About Life Unexpected

About Life Unexpected

Welcome! I’m Chloe; a storyteller, a mama, an obsessive coffee drinker and an adventure seeker living in Cornwall.

Is this your first time visiting Life Unexpected? If it is then hi and thank you so much for stopping by. I started writing Life Unexpected nearly five years ago now, while I was on maternity leave. Life Unexpected is very much my second baby (soon to be third). At first Life Unexpected was a hobby and a really amazing creative outlet for me. 

My daughter was very unexpected and I felt so lost when she was born. This blog was a huge help in lots of ways. Firstly, it helped me to find people who felt the same (hello if this is you!). It also gave me a sense of identity and direction, something I had really lost during pregnancy. Even more crazy, it gave shy old, introverted me

the confidence to leave my social media job and launch my own freelancing services. Services that I’m now using to help other Mums who are in the same boat.

50% of the time you’ll find me with my head in a laptop. I’ll either be working from home, or if I’m lucky, a beautiful coffee shop overlooking the sea. I’m a full time blogger and I’m also a freelance social media manager and brand consultant. I am really passionate about helping small businesses (especially Mums who have launched their own companies) to write their own stories and to grow their brands.

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The other 50% of the time you’ll find me attached at the hip to my fiancee Aitan and my four year old little girl called Evie. You’ll likely find us outdoors on adventures, either exploring beautiful Cornwall where we live, or jet setting off on a plane to somewhere new and exotic. Travel is one of our favourite things!

This year has seen some major changes for our family. In May we got two sets of news that shook our world. The first, was that Aitan has cancer and for the last few months he has been fighting with everything he has.

You can read our story about that here: Cancer: A Journey We Never Thought We’d Be Going On.

The second piece of news, we’re pregnant! And right now I’m cooking up baby number two who will be joining us in February 2019. You can read all about how our pregnancy was an unexpected miracle right here: Pregnancy Announcement: An Unexpected Miracle.

Just to change our family dynamic that little bit further, Evie is also starting school for the first time in September, which only gives me a few months to really make the most of it just being her and me.

About Life Unexpected

About Life Unexpected

You’re probably wondering what this blog is about? Over the last few years I’ve been busy making Life Unexpected a resource for busy families. Through this blog I share:

  • Tips for working Mums
  • Easy and fun craft and play ideas for kids
  • Travel and day out inspiration
  • Hacks for busy families

As I live in such a beautiful area, which is very popular with tourists, I also share lots about Cornwall and the best things to see and do here. In amongst all of that, I also share about our family and the ups and downs of our beautiful life. One thing I’ve always strived for, is for this blog to remain ‘real’ and for our stories and posts to create connection.

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Do you fancy having a look around this blog, but you aren’t sure where to start? Let me help! Grab a tea or coffee – or maybe even a cheeky glass of wine –  and click one of the links below…

  • If you are looking for parenting hacks click me!
  • Are you looking for easy and fun craft and play ideas for kids, click me!
  • If you are a parent who works from home, click me!
  • If you are looking for travel inspiration, click me!
  • Or maybe you are coming to Cornwall and you want to know all the hotspots, so click me!

I really hope you enjoy reading Life Unexpected. If you want to get in touch with me or just say hey, you can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or you can drop me an e-mail to chloe@lifeunexpected.co.uk.

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