Following the fantastic contributors last year I’m now re-opening the My Mountain series – a guest blogging feature where I invite other parents to share the biggest challenges they’ve faced since deciding to start a family. We’d love to know how you overcame these issues or are overcoming them.
The subject matter is wide open. Did you have difficulty getting pregnant? Were you emotionally overwhelmed during those first few weeks? Did your baby have colic and never sleep? Does your child have a disability you had to learn to manage? Maybe you struggle with breastfeeding, weaning, toddler behaviour or being a working parent or a single parent? Or any other issue you would like to write about and/or raise awareness of. Whatever your big parenting challenge I’d love to share your story in this feature.
You can find all the previous posts for this series here.
I really believe it’s important for parents to get these issues out in the open, and to share advice and positive ideas. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for bloggers to connect with each other. If you’re interested in contributing please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggested topic.
And remember you don’t have to already be a blogger to join in. Just willing to write something honest and creative that’s between 500-1000 words 🙂
Can’t wait to hear from you! Thanks x
117 comments on “Guest Blogging Opportunity – Parenting Challenges”
I’d love to do a post on the challenges of returning to work/attempting to get a decent P/T role. It’s something I feel really passionate about.
That is a fantastic topic! Would love to include you 🙂
What a great idea! Sharing on the How Do You Do It? Facebook page.
Thank you, much appreciate it 🙂
Hey lovely, I’d absolutely love to take part in this. What a fab idea. Drop me a line to let me know how to get involved. I have a few things I could write about! #bestandworst
Thanks, lovely. I’ll message you x
what a fabulous idea. I had fertility treatment and the path to pregnancy was a long one! #bestandworst Angela from Daysinbed
Thanks for your comment and for sharing. If you fancy writing about your journey please send 500-1000 words to email@example.com as I’d love to include this topic <3 x
Sounds like a wonderful idea and I look forward to reading the different posts. Thanks for linking up and getting it out there #bestnadworst
Thanks! It should be a great series. Thanks for commenting x
I’d love to try and write a post on my son’s sleep (or lack of it) and my anxiety around that. x
That would be great 🙂 I’m looking for around 500-1000 words. You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! x
Hello, this is a great idea. I’m looking forward to reading all the different posts. I would love to join in, getting my 2 year to eat is the most stressful parenting challenge for me at the moment, I would love to write about that if it fits with the theme? Let me know, looking forward to the series xx #coolmumclub
Absolutely! Thanks for your interest. I’m looking for 500-1000 words plus a short paragraph bio with links to your blog and social media. Please email to email@example.com Thank you! x
A great idea Laura! I’ll make a mental note of this for when I have a moment to pull something together…I’m sure we all have SO MUCH material!!! x Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub
That would be wonderful, thanks for reading x
Great idea! I could possibly do something on returning to work or being the only mum who failed at breast feeding in our group. Would that be acceptable?
Hiya! Thanks so much for your interest 🙂 I actually already have someone planning to write about returning to work but breastfeeding would be a good one as I know so many women can relate. I’m looking for 500-1000 plus a paragraph about you and your blog that I’ll include too. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again x
Would love to do a post about how I hated being pregnant with the passion of a thousand fiery suns and felt really guilty about it. #coolmumclub
That would be perfect 🙂 When you have had a chance just email 500-1000 words to email@example.com, along with a brief bio paragraph and links to your blog and social media 🙂 Thank you!
This is such a great guest post series idea, I love it! Agree its so important for us to share our most challenging experiences as parents. Sometimes we only see and read the good bits, at least thats how it can feel sometimes. So I think this will be great. Would love to join in if I can get my act together and get organised enough :-). Emily #coolmumclub
Thanks! Would love to have you if you have time x
Could I do a piece about picky eating for you?
Absolutely! Pls email 500-1000 words, plus a brief bio about your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included. Look forward to reading your piece 😀
I would like to do something on being a single mother by choice. Slight overlap with Daysinbed as it also involves IVF, but very different circumstances as my son is donor conceived and I had him as a single parent, so could talk about my “journey” (hahaha, love that word!)
This would be brilliant, thank you! Pls email 500-1000 words approx, plus a one paragraph bio about you and your blog, to email@example.com. Can’t wait to read it! x
Hiya, im just wondering if there is an age limit on this. My ‘boy’ is 21 now, but he is battleing some really tough mental health problems at the moment, as a mum its hard to watch and support someone through that x #coolmumclub
Absolutely no age limit, lovely. Mums are mums for life. Would love to see a piece from you about this topic. If you decide to take part please send 500-1000 words to firstname.lastname@example.org plus a paragraph bio about you and your blog, including your links. Thank you, look forward to reading x
I will get onto it as soon as I can xxxx
Awesome! Thank you x
What a great idea. Once I have some free time I’ll be in touch as id love this opportunity. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
Would love to have you! Thanks for reading x
What a great idea. Great opportunity for someone.
Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky
Thanks for having me! 🙂
Great idea! Not sure if this is a good topic but we’re currently struggling with recurring toddler constipation!! Reckon that’d make a good guesst post??!! #JustAnotherLinky
Absolutely. I’m setting up the feature to cover ANYTHING that has caused parents difficulties so go for it 😀 If you would like to take part, please send 500-1000 to email@example.com. Thanks! X
Ok fab I’ll be in touch tomorrow! X
Lovely to read all the comments full of ideas for this series. Can’t wait to read them all and hopefully getting involved too! Popping over again from #kcacols xx
What a lovely idea, sounds like you have a list of posts lined up here now! #KCACOLS
Thanks, yep I’m so touched by the interest so far ❤️ x
I’ve just sent you mine!
What a great idea Laura! I would love to join in. I’m thinking I could perhaps talk about weaning a baby on a milk free diet which is what I had to do with my youngest when he was a baby!
Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS I hope to see you back again next week X
Love this idea! If you would like to contribute please email your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a one paragraph bio about you, your blog and all your links. Thanks 😀 x
What a fab idea for a series. I think it will be a great resource for parents to get some advice if they are struggling with anything, and sometimes, even knowing you’re not alone is enough to help! #KCACOLS
Absolutely, that’s exactly what I’m going for. Thanks for reading x
Love this idea for a series! x #KCACOLS
I’ve got a few things that may work, need to give some further thought. 9 year old girl/mother daughter relationship. That kind of thing? #KCACOLS
That would be perfect! Don’t yet have anyone writing on that age group. If you wish to contribute just email your piece to email@example.com, plus a one paragraph bio for yourself which I’ll also include with your links etc. Thanks x
Fabulous will do. It already sounds like it’s hoping to be a hit! Nicky
Thanks 🙂 Hope so x
Of course I meant ‘going to be a hit’! – which I’m sure you realised.
Ha ha, yep that’s how I read it x
Great idea. Spread the experience and the knowledge. x #KCACOLS
That’s the plan! 🙂 Thanks for commenting x
What a fab idea! I am trying to plan in some time this week for writing guest posts! I love this idea so will definitely be in touch soon xx
That would be wonderful, would love to have you 😀 Thanks x
What a great idea. I’d love to write something time allowing. My 2 key topics would be having both children by c section not au natural And how hard it is to find part time employment. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane
What a great idea. I’d love to write something time allowing. My 2 key topics would be having both children by c section not au natural & that sense you may have failed and an episode I had were my son would cry & grab me at school when I dropped him off every morning. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane
Hi Emma! Either of those would be perfect (or both if you had time to write two!). If you wish to contribute, please just email your post to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include a one paragraph bio about yourself with all your blog and social media links. Thanks for reading x
This is a great idea for a guest series! Not sure I can think of anything I could add that would not be ridiculous, but if I come up with a possible idea, I will definitely contact you! #KCACOLS
No such thing as ridiculous! 🙂 Would love to have you. Thanks for reading x
That sounds like a great idea. Would it have to be something new? One of my posts, Loving Two, really fits the bill for it. #KCACOLS
Thanks 🙂 Just read your post, I would love to include in as part of the series if that’s okay with you? x
Of course! 🙂 Thanks. Would you like me to send it to you somehow? x
I should just be able to copy and paste from your blog, if that’s okay? x
Yes, of course 🙂
Great, thank you. I’ll let you know what week I’m going to feature it x
Just realised I said Loving Two when I meant The Day He wasn’t Neurotypical! That was the current one then. I guess it is the latter that you wanted to include? (Though happy with either obviously!) The first in the series is pretty moving.
They are both great, Hun. I’m happy to include whichever you’d prefer? 🙂
Oh er… I really don’t know? Which one do you prefer? It’s your series 🙂 I am happy whichever you choose!
I think The Day He Wasn’t Neurotypical is more of a mountain?!
Cool, I agree. I’ll go with that one x
Thank you 🙂
What a great idea. I would offer to include our struggles with colic/reflux but I already wrote a blog post (http://www.arthurwears.com/2015/09/dealing-with-colic-and-reflux-in-babies.html?m=1) which included everything about our struggle and what we tried/what did and didn’t work etc.
Looking forward to reading your posts #KCACOLS
I’m happy to include your previous post as a guest post if that is okay with you? x
the feedback on here is ah-mazinggggg!! Can’t wait for this series to start off. Go Laura!
I am soooooo touched by the response 🙂 Thanks, lovely x
Super! 😀 I’ve contacted you. 😀
Thank you 🙂 x
Fabulous idea! I’d love to do a guest post about balancing studying with motherhood, if that’s something you’d be interested in? 🙂 #KCACOLS
Absolutely, that would be a great one 🙂 (And definitely something that interests me on a personal level too!). Please send 500-1000 words to email@example.com, plus a brief paragraph bio with all your links. Thanks 🙂
I’ve been on the lookout for guest posting opportunities. I will be in touch soon. My biggest challenge was transitioning from being a mum to a baby to being a mum to a toddler. I found it was much harder work dealing with an active boy with no sense of danger!
I’ve also struggled to find mum friends due to my unique situation living abroad.
Expect an email from me sometime today!
Both are brilliant topics! Would love to have you, looking forward to your email 🙂 x
A fab series! I would love to take part, I will drop you an email x #picknmix
Brilliant! Thanks, I’ll look forward to it 🙂
What a great idea for a guest series. Good luck with filling your next slots. Unfortunately, I don’t think I would have anything to offer as my blog is specific to gardening and cooking with children. #PicknMix
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Thanks 🙂 No problem! x
I’d love to be considered for guest blogging and write about the challenge of parenting when they get to secondary school??
This would be a fab topic, as we haven’t yet had that perspective. Feel free to drop me an email when the post is written – firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks x
Great topic! I’d love to be considered 🙂 I have a couple of things I find challenging at the mo – keeping the little one entertained, especially when it is a rainy day. And getting him to eat a good meal at home. he is fine at nursery but I have to up my game at home 🙂 thanks, Em x
I’d love to have you 🙂 Please email me your piece whenever you’re ready to email@example.com x
I love this idea, you will certainly get a lot of fellow bloggers taking part in this. Claire x #PickNMix
What a great idea! I’ll send you one over too! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky
Fantastic! Thanks 🙂
I’ve had an idea floating around in my head for a while about managing a fussy baby – will be in touch! #justanotherlinky
Great, thanks! 🙂
Great idea it’s good to share blog love Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky
A really great idea! I look forward to catching up on all of the posts soon! 🙂
Thanks, I’m so chuffed with the positive response x
I’d be happy to take part if you still need posts? I could write about giving birth to a prem baby (my son was born at 35 weeks and spent time in ICU). Not to mention we had a lot to deal with with regards to Reflux which affected breastfeeding. I’m also back at work now and am fascinated at the mum/work balance I am navigating my way through. Let me know if you’d like any more help 🙂 xxx
Hi Lucy! I’d love you to contribute and prem birth would be a great topic. Just drop your post to be at firstname.lastname@example.org when you’re ready. Thank you x
I have been writing a series about stress as a parent, how I started my journey to becoming a calm parent with some tips for other parents who are wanting to do the same. It’s called The Stress Diaries. So far there are three parts if you wanted to pop over to my blog and read them to see if they are suitable for your series 🙂
I’ll do that, thank you
Sounds like a fun series, I’ll have to check some of them out.
This is a brilliant series. I’d love to get involved once we have moved and are settled. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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Would love to have you 🙂 Thanks for reading x
Great idea, I definitely have some I could share. Just general coping on a tough day and also a child with allergies. Thanks for linking to #PicknMix
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I am a disabled school psychologist as well as a single parent with two young adults who are 18 and 20. I
lost my mobility in my thirties to misdiagnosed juvenile arthritis. After I delivered my daughter at age 38, my hips essentially eroded at the joints.
I had to get a Nanny at that point in time and my career tanked, marriage and ultimately my home. My son who is 20, has Aspergers’ or High Functioning Autism. I am also active on the online disability groups where I do get support. My journey has been hellish, amazing, and humorous. I can’t name a crisis that I encountered that cannot be solved.
I am happy to share my story, challenges, or support to anyone who struggles with parenting. My adults son is
now my greatest challenge due to a gap in services. Housing for a disabled person is hard to find and live on disability. I think most women believe they will always be healthy and that their marriage will last. I also think women to need to plan for themselves financially no matter your circumstances. After the election, I am more convinced of this. I am not here to debate that. I want to help if I can. I do have doctorate in school psychology.
Hi Dorrie, thanks for your message. I’m sorry for your struggles and I would love to share a post from you if you wanted to write about your experience. If so, please email to email@example.com. Many thanks. Laura x
I would love to write a piece for you. I am mom to twin girls who were a surprise pregnancy due to the fact that we thought we couldn’t get pregnant. We have struggled through parenthood this far due to the fact that we were late 20s and early 30s when we became parents and then we also had struggles with getting the girls to sleep in their own beds, in their own room, and various other struggles. I realize that everyone’s parenting struggle is different and that not every parent does parenthood the same.
Absolutely Please just send your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org whenever it’s ready
Hi Laura are you still accepting guest posts? Love you send you a piece about working from home with twins? well 5 kids, but the twins are (unfortunately) not of school age.