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  • Monday Motivation Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud

    Morning Everyone,

    It’s already Monday again and time for me to spread a bit of sparkle and cheer as part of Candid Cuddles the fabulous linky with the gorgeous Cuddle Fairy


    Over the last week, I’ve had a real moment of realisation. It all started on Wednesday when I found out I’ll be a regular blogger for Emma’s diary, a well known website. I can’t believe I only launched Beauty Baby and Me in August. Now I am blogging for several different well known websites, I have over 1500 followers and out of 8000 blogs I’ve got down to the final 6 for Best Baby Blog in the 2016 MAD Blog Awards! And I’ve done all this whilst having my first baby and dealing with all the chaos that comes with it! I feel really bloody proud of myself, and sometimes I underestimate myself and how well I’ve done!

    I think this is something we all do at times; we underestimate ourselves, as women, mothers, partners, friends. But I think you should always remember anything you are achieving in your life from the big things, to the smaller but just as important things!

    Don't stop

    When I launched Beauty Baby and Me I couldn’t have dreamed it would be so well received and I’d be getting these amazing opportunities already. All I do is write, very honestly and from the heart, and in a way that I hope you lovely readers can relate to. And it suddenly hit me last week, I’m obviously not doing too bad a job at that!! And even more fortunately, I get to do something I love every day. I love writing, I’m so passionate about it – it’s true what they say; find your passion and make it happen.

    In that typically British way, we don’t tend to “big ourselves up” too much. We try to play down any achievements we’ve accomplished. But sometimes we shouldn’t; sometimes we’ve done really bloody well, whether it’s through work (or blogging in my case), getting through the day with a horrible whinging child (I literally deserved a medal for surviving Saturday with my child he was a disaster), or by doing something nice to make a friends day. There are so many ways we should look at ourselves and say “oh yeah, I did that, I’m doing pretty well actually”!

    Goal Digger

    So on this rather grey Monday morning, remind yourself how brilliantly you’re doing, give yourself credit and it will motivate you to get through what might seem like a long week ahead. Life is short; do what you enjoy, don’t wish for it – work for it, set a goal and when you achieve it remind yourself how proud you should be of yourself and reward yourself; cup of tea, glass of wine, new shoes, new mascara, whatever it may be. Stop the mummy guilt so many of us carry around with us and instead focus on the incredible things you are achieving every day mumma!

    Lots of Love


    Cuddle Fairy

    **If you enjoyed this post (and I really hope you did) I’d love it if you could vote for me in this years 2016 MAD Blog Awards in which I am a finalist in the category of Best Baby Blog. All the info on how to vote is here and I will send you a life time of (virtual) cake! Big thanks xx **




    1. May 16, 2016 / 6:40 am

      Yes! A) well done you and B) let’s celebrate ourselves more! X x

    2. mackenzieglanville
      May 16, 2016 / 11:55 am

      so true we are so hard on ourselves, yet we are amazing women raising beautiful, bright children and writing awesome blog posts too! Well done, you have every reason to feel proud!!!! Congrats xx #candidcuddles

      • May 16, 2016 / 5:41 pm

        Thank you so much lovely lady xx #candidcuddles

    3. May 16, 2016 / 2:34 pm

      What a positive post! You definitely have a lot to be proud of blog-wise. I agree that it can be easy or focus on all the things we’re not doing well, or the things we’re not doing, but we all need to give ourselves a pat on the back now and then. #bigpinklink

      • May 16, 2016 / 5:40 pm

        Thank you so much hun – we do need to remind ourselves sometimes that we’re doing a bloody good job xx #bigpinklink

    4. May 16, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      You are doing amazingly well!! You should be super proud. Love this post, it is so easy to focus on things we feel we should be better at or what we see as shortcomings, we often don’t think of our achievements. Love a bit of positivity on a Monday! #bigpinklink

      • May 16, 2016 / 5:40 pm

        Ah thank you so much honey. I like to try and start the week off positively 🙂 xx #bigpinklink

    5. May 17, 2016 / 10:41 am

      Huge congratulations all round. You are doing a fabulous job! x #candidcuddles

    6. Edward
      May 17, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      Very well put. Congratulations on all the success you are having. Sounds like you have found your passion so keep going and continue to have fun and pat yourself on the back for what you are achieving.

      Just started my blogging journey, fingers crossed i’ll achieve a bit of what you have.

    7. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
      May 18, 2016 / 9:59 am

      What a wonderfully inspirational post! I love your success diagram – there is a lot of trying & trying again when you are working on something. It’s all about determination & motivation. Your blog is doing so well, you should be proud! Thanks so much for sharing with #candidcuddles xx

      • May 19, 2016 / 10:40 am

        Thank you so much for your support as always lovely xx #candidcuddles

    8. May 18, 2016 / 11:19 am

      This is such a lovely uplifting post! You really should be so proud of yourself, you have done amazingly well! Your blog is wonderful and your success is very much deserved. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us! #bigpinklink

      • May 19, 2016 / 10:39 am

        Thank you so much honey – love being part of #bigpinklink x

    9. twotinyhands
      May 18, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      Well said I say! It is easy to get wrapped up in all the negatives. I think you’re doing amazing to be where you are.. Well done you and thanks for doing a cheerleader act for all us Mums out there! #bigpinklink

      • May 19, 2016 / 10:38 am

        Ah thanks for your lovely comment! Love being the cheerleader for such a brilliant blogging community xx

    10. May 21, 2016 / 3:44 pm

      Congratulations on your success! You’re inspiring me to do more now! I’ve seen this success diagram before, I think we sometimes forget all the times we have try again in order to achieve something, success depends more on determination and perseverance. #CandidCuddles

      • May 21, 2016 / 4:36 pm

        Ahh thank you for your lovely comment – how amazing that I’ve inspired you 🙂 xx #candidcuddles

    11. May 22, 2016 / 9:02 am

      A gorgeous uplifting post and congratulations on such big achievements. Very inspiring 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to the #DreamTeam

      • May 22, 2016 / 1:58 pm

        Thank you so much lovely – I love being part of the #DreamTeam xx

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