Happy New Year – 2014 I’m Ready For You

| January 2, 2014 | 18 Comments

I am really sorry, for my prolonged absence from the blog, too much of those festive mince pies to eat, and Prosecco to drink I’m afraid.  I thought I would start the new year by writing sown some of my personal and blog goals for the coming year.  That way I can try to keep myself on track, and you my lovely readers will know what I am up to.

Before I do that, I must take the time to thank anyone who reads, comment, or shares my blog posts, I am incredibly grateful.  The Ana Mum Diary has grown incredibly over the last twelve months (The blog started 2 and half years ago)  and the fantastic people I have worked with and companies, have really made it great fun.  The hard work and many many hours have all been worth it.  I had some fantastic news between Christmas and new year, and The Ana Mum Diary, is now ranked (with TOTS 100) number 10 out of all of the parenting blogs in the UK.  We couldn’t be more delighted and excited moving forward into 2014.

2014 New Year Promises

So what plans do I have for The Ana Mum Diary:

1.  Photography – Hoping to embrace photography even more, so be prepared for lots more photo heavy posts. Might even do the photo a day project.

2. I Love Mondays : I love doing this, I am addicted to on-line shopping (even if I don’t buy anything) but I may rename and move the feature to a different day.  The concept will be the same though, but I’m still debating.

3. I would like to give back and have a giveaway a month on the blog.  Watch this space!

4. One of my personal goals is getting fitter and eating healthier in 2014 – I have plans for this.  Including downloading a (free) nifty little app I’ve been recommended.  This really is a project for inside and out though, I want to make sure I recognise and explore my personality, and push myself, more on that later though.  Definitely a year-long project there.

5. I have also started to set up a new blog, this is still in its infancy though, but I am incredibly excited about it.

6. I am a Center Parcs family blogger for 2014, so there will be lots more about holidaying and having fun with family coming up too.

7.  I have projects in my home I want to achieve in 2014.  I will be blogging about my progress on :

a) Adding colour to my kitchen

b) I would like to decorate my main bedroom, loving wallpaper at the moment, and I fancy something very different and brave!

c) We have some changes to make in our main bathroom and en-suite.

8. Learn a new skill. This is tied to point 4.

9. For my family and I to be happy, laugh and smile through 2014.




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  1. Kirsty says:

    Happy New Year and congratulations on your well-deserved top 10 spot x
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  2. Mari

    Great list, I’m with you on the DIY and incorporating more balance into my life, very well done on your TOTS ranking I’m number 11 right behind you xx
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  3. Jayne

    Ooh, I may have to write my own list like this, I have a lot of things that I want to do this year and writing them down should give me some focus. Congrats on the Tots score, too; I’m just hoping to cling my my fingernails to ANY top 100 spot this year!
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  4. Molly Louise

    Ooh, new blog – excited for the big reveal.

    Well done on your Top 10 spot – so well deserved and it has been lovely seeing your blog grow over the year and so successfully.

    Happy New Year to all at the Anamum HQ and I look forward to following your great plans for this year.

    Love Mxxxx
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  5. Sian says:

    Happy New Year! and congratulations! : )
    Looking forward to all the new bits and bobs, they sound great, you’ve also inspired me to have a think about my own goals for my blogs this year x
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  6. Sonia

    Oh a new blog… I’m very intrigued! Congrats on your awesome Tots100 score; so very well deserved!!!

    Looking forward to continuing to read your blogs in 2014 – Happy New Year lovely xx
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  7. mummiafelice

    Well done lovely -very well deserved! Looking forward to finding out about your new blog! x
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  8. mummiafelice

    Meant to say, one of my resolutions is to make time to visit my favourite blogs more often! Never enough hours!
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  9. Georgie Harrow

    I really like this list – and it’s actually quite similar to my own!! I also plan to redecorate the kitchen (can’t wait) and also for myself and my whole family to be a bit healthier. Look forward to reading your posts over 2014 :)

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