12 days of Blogmas :: Day 1 :: Danielle from Someone’s Mum!


So it’s nearly Christmas! My kids are on holiday now and after giving it some thought, I’ve decided to take their Christmas holiday off writing. I’m not going to be writing any content for you (I’ll probably have a write on an evening, but I’m not going to share that new content until after the 5th). I’m still going to be on Instagram (an addict will always be an addict after all) and the rest of the social networks, sharing our mishaps and holiday capers, but this little space of the internet that I inhabit is going to be passed over to something else.

My 12 days of Blogmas: Christmas blogger love.

Every day I’m going to share with you one of my blogging tribe. One of my people, the friend’s I have made through this blogging journey and tell you a little bit about them and why I’ve included them. I’m also going to be sharing a few of their favourite posts so that you can head over and check them out…

So without further a do, here is numero uno:

Danielle from Someone’s Mum.


Why this blogger?

Danielle is the sole reason I have a blogging tribe, I genuinely owe it all to her. Blogging is like most professions, we’re all there to “support” each other and it’s a community, yada yada yada, but you’d only have to set foot in a blogging forum to realise that it is no different to anything else – false hierarchy, bitchiness and general back patting for the ‘big dogs’. Mainly because of that, I’d stayed away from socialising with other bloggers and really putting myself out there, but meeting Danielle changed all of that and I really feel like she bought me out of my shell. Danielle is constantly supportive and helpful, always there to advise and I love her for it.

Who is she?

“I am Danielle and I am an English teacher living on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border. I have two children, a boy, aged four, who is on the autistic spectrum, and a daughter, aged one. I blog about general parenting topics, as well as our experience with autism and issues surrounding teaching. I love writing about all kinds of topics and in different genres and I am in the middle of writing a novel for young adults.

I have been with my husband, Matt, who I met during teacher training, for thirteen years, and we have been married for seven years.”

Which posts should you absolutely 100% check out?

“I have felt like a bad mother. I have felt like a bad teacher. I have felt like there is no way to give enough time, enough effort, enough of me, to both. I feel like I am not enough. Because both roles are all-consuming. At times, it has nearly broken me.”

“Some days the fight is too much for us all. Some days, bedtime cannot come soon enough. But we keep on going. We ALWAYS keep going. The reason is simple – love.”

“I am not a bad parent. My son is not a naughty boy. He is sweet, honest, and affectionate.

And he suffers, every day, in ways that you – and even I – can barely begin to understand.”

Please have a little click about on those posts and have a read of Danielle’s beautiful blog.

Come back tomorrow for blogmas day 2!

H x


  1. Avatar December 21, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    I hadn’t realised that it was Danielle who had written the teaching post. Off for more of a nosey x

    • Avatar December 22, 2016 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you! Sometimes I meet other teachers and it transpires they have read it without knowing it is me! 🙂

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