HELLO THERE, I’m Mary – Wifey, Mama of 5 and creator of this blog.
I love food, a good bargain and colourful and funky things. I adore travelling, nature, adventures, historic places and the theatre. And, the beach is my happy place!
I am married to my husband ‘Nath’ (Nathan) whom I adore. Nath and I have been married 11 years and he is evidence to me that dreams come true – we have a lot of fun together! We live in a beautiful village in East Yorkshire and are
surviving enjoying being the parents of our 3 little nutters – Ethan, Megan and Alice – and newest addition Oscar.
As a family and couple we love to travel, see historic and beautiful places, watch films, go to the theatre, eat treats, be outdoors often, and generally have a laugh together! We are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and this is very much our lifestyle and ordinary.
I love taking our kids on life’s adventures and showing them this beautiful world – it is a wonderful thing. I love it even more if it is budget friendly!
This blog began in 2014 as a family lifestyle and loss blog following the passing of our 3rd child – Poppy (at birth) – it was cathartic at the time and a way to raise awareness of baby loss and our life around it. As I found solace, it evolved into family lifestyle – capturing the hearty moments in the madness and the things that brought us joy around this massive aching and loss. I enjoyed journal-ling our months and adventures as time flew along and the kids changed a lot, grew and accomplished things.
However, as my kids are a bit older now and I too am in a different stage of life, I write less about my own loss and all the details of our family (giving them more privacy) and focus my posts more about general life. I really love to capture our adventures and travels, sharing thoughts on life, my loves & bargains in life and my own motherhood journey.
Blogging brings me such great joy and I love how it evolves with me. In a nutshell though, “The Hearty Life” captures the highs & lows of life, our adventures near and far and the things that bring me joy! I hope you enjoy delving into my posts as I seek to live and create a hearty life whilst raising my tribe here in Yorkshire!
Life is hard sometimes, but it is also a beautiful adventure! This is mine…