Wednesday 31 August 2016

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Life According To Mrs Shilts

Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives, this week I am featuring one of my all time favourite bloggers the lovely Emma from Life According To Mrs Shilts. I have met Emma is real life and she is just as lovely in real life as you expect her to be on her blog. I love reading all about her family life with her little boy, and the adventures they go on. If anyone is trying to lose weight or following the Slimming World plan then you need to read Emma's blog as she has done amazing on the plan and lost a lot of weight and shares so many tasty recipes, she is a true slimming inspiration. 

So lets find out more about the family behind Life According To Mrs Shilts. 

1.) Tell me a bit about yourself and your family ? 

Hello. I'm Emma and I write at Life According To Mrs Shilts. I'm a mummy to one gorgeous three year old boy and wife to Shilts. 

2.) Where do you live ? 

We live about 10 miles outside of Birmingham, in the West Midlands. 

3.) What is your favourite thing to do as a family where you live ? 

Our favourite thing to do as a family in the West Midlands is get in the car and drive, We are lucky that we are close to the city of Birmingham so we can go shopping or experience the sights of the city, We can also get in the car and drive out into the countryside. Within thirty minutes to an hour, we can be enjoying the spectacular views of the Clent Hills, the Wrekin and the Peak District. On our doorstep we have Sandwell Valley which is an area of urban parkland and is brilliant for family afternoons out and enjoying the sunshine. 

4.) If you could live anywhere, where would you ? 

If we could live anywhere, we would live by the sea. Being landlocked in the Midlands, it is a good drive to the coast but there's something magical about being by the sea. We couldn't move that far away sadly as we are proper home birds and would miss our families terribly. 

5.) Did you grow up close to where you live now and what are your favourite childhood memories of where you grew up ?

I grew up in Staffordshire which is roughly 15 miles from where we live now. My husband grew up here so it's nice that our son will be following in his footsteps. My favourite childhood memories of where I grew up are being able to meet friends at the park down the road from our home and going on Duke of Edinburgh practice walks over Cannock Chase, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

6.) Have you any exciting family plans for the year ahead ? 

We are off camping in a few weeks with my family and we've got a few days out planned during the summer holidays. My son, Olly is starting pre-school in September so it's all change in our house. It's sure to be a very exciting time for us all. 

7.) What is your favourite thing about family life ? 

My favourite thing about family life is seeing the world through my child's eyes. Everyday I get a different perspective and it's really given me the most exhilarating joy. Being a parent is everything I thought it would be and much, much more. I really love it. 

Thank you so much for taking part Emma, I loved reading your answers. It sounds lovely where you live with so much to see and do, I live near the coast and agree that it is rather magical. My little girl starts pre-school next month too, I will probably cry when I wave her off in her uniform on the first day. I hope that Olly loves pre-school and that you enjoy the rest of the summer with him. 

To find out more about Emma visit her blog

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Don't forget to check out last week's post featuring Nine To Three Thirty if you missed it. If you would like to take part in Other Bloggers Family Lives then please just send me an email at


  1. I have been following Emmas blog for years. What a lovely lady!

  2. Always interesting to read about bloggers. I've recently come across Emma's blog and it's excellent

  3. Nice getting to know more about another blogger! It's nice that you've stayed close to where you grew up.

  4. I love reading Emma's blog lovely to see her featured here.

  5. Lovely to get to know Emma a bit better..I share her sentiment about wanting to leave by the sea!

  6. I so agree with her I like living through little T's eyes too. Everyday with them is like a new discovery :)

  7. I know exactly what she means about being in the landlocked Midlands, we are too and I would love to live near the sea

  8. Lovely to find out more about Emma. I would love to live by the sea, but like Emma I would miss my family too much if we moved x

  9. Lovely interview Emma, I'm in Staffordshire too and grew up right by cannock chase, love walking there.
    Fab series Lindsay :) x

  10. I am in agreement, I too would live by the sea, I find it so relaxing and calming x

  11. Fab interview. I would love to live by the sea too. Off to check out Emma's blog.

  12. What a lovely interview, I also love to go to Peak District. Also, I think it's awesome to see the world through children's eyes :) x

  13. Lovely post. I would love to live by the sea too, it would be amazing :)

  14. Lovely interview, I hope Olly enjoys pre school x

  15. This is a blog I follow and enjoy - good luck with pre-school Ollie x

  16. I love your Other Bloggers Family Lives series, such a great way to learn about other bloggers. All of them are so inspirational!

  17. I have to agree. Seeing the world through my children's eyes is a wonderful thing. Lovely interview x

  18. Living by the sea is my dream too. One day. Positive thoughts - it will happen!

  19. I wish i lived by the sea too, what a lovely interview I really like Emma. x


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