Hello everyone, how are you all today? What plans do you have for this weekend? I’ve got my brew on the go, so here’s a little bit more about Claire and Lucy from The Happy Weaner…
Myself Claire, and Lucy met through a mutual friend when our boys were just 6 weeks old. We were subsequently adopted into the BEST NCT group and have been able to support each other through the roller coaster of being first time parents. Lucy is a professional photographer and I am a primary school teacher.
Myself and Lucy are ‘no good’ in the kitchen and found weaning a bit of a minefield, plus I was petrified of choking but felt the pressure to do baby led weaning. So, back in August we thought that we’d combine our skills and Lucy would film and edit me ‘teaching’ parents how to cook for your baby if you are not a confident cook. We have a whale of a time filming and try to ‘keep it real’, especially when we’re LIVE!
You launched your blog live on facebook just a couple of days, congratulations! Tell me more…
We aim to share EASY recipes and live food hacks for fellow weaners. We are also starting to review products and will always be honest. On the blog we’ll also be sharing a little bit more about life with 1 year olds.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
For Claire – My husband (he’s just a wonderful human)
For Lucy – my parents, they have given me the best start and inspire me everyday.
Name one random fact about yourself.
A random fact about Claire – I can fit a malteaser up my nose #USEFUL
A random fact about Lucy – Her mum has just been nominated for an MBE for services to special educational needs #PROUD
How do you juggle your time? Any tips?
We both work alongside The Happy Weaner but I am part time and Lucy is freelance which makes it doable. We try to set aside a day a week to get everything done, this helps us focus on specifics and then we have the rest of the week with family/to work.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to fellow bloggers?
As long as your’re enjoying it, keep doing it.
How do you relax/ spend your ‘free time’?
Claire- I love a good social media session on my phone, when my husband is doing bath time I love to grab a drink and scroll to me hearts content.
Lucy- I’m keen writer and illustrator and I’m working on a series of children’s books so I try to get as much of that done as I can.
Since Living Life Our Way is a family lifestyle blog, I’d love to hear more about yours…
What are your favourite family activities?
Claire- Simply being together as a three piece. Going anywhere, doing anything is so much easier with the 2:1 ratio.
Lucy- We love eating out as it means I don’t have to cook! So we trawl Didsbury and Heaton Moor sampling the food.
Where is your favourite outdoor place to visit?
Claire- My husband’s parents farm, where we had our wedding reception.
Lucy – My parents live nearly next door to Tatton Park and it’s a great place for a runaround. My brother also lives on a canal boat so we like to visit the boats.
Best family day out?
Claire – Doing a local walk and ending it in a pub.
Lucy – WE LOVE BLACKPOOL!!
Thank you both for taking part!
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Have a lovely weekend! Katie xx