My Favourite Posts of 2016

2016 Favourite Posts - confetti and 16 cubesWith just under a week to go to the New Year I’m already thinking to what lies ahead and reflecting on 2016. A year of incredible highs and incredible lows. Like the birth of our son and the weddings of both my sister and sister in law. Those events alone have made 2016 in part, an incredible year. But it has also been a year where we have seen many close friends and family around us suffer or struggle with personal situations and circumstances which has been hard to watch. Then we have the many tragedies that have happened around the world this year and events that have unfolded that we never imagined possible like Brexit, and so as the year comes to a close I am actually quite grateful to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 in the hope that we have a more settled, promising and positive year.

But 2016 for me personally has been one of growth, particularly on the blog which has progressed so much over the past year. So I wanted to share some of my favourite posts from the year for those of you that might be spending some of the festive period catching up on your blog reading. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.


Affair image#1 I have a Confession.. I’m Having An Affair


Happy Birthday image#2 7 Lessons I’ve Learnt From 3 Years of Blogging


4 Trimester image with Purelan, ibuprofen, baby toys and flowers#3 The Truth About The 4th Trimester


#4 Blog Basics: How To Make Instagram Hashtags Work For You!


My Petit Canard Must Have Plugins Image#5 Blog Basics: Must Have WordPress Plugins


My Petit Canard How To Host A Giveaway Image#6 Blog Basics: Hosting A Successful Blog Giveaway!


A Picture Of My First Child - I'm Sorry#7 To My First Child, I’m Sorry…


My Petit Canard Blogging Office#8 A Space Worth Waiting For


#9 Life According To A Three Year Old: Third Birthday Interview


#10 A new Kind of Normal


Birth story flat lay#11 Birth Story Two: Part 1


Birth story flat lay#12 Birth Story Two: Part 2


#13 8 Steps To Maternity Leave Success


This Girl is My Heart - Emily & Ella Snapshot#14 This Girl is My Heart


A letter to my little love - Ella sleeping snapshot#15 A letter To My Little Love


2016 The Year Of Opportunity Quote#16 2016 The Year of Opportunity

If you enjoyed reading any of these posts this year, I’d love it if you shared what your favourites were in the comments below.



  1. December 31, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    I’ve loved reading your blog and will carry on reading too! I also love watching your Insta stories 🙂 Keep at it!
    Happy New Year to you all. x
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    • January 2, 2017 / 1:53 am

      Thank you Beth, thats so lovely to hear 🙂 I’ve loved reading your posts over the last year, and seeing all your gorgeous pictures on Instagram 🙂 x

  2. January 9, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Oooo such a great idea to round up all you wonderful posts, you’ve had so many and I’ve greatly enjoyed reading them! #Marvmondays

  3. January 9, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Your WordPress plugin post has been like my bible! I now use them all so thank you for writing! I wish you a great year in 2017! #marvmondays
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  4. January 9, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Congratulations on such a great year – I’ve really loved seeing your blog grow and how well you’ve done. Yours was one of the first blogs I stumbled upon when I started blogging and I love reading every week. My favourite posts of yours I think is the birth story – I really love reading birth stories. #MarvMondays
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  5. January 12, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    What a great year and so many fantastic posts. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings you x #marvmondays

  6. January 15, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Some great posts! Your photos are always so clean and lovely, I get photo envy looking at your blog! Lol #marvmondays

  7. January 16, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    I use your Instagram hashtag list rather a lot! I have it bookmarked on my phone!

    Catching up from last week as I missed your posts.

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