About Michelle

Mummy from the Heart is the fourth baby of Michelle, a 40 year old (manic) mother living in East Sussex. Having recently moved to the countryside and ‘retired’, Michelle can now be found eating too much cake and taking long walks. She lives life on the bright side and looks for the joy in every situation, even the excess pounds those cakes keep adding! Michelle’s blog is a very honest place where she shares tales of imperfect parenting, being a Christian and anything else that takes her fancy.

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I’m making a difference, you can too…

Six out of ten of the world’s poorest people are women. It is a fact that poverty is gendered but it is a crazy fact as the research shows that women are more likely to invest their earnings in their children and families and because they do this they become agents of change. Communities start to […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: New beginnings & fresh starts

Last week at church I was listening to a lady speak on new starts and fresh beginnings. She was talking about how September is practically another January and for most of us it is a time to re-evaluate and think about where our priorities lie in the next year ahead. I was a bit taken […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-Up – Having a Positive Summer…

I suspect most of you who read this are parents and we are now just on the cusp of the summer holidays. Talking to friends I find that parents react in one of two ways, firstly the ‘Agghh, how will I get it all done before the holidays start?’ and then ‘What will I do […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Things to do in May

What a funny month May is, it feels like we have only just finished the Easter holidays and here we are with another couple of bank holidays thrown in for good measure.  Even better for me is that my kids have an inset and polling day so I get loads of family time this month. […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-Up: Beautiful photos

Happy spring fellow BritMums. I’m so happy to be able to write that, I find the good weather makes such a difference, even the most miserable of people have a smile on their face once the sun starts to appear. This month I want to share with you some blogs that are really inspiring me […]

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A Positively Inspirational New Year

Well here we are just a few days into the New Year and I’m feeling really positive for the future. Luckily I have an optimist outlook on life and I find there is always something to be grateful for. This year I feel I am going on a journey, I’m not sure of all the […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up – the crowd sourced edition

  I’ve got a little confession to make…. I totally forgot about this until our lovely editor Mari came chasing me up yesterday. I know that life is good for me right now as I rarely forget anything, I’m always the queen of organised but just recently I have been so busy just getting out […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Love and marriage

I’m really pleased to be here writing this positively inspirational round-up again this month. You have probably noticed that the lovely Emma from Mama Syder has held the fort wonderfully for the last three months whilst I moved house and got myself sorted out. I’m pleased to report we are now settled in our new […]

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BritMums Live – Accounting session overview

It feels like an eternity since the amazing weekend that was at BritMums Live and to help keep the magic alive for a little longer I thought I’d write up an overview of the Blogging Foundations: Accounting session that I attended on the Saturday. I have to be honest, the part I was most looking […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Appreciating who we are

I’m sat here in my dining room with the patio doors open and I’m looking out to newly bloomed flowers, fresh green grass and a bright sun, what is not to like?  It feels very easy to write the Positively Inspirational round-up this month, Spring is here and that in itself is a reason to […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Blogging through the tough times

Each month I enjoy putting together this round-up of posts from our parenting blogosphere, posts that are positive and upbeat and inspire us to create, to enjoy and to be. This month I am focusing on the other side of inspirational. There are so many posts out there about the things that are happening in […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Feel good linkys

Hello, nice to see you here. I’d love to say isn’t it great Spring has arrived but I think that is just wishful thinking, it is still deadly cold where I am. Oh well, can’t be long now can it? Talking of the changing seasons it seems right to highlight the linky run each quarter […]

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Crowd Sourced Positively Inspirational Round-up

  A blank canvas It’s been a good month for positive posts. I think there is something about the start of the year that people see as a blank canvas and feel optimistic about what might lay ahead. Quite quickly I found a few posts that I wanted to link to in this round-up, like […]

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Guest post: Operation Christmas Child – Journey to Belarus

  Many of you will have seen that a couple of weeks ago I travelled with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) to deliver shoe box gifts to needy children in Belarus. In my recent post I promised to come back and update the BritMums (and Dads) and here I am…. My trip to Belarus turned out […]

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Positively Inspirational Round-up: Christmas of joy!

  Hello all, thanks for coming back and joining me this month.  Are you busy already, starting to get organised for Christmas?  As you read this I’ll be getting our trees up at home and the kids will be having fun decorating their own tree with the ‘more is more’ ethos. I keep mentioning to […]

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November’s positively inspirational round-up – an eclectic mix!

  Good morning, it’s the start of the month and my aim today is to bring you an eclectic mix of posts to read.  All are positive or will inspire you but probably in completely different ways. There is even the odd one that might just bring a tear to your eye but they are […]

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Oct Inspirational Round-up: Life weeding and more

  Awesome Journey… As this post goes live today I am taking possibly the most exciting journey of my life.  Today I am travelling with Jen Howze to Ethiopia with the ONE campaign. Jen and I will be privileged to meet mothers in another continent, living in very different conditions to us and we will […]

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An abundance of positivity! Positively inspirational round-up

  Well I never, the month of August has quite escaped me, I decided to have a bit of a bloggy break and have throughly enjoyed it.  I highly recommend a bloggy break every now and then. If you have not yet been brave enough to stay away from your blog for any length of time, […]

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