I’m Aleena, mum to two and
shacked up with fiancé to one. Amelia (4) and William (2) were most of the inspiration for the blog in its early days, but just as they’ve grown so has the blog.
I’m all about living the #StressFreeMamahood life, giving up on the guilt & pressure involved in modern parenting. Back in the day, I made it my mission to share exactly how that’s all achievable (check out the archives).
These days, though, my help is more of a technical nature! Still reducing headaches, just not the same ones!
I’m basically a massive geek in a mama body! And I love being the blog tech geek, because it means you guys don’t have to be. I’m always on hand to help with those niggly, pain in the butt things that make you feel a little bit insane!
I help bloggers create their best life so that they can be fabulous, successful, and rock it!
I take care of the boring tech (I love it!) so you can focus on creating the content you love & building your blog empire!
Why do I write?I started writing the blog mainly because I felt like I had something to say! I was eager for a creative outlet, and after a whole bunch of conversations with friends I wanted to help dispel this ‘perfect mummy’ image that so many mums aspire to, and haunts so many of us. Amelia and Wills are my absolute inspiration for everything that I do, but that is not to say that I haven’t done my fair share of hiding in the bathroom from them! No one is perfect, and nor should we have to be.
These days I’m all about helping bloggers lose the blog tech headaches! I can take care of it for you, or help you learn how to DIY!
What have I done?
Aside from the obvious, I have done lots of other things over the years! I studied English Literature and graduated with a 2:1 while simultaneously working full time in pubs and ending up running one for a few years. After uni, I ran pubs & businesses, giving advice to other local buisnesses, until Amelia was 1, when it became clear that it just wasn’t a sustainable lifestyle anymore.
Since then I have re-trained as an Early Years Educator whilst working at my kids’ nursery, and am now blogging full time.
I set up The Blog VA in 2018, helping bloggers deal with their tech headaches.
What do I love (tips for getting in my pants ;-))
I’m known amongst my friends for my love of pound shops, coffee and a good chat! You’ll probably find me hiding in my office with a coffee, in a coffee shop with a coffee, or online buying coffee! So feel free to contact me, leave some comments, and check me out on Twitter and Instagram.
I love to hear from you guys, so please feel free to contact me via the blog’s contact me page.
Where am I?
We live in Trowbridge in Wiltshire, but I’m a Londoner through and through. London was, and will always be, my home taaaaahn. We moved to the West Country because I’ve got a fetish for the accent.
We wanted a better selection of schools for the kids, and lots of my family are here too. But tbh, none of this matters because you can generally find me here, blogging and coding my little heart away, or over at The Blog VA cooking up a blog tech storm!