Join our #SoMum Twitter Make Date: 24 October

Join us on twitter 8.30-9.30pm UK time (world times here) using #somum for another fabulous Mums' Make Date.

entirely new beings

We'll be sharing how we feel about our shifting identities as mums, giggling a lot, and sharing "I'm a Mum and a..." photos.

Thanks to the ever wonderful Aimee Myers Dolich of Artsyville, we have TWO fabulous prizes to give away this month - two perfectly formed 5 by 7 prints of the fabulous pictures featured here. 

This month we're looking at our changing identity as mothers. As Aimee says, our children create entirely new beings out of us. And sometimes it's hard to remember that we were, that we still are, anything additional to a mother, a grandmother, a nurturing parent...

So who or what are you as well as a mother? What are the other parts of you that sometimes get lost in all the mothering? Which parts of you would you like to reconnect with?

Complete the sentence "I'm a Mum and a..." and join us on twitter to chat and share our very own I'm a Mum and a... photographs.

this business of training humans

To enter the competition, all you have to do is join our twitter party at the time detailed above, follow @storyofmum, and tweet us completing this sentence "#somum "I'm a mum and a..." (don't forget to include "#somum I'm a" as that's what we're tracking!) We'll pick two winners randomly from all those that join in.

If you'd like to upload a photo to our gallery of you with your word, that would be wonderful - we would so love to see it.

You can see other photos shared by mums here.

(If you would like to share a photo, we recommend a plain background, somewhere well-lit, and a smirking friend to capture your best side...)

We're also sharing blogs on motherhood and identity this month. I posted from a TGV train as it sped too fast away from my children: On a Quest for Balance; beautiful Ericka Waller shared her talent for millinery: My Mum-Hat is Stuck on my Head!; the lovely TJ shared her very first blog for us: My Fragile Identity, Cinta Listenbee talked about faith in I'm a Mum and a... Confident Woman, Sara Davies shared the dark and light of motherhood in I'm a Mum and an... Artist and Lyndsay Kirkham reminded us that feminism is an inherent part of motherhood in I'm a Mum and a... Feminist

We've more fabulous guest posts to come this month, so please do get in touch if you'd like to share your story.

And look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 24 October!

PS If you haven't yet done so, check out Aimee's etsy shop: I love Aimee's stuff and have just ordered myself her absolutely amazing looking doodle book The Things We Do...

Other rules

  • Duplicate accounts, automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified
  • Winners will be chosen at random from all those tweeting "#somum I'm a" between 20.30 BST and 21.30 BST on 24 October 2012. Data will be gathered with Rowfeeder.
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The competition will run from 20.30 BST and 21.30 BST on 24 October 2012 in Great Britain.
  • story of mum is compliant with the data protection act. While we will share the twitter names of winners and their tweets with great excitement, we will not pass on any other details to any third party without your prior consent.
  • If you don't want to enter the draw, that's absolutely fine. You can still take part in the I'm a Mum and a activity, tweet us, and/or load up a photo. If you tweet "#somum I'm a" and don't want to be entered into the competition, just contact us to let us know you don't want to enter.