About Us

Hi! I’m Hannah…

I’m an award-winning blogger and photographer, and I live in the East Riding of Yorkshire with my husband, our two children and cockapoo puppy Bertie.

Make, Do & Push! has evolved and grown, as we have as a family, over the past five years.

I initially started writing as a way to document my journey into the wilderness of Motherhood when I was pregnant with my daughter ‘Busby’ in 2012. Since then we have added another human family member into the mix (‘H-Bear’; born 2015) and a furry family member (Bertie; born 2017).

On the blog, you’ll find everything from posts about parenting, kids style, recipes (a lot of these are allergy recipes as H-Bear suffers from a dairy and soya allergy), miscarriage, trying to conceive and many MANY adventures. We love to travel and explore – especially in the UK – and enjoy nothing more than pursuing adventure.

So, whether you’re expecting your first child, or you’re old hat at parenting, I hope you’ll find something here that’s relatable and that keeps you reading.

More about my gang

‘Busby’

‘Busby’ is our creative, feisty school girl, born in December 2012. Chocolate ice cream, drawing, taking photos and Flopsy Bunny are her favourite things.

Also known as ‘Grape’ or ‘Bump’ before birth. Busby is the reason I started the blog, and therefore the star of the show.

You can read all about her pregnancy here.

‘H-Bear’

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H-Bear (previously known as ‘Indy’) is our resident explorer, born June 2015. Trains, cuddles and sausages are his favourite things, and he can usually be found counting the numbers on everything.

You can read all about his pregnancy here. You can find his amazing, positive home water birth story here. H-Bear suffers from CMPA and soya allergy, which I have written about here.

Bertie Custard the cockapoo

Bertie joined the Make, Do & Push! family mid-November 2017. He has his own Instagram account: @bertiecockapoo

Nick

Physicist, Husband, Father and gin-enthusiast. You will see Nick occasionally pop up on the blog. He’s currently in training to be an Instagram Husband…

Want to know more about Hannah?

Although we currently live in East Yorkshire, I’m actually a born and bred Sussex girl – having grown up in Brighton and rural Sussex.

I love the colour yellow, a strong cup of Yorkshire Gold, Les Dauphins Blanc de Blancs wine, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Cath Kidston, musicals, Joules, yellow roses, clothes with flowers on and spending my days taking photographs. I use emojis as punctation, and frequently put my foot in it during already awkward situations. I also pretty much live in my wellies and can’t stop buying mugs.

My blog has been featured in various places, such as Etc Magazine and BBC Radio Humberside… as well as being chosen as Mumsnet Blog of the Day a number of times.

I recently won a Northern Blog Award for Best Instagram Photography (September 2017) and was a finalist in the Parenting Blogger category. I was also a finalist in the Photography category at the National Brilliance in Blogging awards in 2017.

If you’d love to work together, you can find out more here… or just fancy a chat? Then pop me an email.