pregnancy or trying to conceive, but we would absolutely love to involve new mums or anyone else with a passion for helping more babies arrive safely.

You will be able to display a MAMA Academy Ambassador badge on your blog, and we will back you up with regular promotion on Facebook and Twitter. Anyone can informally jump on board by mentioning MAMA Academy and using the hashtag #MyPositivePregnancy but if you want that coveted title, and the extra publicity that comes with it, we need you to be an Ambassador. We will rely on our Ambassadors to write topical posts for us to help promote certain messages but you can blog for MAMA at any time when you feel the need!

Once we have our first group of Ambassadors established, we’ll be able to showcase your blogs on our website as our valued supporters, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to be associated with us. We can’t wait to work with you.

To find out more about MAMA Academy, visit www.mamaacademy.org.uk.

If you’re interested in becoming a MAMA Ambassador, drop me an email at jenny@mamaacademy.org.uk.

Thanks everyone!

Jenny x