The Beginning of Tribal Matters

Last week I was featured in What The Red Head Saids The Beginning of Us Series.  A series that looks at how two people got together.  It’s inspired me to do a three post spin-off of The Beginning of Us.  Tuesday bought you The Beginning of Us – Extended Version.  Yesterday was The Beginning of You – The Robots Birth Story.  Today we are looking at something a little bit Tribal…

The Beginning of Tribal Matters

I’ve been blogging 2 and a bit short months and it was 2 months ago I stumbled across an Ad from Katie at Mummy in a Tutu advertising for a Tribe.  Beyond confusing I decided to join in on what has been the most amazing couple of months of blogging that I could have wished for.

My real life Mum friends are extremely minimal, there are a couple, but certainly not ones that I meet for cups of teas regularly.  Weeks go by without a play date.  It got quite lonely at times.  Turning to blogging was a bit of an outlet for me to write stuff down and I was unsure of where it would take me.   Turning to the on-line world is how I met Dave (seriously go read The Beginning of Us).  It feels like there are some parallels to meeting The Tribe.  It’s all chance, it was meant to be.  I saw the tweet from Mummy in a Tutu and I’ve never looked back.  Some lovely on-line friends!

Now I’m really not the most vocal in The Tribe, but I share an immense amount of love for everything they are doing and achieving.  There are plenty of ups and downs, wine and beer, oh and lots of cake.  Everyone is a character and adds a new dynamic to the group.  I’m definitely a stalker, but one that goes off secretly spreading the love with as many comments as I can manage!

Here I am.  This is my time to give a little back link to those of you that have really lifted my spirits these past two months.  I’ve deliberately not listed everyone currently in The Tribe, it’s growing all the time.  These blogs have been about from the beginning.  These are the ones I’ve followed religiously, cheered me up when I needed a giggle, or given me some food for thought…  Everyone else, when I get a moment I’ll be commenting your way soon…


Mummy in a Tutu

Thinking Out Loud

Adventures with J

Caring in the Chaos

Babies Biscuits and Booze

Imperfect Mum

Mummy Diariesmumsy midwife

Occupation (M)otherParenting Jungle

Single Mum Speaks


Tammy Mum


We have Live Twitter Chats every Tuesday 8 – 9pm with #tribalchat.  If you want to come and join in the chat then please do.  We are a friendly bunch and will welcome you with open arms!



  1. Aww lovely post – so glad that this is has helped you make online friends. Blogging has made such a huge difference for me with feeling like part of a community – like you I don’t have lots of real-life mummy friends and it can be so easy to feel isolated. The lovely blogging community is definitely one of the best things about blogging 🙂
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  2. Aww this is lovely!! I am definitely enjoying being part of the tribe and chatting to you and everyone else, when I can keep up with it!! And what a lovely surprise to find we live so close, I am sure our paths will cross before too long. I’m so pleased to have found the tribe, long may it last! xx

  3. Ah you’re lovely! I think we all get stalkery (by which I mean quiet) from time to time..,it can be nice to observe some days and participate the next! It’s been a fab group to be part of it….it’s really made me think about my blogging for one thing and lovely to share in people’s successes. Thank you for linking to my blog too xxx
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    1. isntitpretty

      It is tough isn’t it, you see what everyone is up to and you just want to throw out your arms and give constant love. It’s not possible though and I think everyone knows that as most of us are Mums!!

  4. Ah Karen what a lovely post. I think I will imminently be writing a post professing my love for you all too!! It’s been such a joy getting to know you and the other ladies and has inspired me to try and improve my blog.

    1. isntitpretty

      I don’t think I’ll make britmums, but it would be ace! I haven’t felt the need to hashtag everything yet but I am sure I Will do one day! The Tribe is just lovely and supportive. I can’t believe I got so lucky to find you all so early on.

  5. Aww love this! Love our tribe and love being a Tribester – been the best part of blogging for me too! Every single day there is someone to talk to – what am I saying? every minute there is someone to talk to – we will never be lonely again! Though, we may not be so productive with the blogging bit now – so much chat! #fortheloveofBLOG
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  6. The tribe is wonderful, isn’t it? I love being part of it, and like you meeting so many other mummy bloggers. I’m glad that our tribe has made you feel less lonely, but I feel a bit sad for you that you don’t have many play dates, I would certainly pop-over for a play date! I honestly thought that you had been blogging for more than two and half months, you have done amazingly well with a Linky set-up too. It’s lovely being part of a supportive group, I didn’t realise you were more of a stalker, but keeping up with the Twitter DM is hard-work (so many messages). Thank you so much Karen for joining us at #fortheloveofBLOG, hope you come back next week. Claire x
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    1. isntitpretty

      Thanks for the lovely comment! I’m just persistent, I made a pact with myself to go a bit gung hoe and meeting the tribe just sort of Spurs me on. Always so encouraging and thoughtful. Lovely bunch of people you are. This blog has been about since August but you can see when I kick started by looking at me page views. February is when I feel like I started!!

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