About Me

Hi! I’m Susie and I’m a 31 year old (how the hell did that happen?) stay at home mum to my gorgeous toddler, Miss Belle. I live in Norfolk with my husband Matt. We’re expecting our second baby, due in January 2018 – in fact just a week after Miss Belle’s third birthday (yikes!)

Susie Hawes Editor This Is Me Now

Photo by Rachael Cole, Beau Baby Photography http://www.beaubabyphotography.com



“Susie News” to Mummy – my story

I’ve always been a writer. I trained and worked as a broadcast journalist and worked in commercial radio for three and a half years. I was fondly known as “Susie News” on the airwaves. Catchy, I know. After being made redundant I moved into PR, working in Norwich. I took a full year off on maternity leave and went back to work part time, a completely different person. More worried, more anxious, less committed to work, and head over heels in love with my daughter. After a lot of “should I? shouldn’t I?” debates with my husband, I took the plunge to be a Stay At Home Mum. It was such a big decision. I had always been career driven and never dreamed that I would give up work. I’d just assumed I’d want to work. But here is lesson number one about having children – life as you know it changes completely.

I had always wanted to write a blog and on the many occasions since becoming a mum when I felt I could laugh or cry, I found myself thinking “if only I had a parenting blog, I’d write about that!” So here we are! I will be sharing our memories as we grow our little family. My blog is a new challenge for me. I started it when I left work so as not to go completely crackers and let my brain go to mush. And I’ll be honest, it’s given me a sense of myself again. I’m itching to make it something more, maybe a way to work from home one day. Watch this space!

More about me

A big lover of sunshine, holidays, wine and all things food, you can expect to read about our travels and favourite places to eat too. Pre-children and post university I got quite into fitness and would love to get “back in the zone” but never seem to have the time anymore. I’ve tried to embrace crafts, but I’m sorry it’s just not my thing. But if you want to hear about what we get up to in Norfolk, what we cook and how I’m adjusting to deciding to be a Stay At Home Mum, then I hope you’ll enjoy the read.

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If you’re interested in collaborating with me please have a look at how we can work together or simply get in touch. I love to get emails – I don’t get much adult conversation these days!

I feel totally different to the person I was before having a baby. This is me now, and I’m (just about) OK with it…