Get your dancing shoes on folks!
I am thrilled to receive our latest pen pal through from the fabulous team at Our Kids Social.
Our Kids Social sprang in to action off the back of looking for fun things to do with children in the local area of Manchester. Whilst they had plenty of options during the week, they wanted something different to do at the weekend that catered for everyone and meant having fun together as a family. Let's face it, there are only so many times you can go back to soft-play without needing a change of scene! They wanted to create a place where families could be together and all enjoy themselves - somewhere with something for everyone, and that they did! Their awesome events have families spreading the word across parent forums and they are not to be missed!
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From mums with love: Our Kids Social

  1. Who are you?

I am Hannah, family woman, Deputy Head Teacher, blogger at Not Just Rita's Mother and a third of the team behind Our Kids Social family events.

  1. How does motherhood inspire your work?

Not Just Rita's Mother and Our Kids Social both came about during pregnancy / mat leave. Neither would probably have come to fruition if it weren’t for motherhood.

  1. How do you achieve a work life balance?

By planning ahead! I often work long hours but always make time for the people I love to see and things I love to do.

  1. Where does your support come from?

Everywhere! Family, friends, colleagues, an inner resilience and determination!

  1. What is the best business advice that you’ve been given?

Michelle Obama - when they go low, we go high; applicable to life in general, not just business.

  1. What’s the best part of running your own business?

The feeling when we are in the middle of a social surrounded by smiling faces.

  1. If your child were a fruit, what would they be?

Erm, this is really hard. When she was born she had loads of hair which stood on end like a pineapple but that has thankfully calmed down since.

  1. If you could create a hashtag to sum up your life what would it be?

#thejuggleisreal - for all those parents spinning many many plates even before 9am.

  1. We all love a bit of social media indulgence (stalking), who are your top 3 accounts to follow?

I know this is controversial but I'm not a great follower and I don't do insta  - it's not my bag. That said, I love Lauren Laverne and The Pool - they have to be my go to.

  1. What are your favourite things to do with the kids in your local area?

Well aside from Our Kids Social (obviously!) we love Shake Rattle and Roll at Band on the Wall, Longford Park, Manchester Museum, our local library and for food - Croma (excellent kids meal deal).

  1. What are your favourite bedtime stories?

The Paper dolls by Julia Donaldson :)

  1. How do you relax?

Sing - with Manchester Glee, swim - alone, drink wine - with friends and family, read - anything at all.
From Mums With Love x
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November 28, 2016 — admin