Honest Mum Blogiversary Cake

Why I Blog ( A Post to Celebrate my Site’s 6th Birthday)

The title of this blog post might sound a little silly as what follows is an answer to a question not usually, if ever come to think of it, is asked of me (no doubt because I'm pretty well known for my deep, unwavering love of blogging and vlogging) yet it's one I want to document, for me as much as for you.
Hannah Marshall dress

Attending the Cannes Film Festival 2016

The Cannes Film Festival always proves to be the most gloriously glamorous whirlwind of a break! My 5th time attending, every festival, honestly- and somewhat miraculously (as every year is sooo flipping good)- seems to beat the rest.
Vlog

Vlog 26: Oliver, 5, Gives Me a ‘Love Card’ The Cutie!

I missed a day vlogging recently (shock horror) but I shared a longer form video instead and I must say, I really am loving vlogging daily: it's fun, means I have wonderful memories to reflect on and it naturalises presenting on camera, making it easier than ever to speak into the lens.
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A Weekend by the Yorkshire Coast

Two weekends ago saw this family head to the Yorkshire Coast for a relaxing break to celebrate the launch of Esso Synergy Fuels at the breathtaking 100-acre Raithwaite Estate, a place we'd never visited before, but instantly fell in love with.
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Vlog 4: Pamper Day with an OPI Gel Manicure & Eyebrow Threading

What girl doesn't love a pamper, hey?! In today's vlog, I take you off to my local salon for an OPI gel manicure and some eyebrow threading and dying. No pain, no gain right?! Such a lovely pamper day with some much needed 'me time' helping me feel a little more polished and ready to face the world.
career mum

Why It’s Your Right to be Ambitious (at Work and in the Home)

Digital Mums currently have an empowering #workthatworks campaign in full swing supporting women with social media marketing training and they asked me to share my own freelance tips with them. Last night, they brought a hugely inspiring TED Talk by Emma Barnett, Women's Editor of the Telegraph to my attention, on the importance of ambition, and the influences that negate or hinder ambition for women, mostly silent and deadly forces too that stop ambition and goals and new careers in their tracks.
Watching TV

The 10 Best Kids Films of All Time

We absolutely love films here, I'm a filmmaker and come from a family of cinephiles, and my kids not surprisingly love movies too, from live action to animation, across all genres and it really is such a joy reliving my youth through their film choices.
Brilliant Blog Posts

Brilliant Blog Posts 17th June 2015

Woohoo it's the hottest blog party in town time people, so come on in! For those new to this blog post rave (OK I'll stop now), simply link up your brilliant blog posts, new, old and as many as you like and share the blog love.

Speaking at Tots100’s Blog Camp & My Top 10 On Camera Tips

Saturday saw me train-it to Birmingham, taking my Mum along for the ride (my biggest supporter, it was so sweet she wanted to hear me speak) as I shared my experience as a full time blogger at Tots100's Blog Camp in Birmingham.