time flies when you're being a mum

Life plans, hopes and happy routines

06 Mar, 2018

I used to listen to podcasts every day but when I stopped blogging, this stopped too. I’d forgotten how great they really are! I loved the conversation and all the weird and wonderful things you could learn.

Thankfully my husband, Mike, made me listen to this James Altucher podcast last month. Since then I’ve been avidly listening to the rest of his shows and finding them really motivating. Each one seems to inspire me to write.

find your conversation

I tend to listen to podcasts whilst out walking the dog (hence the massive coat and headphones) or when I’m driving

Two weeks ago it was Sara Blakely (owner of Spanx) who rocked my tiny mind with her ‘I’m an awesome dork’ attitude. It got me to open up and write 8 things that have happened. I’m still cringing from that post but “embarrass yourself and fail often” were key features that stuck out from the Sara interview. (more…)

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In my experience anyway...

28 Feb, 2018

A week ago today I had a Laparoscopy, so I thought I’d share how it went and what’s been happening since…

For those of you who don’t know, the reason I needed a laparoscopy in the first place was because my mirena coil had ‘gone for a wander’. When it was put in,  the wall of my womb was slightly ruptured and that was enough for the coil to slowly, but surely, worm its way out of my womb and wander around my pelvic cavity. It was discovered during an Xray (read more about the ‘finding the coil saga’ here).

Laparoscopy to remove merina coil

To get the blighter out, I needed a laparoscopy, which is keyhole surgery where they enter via the belly button and stick a camera down there. They then fill you with gas so they can see properly and make one or two small incisions to the side of the belly button in order to remove said coil. I only needed one incision and it looks like this… (more…)

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Blog break!

30 Apr, 2016

Hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

At the moment I am taking a break from writing Mums’ Days but please do explore the 750 articles I have written here over the last 4 (+) years!

I started Mums’ Days when I was pregnant, so you’ll find articles relating to pregnancy, health and fitness, the new born months and much more as I’ve explored my new role as a mother. Hopefully you’ll find something that tickles your fancy!

Taking a break

Anyone who blogs (professionally or otherwise) will tell you that blogging is brilliant and exhausting!

I’ve decided to take a break as we’ve recently been through some big changes as a family and I’ve been doing some soul searching to get my head around it all (I did an online course called Life with Intention by my favourite podcaster, Jess Lively! I’d highly recommend it if you can get on it).

I realised that I’ve lost sight of what it is I want to do with my life. What truly gives me meaning, a purpose and makes me happy. I’ve been allowing blogging (namely stats, my tots100 score and likes on Facebook, etc…) to define me and my sense of self worth, and it is a recipe for never feeling good enough.

About a month ago I was completely done with it all. But I’ve had some time off and I’ve started to miss it, so I don’t think this is going to be a forever break anymore.

For the next couple of months I’m going to basically hibernate away from the internet so that I can focus on Reuben (can you believe this is his last term before he starts school? He’s not 4 until August. Sob!!), do some gardening and reading.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can do so on hannah@mumsdays.com.

Thanks for all your support!

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My Press Trip to Monaco and Cannes!

02 Feb, 2016

Two weeks ago, I was just settling down with my blogging bestie, Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, and new pal, Sally from Raring to Go, to 3 day VIP star treatment extravaganza, which started in Monaco. Hundreds of bloggers and journalists from across Europe had been invited by Bridgestone Tyres because they were so excited by their latest unveiling and I have to say it didn’t disappoint (not least because I won!).

Bridgestone DriveGuard - Press trip to Monaco and Cannes for the unveiling!

Tyres and Car Safety

I want to express my surprise at my ignorance when it comes to car safety.

Before this trip I had no idea where my spare tyre was, if I even have one, nor how to change it should I get a puncture.

It hadn’t even crossed my mind how distressing it would be if I got a flat with Reuben in the car.

There is literally never a good time to get a puncture, but the odds are I’d be on a motorway with Reuben in the car since that’s where I do a lot of driving. And now I know how to change a tyre…I never want to have to put it into practice!

So, while I know that tyres and car safety is really not that sexy (although Bridgestone did a pretty good job of making it so with the help of handsome drivers and dancing girls!), I want to convey the message that it really is important to have a bit of knowledge about your car!

Anyway, on to the grand unveiling of Bridgestone’s latest product which will be going on the market in April 2016. (more…)

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How are those resolutions going?!

28 Jan, 2016

I haven’t done my customary New Years Resolution post yet this year! I figured, surely if it’s a resolution, it’s relevant all year long and actually posting at the end of January means I can also see how it’s going.

And I also have another great competition from the oh so supportive Protest, who want to help you reach your 2016 goals too. Scroll to the bottom for more info.

Resolution revisited - don't leave your resolution in January, keep it with you all year!

So how are my resolutions going? Truthfully? (more…)

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