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  • Happy Blog Birthday to Me!


    So the boy decided 5.30am was an entirely acceptable time to wake up this morning! Little joker. But I can’t be annoyed at him; early mornings are always the best times for me to blog. Quite how I get the words flowing at this early time of day I don’t know, but I do love writing at this time of day.

    And I was thrilled to wake up this morning to have an alert from WordPress informing me it’s been one year today since I launched Beauty, Baby and Me! My baby I created whilst carrying my baby!!!

    I can’t believe it’s been a year. I’ll be honest, it was a slow start, but I always knew it would be. I started my blog because I love to write, I have always found it so therapeutic and I wanted to record my pregnancy. But as times gone on, the thing I’ve come to love the most about blogging is reaching out to other Mums, and offering support and reassurance in my very honest manner of writing.

    I’m not really one to beat about the bush, which is obviously something that comes across in my writing, but I think it’s a positive. I’ve had some downright amazing comments thanking me for writing so honestly about things because it’s helped someone, reassured them, and made them know they’re not the only one.

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    This past year has been an absolute whirlwind and I can’t quite get over how much I’ve achieved. Obviously (duh!) I am a Mum now and that has got to be the thing I am proudest of in the whole world. Josh has taught me so much; to slow down, be more patient, an unconditional love like no other. And he is the reason for me starting Beauty, Baby and Me. I love sharing our life with you all. I’m so proud of my blog and what I’ve achieved with it. Having only been up and running for a year, I have somehow got to the finals of the MAD (Mum and Dad) Blog Awards, for which I’ll be attending the fancy pants ceremony in September. When I got told I’d made the final 6 I literally went into some sort of shock! I couldn’t believe it, and although I know I don’t have a cat in hells chance of winning, to attend the ceremony and get to meet some amazing bloggers who I admire and am huge fans of, is such a big deal to me. I know it sounds cheesy but I do feel very proud of myself.

    My blog has been my lifeline too; I found the first couple of months of motherhood really hard. It’s without a doubt the biggest eye opener in the world. But when I had rough days and I blogged it really helped. As ever I was honest about how I was feeling, these new challenges that no amount of reading books and watching one born every minute can prepare you for.  And it really did help me. Again I got some amazing, supportive messages and as I’ve already said, it helps so much to know it’s not just you going through those difficult days.

    One final thing I have to say that I am overjoyed has come of my blogging is the friendships I’ve made. I went into this with no idea of the friends I’d make, but the blogging community is so incredibly supportive of one another. I have grown very close to a couple of bloggers in particular (Bridie and Rach I’m looking at you) but there are so many amazing bloggers out there I’m thrilled to be able to call friends and call upon when I need advice or a chat.


    I have to finish by thanking the hubs. Months and months he went on at me to start a blog, saying what an amazing writer I was and I could really make something of it… well guess what darling you were right (as always) and I can’t thank you enough for pushing me to do something I adore and am so passionate about.

    Who knows what the next year holds. I’ve got goals of course, the main one on the agenda at the moment is starting a Vlog which would be terrifying and exciting in equal measures. And as those of you who regularly read my blog will know, I’ve got some goals I’m aiming for. I cannot thank you enough if you’re someone who reads my blog, it means so much that people like to read what I write and I can’t wait to keep sharing our adventures with you all.

    I best make sure I have some prosecco tonight to celebrate… somethings never change!


    Keep Reading – I’m so grateful that you do <3

    F x


    What Katy Said


    A Mum Track Mind


    1. August 5, 2016 / 8:17 am

      Congratulations on your Blogiversary lovely, you’ve done so much in one year and your blog is going from strength to strength! I love reading your posts – your honesty is refreshing, but also, the fact that you’re a lovely person shines through in your writing and makes it a pleasure to read. Here’s to many more years and many more blogging awards for you! <3 xx

      • August 5, 2016 / 9:06 am

        You are an absolute sweetheart what an amazing comment thank you so much babe! Xx

    2. August 5, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Huge congratulations on your first blog birthday! You’ve achieved so much in your first year, you should be so proud! I always look forward to reading your posts – I’m really excited to see what you get up to in your second year!

    3. August 6, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Happy first blog birthday! What an amazing year it has been for you, you definitely need to open a bottle of bubbly! Here’s to a brilliant second year x #happydays

    4. August 6, 2016 / 8:15 am

      Happy bloggiversary! That’s quite an achievement in your first year! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

    5. August 6, 2016 / 8:58 am

      happy Anniversary and good luck for the award!!!! You have achieved so much and you are right, motherhood is a rollercoaster indeed! But everytime I saw your pics, you seem to be a happy maman x #fortheloveofBLOG

    6. twotinyhands
      August 6, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      happy blog birthday! That truely is amazing to get that far with so much achieved. Blogging is great and I am so glad I started blogging too to meet fabulous like minded people too! #happydayslinky

    7. aliduke79hotmailcom
      August 6, 2016 / 2:41 pm

      Congratulations on your Blogerversary! Your hubby is right, you are a great writer. Good luck with the MADS x

    8. August 7, 2016 / 8:46 am

      Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! Such a proud moment to reach 🙂 I look forward to hearing all about the MADs awards ceremony in September and wish you all the best! #fortheloveofblog

    9. August 7, 2016 / 6:49 pm

      Massive congrats and blog birthday. Sounds like a brilliant year and really can’t wait to see if you win at the MADS! xx #happydays

    10. August 7, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Congratulations on reaching this milestone. May you have many more successes and enjoyment from it. #happydays

    11. August 10, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Happy Blog birthday! It’s been a FAB year for you and hopefully the next will also be, I’m sure it will x #happydayslinky

    12. August 11, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Congrats on your first blog birthday! That is an amazing achievement, and yes you should definitely be drinking lots of prosecco. I love reading your posts, and I look forward to seeing some vlogs from you. It’s amazing what we can achieve in a year, and you have done so well to have got a MADs nomination, I’ve got my fingers crossed for you. Keep going with the blogging, you are doing great! Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    13. August 12, 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Happy one year!! Blogging is awesome isn’t it? Here’s to another fab year!! Thanks for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky xx

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