My name is Hannah. I’m first and foremost a mummy to my gorgeous little man who is just my everything.
To describe myself simply, I’m 37, single and with a few health problems……
I currently don’t work but I hope that I will be able to return soon. My background is in childcare, mainly as a Nanny for individual families within their homes, in Yorkshire, London, Cairo and Trinidad. I spent 3 or 4 years working as a Maternity Nurse (known as a Baby Nurse/Nanny in America) which is basically working as a 24hr newborn specialist with a family for a few weeks or months, helping to establish feeding and routine. Wow, did I have some amazing experiences.
I have been privileged to work and live with families from all races and religions and from all walks of life. With this, I have been able to travel, on my own and with work and I feel this has given me a more balanced view of the world.
I was lucky enough to see an idea realised and with my ex employer, had a book, ‘Art for Baby’, published to benefit the NSPCC. More on this coming soon!
As a mother, with my own son, its a case of ‘do as I say, not what I do’. He is 5 and very happily for me, still co sleeps and didn’t sleep through until about 18 months old. He did and still has a few health complications that have contributed to this, but to be honest, I love having him next to me!
I live with my little boy, puppy and kitten but due to my illness, my mum tends to stay over a few nights a week to help me, my big sister stays over one night a week and my dad helps me when my mum is at work. I would not be able to cope without my wonderful family. I am so so lucky.
The blog is my outlet. My ramblings, my thoughts, my worries and my joys. I also hope to be able to connect with other people who suffer or know someone who suffers with similar health conditions. If I can help someone not feel alone, or understand how chronic health conditions affect a person then that’s a bonus.
Over time, my blog has evolved to encompass DIY tutorials, Craft Ideas, Parenting topics and reviews of relevant and interesting products.
Thanks for reading
ps: if you’re wondering, my current health conditions (I say current as I seem to get a new label or ailment every month!)
- Seronegative Arthritis
- Hypermobility syndrome
- Multiple Gallstones
- Synovial Cysts on lower spine
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Discs in my neck that have ‘dried out’
- Osteophytes or Bone Spurs on some of my neck vertebrae
- A wonky pelvis
- A gammy left hip that likes to pop out
Hi, I'm Hannah, a crutch using, chronic condition collecting, coffee loving, baking, crafting, single Mummy to a relatively free range, outdoorsy, 5 yr old boy. We have a cat, 3 fish and a yellow Labrador. Welcome to our world. Don't mind the mess...