New Name Same Old Me!

For any of my long time readers (if there are any!) you will have noticed that I have a funky new header, with thanks to Sarah over at Kippers and Curtains and we have a new name !

When I first started blogging 7 years ago I had no idea it would become my full-time job, I had just given birth six weeks earlier to Tyrus and the lovely Jen over at My Mummys Pennies told me that I should start a blog to enlighten the world how this crazy, sleep deprived new mum coped with six children! If i’m honest I didn’t really put much thought into my name, other than Hex meant six, so Hex Mum was born… (Although Asa did keep saying everyone would think it was a blog about a witch mum!)

Two years later Viggo arrived so we added the plus one, and there we have been for the last five years Hex Mum Plus 1, a few years later we set up Big Family Little Adventures to document our Family Days out and Holidays for the larger family, which is pretty self explanatory, then, last year we started Big Dog Little Adventures to write all about our life with a Newfoundland Puppy.

Lately, if i’m honest I have sort of lost my way with this blog, the posts have been sporadic and I have not been feeling very happy with it. When I originally started it was supposed to be about how I manage looking after so many children, and that is what I want to get back to, I want my readers who have more than 2 or 3 children to know that I will (hopefully) provide them with solutions and tips on how to get 9 people out of the door in time for school, or a simple system for ensuring all appointments are attended and you don’t turn up on the wrong day (well, not often anyway!)

So, I am hoping that Big Family , (which we are) Organised Chaos (i’m not going to pretend for one second that we are completely organised and have strict routines!) will get back to becoming a valuable resource for families with a larger brood.

So, if you have any burning questions about life with seven children aged 4 to 20 (eek), ask away, who knows you may have it turned into a blog post! (I will of course credit you too)

So, as they say, This Is Me

Mandi – Big Family Organised Chaos xxx

Comments (28)

  • Sarah Stockley

    April 6, 2018 at 8:38 am

    You do a fab job Mandi – I only have the 3 children but occasionally have a houseful when I’m looking after friends kids and can’t imagine life with 7! I’m so glad you like your banner. Sarah

    1. Mandi Morrison

      April 6, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Thankyou for your kind words and for the wonderful banner x
      Although it doesn’t really feel like that many children anymore, especially as Viggo is going to be 5 this year, all that baby and toddler stuff is now behind me!

  • Kirsty

    April 6, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I love your banner, it’s so cute! I think we all lose our way sometimes, but then something clicks and we’re back on track – I trust the same will happen for you.

    1. Mandi Morrison

      April 6, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      I hope so, that fact that I have so many ideas floating around in my head at the moment, must be a good sign, or maybe its just because its halfway through the school holidays and I am going slightly crazy!!

  • Tiredasamother

    April 6, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Absoloutly fantastic to stumble across another large family blog! I’m expecting my 6th! All aged 8 and under at the moment, the amount of times I get called crazy is unbelievable haha!

    1. Mandi Morrison

      April 6, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      Yes I have been called crazy on quite a few occasions! But I wouldn’t have it any other way x

  • Alex

    April 6, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Love the new name and header! I am so completely unorganised and only have the one kid and one on the way – no idea how you do it with six children!

    1. Mandi Morrison

      April 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      Lol, I have seven but technically the two eldest are adults, so my baby days are now gone, which makes me a little sad, but we’ve now moved onto the next chapter, the eldest leaving home for university was a huge deal!

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    April 6, 2018 at 11:20 am

    You are always my rationale when I’m having a tough day… If Mandi can so it with seven children then I can manage with three. Loving the new name and design

    1. Mandi Morrison

      April 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      Thankyou, you are my go to when I need organising,and staying sane, you always do it so much better than me!

  • Sonia Cave

    April 6, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    It sounds just perfect for your family and what you want to write about I 🙂 I only have 3, 2 being a pair of double troubles, and often think I have a lot going on, but you have way much more!! It sounds like you can give out some seriously sound and useful advice

  • Kristie Prada

    April 6, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Oh my, I will never complain about having two again!! I think you should definitely get back to your original purpose. I would love tips on how you manage to have time for you, if you do of course! I find that the hardest. xx

  • Kim Carberry

    April 7, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Ahh! I love the new name….It sounds perfect for you! x

  • Nikki (Minime & Luxury)

    April 7, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Wow – really love the design and sounds like you do a grand job with a large family. Looking forward to reading more!

  • Lucie

    April 7, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I love the name and the banner is so cute!! I struggle with one child sometimes hah! You’re doing an amazing job xxx

  • The Smart Mummy

    April 7, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I’m loving your name and banner! I find it a struggle keeping my family of 4 organised sometimes, so I would definitely love to hear how you do it.

  • Janet

    April 7, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Best wishes for you new blog name! Nice header, looking good.

  • Cliona

    April 7, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    I love the design of your header! And the title is perfect too. I struggle sometimes with my two, I can’t imagine dealing with more kids although I love the idea of a big family. I’d say people would really appreciate some organisational tips cos I’m sure you have to have it all down pat to keep everyone on track.

  • Laura – Dear Bear and Beany

    April 8, 2018 at 6:41 am

    It’s a big decision to change your name and it sounds like it was the right decision for you. I love the new header, it looks great. I hope you fall back in love with your blog.

  • Anosa

    April 8, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Loving the new name, it definitely suits and excited to see what organised chaos you will share from a big family perspective

  • Emma

    April 9, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Loving the new name and header. Sounds like it really captures the essence of your blog and the direction of your blog. I can’t wait to read more!

  • Emily / Babies and Beauty

    April 9, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I love the new name and header. I think it’s nice to change things up in a while and if it helps you head in a new direction then that’s amazing.

  • Steph

    April 9, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Love the new logo picture and I can’t wait to hear how ypu organise life. I’ve got 3 kids and a big dog and life us busy enough!

  • Lisa

    April 9, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Lovely header. Seven kids! Amazing ?

  • Nicole – Tales from Mamaville

    April 9, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Absolutely love the banner Mandi, and the name – fits in beautifully with what your blog is all about.

  • Laura Dove

    April 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Oh how exciting! I think your new name is perfect and your new header is fab! I look forward to seeing where your new blog takes you!

  • Mudpie Fridays

    April 11, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Love the new name and the header is beautiful. I hope that it helps you to find your way again. I think we can all get a little lost sometimes! I definitely do – too many reviews and not enough adventure!! Wishing you all the best with it xx

  • Beth @

    April 13, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Ah Mandi, as a Mum of 5, 2 with additional needs, I love your blog. I love to know that there are people crazier than I am! Haha!!! I look forward to your tips because sometimes, just getting out of the house is hard work! I love the new header. 🙂

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