Motherhood - Family Adventures - Home Interiors
How did Bump to Baby begin?
I began writing Bump to Baby back in 2013 - I was 25 weeks pregnant with my first little boy - Ethan. My Husband Adam and I are childhood sweethearts and we found out that we were expecting out first baby just two weeks before we got married.
Life was so exciting and so I started blogging and taking photographs as a way to capture my happy emotions and the highs.
Three years on and our bump turned baby is now a little boy and he now has a little brother - our second little boy, Logan who was born in June 2015.
I've continued writing and sharing, turning my hobby in to a passion and now in to my full time job (around my little people of course) and I really do love what I do. Essentially I blog because I don't want to forget, from the little moments to the big. I want to be able to remember the smallest of details and to look back on our memories when the boys are older. I also love being able to connect with other Mums (and Dads) who have little ones too. Parenting is amazing, but it's tough too and sometimes you just want to be able to instantly connect with people who 'get it'.
What is this blog about?
I write mostly about motherhood, as well as our family travels and adventures and I also share my passion for home interiors. Bump to Baby has become a bit of a family lifestyle blog and I like to dip my toes in to all different sorts of topics from time to time.
Blogging & Vlogging as a job?
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that one day writing this blog would become my job. But is has and I feel so very fortunate to have worked with some incredible brands, both well known established brands and smaller start-ups. I've always devoted so much time and effort in to writing Bump to Baby and working with brands means that I am able to carry on putting in as much time and effort all whilst supporting my family at the same time.
Being on YouTube?
Over the past couple of years I have also been working hard on building up my YouTube content and subscribers. I make videos about the same sorts of topics as I write about here on my blog and I also share 'vlogs' or diary style videos from behind the scenes and of our daily life, as well as travel and days out videos too. Excitingly, I am also now represented by Channel Mum for collaborative work and am one of their sponsored parenting vloggers. Please come and find me at: youtube.com/AlexGladwin.
As a Mum to two young children, life is mostly quite hectic. It's busy, often manic and generally leaves me falling into bed in the evening just after the kids go to bed (fellow Mummies and Daddies - I'm sure you'll very much be able to relate!).
I am a strict vegetarian and I feel passionately about animal welfare. I have a curvature in my spine called scoliosis which often gives me chronic back pain, although despite this I do my best to try and not let it limit me in too many ways. My other passions and hobbies include, writing, photography, family travel, positive-thinking, mindfulness, royal history, cats and making videos (mostly of family memories, but also Mummy related chatty-type videos too. Im slowing trying to overcome my on-camera anxiety by pushing myself a little bit at a time over on my YouTube channel.
My Husband is (one of those annoying people who is) good at anything that he puts his hands too. Back in 2012 he combined his creative spark and his Lego interest and created his own business Demonhunter Bricks - he creates and sells custom Lego mini figures based upon popular television programmes, films and games. He recently designed his own custom lego lightsabers after watching and then becoming slightly obsessed with the Star Wars films. Adam works from home during the week time running his business and also works a second job part time at the weekend.
Ethan is our eldest son and he was born in April 2013, he was two days overdue. Having Ethan absolutely changed our lives, we became so much more complete and we've felt so much more content since he came along. There was a time in my life when I was younger when I thought I was sure that I never wanted to have kids, but I can't believe how wrong I was.
Being our first Ethan has taught us how amazing having a family is. Not everyday is easy of course, at his age Ethan naturally likes to test boundaries and we really do wish he'd be less fussy with dinners, but there really isn't a day that goes by where we don't feel proud of Ethan. He seems to learn something new everyday and he amazes us at just how fast he picks new things up.
Logan is our youngest child, he was born on the 30th of June 2015 and was 8 days overdue. He's the sweetest little boy, but boy is he a cheeky monkey! He gets away with it of course, because honestly his smile and his giggle light up the room. (Even if I am biased!).
He's a huge Peppa fan and loves toys cars and being cheeky with his brother! Both of my boys love nothing more than being outdoors and going on an adventure. I think as a family we're all a bit like that though. We're always looking for the next place to go and explore.
Thank you so much for choosing to read our blog - it means so much to me to know people enjoy reading and watching the post and videos I publish. :)