The Mum Club Featuring playHOORAY!
We absolutely love playHOORAY. Created by Claire, an early years specialist with a brilliant imagination. Play PROMPTS is exactly what it says on the tin. When you are struggling for inspiration, Claire provides the goods. Every activity includes items from around the house and with a current range of 5 different packs each including 100 ideas on colourful card, you will never be far from fun. We bring to you Claire...
MY NAME IS … Claire Russell
MY BRAND IS… playHOORAY!
I LIVE IN… Bristol currently but from Wakefield, West Yorkshire- hence the strong northern accent!!
I FEEL MOST AT HOME…when we're at home, with the fire on just being a family
I AM A MUM AND…a daydreamer! I'm always lost in my thoughts!!
THINGS THAT KEEP ME AWAKE AT NIGHT…not a lot really, I'm a pretty good sleeper!! The last thing to keep me awake was when Giovanna Fletcher followed me on Instagram, I just couldn't go to sleep!! ha ha!
WHEN I GREW UP I WANTED TO BE…I wanted to power dress, the suit, the briefcase, the heels. That certainly didn't happen did it!!??
MY FIRST STEPS TAKEN TO START MY BRAND WERE...sharing photos of the daily activities I do with my baby on Instagram
THE HARDEST PART OF MOTHERHOOD IS…the Mum guilt. Nobody warned me about it. It can eat you up about the smallest of things but I just have to remind myself I'm doing my best and that's all I can do!
THIS KEEPS ME SANE...time with my family or my friends. I'm surrounded by the most supportive, positive and understanding people I know. I adore them and I hope they know that- I should really tell them!
I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT (PHYSICAL OBJECT)...my Flat Coated Retriever, Archie. He.is.awesome!!
MY BIGGEST RISK...telling my school I wasn't going to be returning from maternity leave. It felt like such a jump into the unknown!
MY BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT...obviously other than having a lovely baby. I was so proud of myself for setting up my website. I did it all myself. I'm certainly no Bill Gates and I would never of thought that me of all people would have a website but I sat and taught myself and for the first month I logged onto it everyday just to admire what I'd done!!
MY BEST PIECE OF ADVICE…when I was first starting out I was totally lost and didn't know how to do so many things. I contacted a few people I saw on Instagram running successful businesses that I admired and asked them if they have any advice. Every single person took the time to reply and gave me words of wisdom which I will never forget and I have sinced contacted them to thank them. One quote that Steph from Don't Buy Her Flowers sent to me was 'What if I fall, Oh my darling but what if you fly?' I love it, I'd never heard it before and now I have a print to remind me to just go for it!!
AND LASTLY A PERSONAL ONE! I WOULD HAVE DONE THIS DIFFERENTLY IN MY LABOUR…Okay, I don't want to sound vein saying this but I wish I'd got the midwife to take a better photo. You know how everyone treasures that first photo of you with the baby?! Mine is totally hideous!! I've never been photogenic but I'm half blinking, I know I was tired but still...I just cannot look at it!! Ha ha!!
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