Having Children Doesn’t Limit Your Life…

Hey everyone!

So this post is a little bit different to my normal topics, and it’s really based on some thoughts I’ve been having over the past few weeks.

Lots of people say that your life is over once you have children. That your life isn’t your own and you’re always having to think of someone else before yourself.

Which is partly true, but the tone in which it is said is the problem.

Before I had my baby, most of my days were filled with meaningless activities and more often than not I would be sitting at home watching TV until my then Fiancé came home to fill my time.

This might not be true for everyone, but before I had my little man I would get up late, do nothing, eat junk, go to work and maybe drink with friends on the weekend.

Once you have a child you have no choice but to get up and get going every day even if some days you really just can’t be bothered!

And in doing so my life has improved ten fold. I know my little man needs me. On a basic level he needs me to feed and water him. But children require a lot more than that to develop into happy people. They need love, fun, adventure, stimulation and a role model in their parents.

Now I have Hunter I walk more, play more, laugh more, love more, and possibly most importantly I think more.

I think about the person I am. And what I am teaching my son every day. Amongst many forms of learning, children pick up their behaviour through observation and re-enactment. In basic terms, what you do, they do. I realised that I needed to be calmer.

I realised what it meant when I heard people say ‘it’s not worth it‘. Whether is about a fight or an argument. Because it really isn’t worth it. If I got into an argument with someone now, it would have to be for a damn good reason. Because no way am I putting my child in harms way for nothing. I will teach my son to talk if he has a problem not shout.

Becoming a mother has made me re-evaluate my life goals, and strive to reach for my dream life with my family. The limits are endless.

*Disclaimer: this is my opinion, it’s cool if you don’t agree*

Let me know what you think! How did having children change your life?

Lots of Love

L

Tourist in my own city…

Good evening everyone! Welcome to my new readers and welcome back to the ones that have been following me from the beginning! I Love U!

The weekend just passed was awesome, because I found an sickkkk deal on a one night stay at an apartment in Birmingham and even though Birmingham is my home town, I booked it!

1: Because I felt like I needed a little family adventure. Not going on holiday this year has really taken its toll on me.

2: Because it was the perfect location to up my photograph game on Instagram!

Kieran and I were saying how different we felt when we walked into town for a bite to eat. It was like I was looking at Birmingham for the first time 😂! I think we just had a different vibe because we knew we were staying over!

Hunter (My little boy) loved the experience, and he really enjoyed waving at other people from the balcony!

It’s made me realise there is a lot more to the place you live, and how important it is to do spontaneous things and not get stuck in the same old routine. I’m already saving up for our next little trip!

If you’re thinking of booking somewhere, use this link and it will get us both £15 off our next trip!

£15 Each 😍

Here’s a video of the apartment too:

If y’all are feeling my photographs then head over to my Instagram @lollyhm.fashion and give me a cheeky follow!

Let me know what you do for fun with family and friends in the comments below!

Lots of Love

L

Something you didn’t know about me!

Good Evening!

So Today I decided to tell you all a little bit more about me! Well, one thing in particular and it is that a few years ago now I got my first sewing machine, and I taught myself how to sew clothing!

Now I am nowhere near perfect and I definitely have a lot more to learn, but recently I unboxed some of my old materials and thought I would give it another go!

This is what I made…

This is a pastel purple two piece consisting of a halter neck bralet and a mini skirt.

Like I mentioned, I haven’t used my sewing machine for a few years now so I was unsure as to whether I would make anything of substance, but I was actually really chuffed with myself!

What do you think?

I feel like this looks like a legitimate outfit so I am pretty buzzing to be honest 😁!

Would you guys be interested in seeing more of my creations? Because if you are let me know! I would love to show more 🤓!

Thank you to all of my new followers and for all of my returning followers, you mean so much to me!

Good Night and Lots of Love

L

Thought of the day: Living Your Best Life!

I was just scrolling on Facebook when I came across this amazing article: The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

Yes I know, totally morbid. But the top regret has got me shoooook, and not because I was shocked by it, but because I have been thinking about this topic a lot this new year!

So one of the top regrets that the dying share is this…

“1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”

– And this is why I will forever encourage myself and my little family to do what they love! If you are not hurting anyone, forget the standards and social norms other people set, forget judgement, because living your best life is being happy with who you are and what you’re doing!

Imagine being on your death bed and realising your whole life was trying to fit into what everyone else expected of you. Or having not done the things that people thought you couldn’t. Even though it would have been your absolute dream!

Which is why I plan to continue blogging and building up my Instagram page, because it is something I love to do!

What are your thoughts on this topic? Let me know in the comments below!

Lots of Love

L

My Husband is Cool: Full Set Music Video

Hey everyone!

So if you’ve been following me for long enough you will know that 1: I’m married, and 2: My Husband runs an awesome YouTube channel called Kie for King 👑

I am really excited about his most recent music video because I think the song is awesome and I make a cheeky little appearance!

His video editing skills are insane and each one brings something slightly different to the table!

So if y’all have a hot minute check out the channel and let me know what you think! Not unlike blogging, YouTube is a really hard nut to crack so if any of y’all could take the time out to watch just one video that would be amazing!

And if you do have a YouTube account then subscribe! 😍!

That’s all for today!

Lots of Love

L

Just a little update :)!

Hey everyone!

So you may or may not have noticed I have skipped a few days blogging 😵! This is because my son has come down with a nasty virus and we have been very busy dealing with it! So send him some virtual Love please!

I just wanted to check in to say posts will be resuming as normal tomorrow for Makeup Monday!

Sunday shoutout will be next Sunday now so if you’re a fashion blogger then Head over here and submit your post and I will contact you before Sunday if I choose you!

Hope you’re all having a happy Sunday!

Lots of Love

L