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

Fashion Friday: Orange 🍊

Good Morning everyone! Hello to my new followers, and welcome back if you’re returning!

Today is Fashion Friday and I wanted you to bring the colour to this one. One I don’t often wear at that!

Orange, I know it’s a pretty bold statement but there was something cool about putting a blazer on over a dress!

Both of these items are from River Island

Dress: Click Here

Blazer: Click Here

These colours just scream holiday, and it kinda makes me sad because I’m not going abroad this year 😭!

I love the tassel detail on the dress, and of course the asymmetric design adds more interest to the overall look. The blazer adds a touch of sophistication and means that you could easily wear this outfit for an evening meal without getting too cold!

What do you think? I would love to hear from you so let me know in the comments below!

If you like my photographs, please head over to my Instagram page @lollyhm.fashion and give me a follow there too!

Have a wonderful day!

Lots of Love

L

Blog Collaboration? Q+A with one of my followers!

Hey my lovely followers!

So I’ve noticed a reducing amount of people getting involved with my Sunday shoutouts so I decided to change it up a bit and make it a little more interesting!

I thought this Sunday I would do a collaboration post with one of my followers, interview style!

There will be questions about your blog, your life, love, hobbies and lifestyle!

Would you enjoy taking part in this?

If you would like to join in then let me know in the comments below and I will be in touch with one of you with my interview questions!

Lots of Love

L

LIFE UPDATE 01: Family Time

Yesterday was a great day!

You know those days where the family gets together, everyone pitches in some snacks and food, music playing, good times rolling 😂!

Well yesterday was one of those days and I made sure I soaked up all the good vibes! Family is everything. Humans long to belong. I happen to have a completely awesome family who make me laugh endlessly. You can’t really ask for more than that!

My baby boy got to have fun with his favourite pint sized auntie and he slept through last night so points all round!

My husband bought me some pretty flowers ! Still showing me he loves me after 9 years. I must be special 😏

I cooked some baked potatoes, which I have done countless times but obviously when I cook them for a gathering they’re absolutely pants!

We welcomed Dereck the dinosaur to the family! Hunter was obviously pleased!

So yeah, there’s no pics of my family cuz they’re all ugly! I joke. I had a lovely day I got hit in the face with numerous balls haha ➡️⚽️ that kind! And my home was definitely a lot less quiet than usual.

Hope you enjoyed that post as it’s a little different to my main topics!

Lots of Love

L

SUNDAY SHOUTOUT: Post your blog!

It is that time of the week again where I ask my wonderful followers to link their blog in the comments below to be in with a chance of getting a whole blog post dedicated to them on Sunday!

I’m having so much fun looking through all of your blogs and I hope you are also taking the time out to view the other submissions as it’s likely you’ll have something in common!

I noticed I didn’t have many submissions last time so it is possible I may switch to a monthly shoutout to give more bloggers a chance to get involved!

This will be my fourth shoutout and I thought it would be a good time to let ya’ll know some ways you can increase your chances of getting one! (Increase chances is the operative phrase!)

FOLLOW MY BLOG – I mention it each time folks! These shoutouts are for my followers only, so if you want to take part do the right thing and play by the rules!

POST REGULARLY – If you post your link and you’re not an active blogger it is likely I won’t shout you out! This is because I don’t believe that you should expect to gain followers if you are not bringing blog posts to the table. If I visit your page and there is no content I don’t have much to go by! I love seeing bloggers putting passion into their blog! Even if it’s one post every two weeks, if I can see passion and effort it leaves me with a good impression!

WRITE AN ABOUT ME PAGE – I absolutely LOVE reading your ‘about me’ pages it’s a good way for me to find out what you’re passionate about, and what kinds of messages you’re trying to get across to your readers!

So! If you would like to be a part of Shoutout Sunday, post your link down below and I will visit each and every one of you!

Thank you! ♥️

Lots of Love

L

Thought of the day 01 – Everything has changed…

I saw this quote yesterday and I thought. Yes, this is absolutely true. I guess that’s what ‘relatable’ means.

Many things have changed about my life over the past few years. Lots of amazing things have happened, and some not so amazing things. But what I do know is that I am becoming a better person every day, I think a lot about who I am as a person, there have been lots of changes to ‘who I am’ throughout my life. That’s kind of what happens through experiencing new things.

I try to learn something from every experience I have, good or bad. I reflect and I carry on determined to make my life a little bit happier because of it.

I have my flaws and I’m still working on some aspects of who I am. But I am more myself than I have ever been.

I just wanted to share that with you guys, because I want you all to know, it is perfectly acceptable to change, and even be a completely different person to who you were a few years ago. Experiences do change us. It’s up to us to decide how!

Lots of Love

L

Fashion Finds 02: Boot camp at 8, club at 9!

Bodysuit – £18

Trousers – £45

Shoes – £28

Hey heyyyyy! Looks like I’m back at it again with another fashion finds post! Did you like the title haha (I did clearly!)

I am literally loving all of the denim camo jeans I am seeing lately! Especially the non khaki versions, they are fresh and fierce! There is something so awesome about pairing trousers like this with shoes like that! It just screams confidence! I decided to keep the accompanying bodysuit pretty simple as I wanted to balance out the trousers a little. Of course I had to find some nails to compliment all the sass going on in this look! What do you think?

If you liked this post then let me know with a like, comment or follow! Or treat me to the triple if you’re feeling generous!

Lots of Love

L