Twenty wishes for 2017

I am always excited to be nominated for a blogging tag, particularly on dreary, rainy, Monday mornings, when I am lacking the creativity and inspiration to write anything else. I was really pleased to be tagged in this particular one, by the lovely Ayse at www.arepops.com, as, although I didn’t make new years resolutions as such, I am a firm believer in making wishes.

5 Personal Wishes…..

    1. To finally receive a diagnosis after two years of health issues, tests and endless worry, and find a way to feel better. That would be my biggest wish.
    2. To continue to work on my anxiety, finding positives where possible, to worry less, laugh more and make the most of every moment.
    3. To make time for me. Juggling four children, a home, a blog and the many, many other commitments we have each week, can be hard, and I tend to prioritise everything else above myself. Even if it’s just half an hour in the bath, or an hour curled up with a book, I hope to find time for myself this year, it’s so important that us Mummies look after ourselves too.
    4. To get fit. The last two years I haven’t felt capable of exercising, I’ve been in so much pain or felt too poorly, but I notice how out of breath I am from running up the stairs, or how hard it is just to lift the children, and I know that I need to build myself up, work on my stamina and stop using my health as an excuse for lying on the couch eating Toblerone.
    5. To spend less time nosying on Facebook, googling random information, being sucked in to addictive games on my phone, and start being more productive!

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 5 Blog wishes……
  1. To never succumb to the pressure of having to post merely for the sake of it. I hate the idea of churning out blog posts simply to meet my quota, or to write something that my heart isn’t fully in. I want to hold on to my love of writing, be that posting once a week, or ten times a week, and make sure that my passion for blogging isn’t lost amongst a feeling of duty.
  2. To continue to raise awareness of Baby Loss through my blog. This is something that is so close to my heart, and a huge part of what my blog is about, and I am humbled by the love and support that I have received over the last eighteen months from readers of my blog who have taken Joseph into their hearts.
  3. To make a success of the linky I am planning with a group of other bloggers. There are so many fabulous linkies out there which I try to support each week, I am hoping that there is a place for ours amongst them.
  4. To never under estimate my worth. Over the last year I have sold myself short when it comes to the fees I charge for sponsored posts and collaborations. This year I plan on going in high and standing firm, this time next year I want to be earning a steady income from my blog.
  5. To continue working on my photography, something which I have spent a lot of time on over the last few months. I think good photography helps bloggers to stand out from the crowd, and although I am have definitely upped my game, I think there is always room for improvement.

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5 Family wishes……

  1. That Eva will finally settle in at school and we will reach a point where there are no tears each morning. We have had four long, emotionally draining months and it has broken my heart each morning to leave my baby in tears.
  2. To take the children abroad for the first time, all six of us together. Our last holiday abroad was with just Lewis and Eva, but after Megan and Harry we decided that it simply wasn’t worth the stress. After the most disastrous UK holidays over the last two years we have decided that this year we will take the plunge and venture further afield. How hard can it be??
  3. That my lovely (ex) father in law receives good news as he finishes his chemotherapy later this month. This last couple of months have been such a worry, especially for Lewis who thinks the world of his Grandad, and I have everything crossed that he beats this. If anyone can do it, he can!
  4. That Megan will prove to have full immunity from her MMR. Some of you may remember me writing about the reaction she had to her MMR, and faced with the prospect of her booster we have been seeing a paediatrician to try to determine whether she is fully protected without the risk of a further immunisation. We receive the results next week and it would be a huge relief to know that there is no need for the booster.
  5. That Lewis stays as lovely as he is right now. With him turning thirteen this year, I live in fear of him morphing into “Kevin”, spending all of his time hiding in his room and having emotional outbursts when I tell him to shower. I’m hopeful we will survive the teenage years – wish me luck!
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5 Hopes and wishes….

  1. For peace. Cliché I know, but it’s what we are all hoping for isn’t it? It breaks my heart, and equally terrifies me, to see what is happening in the world, I wish for my children to grow up in a world that is a little kinder, and a lot less scary.
  2. To make memories, have fun, go on adventures and enjoy every minute of our time together while the children are young. The four of them are growing so fast, Lewis and Eva already in school and Megan starting in September, and we will never have this time again. I want 2017 to be filled with love and laughter, and for us to be able to look back this time next year and say what a year that was!
  3. To have a proper Summer, I would love that! If I knew that we would be getting some sunshine it would make it a lot easier to get through these cold Winter days.
  4. To win the lottery. I know, its never going to happen, but it would be amazing wouldn’t it? I live in hope….
  5. For health and happiness for all of my family, my friends and for you lovely lot who read my blog. May 2017 be kind to us all.

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I nominate –
Lauren at Dilan and me
Kirsty at Life with boys
Helen at Talking Mums
Alex at Better together home
Louise at Mummy Miller
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125 Comments

  1. January 9, 2017 / 11:16 am

    I hope that all your wishes for 2017 come true – especially that you find some time for yourself 🙂

    #MMBC

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      Thank Catherine – me too! I’m going to start tonight with a long soak in the bath! xx

  2. January 9, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Yaaaay, brilliant wishes. You seem to have such a brilliant but also very hard year too. I think 2016 has been a rollercoaster for a lot of people. I hope 2017 is kind to you and your lovely family. I also really hope that you get to the bottom of your health issues. Big hugs #BigPinkLink

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks Emma. I’m hopeful that 2017 is going to be a good year, it’s about time we had a break!! Happy new year lovely. xxx

  3. January 9, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Hope all your 2017 wishes come true!
    I’m also dreading those oncoming teenage years, oldest is 11 so hopefully I’ve got a bit of time !

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      Eeek it’s scary isn’t it? I have three months to go before my beautiful, sweet boy morphs into a fully fledged teenager, I’m hoping we are lucky and escape the hormonal outbursts! xx

  4. January 9, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    I hope your health is great this year and you get that energy back. I agree with keeping our love of blogging an not being obsessed with a quota. Excited about your linky!!!!! Oh and if you need a holiday abroad why not Australia? Hey we could even house swap, come over for an Australian summer! #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Oh I would LOVE to visit Australia, I just need to over come my fear of flying first! I’m hoping taking the kids abroad this summer will cure my fear, if not there is always Valium! xxx

  5. January 9, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    It sounds like you have a really healthy vision for 2017 lovely – wishing you the wonderful things you deserve xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Thank you Talya. 2017 is going to be a good year, PMA!! xx

  6. January 9, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    You’ve done so well to come up with so many wishes, I got stuck at five. 🙂

    #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Haha it did take me a while to come up with the full 20! It’s harder than you think! xx

  7. Lauren - Dilan and Me
    January 9, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Lovely post, such brilliant selfless wishes. Thank you for the tag! I just noticed we have the same theme too! Xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Great taste! It’s a fab one isn’t it! Will look out for your 20 wishes! xx

  8. January 9, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Oh what a fabulous list and i hope they all come true in 2017.

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Me too! Happy new year! xx

  9. January 9, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    That’s a hefty list but can be sooo useful for getting better. I really hope you do find out what’s wrong. Here’s to an awesome 2017 and good luck!

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you, happy 2017 to you. xx

  10. January 9, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    What a fun and lovely tag, wishing you all the best with your help and also 6 of you on holiday abroad. It’s doable I am told.

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’m sure taking the kids abroad will be fine, there’s always alcohol right? xx

  11. January 9, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    That’s a brilliant list of wishes. I really hope you get a diagnosis, I know what it’s like to be in constant pain. Although a diagnosis won’t make it better overnight it just gives you eace of mind to have a label on it and know it’s not all in your head, well that’s how I felt anyway. Good luck with getting fit take it easy. I wish you lots of happiness this year and look forward to watching how the kids grow in 2017. Keep us updated with the linky, I want to get involved in more this year. And lastly if you win the lottery I’m happy to share it with you 😉

    • Laura Dove
      January 9, 2017 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks Lisa, a diagnosis would bring some peace of mind I think, it’s hard not knowing why I feel so poorly or why test results are abnormal. Hopefully we will get there this year! And I will definitely update you on the linky, and the lottery too!! xx

  12. January 9, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Fab wishes and I really hope they all come true for you. I look forward to the new linky and I’d be interested in guest hosting down the line if thats something you’re planning.
    Thanks for the tag, now to write mine 🙂 x

    • Laura Dove
      January 10, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      I would love that Helen!! I’ll take you up on that when it’s up and running! xx

  13. January 9, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I totally agree that good health is the top priority so out of all your wishes I hope that is sorted first.

    • Laura Dove
      January 10, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you, I hope so too. xxx

  14. January 10, 2017 / 9:01 am

    What lovely wishes! I feel really inspired to write my own now! Wishing you the most wonderful 2017 xx

  15. January 10, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I really hope you get that diagnosis too, I think you listed it first and foremost for a reason with your wishes x

    • Laura Dove
      January 10, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you Rachel, you’re right, it would be an amazing start to 2017. xx

  16. January 10, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    That’s a lovely list of wishes!! I really hope that you get a diagnosis for your health problems-I read your post on hearing that it wasn’t MS, and heaved a huge sigh of relief for you, but I hope the health team you’re under can give you a diagnosis and treatment plan this year. I really hope you get that time for yourself too!! It’s so important!! I love your blog goals too-especially not losing the love of writing, just to get posts out. I didn’t post for most of December-I just didn’t want to, and had nothing to say. I’m glad I didn’t just churn something out for the sake of it!! I hope 2017 brings you everything that you want (I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a lottery win for both of us!!)
    #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      January 10, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’m hoping that 2017 is going to be a good year, we are well deserved one aren’t we? I think sometimes it’s tempting to want to just churn something out for the sake of it, especially when you’re experiencing a mental block and have nothing of any interest to say, but I definitely want to stick to my rule of only blogging if my heart is in it. Here’s to 2017 and our multi million pound lottery win!!! xxx

  17. January 10, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    That is a great list, some of those wishes are on mine too……..now where is that lottery fairy?

    • Laura Dove
      January 10, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      If I find her, I’ll send her your way!! xx

  18. January 10, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    Ah loved reading this. I really hope you get a diagnosis and can focus on you, your health and fitness. I think you’ll manage the plane! It will be hectic but be worth it. Yes for a decent summer!!! xx Loads of luck hun xx #twinklytuesday

    • Laura Dove
      January 10, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks Sarah. I hope so too, its been a long two years! As for the plane, I’m hoping it the summer is decent I won’t even need to go abroad, ha! xx

  19. January 10, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Sounds like you’ve got a plan! Really hope it goes well for you – good luck! #twinklytuesday

  20. January 10, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing your story about Joseph and continuing to raise awareness of baby loss. It must be so difficult for you but you are a strong woman x x

  21. January 10, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I hope all your wishes come true! Im making sure i make time for me too im having a bath tonight!

  22. January 11, 2017 / 8:50 am

    Wonderful post, you write beautifully so this was a real pleasure to read.
    I really hope your wishes (particularly the health-related ones) come true! All the best for a happy, healthy, rewarding 2017 xx #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      January 11, 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Thank you Fern, I hope so too. Happy 2017 to you. xx

  23. January 11, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Some great hopes and aspirations there! We’reventuring in our first holiday as a family abroad long-haul. It’s going to be interesting!! eeek good luck with reaching your goals #TwinklyTuesday #DreamTeam xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 11, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      Oh good luck with that! I think we have decided to stay in the UK this summer afterall, we gave it some thought last night and decided maybe it will be easier next year when Harry has outgrown the terrible twos! xx

  24. January 11, 2017 / 10:21 am

    That was a lovely read – I really hope these come true for you, you deserve it after the 2016 you’ve had! I really hope that you can carve out some time for you, and you manage to resolve your health issues. I was so pleased to see your post about Eva having no tears about school the other day – I hope this is the start of a better year for school! #bloggerclubUK

    • Laura Dove
      January 11, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks Katy. You won’t believe this, but after Eva didn’t cry at school this week, Megan has taken it upon herself to start crying at the nursery drop off!! I need wine, and lots of it! Here’s to 2017, it’s going to be an amazing year for you and your family. xx

  25. January 11, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Some lovely wishes! I really hope that you get to where you want to be both personally and to do with your blog. A few of yours, would be included in my ‘wish list’ too especially the ones about making more time for myself instead of putting myself at the bottom of the pile as well as working on my blog photography as I have a brand new camera to play with so there is no excuse! 🙂

    #sharewithme

    • Laura Dove
      January 11, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Thank you. I think us Mums always prioritise everything and everyone above ourselves, I cant remember the last time I just sat down and enjoyed a moment to myself! Ooh a new camera sounds great, good luck with that, I am really enjoying getting into photography! xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 11, 2017 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you, and the same to you! xx

  26. January 11, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    So sorry to hear you have had some disastrous UK holidays, rather glad we aren’t among them though! I keep thinking one day a blogger will come here and hate it, so far that’s not happened *phew*. Good luck with going abroad, we have been looking at it but decided it is just too much for all of us. Love all your hopes and dreams for the coming year. Wouldn’t world peace be amazing. #MarvMondays & #ShareWithMe

    • Laura Dove
      January 11, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Funnily enough we had a good talk about going abroad last night and decided that we would wait another year until Harry was just a little bit older. We have actually decided on going to Cornwall so I shall be checking out your lodges later on tonight, it would be lovely to visit!! Happy New Year to you Fiona. xxx

  27. January 11, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    I love this post, although if I’m utterly honest I should just say I love your blog. Firstly any Linky run by you is going to be amazing, and I for one will be running to link up. Secondly I think these are some of the most heartfelt wishes I’ve ever read, I love the humour about your son possibly turning into Kevin, I love your determination to blog when you want to and not when a schedule decides, and I love that amidst the chaos that is life you are determined to carve out some time just for you. There is something here we can all take away and I’m honoured that you decided to share it with us at #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Laura Dove
      January 12, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Ahh thank you so, so much. I was really touched by your comment on Twitter earlier, you’re so lovely! I shall be linking up with #postsfromtheheart each week if you’ll have me, such a gorgeous linky and thank you again xxx

  28. January 12, 2017 / 6:48 am

    Love all your resolutions; really hope you find the answers you need regarding your health and that 2017 is a better year for everyone (coz 2016 was a little bit sucky all round, wasn’t it???). xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 12, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Thanks Jacqui. 2016 really was a sucky year for so many people, I’m hoping 2017 helps to redeem itself! xx

  29. January 12, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Aww this is such a lovely tag! I completely agree with you about not feeling the pressure to post a certain number of times a week…it makes blogging feel like such a chore and that’s not why any of us started writing. I have to say though, as you already know, I love your blog and your photography – I think it is beautiful and you touch the hearts of so many of us. Wishing you lots of happiness and health in 2017 lovely and hope to meet you in person at one of the conferences too! xx #postsfromtheheart

  30. January 12, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Some lovely wishes, and I hope you have a great 2017 hun! Thanks for linking up to this weeks #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Thanks Helen, right back at you. xxx

  31. Nige
    January 12, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    A fab tag and hope everything comes true for 2017 #globalblogging

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Thanks Nige, and I hope that your wishes come true this year too. xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you Jeremy, I hope that all of your wishes come true in 2017 too. xx

  32. January 12, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Ah! Such a lovely post. I hope that they come true for you. Take each day at a time and I am sure that they will.

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you so much. xx

  33. January 12, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I love the idea of thinking up wishes instead of goals (Goals tend to take the back burner). Your personal wishes are admirable. Here’s praying you feel stronger in 2017 and finally get some answers with regards to your health! Your blog wishes are great! I agree with them all, just to add, I love reading what you write! Your family wishes are beautiful, we always want the best for them, that’s our heart song! This was such an inspiring read that I might just have to copy your idea and tag myself!! Hope you don’t mind. 🙂 Thank you for linking up with #globalblogging

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Oh I would love to read your twenty wishes, I’ll look out for your post! I agree wishes are sometimes easier than goals, I always try to think logically about goals where as wishes, there are no limits. Here’s to my lottery win….! xx

  34. January 12, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I hope you have a happy 2017 and all your wishes come true. I hope I can back into the swing of blogging regularly after a period of illness.

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Oh sorry to hear you have been ill. I hope that 2017 is kinder to you. xx

  35. January 12, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    A beautiful list here! Like you, I would like to get fitter and waste less time on Facebook. Let’s hope! LOL
    I think you are making a very important point about writing not for the sake of hit publish but because you want it. I wish you a fab holiday abroad next year, where about do you want to go? And yes, take some time for yourself! Thanks for joining #globalblogging. I hope you will join again next week!

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks lovely. Since I wrote this we have reconsidered the holiday abroad, the childrens behaviour is terrible at the moment and the thought of boarding a plane with the four of them would be unbearable! We shall see, we were considering France or Italy! xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you, and to you too. xx

  36. January 13, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Really hope this year you get some better news health wise and you have a happy and healthy 2017. I’m inspired by you, and I’m many others are, so always remember that. xx #Postsfromtheheart

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Thank you so much Susie, that’s so lovely of you to say. xxx

  37. January 13, 2017 / 11:28 am

    Thanks for tagging me in this. I’ve written mine already! I’ll tweet you when it’s live on the blog. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Looking forward to reading it Emily! xx

  38. January 13, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Your wishes for 2017 are lovely and I truly hope they are all granted 🙂 just come across your blog via Honest Mum’s linky and looking forward to reading more. Happy New Year to you and your family. Anna x #brilliantblogposts

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Ahh thank you Anna. Happy new year to you and yours. xxx

  39. January 13, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I somehow missed out on doing this, but I loved reading your wishes and hopes! Above all, I do hope for you that your health improves and you start to really feel better! Oh and that Lewis’ grandad gets better. And that Eva settles in school. And Megan is ok with her MMR. And Lewis stays nice. And you do win the lottery… Oh well, I wish you all the best, and hope all your dreams come true in 2017 and beyond! x #BrilliantBlogPosts

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Hahah than you Sara, so many wishes. I hope that they all come true!! xxx

  40. January 13, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    What a lovely list. I like the way you have broken it up in to sections. I second using the blog to raising awareness of baby loss, I do the same. All the best for 2017 and I hope you get your medical answers. Oh and win the lottery too of course! xx #thelist

    • Laura Dove
      January 13, 2017 / 5:52 pm

      Thank you. It’s always good to hear that others are raising awareness of baby loss, it’s so important isn’t it? I hope that 2017 is kind to you. xxx

  41. January 13, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Those are some lovely wishes. There are a lot of those that could be turned into goals =]
    Look forward to seeing your blog flourish and more so to join your new linky!
    #sharewithme

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Thanks lovely, I’m hoping that I inadvertently achieve all of my goals, I’m probably the least motivated person ever though, I should have made it one of my wishes to motivate myself more!! xx

  42. January 13, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    I sincerely hope your wishes come true. Health struggles are the worst. It’s so hard to stay positive when there are just no answers. Keep smiling – you have a beautiful family and a lovely blog. I look forward to the post later this year that discusses if these wishes came true for you!
    Visiting from #FabFridayPost
    ~Jess

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you. That’s the hardest part isn’t it? Not having answers? My children always keep me smiling, and having a positive outlook definitely helps. I hope that this time next year I am sharing how all of my wishes came true, or perhaps I will too busy spending my millions to find the time! Hehe! xx

  43. January 14, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Great goals and wishes 🙂 it’s so much fun to set targets and actually meet them.
    I’m currently writing a post on the coronation street baby loss awareness – it’s such an important topic!
    I’ll definitely be checking out your new Linky! #BigPinkLink

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you. And me too! It’s so important that we keep talking about babyloss, I won’t ever stop – this year or ten years down the line! xx

  44. Alex @ That Butterfly Effect
    January 15, 2017 / 12:39 am

    What a great list of wishes, Laura – I might write one down myself as I also don’t like making resolutions. I hope many of your wishes do come true this year and I look forward to reading your posts, especially on dealing with anxiety and baby loss awareness. I suffered a miscarriage in 2015 and it really shook up my world – I’ve changed a lot as a result of it and have such a different outlook on life. Anyways, I love your writing and look forward to reading more posts 🙂 xx #TheListLinky

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear that Alex, it does shake your world and it changes you indefinitely. I will never be the person I was before my miscarriages or before Joseph, but nor would I want to be. Thank you so much for reading and I hope that this year is kind to you. xxx

  45. Nige
    January 15, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Fab post Laura Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Thanks Nige, I certainly will! xx

  46. January 15, 2017 / 9:54 am

    These are lovely Laura. One thing I have realised so far this year is to spend more quality time with the kids. Try to only go on social media whilst they’re at school. I get very wrapped up in Instagram and Facebook!! After the scare of Keira being hit by a car last week (luckily she wasn’t badly injured) I have spent a lot more time just chatting with her and it’s been so lovely! Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Oh gosh I missed that??! Is she okay? How terrifying for you, I’m so glad that she wasn’t badly injured. I agree with social media, I like to put my phone in my pocket and leave it there when I’m with the children. It makes for long evenings and snatching moments inbetween to blog, but I prefer it that way. xx

  47. January 15, 2017 / 10:52 am

    These are some lovely wishes, I really hope that they happen for you this year especially the health and happiness ones 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you Sarah. And for you too. x

  48. January 15, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    I hope you finally get a diagnosis too as even though we have only met once it does pop into my head sometimes wondering how you are doing. I love how positive these wishes are and how you are looking to the future. We recently had tears at the classroom door over going to school and it broke me. I feel so sorry for you now you are in month 4 of tears with Eva . Fingers & toes crossed #postsfromtheheart

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Aww Becci that’s so sweet of you. I am super excited to see you at BlogOn in May? Tears at drop off is just the worst isn’t it? I hope things have settled now? xxx

  49. January 15, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I cant beleive you have anxiety you come across so confident 🙂 def one of the nicer bloggers around. I love that your wishes included some family ones, there so much more to life than just blogging. #postsfromtheheart

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      I struggle massively with anxiety but I do think that blogging gives you a confidence boost and I have really found my voice this last eighteen months. You’re so lovely, thank you. xxx

  50. January 15, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    I hope all your wishes for 2017 come true lovely lady! I didn’t really make a list of wishes or resolutions for 2017 but I agree with you about laughing more and worrying less. Also, when it comes to blogging I believe in only publishing when I feel like I actually have something to say/show and never for the sake of it which is why I have no schedule. Your photography really stands out to me and I love it (as you probably know) but I agree there is always room for improvement in everything we do (maybe we are perfectionist who knows 😉 ) #thatfridaylinky

    • Laura Dove
      January 15, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Thank you so much. I’ve been making a HUGE effort with my photography and it’s something I really want to work on this year and try to see how far I can take it, your beautiful photos always inspire me!! If 2017 is all about laughter and worrying less, I’ll be happy with that. I hope that your wishes come true this year too. xxx

  51. January 15, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    What a wonderful lot of wishes – I hope that each and every one of them comes true! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • Laura Dove
      January 16, 2017 / 9:51 am

      Thank you so much Lisa. xx

  52. January 15, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I hope all your wishes and dreams come true. There are obviously issues here that I don’t know anything about as it’s the first time I am visiting here. I hope your health and energy improves. Although what you cope with in a week would surely exhaust me!
    I too am aiming at improving my photography. This is the hardest part of my blogging for me. I also think the game to higher our prices for posts will get better as time goes by. Businesses are starting to realise that it’s us bloggers who can gain more business for them and soon they will need us more than we need them!x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Laura Dove
      January 16, 2017 / 9:49 am

      Thank you Laurie. I hope so too! Photography is a huge part of blogging I think, good photographs make you stand out from the crowd, Im going to do everything I can to take my photography to the next level! Good luck to you too! xx

  53. January 16, 2017 / 1:00 am

    I am wishing each and every wish on our list, no matter the topic, comes true in spades! You deserve a great 2017 and know that I am rooting for you and your five little doves. xoxo

    • Laura Dove
      January 16, 2017 / 9:46 am

      Thank you Lisa. And I hope that all of your wishes come true in 2017. xx

  54. January 16, 2017 / 11:45 am

    These are great wishes Laura. Very important for a well-balanced life. I wish you all the best. xx #FabFridaypost

    • Laura Dove
      January 17, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you Elena. Wishing you a wonderful year. xx

  55. January 16, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I love this post Laura. So many wonderful wishes and I am sure they will all come true. I’m excited to hear about your new linky, I love a linky and I am sure it will be a success. Let me know when its live x #bloggerclubuk

    • Laura Dove
      January 17, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you Laura. I definitely will do! xx

  56. January 16, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    I hope 2017 is kind to us all too! I hope your health is sorted out soon lovely. You do a fabulous job bringing awareness to baby loss. Best of luck with the new linky! How exciting! And best of luck with all of your goals & wishes. #BloggerClubUK

    • Laura Dove
      January 17, 2017 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you Becky. I hope so too, here’s to a wonderful year. xxx

  57. January 16, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    What a lovely list of wishes for 2017. I hope you manage to get a diagnosis soon and that Eva will settle in to school. Peace is very high up on my wish list too – fingers crossed that 2017 will be kind if nothing else. #bloggerclubuk

    • Laura Dove
      January 17, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much. xxx

  58. January 18, 2017 / 10:54 am

    I hope that all your wishes would come true. I am so sorry to hear about your (ex) father in law. I hope his chemotherapy is making him better. Thank you for so much Laura for linking up with us. I really wish I could win the lotto too! xx #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 5:47 pm

      Thank you Su. He’s the loveliest man, hoping for good news at his review next month. If I win the lotto I’ll be sure to share. xx

  59. January 18, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I’m so sorry about your ex father in law, I hope everything goes alright. I also hope that you get a diagnosis as well, will be sending positive thoughts to you and your family. I’m also working on enjoying every moment together, this is hard because of lack of time and too much work so we all end up being tired but I’m trying to be mindful of this. Thank you so much for sharing with #stayclassymama!

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Thank you. I have everything crossed that he recovers, Lewis thinks the absolute world of him, and he’s not the only one. It’s so hard sometimes to enjoy the moments, life is so hectic and busy and there is always something that needs to be done. I’m trying to prioritise more and realise that some days, the laundry can wait and it doesn’t matter if we are living in squalor. Haha. xx

  60. January 18, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    What a wonderful list, I hope you get achieve all you set out to this year.

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you Jo, you too! xx

  61. January 18, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    Such a brilliant list, we share many of the same wishes. Thanks for linking up to the #TheListLinky x

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks Amy, I hope all of your wishes come true. xx

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