Hi there. My name is Caz and I’m addicted to words and blogging. Welcome to my world and thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about what I do here. Let’s start with my ‘fancy face’ photo, in full hair and make-up. (Totally not what I’d look like if you knocked on my front door.)
My journey as a blogger started way back in 2009 when the Aussie Blogosphere was small and you could pretty much comment on every other blog in the land. (Try doing that today!) I had always been a bit of a ‘Word Nerd’ and, after seeing a friends blog, I knew this was the place I needed to be. With three little pre-school girls crawling around my feet I fired up my lap-top, bought myself a domain name and let the Word Nerd roam free.
Being a stay-at-home mum was a revelation to me. I’d dreamt about it for so long and passionately wanted to do it right – but was completely unprepared for how draining and demanding it would be. The Truth About Mummy was my story of coming to terms with the fact that living your dreams can be gut-wrenchingly hard. I basically Word Nerded myself through the process of hanging up my supermum cape.
I loved that blog (and to be honest I still do) but as with all things it’s had to grow up. These days I blog as Caz Filmer Writes and, while I still have my honest mummy moments, I also write about a myriad of things that come across my path and spark my passion. I love to Word Nerd about my home town of Ballarat, my journey learning to run, dyslexic (yes a Word Nerd can be dyslexic) and my secret passion for all things marketing and communications.
That said I will never forget that this blog was born to be a Mummy Blog. I feel strongly about supporting other mums as they surf the tidal wave of emotions parenthood brings. I want to use this space to celebrate and support all things ‘mummy’ related – but especially the emotional health and well-being of Australian mums as they sew their time, energy, patience and hard earned finance into the lives of their little people.
In my other life (you know, the one I had before kids and obsessive blogging) I worked as a case manager within the disability service system. More recently I’ve studied project management, business management and marketing and worked part-time raising community awareness as the Regional Manager of a dance school for children and young adults with Down syndrome – that was just a little bit magical. At the moment I’ve taken a few months off paid work to care for my mum who has alzheimers. That one is tough and something I’m working through day-by-day.
And now, in the spirit of keeping it real, this is what I really look like ……