Last Friday I had troubles sleeping. I went to bed quite early as I knew the following day would be very busy and emotional. It was the day of the Cybermummy 2011 conference. I can still remember how I felt and what I experienced almost a year ago, at the first mummy blogging conference, a conference for mums and dads who blog about their every day life, ups and downs and all sorts of things. Everybody bloggs for a different reason. I mostly blog about our 4-year-old daughter Isabelle, to keep track on what is going on in her life, and hope that one day she will read it back and appreciate all the effort her mummy put into it.
Many people, when I say I am a mummy blogger, have no idea what that is. But I can tell you one thing, it has completely changed my life. As all my family live in the Czech Republic, daddy works long hours, and most of my friends have gone back to work, I spent most of the time alone with Isabelle. This is when blogging has really helped me to stay sane, become much happier and satisfied with my life as a real mum. Thanks to blogging I have met some really interesting people, but most importantly, I have made a few friends who I meet frequently.
But back to last Saturday. Cybermummy was very busy, with more than 400 mummy bloggers and also many sponsors. Most of these sponsors were running competitions, and I entered most of them. After the weekend I had completely forgotten about these, until I received a call that I had won the Be A Calpol Star judge competition. I had a friend visiting, and our daughters were making so much noise, that I just didn't react as I would have normally done. A few seconds later I realised that I would be the guest judge on the panel which selects the two winners of the Be A Calpol Star competition which offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for two children to feature in the next Calpol TV advert. But that wasn't all! I had also won a guest blogging spot on the Be A Calpol Star facebook page, and that is why you are reading my post right now. I was told there would be two categories in which the people can vote: 9 Months to 5 Years or 6 to 12 years. The 12 most voted for from each age group will then be invited to the casting day, making 24 semi finalists.
I cannot tell you how happy and excited I am, and cannot wait to see all the pictures of your children!