As you may have heard, I attended Brit Mums Live over the weekend. For those who don't know, it's a massive convention of parent bloggers where there are presentations and panel discussions on various topics, as well as lots of brands, competitions etc.
There has been a lot of talk of "our voice" - both during the convention and since. Parent bloggers, as a group, do have a massive voice - and when they campaign, either for or against something, people sit up and listen. Parent bloggers are no longer just "mummy bloggers" seen as droning on about dirty nappies and daytime telly; the media and wider society have recognised that actually, parent bloggers often have a lot to say - a voice. Bloggers are regularly invited onto chat programs and even into TV news studios to offer their opinion on all manner of subjects; people care what they have to say, as much as any pundit or talking head.