Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.
I’m a full-time mummy of two beautiful little girls – my little heart warrior Jessica who is five and was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (basically she has half a working heart) and is living proof that miracles do happen and my heart-healthy preschooler Sophie who is three and is just a little bundle of joy. The last few years have been quite a journey for our family and many of my posts share some of our experiences as a heart family. Since Jessica’s diagnosis, I have met many other families in similar situations to ours and it has been so helpful to be able to share stories and experiences.
As well as my posts about congenital heart defects, my blog is a mish-mash of general parenting-related posts, reviews, my thoughts on the world around me and the odd bit of creative writing here and there. Whilst I love being a full-time mummy, this gives me a little bit of space to be ‘me’ too! Outside of my life as a mummy, I love musical theatre, dancing, researching family history, reading (especially historical novels) and being involved in my local church – my faith is a huge part of who I am and has helped sustain me through many of the difficult moments of our journey since Jessica’s diagnosis.
I’m PR friendly and happy to accept sponsored posts and write reviews – please do get in touch with me if you have a product or service that I or my family might be interested in. You can contact me by email at louise @ littleheartsbiglove.co.uk or via social media (using the buttons in my sidebar).
Some of my top posts:
- What it means to be a heart parent (also featured on The Mighty and on the Action Medical Research blog)
- Parental sleep positions (also featured on ForEveryMom.com)
- The truth about… the 20 week scan
- To us on the day we became heart parents
- Bye-bye boobies: the end of our breastfeeding journey (also featured on Netmums)
- Preparing for preschool with a heart child
- Finding joy in the tough times
- Think HEART