“Biology is the least of what makes people a family”
What’s my blog all about?
My blog started in 2015 when I went on leave from my normal job to look after our gorgeous little boy. To share photo’s of the special little moments in our life, the topics that I’m mulling over as an adult and document our next trip into IVF as we try for a brother or sister for Joshy. We make family vlogs and an IVF video diary, that you can watch in our members only area (it’s free) and I have a YouTube channel for chatty sit down videos.
In 2015 I made a massive career change into video editing to enable me to quit my my old job, enjoying being with my little boy at home longer and winging it until he was 3 years old. I am now back at work full time as a video editor, juggling life as we all do.
We currently live in Suffolk. You will very rarely see ads here. I’m just not really into all that so turn down 99% off the requests that land in my inbox. Diet teas and sweetie brands can go swing on someone else’s blog I’m afraid. If I do work with a brand, it is always incredibly clearly marked as one and as creative as possible (usually on Instagram).
Who makes up our family?
“My entire life can be described in one sentence. It didn’t go as planned and that’s ok”
Yep that’s me. The writer of this blog. I am passionate about finding the silver lining in life, good colourful food and trying to be present in a world that is always trying to distract us. Before I became a mum I worked with family’s in need of help in social care, which taught me the importance of people sharing experiences and I strongly believe the “village” ethos is what’s needed back in life.
I am in love with photos that show the mood in a documentary style where no ones been asked to “say cheese”. I love thunder and lightning and facing fears.
I found out I had infertility as a teen, which though at times has been one of the hardest journeys I could ever imagine, I wouldn’t change it for the world now because it led me to Joshy. A boy who was always meant to be my son.
I am always trying to balance being a working mum with being a present mum (and sometimes fail) and I try to focus on the little moments as a family. I love challenges like the occasional digital detox, to keep us on the right track.
Steve is my husband of 7 years, though we have been together for 2 more. Having met online (yeah I know!), I am lucky to be able to say I have found my soul mate. My cider drinking, mountain biking, Netflix watching, Somerset friendly giant. He often works away from home. Though we always miss each other incredibly, we’ve found our ways of coping and feel it’s made us stronger as a result. He is a very involved dad, always ready to dish out hugs, let Joshy jump on his back and crawl around on the floor with cars.
“How wonderful life is now you’re in the world”
Josh was a chatterbox from the start. He has never been still, even constantly kicking his little legs as a baby. Since day one he has liked us to sing “Your Song” by Elton John (but the Ellie version) every night.
He is an affectionate little boy, with more energy than a rocket. He likes to try and make friends wherever he goes and his favourite place is (what a surprise) softplay where he will walk up to anyone and try to make them laugh.
His favourite toy is a stuffed dog called Woofalot or Woofy for short and he can’t get enough of superheros (I am forced to be Robin 99% of the day), cars, water and holding little plastic people. His sense of humour formed very young and he always has a cheeky grin on his face.
If you’d like to find out more, have a mooch around my blog, I try to add all our videos here too.
You’re always welcome to email me here.