A new beginning, a new focus

Hello and welcome!

It would be true to say that this post has been long time coming. Last June I had a tech disaster and lost 2 years worth of work from my previous blog. Rather than wallow, I decided to turn a negative into a positive and use this opportunity to start again but with a different focus.  However, due to an unexpected a series of events I found myself taking a much longer break than anticipated. Now, I have dusted myself off and am finally ready to launch Inside Out.  A new blog, a new beginning and a new focus.

Welcome to a new beginning at the new Inside Out blog! Posts will be covering issues relevant to your mind, body and home.Image courtesy of Pixabay

What’s it all about?

Inside Out is aimed at a slightly older reader. Those of us who are emerging from the bubble of parenting young children. I want discover what I can be outside of my main role as a mother. I finally have the time to invest in my personal well being but don’t know where to begin. How do I combat the guilt that I feel when I do something solely for my own enjoyment?

My tagline is Mind, body and home. Many of the topics I plan to cover will fall within one of these headers. Themes such as body image, mental and physical health and style and beauty (for those of us who are the wrong side of 39) will be covered. I also have plenty to write about interiors, renovations and home and garden. We are currently knee deep in rubble as we renovate our house and have plenty to share on that subject! It may not be Instagram worthy but it will be an honest account of restyling a home. I also have lots of crafting ideas and tutorials for you to try your hand at, as I truly believe creativity and hobbies are a huge benefit to your personal well being.

I hope you have enjoyed this little introduction.

I’d love it if you’d return to follow our story!


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  1. 13th March 2017 / 12:22 PM

    Hi Louisa, welcome back to the world of blogging. I can’t believe you lost your other blog two years ago, I can still remember the feeling I had when you said you’d lost your blog. I do enjoy reading younger Mum’s blogs, but I don’t feel it’s me anymore. My children are 20 and 17, and I can no longer remember anything as far back as my 39th birthday! I look forward to reading what you have to share.


    • Louisa
      13th March 2017 / 5:10 PM

      Hi Debbie! There are some fantastic blogs by younger mums, but as you say you get to a certain age where they don’t reflect where you are in your life. My eldest is 19 and my youngest is 6 and I finally have more than 5 minutes a day to myself! What to do with it is the question x

  2. 13th March 2017 / 11:39 AM

    Hi *waves* I love how you say ’emerging from the bubble of parenting younger children’ Boo is 5 and as an only child I’m starting to feel that my years of sleepless nights and babywipes are behind me. Looking forward to reading your new blog… Good luck!

    • Louisa
      13th March 2017 / 5:12 PM

      Hi! My youngest is 6 and it feels like we’re entering a whole new chapter now )although babywipes will never be behind me, I use them for all sorts 😉 )

  3. 12th March 2017 / 11:37 PM

    Nice to meet you *waves*
    Gosh, I couldn’t imagine loosing two years of my blog. Gutted. But well done you for turning it into a positive and starting again.
    I do like your tagline and as I’m also on the wrong side of 39 & am a year away from having my first tween to look after, I think I’ll be joining you on that journey!

    • Louisa
      13th March 2017 / 5:18 PM

      Nice to meet you too! I have 2 tweens and let me tell you, it’s a minefield! I’m dealing with issues that didn’t even exist when I was younger (social media nightmares) and feel very much out of my depth at the moment. It’s a choppy sea to navigate.

  4. 12th March 2017 / 10:01 AM

    I’d be gutted to lose 2 years of my blog .

    You’ve a beautiful blog x

    • Louisa
      13th March 2017 / 5:19 PM

      Thank you. I was gutted at first but am trying to use it as an opportunity x

  5. 12th March 2017 / 8:02 AM

    Glad to have you back! I’m also knee deep in renovation ‘fun’ so I’d love to hear more about how that’s going for you!

    • Louisa
      13th March 2017 / 5:27 PM

      I can imagine you saying “renovation fun” with a huge sigh and a glass of gin, or is that just how it’s going for me?!

  6. 11th March 2017 / 3:51 PM

    I think because I only started my blog as my boys were hitting teendom, the blog has been wonderful for me, a way of sharing our family adventures and also finding myself as a person again as the boys need me less. Best of luck and hope you love the new blog x

    • Louisa
      13th March 2017 / 5:31 PM

      Thank you. I hope to be able to find myself too or at the very least, have fun trying! x

  7. 10th March 2017 / 10:20 PM

    Hi Louise, I’m very much looking forward to reading more because it sounds like you’re on my ‘wavelength’! #wotw

    • Louisa
      13th March 2017 / 5:24 PM

      Hello Carol, thanks for your kind words and I look forward to sharing more and comparing stories 🙂

    • Louisa
      13th March 2017 / 5:20 PM

      Thank you. The renovation is coming along well but let me tell you it has given me a whole new crop of grey hairs!

  8. 10th March 2017 / 3:34 PM

    Sounds like a fab idea. I am finding parenting tweens just as hard as parenting little ones!

    • Louisa
      10th March 2017 / 4:10 PM

      Tweens are so hard. All those hormones!! It is a really challenging time.

  9. 10th March 2017 / 1:17 PM

    Welcome back! It sounds like you have some fantastic ideas. Good luck.

    • Louisa
      10th March 2017 / 4:17 PM

      Thanks Kim. All I have to do now is put my plans into action x

  10. 10th March 2017 / 11:57 AM

    You’re back! About time. I’ve missed you! Looking forward to seeing your new blog and where you take it. On the wrong side of 39, so I’ll fit right in. #wotw

    • Louisa
      10th March 2017 / 4:25 PM

      Thank you so much. I have missed blogging a great deal. It’s time to stop pretending I’m 32 (which the kids firmly believe) and embrace myself, faults and all x

  11. 10th March 2017 / 10:58 AM

    Sounds like a great new blog – all the best with it. It is just heartbreaking when you lose work especially such a lot but good to harness the change and move forwards! x

    • Louisa
      10th March 2017 / 4:20 PM

      Thank you. These things are sent to try us but with hindsight I think my new theme will have more longevity. Onward and upwards!

  12. 10th March 2017 / 10:31 AM

    Welcome back, I love the sound of your blog and I’ll be sure to follow along, that’s if you’ll have me, I am on the wrong side of 49 eeek!

    • Louisa
      10th March 2017 / 4:16 PM

      Thank you so much for your lovely words. Of course I’ll have you 😉 the older I get the more I believe that age is just a state of mind

  13. 10th March 2017 / 8:27 AM

    That’s a great tagline, and it sounds like you have some great ideas and a new direction. Look forward to reading, lovely to have you back! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • Louisa
      10th March 2017 / 4:13 PM

      Thank you Jocelyn, sometimes a change is better to give you long term direction. Hopefully I’ll have plenty to share with #WotW x

  14. 8th March 2017 / 8:14 PM

    Ah this is my world, we are currently building a new holiday lodge and I am most certainly the wrong side of 39! Sounds like a great focus for a new era

    • Louisa
      9th March 2017 / 3:49 PM

      Good luck with the new lodge! Building work can be very frustrating don’t you find?

  15. 8th March 2017 / 7:26 PM

    How nice to see you back. I think children getting older and falling off the blogging bandwagon kind of go hand in hand as you start to discover a small part of life to yourself again! I’m glad you are going to share yours with us (though I would like to point out that currently I am too young for your planned beauty features lol!) Break a leg x

    • Louisa
      9th March 2017 / 3:56 PM

      Thank you. In my mind I am also too young for the beauty features but the mirror keeps telling me otherwise! x

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