Best Boot Forward – Positivity

Regular readers may have seen previous posts for #BestBootForward, hosted by the lovely ladies at Indigo Wilderness and Kate On Thin Ice.

My previous posts include my plans to live a more self sufficient lifestyle, and answering questions on how this journey is going so far. This week I have been given 3 new questions to answer, sent by Chloe from Indigo Wilderness.

  1. Do you have something or someone in your life that makes you smile on a regular basis? What do you love about your life? My husband. He is my soul mate. He makes me laugh all of the time. He is the only human I have ever met who if full of love, passion and positivity. You always hear people say how their partners are their best friends, well he truly is mine. We have never had a row (bickered maybe 3x at most). In my life, I love my children. I have 4 kids who I adore. As long as I have those 5 people, I am truly happy and blessed. They are the reason that I still exist. I love that my days are absolutely mental, busy and even stressful. But when I lay down in bed at night, I know how blessed I truly am.
  2. How can you draw on this special feeling to help you keep moving forward on your quest to reaching your goals? I know that all of the hard work I put into living our frugal lifestyle is to keep my family happy, food on their plates and teaching them more than just what is found on a digital screen. In a world which is lead by technology, I think it is so important that I teach my children how to connect with nature, the importance of hard work, patience and health.
  3. Can you do, or have you recently done something positive for someone in your life? I am the chairperson of my nursery PTA. My team and I work so hard throughout the year raising money to buy the nursery beautiful new things. Everyday when I walk through the nursery I see the little children enjoying the toys that we have bought. It’s the best feeling knowing that all of our hard work makes so many children happy, and hopefully creates such positive memories for them.

Aww I feel all lovely and slushy now! What superb questions. Who makes you happy? x


Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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  1. You are one of those women who has life sussed so well and I take my hat off to you. How lucky you were to find a soulmate to have and raise children with. I am sure this post will inspire others too so thanks so much for linking it up with Best Boot Forward and I hope we see you next week too.

  2. Aww, this is so heartwarming to read! I’m enjoying the positivity vibes this week! I love that you are teaching your children the importance of staying grounded both literally and metaphorically and totally share your feeling that nature is an integral part to a happy life. Lovely as always to have you along with #BestBootForward!

  3. my husband is also my soul mate but we fight like cat and dog lol. it is a great feeling to be able to see your hard work pay off and be enjoyed by the children at the nursery #bestbootforward

  4. This is lovely! It’s wonderful to hear about the friendship that you and your husband have. My hubby is my best friend too – there is no-one in the world I’d rather spend time with than him. And I love the follow on question – “How can you draw on this special feeling to help you keep moving forward?” – how very inspirational. This has got me thinking.

    And congratulations because somebody loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂 #blogcrush

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