When I started this blog my children were 4 and 18 months old, I was married and I was full of zeal and inspiration on topics such as breastfeeding support, maternity experience and health visiting.
As I update this intro, my children are 8 and 5, I am no longer married and my passions have evolved over time.
The first three years of this blog saw my #hospitalbreastfeeding campaign build on social media and I am proud to have spoken on this topic at a number of conferences and events. In October 2016 I hosted the Growing Families conference with my partner in crime Vanessa, and we still have a social media platform and blog series. Working alongside health visitors from the IHV, I am proud to have been involved in some fantastic health visitor/parent experience conversations, and to have led a panel of parents reviewing the IHV’s literature.
My youngest son has a congenital heart defect (hence me being “heartmummy”) so now and again I talk about that kind of stuff too. Although apart from our stays at the fantastic Alder Hey Children’s Hospital for open heart surgeries, we are fortunate that HLHS doesn’t really define us.
Life changed pretty dramatically for me in 2017 and 2018 and I am busy rebuilding / reinventing or perhaps just going back to my roots. I now have my own freelance admin business – HC Business Support – and am excited to be going into 2019 with new clients and new challenges ahead of me.
Thank you to everyone who has read my blogs and all the very best to anyone who has found one or more posts that have resonated with them.
Onwards and upwards! Helen.x