hi I’m babs, I’ll be your new digital editor

introducing barbara o'reilly

Barbara O’Reilly introduces herself as Digital Editor of child mags blog

As a parenting blogger, I’m often asked about my personal parenting style. It’s such a hard question, I mean…are we talking fantasy parent land or the actual reality of life with small children? Is it a philosophical standpoint or a logistical reality? Are we looking at Monday morning or 8.30 Friday night?

Moods and whims aside, the one part of my answer that always stays the same is this:

I want to raise independent children.

I want to teach them to grab opportunities even if they’re scared. I want them to be adventurous and brave and have fun with their lives. And I want them to believe that where there’s a will, there’s a way.

So here I am, following my own advice, joining the team at CHILD Mags as their new Digital Editor.

So hi, it’s lovely to meet you. I’m Barbara, but everyone calls me Babs. I’ve been waffling on about parenting, life and style on the internet for about five years now, usually under the alias of Patchwork Cactus.

I’m a writer, a blogger, an Instagram addict and I have two lovely children who inspire me every day to live a happy life. I’m so excited to be joining this awesome team, thank you for having me.

Babs x