FEATURE FRIDAY TIME IS UPON US AGAIN. THIS FRIDAY WE HAVE SUPER MUM HEIDI WHO IS NEW TO THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY BUT.. HAS ACHIEVED SO MUCH IN SO LITTLE TIME.
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR BLOG NAME?
HOW’D YOUR BLOG NAME COME ABOUT?
My 4 year old daughter used to call me “Mummy Dinosaur” from the Ice Age movie when she was about 2 years old. The mummy dinosaur in the movie was protecting her eggs. I started telling my daughter that it’s just the “mummy dinosaur” looking after her babies because I didn’t want her to get scared. She started calling me that and now both my daughters call me “Mummy dinosaur”.
I decided to use this as my blog name to honour my daughter but at the same time the name fits because ;I’m almost 39 years old with fairly young children, 4 & 2 years so you could say that I’m on the older side of motherhood. T
he blog is about this too, the idea that older mothers probably bring different wisdom and different challenges to motherhood. For example, I’ve recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid and as a slightly older mum, one realises that one can’t physically do everything to be everyone to everybody so I’m always searching for ways to stay healthy and to keep my energy up.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING FOR, WHERE DID YOUR PASSION COME FROM AND WHAT DO YOU BLOG ABOUT?
I have been blogging for only two months. I have a real passion to inspire other women.
I have been very fortunately to have a very successful business which has allowed me to achieve many of my life’s dreams already and I want to show other women that sometimes only making very small adjustments can make a huge difference in achieving our dreams. I blog about the issues that affect me as a mother, and as a business woman.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR HIGHLIGHTS THROUGH BLOGGING EG. EVENTS YOU’VE ATTENDED, BRANDS YOU’VE WORKED WITH OR REACH A CERTAIN MILESTONE.
We had an amazing launch party for my blog. I attend a lot of events anyway from my involvement in the local business community.
As I’ve only been blogging for two months, I am really proud how well received my blog has been. I have about 700 followers on Facebook and about 800 followers on instagram which I think is tracking very well for 2 months. I am learning so much about this new world. At the moment, I’m having an app developed.
One of my recipe post has been selected to be featured in a very popular cooking site with over 50K followers so I’m a bit excited about that. I haven’t worked with any brands yet as I just have to find products that are appropriate for my audience but I am looking forward to exploring that side of things more in time to come.
I was shortlisted for the Telstra Business women’s awards this year and my business has been finalist in the Telstra Small business Awards several times in the past, which is where the business interest blog posts come from.
TELL US A QUIRK ABOUT YOU?
My whole site and style of writing is quirky. I’m kind of quirky.
I am full on princess on the outside but total nerd on the inside. People are often shocked when they get to know me cause I’m the total opposite of what they thought I was. One of my best friends calls me “ a woman of many contradictions”.
Most people are surprised to hear that I love hard core camping cause they think I’m all lipstick, dresses and high heels. I like to keep people guessing.