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Time for Mum tagged with 'all about you'

if you’re anything like me, you find it difficult to even find time to have a wash, there’s always something more pressing. Here I’m hoping to encourage myself and you to put yourself first a bit more!


18 Nov, 2014

It’s time for All About You – what have you been up to this week? I’ve been here, there and everywhere which tends to leave me feeling a bit frazzled and unsure of myself! So this week I’m linking up my post on 10 tips to get focused – I’m quite honest about my flaws in it and how I basically manage myself to make sure I get the most out of opportunities that are coming my way. It was therapeutic I can tell you!

Last week’s AllAboutYou was another belter. But I have managed the tricky task and come up with my 3 featured blogs… I thoroughly enjoyed (probably not the right word but it speaks volumes about this wonderful writer!) To Infinity and IVF’s post on Top Tip for IVF, so funny and open. I wanted to reach out and give Caroline a big hug after reading her post about Making the Most of the Baby Days – this time is still so clear in my memory! And I loved Angie’s post on the over-sized scarf…I bloody love a massive scarf, but they don’t love me, so this was a real insight and she looks so fabulous as always! (more…)

All About…Me time!

Nov
11th
2014

11 Nov, 2014

It’s all about you time again with my wonderful buddy Zaz from Mama and More, and this week I’m happy to say that I only saw her a few days ago!! I had the ultimate me time with some of blogging besties, including Zaz, as we all descended on Leeds for the fabulous Vicki from Honest Mum‘s Birthday bash.

Hannah and Zaz - All About You Hosts!

There is no better way to boost your self-esteem, then laughing and eating and dancing (Greek-style – Opa!) with your friends! I highly recommend it and I’ll be blogging properly about the night later this week.

In the mean time, let’s talk #AllAboutYou! (more…)

All About Family

Nov
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04 Nov, 2014

It’s been a fabulous couple of week since I last hosted All About You with my fabulous friend, Zaz from Mama and More, from a super busy week where I won the Best Parenting Blog at the North East Blog awards to a gorgeous holiday away with my family; Mike and the kids, my parents, younger brother and their silly dogs.

It was so lovely to get a break away with them and so important for us all to sort of regroup as a family and relax. Both of my parents work full-time (my dad probably works 60+ hours a week, and he’s often away when we visit), so it was especially precious for Reuben and Gabby to spend a bit more quality time with them both. The growing relationships and joy they bring to each other is so lovely to witness.

All About You is live again and this week I'm think about family - I love this family quote, "it's not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters" - come and link in your posts all about you!

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Plus, Mike and I also managed to sneak in a date night, what with having live in babysitters for a week! I’d highly recommend it!

Anyway, on to this weeks AllAboutYou…This week I am linking up 2 posts, the first is all about my gorgeous fever dress and winning the blog award and the second is a guest post answering an important question that I have – how can you look good while at home: At home winter outfits!

AllAboutYou – taking part

So, what have you been up to this week? What are you loving/hating/thinking/doing/making/wearing? We love reading about your passions, your thoughts, your views, your style, your projects, anything about you in fact.

Also for a change, you are welcome to add a link to an Instagram picture if you feel there is something about it that sums you up right now, or that reveals a bit of you.  Please tag your instagram post #AllAboutYouNow if you do, and in fact, why not share the love and tag other friends on Instagram and ask them if they want to take a second to share something #AllAboutYouNow, and we’ll see if we can get a stream of people taking some time out for themselves!

You can link up to 3 posts, and please visit a couple of other linkers too to share some comment love!

Mama and More

If it’s your passion, we want you to link up a post about it.

Party rules –

  1. Please link posts specific to the theme of this party – this is your space to link up posts all about YOU, whether it’s style, fitness, food, concerts or sky-diving! You can link up to 3 posts.
  2. Please link the URL of your specific AllAboutYou post, and feature the badge or mention the linky. We will tweet out and comment on every linked post that does!
  3. Please comment on at least two other posts within the AllAboutYou link party – don’t just link-dump!

Feel free to tweet or share about the link party so that more people come along and join too (tweet @mumsdays and @mama_andmore for RTs!).

In short, you link and we’ll show it love. But the community bit is up to all of us – so do spread some comment love!

All About You community links:


14 Oct, 2014

Welcome back to another week of All About You. Last week’s link up was awesome with 1 shy of 70 links! My wonderful friend, Zaz, has asked me to co-host again this week, and since it was her 40th (I still don’t believe her!) yesterday, I couldn’t possibly say no!

Weirdly, I’ve been thinking about faking it this week. But in a good way, of course, because I kept hearing and reading about faking confidence until you feel it. Honest Mum wrote about it in her fabulous tips for bloggers and I read about it in Lauryn Evarts Book, The Skinny Confidential. So, it is what I’m working this week. We should all do it…no one will ever know and by the time we’re finished we will be confident!

Faking confidence is what builds confidence - quote from Lauryn Evarts, Skinny Confidential

AllAboutYou – taking part

So, what have you been up to this week? What are you loving/hating/thinking/doing/making/wearing? We love reading about your passions, your thoughts, your views, your style, your projects, anything about you in fact.

You can link up to 3 posts, and ideally please visit a couple of other linkers too to share some comment love.

Mama and More

If it’s your passion, we want you to link up a post about it.

Party rules –

  1. Please link posts specific to the theme of this party – this is your space to link up posts all about YOU, whether it’s style, fitness, food, concerts or sky-diving! You can link up to 3 posts.
  2. Please link the URL of your specific AllAboutYou post, and please feature the badge or mention the linky, and we will tweet out and comment on every linked post that does!
  3. Please comment on at least two other posts within the AllAboutYou link party – don’t just link-dump!

Feel free to tweet or share about the link party so that more people come along and join too (tweet @mumsdays and @mama_andmore for RTs!), although this is by no means obligatory!

In short, you link and we’ll show it love. But the community bit is up to all of us – so do spread some comment love!

All About You community links:

29 Jul, 2014

In pursuit of happiness - what makes you happy? All About You http://mumsdays.com/happiness/

Image courtesy of SparkleMix

It’s AllAboutYou time again and i’ve been thinking about happiness. I came across a wonderful pineterst board the other day by one of my most favourite pinners, Meg Fitzpatric, called, Board of Happiness…I highly recommend a look, it’s full of lovely ideas!

I’d say I’m pretty happy at the moment, lots of time on the beach with my family and being really busy with my blog but it’s a bit of a juggling act! I think I feel happier of late because I’ve actually made myself a timetable! I’m a proper scatter brain and I’ve learnt that I love being told what to do so now I know what I’m meant to be doing when and seeing it all laid out like that means I can check everyone or thing (like those pesky dishes!) is being catered for!

What I don’t think I spend enough time doing though is thinking about what really makes me happy and making sure I do it. It’s so easy to get stuck in the day-to-day that you forget the end game but if you don’t work on that every day, you’ll never reach your goal! For example, I never make time for reading a good book. Not a book that will ‘improve’ me in someway, I mean a good old fashioned novel that I read for the sheer pleasure of it. I’ve got a whole reading list still to get through by the end of the year!

So, I can’t wait for our holiday in just over 2 weeks time – we have the best part of 2 weeks away and I plan to completely (almost) unplug, be with my family, recharge, read a few page turners, and write… not because I have to but because I want to…I recon that could make me very happy!

What plans have you got over the summer that will make you happy?

AllAboutYou – taking part

So, what have you been up to this week? What are you loving/hating/thinking/doing/making/wearing? We love reading about your passions, your thoughts, your views, your style, your projects, anything about you in fact.

I really enjoyed hosting last weeks AllAboutYou! There were so many (emphasis on the many!) great articles and apologies for taking so long to get around you all!

I thought Angie’s post over on Reasons to Dress was hilarious but has also inspired me to try and be a bit more ‘put together’ when I’m heading out the door, even if it isn’t to the airport!

This is the coolest city review and now I REALLY want to go to Marseille (but maybe with The Real McQ so I don’t get lost!).

While Mama in heels was considering if summer was her new favourite season I was busy enjoying my new favourite dress – I just love this outfit!

Over to you! You can link up to 3 posts, and ideally please visit a couple of other linkers too to share some comment love.

Mama and More

If it’s your passion, we want you to link up a post about it.

Party rules –

  1. Please link posts specific to the theme of this party – this is your space to link up posts all about YOU, whether it’s style, fitness, food, concerts or sky-diving!  You can link up to 3 posts.
  2. Please link the URL of your specific AllAboutYou post, and please feature the badge or mention the linky, because it’s a nice thing to do!  We tweet out and comment on every linked post that does!
  3. Please comment on at least two other posts within the AllAboutYou link party – don’t just link-dump!

Feel free to tweet or share about the link party so that more people come along and join too, although this is by no means obligatory!

In short, you link and we’ll pin it.  But the community bit is up to all of us – so do spread some comment love!

All About You community links:

Link it up!

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