Changes.

I never wanted to have to write this post and I never could have predicted that I would have to write it either, but some changes have happened that are pretty significant and will change what you see here. I have left my job, my security blanket and my editing role at Channel Mum. I am also no longer a ‘Channel Mum Vlogger’.

I am… *cue Celine Dion “All by myself”.

I have been with Channel Mum since the early days and in that time I like to think I did help. I helped them with content ideas and edits, I helped them grow the community of Channel Mum vloggers and I helped them tell stories. Stories from other mums, about mums, my stories, their stories and I loved being their story-teller, but I am learning through experience and trial and error that I cannot commit to a story that I do not believe in. They say that “your vibe attracts your tribe”, so I don’t quite understand how they even let me in…I have never hidden a courgette in a cupcake or will ever shop in Primark, let alone create a ‘Primark Haul’. I have and will always be the sweary mum, complete with top knot and a ketchup/toothpaste stain down my tits. If Channel Mum were ‘The Spice Girls’ then I would be Geri, but don’t worry I have no intention of bringing back the bolero shrug. I am however about to go solo.

Going solo for me, means the gift of time and I am not taking this gift for granted. I love writing on this blog, no I am not trained, no I am not going to get a book deal, no I am not going to get published in the Huffington Post, but for me it is important. I love over-sharing (if you hadn’t guessed from my YouTube videos, Instagram feed and Twitter account) and I am honest. Not honest to be polite, not honest to get a point across…just honest, because who has time for anything else? So I intend to spend proper time here, writing, sharing and actually hitting the publish button and I am excited. This blog, my space on the world wide web was the first thing that got neglected when I went back to work and so I am grateful to have such a loyal following who are still here and have the patience of saints. Thank you.

Since announcing my leave from Channel Mum I have been asked if I will continue making videos. The answer is and will always be ‘hell yeah’. Video and Youtube is where I started and where I will continue to be, but with the ‘day job’ out of the picture, I am hoping to have more time and head space to create more content. I would love to create more than one video per week and I would love to create content that I would want to watch. I feel like I am getting my channel back and I am bloody excited.

Lastly I want to collaborate, through Instagram and Twitter I have had the opportunity to meet women who are more supportive than a push up bra and I am learning that nothing really matters other than the way we treat each other. The impact that we have on other peoples lives is far more important than the views into them.

Watch this space.

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  1. March 22, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Pleased your not going anywhere. I love your blog and YouTube Chanel. Can’t wait to see more. Xxx

  2. littlebrownbird
    March 22, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Wowee! Can’t wait to see what you do next xx

    • March 23, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      Awww Nic – been here since the beginning – gosh how time flies and I think I may have tried 1 billion things in that time…why won’t anything stick?

  3. ashling
    March 22, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Natasha Bailie, your my absolute fav! your true to yourself and an absolute pleasure to watch/ (stalk)…
    all the luck in the world on your new venture…you’ll turn it to gold !

    loads of love from Dublin! x

    • March 23, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      You are a babe and I will find you when I visit Dublin xx

  4. March 22, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    Thank god your not quitting as quite frankly the only reason I watched channel mum was to watch you.
    I too am a sweary honest mum and thank god the tribe that tells the truth.

    Who the fuck has time hide veg in cake unless it’s carrot cake?!

    • March 23, 2017 / 11:32 pm

      Awwww Swirl – you are my kind of girl xxxxxx Totally fucking with you on the carrot cake xxx

  5. March 22, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Excited to see more of you! I think people that hide vegetables in cake are Satan. X

    • March 23, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      So right – it is deception of the first degree – also I would much rather be washing my face and looking at Kourtney GIFS.

  6. March 23, 2017 / 12:49 am

    Love how real and relatable you are. I started following your videos and Instagram because you just seem awesome! So excited to see what is next for you! You’ll be great.

  7. Laura Ridgewell
    March 23, 2017 / 5:41 am

    Yes! I loved your YouTube before channel mum and I noticed a difference in your videos when you joined them, so I’m excited to have to have you back 😉

    • March 23, 2017 / 11:30 pm

      Really Laura? That makes me sad, but also just proves to me that you get it and I have made the right choice. I choose Life xxxx

  8. Lisa
    March 23, 2017 / 6:52 am

    exciting! I’ve always liked following you because you come across as more genuine than other mum bloggers who just look a bit stepford mum try too hard. I always feel better after watching your vlogs and reading your posts and you’re not afraid to say what you think and not for effect either.

    I need an I ❤️ NB t shirt x

  9. Kate
    March 23, 2017 / 7:44 am

    Soooooo glad you’re still going to be on YouTube! Good luck with everything Mrs! You’ll smash it x

  10. March 23, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I am so excited to read more blog posts from you hun, I absolutely adore the shiz outta’ya!!!
    Love your YouTube channel too. Keep being honest and doing what you do….you’re amazeballs.
    From one sweary Mum to another…

    Natalie xx

    • March 23, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      Thank fucking you – honestly that is so kind and I really love you for it xx

  11. March 23, 2017 / 8:33 am

    You are an awesome human being, NB. I love how open, honest and funny you are. You, are a strong and beautiful woman. You’ve got this! xx

    • March 23, 2017 / 11:28 pm

      Wow – thank you so much darling – you are such a support xxx

  12. dearbeautiful
    March 23, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    I’m so sad that you’re not a part of the Channel Mum team anymore. And you absolutely were a help there, in every way. I’m certainly pleased that I won’t have to miss you… and that you’ll still be doing your thing; sweary, top knot, stained (non Primark) clothes and all. x

    • March 23, 2017 / 11:27 pm

      You know it and also no one can keep me away from Quinn! Obvs.

  13. Laura
    March 23, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Natasha I always admire your honesty and your ability to make me laugh out loud!! Can’t wait to see more content xxx

  14. Laura
    March 24, 2017 / 8:43 am

    We’ve been with you from pretty much the beginning Natasha & so glad we’re going to be seeing more of you. Enjoy your adventure Xx

    • March 25, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Thank you so much – so kind and I really appreciate it and you x

  15. tinyfootsteps2015
    March 24, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    You are my girl crush. That is all. xx

  16. March 25, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I’ve only recently found your videos (last couple of months) and now found your blog. They are ace. Refreshing, honest and addictive, I’ve set YouTube to notify me of your new videos, I love them. Good luck going independent, sounds like it’s the right path.

  17. March 25, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Good luck petal – I’m sure you will do well x

  18. March 26, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I am sure Channel Mum will miss you but respect you even more for deciding to leave. Love your videos! Excited to see you focus on yourself and creative freedom. I want a “I ❤️ NB” shirt too. 😘

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