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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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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?”

Breastfeeding · Mum Life

Why I’ve Stopped Reading Breastfeeding Horror Stories, And You Should Too.

You know the ones I mean. A woman is breastfeeding her baby when an ignorant  stranger starts to harass her and try to make her feel uncomfortable, then a wonderful, kind person steps in to come to her defense and save the day.  These kind of posts quickly go viral on mums groups and then in the comments below are hundreds of other people telling their similar stories. Don’t get me wrong, it must be horrible to have something like this happen to you and I get that you would want to vent and get it off your chest but I really think that reading all these horror stories can have such a damaging effect for breastfeeding mothers, particularly those who are just starting out.  Continue reading “Why I’ve Stopped Reading Breastfeeding Horror Stories, And You Should Too.”

Breastfeeding · Mum Life

Let’s Talk About Cluster Feeding

img_6528As I approach my 9 month breastfeeding milestone I’ve been thinking a lot about how different breastfeeding is now compared to feeding a newborn. You can read my My Breastfeeding Journey here, but to summarise – it was hard in the beginning. Cracked nipples, blocked ducts and mastitis were some of the factors that nearly led to me giving up breastfeeding, but I pushed through all of that and after around 6 weeks breastfeeding became pretty much pain free. Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Cluster Feeding”

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Ways to Save Money as a New Mum

I have not always been good with money, in fact I used to be borderline terrible. When I was at university I would usually spend my entire loan in the first two weeks of term and then live on plain spaghetti and bites of my friends food for the rest of the month. I still don’t know if I would necessarily describe myself as ‘good’ with money but I have come a long way from where I used to be. Continue reading “Ways to Save Money as a New Mum”