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Liebster Awards 2017

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I was kindly nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Emma at Ettie and Me, if you haven’t ever read her blog before, go and have a nosy, I’m sure you’ll like what you find there! She actually nominated me a while a go but in true Hanna style I’m only now getting to it two months later. That’s the great thing I’ve found about Blogtober is that I am revisiting posts that have been sitting in my drafts for too long and finally getting around to hitting that little ‘Publish’ button.

For anyone who doesn’t know what the Liebster Award is (I didn’t either!), it is basically an award set up by The Global Aussie to give exposure to new(ish) bloggers. It’s a good way of sharing the love with other bloggers who you think deserve some credit for their slice of the internet. I was set eleven questions by Emma, which I have answered and then at the end of the post I will set new questions for my eleven nominees.  Continue reading “Liebster Awards 2017”

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10 Things That Have Made Me Happy This Week 07.10.17

22196376_10155523597471501_9072863140020989402_n.jpgI’ve woken up in such a good mood this morning that I thought a nice thing to do would be to list some of the things that have made me happy this week. It’s been a hectic week but for a lot of good reasons and it’s nice to reflect on some of the really positive things in my life right now. So in no particular order here are ten things that made me happy this week: Continue reading “10 Things That Have Made Me Happy This Week 07.10.17”

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Apps For Mums

Navigating the world of pregnancy and parenthood is not an easy task, but imagine embarking on that journey without any of the modern technology that we have at our fingertips today! These days we can get advice, recommendations and answers to all of our weirdest pregnancy questions from many different places. Those late night Google searches of ‘can I eat grapes while I’m pregnant?’ and ‘will I squash the baby if I tie my shoelaces?’ can lead us to many different sources of advice. From reading advice and personal experiences from my favourite Mummy bloggers to getting medical advice from the NHS wesbite, I’ve tried it all, but the thing that I wanted to talk about today is Apps. Those wonderful little icons on our phones that are so small but that hold a wealth of information and advice for all of us clueless parents. Continue reading “Apps For Mums”

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So You Want To Start A Blog?

img_5720I wrote my very first blog post in July 2016 after thinking about starting a blog for a good few years. It began solely as a personal project that nobody knew about and it’s only in the last few months that I have started to put more time and effort into it to really make it into something to be proud of and to bring in some income. I’m by no means a big blogger but I thought I would share some of the things that I have learnt along the way to help anyone reading this who might be thinking about starting a blog.

1. Think about why you want to start a blog Continue reading “So You Want To Start A Blog?”

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How To Look Like You’ve Got It All Together (Even When You Really Don’t!)

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We’ve all been there. You’ve been really organised the night before and you’ve been rushing around since 6am, but come 9 o clock when you need to be out the door, the baby has a poo explosion or your toddler decides to try and climb up the chimney. Or there are the days when your house looks like a bomb has hit it and you get a call to say someone is on their way to see you and you have to run around like a maniac with the toy box and the Febreze before they arrive.

Sometimes no matter how hard you try to have it all together; you just don’t. And it’s in these times that I think it’s handy to have a few tricks up your sleeve so at least Judgemental Judy won’t cotton on to how hectic your morning (or your life) has really been. This doesn’t just apply to parents; I’ve always been a disorganised, lastminute.com kind of girl! So I asked some blogger pals for their best tips to share with you all to help you fake it till you make it and at least look like you have it together even if you really don’t. Continue reading “How To Look Like You’ve Got It All Together (Even When You Really Don’t!)”

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20 Facts About Me

IMG_4390.JPGAbout three months ago I was tagged by the lovely Cassandra at Gorgeous George’s Mama to do the 20 facts about me tag. As I was searching through my drafts for posts to rescue from the pile, I came across this post totally finished just lacking a picture so here we are. The picture that I’ve added is 21 year old me, around 4 months before getting pregnant and I look so young and carefree! I enjoyed writing this because as you probably know, usually I just write about Darcie but it was nice to write about me for a change. Continue reading “20 Facts About Me”

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Mum & Toddler Monthly Favourites // August

IMG_3705.JPGI published my Mum & Toddler Monthly Faves// July on the 8th of August so I’m doing marginally better this month (it’s the 6th today!). Maybe by Christmas I’ll get it out on time, or maybe I’ll just carry on in my usual disorganised way. I tend to ramble on a lot at the beginning of all my posts so I’m just going to jump straight into this one, starting with Darcie’s favourites. Continue reading “Mum & Toddler Monthly Favourites // August”

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The Great Thing About “Non Mummy Friends” 

pexels-photo.jpgWhen you have a baby, there is a lot of emphasis on the importance of ‘Mummy friends’. You might go to baby groups or sign up to an online Mummy forum in order to seek out these like-minded women in a similar phase of life to yourself. And it is very important, I believe, to find your Mummy friends, your little support network of people you can message at 9am about how ready you are for bedtime and a glass of wine, or who you can call on for a much needed coffee and adult conversation who will just get where you are coming from perfectly and understand your mummy struggles completely.  Continue reading “The Great Thing About “Non Mummy Friends” “