Some of you may have noticed some changes happening on Life Unexpected lately. 

Our blog has had a bit of a makeover, we have new logos, a new theme and hopefully soon we will have some new headshots too.

But it’s not just the aesthetics that are changing. 

Since my separation from Evie’s dad earlier this year, I’ve been through a lot of changes both personally and professionally. 

I’ve felt for a while now that my posts aren’t being true to our family life and to my new direction, and I don’t like that.

Behind the scenes I’ve started out as a freelance writer and social media manager, I have started saving for our travel adventures that are planned for the end of this year, have been working out what it’s like to co-parent and run a business, as well as spending time building on my old friendships and new relationships.

So, do you want to find out what’s happening with Life Unexpected, what we’re saying goodbye to and what you can expect to find on the blog in the future?



We’ll kick this post of with a bit of sad news, before the happy.

I’m so gutted to say that I will be stepping away from running Whatever The Weather. This linky has been such a huge part of my life for the past year and Jenny and I have built such an incredible little community.

I’ll really miss reading all of your outdoor family adventures more than you can know, and want to thank all of you lovely linkers for the hours of entertainment you’ve given me, and for helping to create such an amazing linky. 

The linky will be continuing with Jenny, so please continue to support her and this lovely outdoors community.


We are so thrilled to announce that we are Huggies Pull Ups Ambassadors and over the next year you will be able to follow our Potty training adventure, as we go from nappies, to big girl pants, with all the poops on the floor in between.

In other news, our Instagram community ‘Curious Little Explorers’ has really taken off, with over 6000 images attached to our outdoor family hashtag! We’re teaming up with an exciting brand soon and running a giveaway, so keep your eyes peeled for this. We’d love you to join in with this community if you haven’t already.


We are starting a vlog…

I am so beyond terrified at the same time as being a little excited about this new venture. I am not one for being in front of the camera, but I agreed to do it (ever one to fall into this trap) and our shiny new channel will be going live in the next couple of weeks.

If you want to see my scared little face, I’d love you to subscribe.

I may have to have a bottle of Prosecco before I start, so you might even get a bit of a giggle!


Over the next few weeks you’ll start to notice the new direction of Life Unexpected. It’s going to be a place where we’re balancing blogging, business and babies, all from our little spot on the sand in Cornwall!

You’ll find posts on:

  • MUM LIFE – Potty training fun, general motherhood posts including a few new posts about parenting after separation.
  • CORNISH LIFE – It wouldn’t be Life Unexpected without little bits of our Cornish life and adventures. 
  • BLOG LIFE – Including a whole range of blog tips and tricks! Keep your eyes peeled for our up and coming e-book full of exciting printables that’ll help you to organise your blogging.
  • BUSINESS LIFE – Have you ever wanted to start your own business from home? We have just launched an exciting new series where we’re interviewing Mumpreneurs. Find out how they created their business and raise there families here! Keep your eyes peeled for tips on how to balance being a mum and run a business, posts about our own freelance journey and inspiring posts to help grow your confidence and launch your own business too.
  • TRAVEL LIFE – We are going travelling, upping sticks in true Life Unexpected form, and hopping on a plane around the world. Unfortunately this isn’t happening till the end of the year but we’ll keep you updated on when we’ll be starting this journey.

Life Unexpected Is Changing

So welcome to the new Life Unexpected,

I’m so beyond excited to share this new part of our journey with you and hope that Life Unexpected becomes a blog that inspires you as much as it does me. 



What do you think of Life Unexpected’s new blogging direction? Is there anything particular you’re excited about reading? Let us know in the comments below!



  1. June 19, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Ah good luck with your new adventures! I have subscribed to your YouTube channel, I did a few vlogs and videos on mine and I love watching them back. I just struggle to do it around other people, just lack of confidence! Have fun!

  2. June 19, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Ahh! How exciting! It sounds like you have some wonderful plans. Wishing you the best of luck x

  3. June 19, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    How exciting! Congrats on all the successes that have brought you to this point. I’m looking forward to reading about all of your new adventures – poo and all!

  4. June 19, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    Exciting times! I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring for you and the blog x

  5. Giselle
    June 20, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Sounds amazing! And truly inspirational that you’re managing to do all this while going through a very difficult personal time (been there, done that).

  6. June 20, 2016 / 8:11 am

    Goodluck chick, always a good idea to have a plan and it sounds really exciting

  7. June 20, 2016 / 8:20 am

    Change is always exciting but it is sad to see some regular things going. Good luck! x

  8. June 20, 2016 / 8:52 am

    All sounds really exciting Chloe – cant wait to see you on camera! Thanks so much for having us on whatever the weather and all the hard work you put into it, and wishing you all the best with the new direction you are taking xxx

  9. June 20, 2016 / 8:52 am

    This sounds like a wonderful new direction – I love the categories & look forward to the mumpreneur section on its way! x

  10. June 20, 2016 / 9:27 am

    This sounds good. I went travelling the world with Sylvia when she was 18 months and I had become a separated single mum. Good luck worth your plans it sounds good.

  11. June 20, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Really exciting news, and it sounds like something you have been thinking about for a while. Looking forward to seeing your vlogs too. Love your new website too! Exciting times….

  12. June 20, 2016 / 11:37 am

    Sounds exciting indeed! Good luck with all your new plans. Look forward to seeing your first vlog! 🙂 I’m sure you’ll do great. x

  13. June 20, 2016 / 11:49 am

    Wow lots of changes afoot. Sounds very exciting good luck with it all and look forward to following! x

  14. June 20, 2016 / 11:50 am

    Good luck with it all – seems to me like you’re going to do great!

  15. June 20, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    That sounds so exciting, especially the travelling! I am looking forward to your new updates and your first vlog!!

  16. June 20, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    How exciting! Best of luck with your new adventures! I am thinking about starting vblog myself so very curious to check out yours.

  17. June 20, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    What a great plan! I’m so glad you’ve turned what could have been a negative into a positive. What you’re doing takes a lot of guts but I know you’ll make a success of every part of it! I can’t wait to hear all about it! X

  18. June 20, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    I think that its great that despite all the bad things that have happened you have found positivity. I love the rebrand and I can’t wait to see your travel adventures.

  19. June 21, 2016 / 7:48 am

    Sad to see you’re stepping down from WhatevertheWeather, but really excited for your vlogs! I’m really loving the design tweaks too, everything is looking beautiful! Best of luck with the exciting new direction!

  20. June 21, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    Sad to hear you are stepping down from hosting the #whatevertheweather linky…you’ve both worked really hard on creating a fab community. But having said that, change is good, and if you feel you need to move your blog in a different direction…then you must follow that idea through 🙂 Good luck with it all!

  21. Kerry Norris
    June 23, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    This all sounds amazing. Loving the rebrand. I cannot wait to hear your travel plans and watch the two of you do it. So exciting x

  22. June 24, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Lots of exciting adventures ahead for you! Subscribed to your YouTube and look forward to viewing videos in the future.

  23. July 1, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Exciting times – the blog’s looking fab and I take my hat off to you for venturing into the world of vlogging! We’ll miss you on Whatever the Weather 🙂

  24. July 4, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I’ve just checked out your blog page for the first time and this is the first post I have read. I have to say, as a brand new blogger (still learning the ropes), what you are doing and what you have achieved is pretty spectacular! Your blog looks great and I’m looking forward to checking out your other posts and keeping up with your clogs ?

  25. ohlucy
    July 8, 2016 / 11:07 am

    Congratulations on becoming a Huggins ambassador! Looking forward to some vlogs! Lucy xx

  26. August 24, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Exciting times ahead Chloe! Will miss you on Whatever the Weather but know from my own linky that it’s a lot of work and you gave lots going on at the moment. I can’t wait to hear about your travel plans. How long are you going away for? Looking forward to reading all about it and good luck on the vlog!

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