Hey bloggers, welcome back to another week of Brilliant Blog Posts.

For this Thursday, I’m linking up a personal post on how I’ve redesigned my online life. I hope it might inspire you a little bit too and I hope to go live on FB offering some tips on how to free yourself from your phone and prioritise the things that matter in work and life. I’m no expert but do feel less stressed and more content in all areas since making some changes.

personalised phone and laptop

I’ve also had a little online make over too with a new blog theme and there are more changes to come so watch this space (literally)!

Also I was debating live with Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday so will share a post soon on that day, thanks for all your comments on those who caught me. I really hope this smoking ban in play areas for kids happens across the UK…

Here I am with my sister from another mister Susanna Reid (lots have said we look similar before but I’ve only recently realised this)!

Vicki of Honest Mum and Susanna Reid

Thanks to my girl Hayley of Downs Side Up for the pic below of me on the box.

Live on GMB

Also, non-related to this week but my husband Peter took some stunning photos of little Xander who turned 4 last week as we caught the last of the September sun and back home in Christmas PJs (as you do) playing with his beloved dinosaurs so I wanted to share a few here (as opposed to writing a dedicated post).

Alexander is such a lively, bright and loving little boy who keeps reminding me he’s not a baby anymore! Weep!

cute little boy

portrait of a child

funny smile by 4 year old

beautiful boy

playing with dinosaurs

playing with toy dinosaurs

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29 Responses

  1. MyCityMyLondon

    Cute pics! Finally getting back on this Brilliant post:)
    Ive added the URL but the three blogs I can’t see that I have linked here..mmm
    My weekly What Made Me smile lists are live on the blog as well as a gorgeous yummy gluten-free healthy no sugar bread:) Super delicious xxx


    URLs are here:)

  2. Emma Peach

    Congrats on the GMB appearance! My husband worked with Susannah when she presented BBC Breakfast and says she’s lovely. I just assumed smoking was already banned in play areas, but I suppose that’s because to me it’s common sense! Beautiful photos of Xander 🙂

    Emma xxx
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    • Honest Mum

      Absolutely what I said, common sense but nope, this proposed ban is a voluntary one. Susanna is really lovely, thanks for your comment and kind words x

  3. Hayley - Downs Side Up

    You were utterly fabulous on the telly box Vicki! We all gathered round to watch you. Natty said ‘Shhhh!’ to Piers, she wanted more of you. Thank you for the include, not my finest photography hour, but captured how gorgeous you looked! H x
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    • Honest Mum

      Haha love that! That means so much, I totally cringe watching myself back so your words and all your support means a lot, thank you xx

  4. Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    Wow, stunning photos of Alexander. I can’t believe I missed the Piers Morgan debate. Maybe it’s available on catch up somewhere. xx
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  5. One Messy Mama

    Hey Vicki, isn’t it amazing how time flies. love the pics of Alexander.. What an eventful week you have had! Loved reading all about it! Eagerly watching this space! x Thanks for hosting lovely!
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  6. Susan Mann

    Not seen GMB but you do look similar. You are awesome. I am still trying to find the balance xx
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  7. Rach

    I may not be in the majority here, but I would LOVE to debate with Piers Morgan. He is on my Fantasy Dinner Party guestlist. #brillblogposts
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  8. Debbie

    Good morning Vicki, the photos of Xander are cute, he sounds like a lad after my own heart (it’s never too early to wear Christmas PJs!). I look forward to reading how you redesigned your online life, sounds like an interesting read.

    Thank you for hosting.

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  9. Michelle

    I don’t get GMB in my part of the world, but I love what you stand for. Smoking is banned in and near play areas, bus stops, and all covered walk area in Singapore already. Hopefully it will happen in Britain soon too!
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  10. jodie filogomo

    Balance can be our saving grace—I don’t know why it takes us so long to realize it!!
    Thanks so much for hosting!
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  11. Laurie

    How fab to be in the GMB studio. And we’ll done for a good cause Vicki. What I wouldn’t give to interview Piers! I think he has bought humour to our screens in the mornings.
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  12. Petra

    I love your new blog’s theme! And those pictures of Alexander are just amazing! It’s great to see you on TV with Piers Morgan, it seems like a normal day for you.. 😉
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  13. Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    I’m sorting out my life in all sorts of areas (blogging life always needs attention), I just signed up to Joe Wicks’ 90 Day SSS Plan so can’t WAIT to finally get my fitness back on track! I shall be eagerly awaiting your tips for freeing myself from my phone, I definitely need that!

    Thanks for hosting Vicki, much love

    Catherine x

    P.S. Well done for another fab TV spot!
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  14. Michelle

    Oh Vicki how you talk…Yes balance is ever so important to a Libran Mummy like me!
    It’s a work in progress I’m afraid, thanks for the inspo as always though xxx
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