A big hello and thank you for visiting Ruralmums.
We are independent. Just two working mums with day jobs, supported by a fantastic group of contributors. Our aspiration is for Ruralmums to be a friendly, inspiring and supportive community for country-minded folk to share their interests, hopes, concerns and chocolate cake recipes.
It’s intended for those who live in the countryside wherever that may be, and also for those whose hearts lie in the country even if their bodies don’t.
The story so far….
Two mums who lived in the same small village began chatting about everything from which local butchers was best to what their children might be viewing online. It felt good to connect and share aspirations and challenges. The last 18 months has seen the internet used to connect communities in exciting new ways, and with more people than ever choosing a rural lifestyle, the time seemed right to launch an online platform to provide support and a sense of belonging to country loving folk.
And so the seed was sown.
Juggling family, work and home life is always a challenge, but if you believe in something enough you dig deep and make it happen. One year on, a few dramas and much laughter later, Ruralmums is here!
We have already met some inspirational women whose knowledge, kindness and generosity has been overwhelming. Our articles and blogs are all written by real women and give an honest and genuine insight into countryside living. The heart of our site is the thriving discussion forum – a trusted platform to share ideas, recipes, get advice or simply find things out. We’re also passionate about local businesses and we would like to offer a platform where independents can showcase their wonderful products and services.