Loved by Esther is a life and style blog written by me, Esther. It is where I document our simple life; with a focus on thoughtful parenting, travel, creativity and style. It celebrates the simple things in life, and takes you back to your roots. It has been described as ‘refreshing and honest’. This space is a positive one, and a place that readers can trust – I’m careful what I share here.

I am a mum to four young boys, who keep me very busy. We are currently in the midst of major renovations to our home and garden, so expect interiors to feature heavily as we continue our steep learning curve. We also love to travel as a family, and want to convince other parents that travelling can be enjoyable for everyone. We live in beautiful Yorkshire.

Welcome, grab a drink and stay a while…

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If you are new here, here are some posts to get you started: 

Just for fun12 things you may not know about me, Text conversations with my husband, Having ten siblings

TravelFlorence & Milan, Rome, Utah, Ibiza, Egypt, Leros – GreeceLondonStockholm, The Algarve, ChinaShanghai & Beijing, Berlin, Krakow, AuschwitzCornwall, CampingYorkshire, Travel tips, Travel must haves, Surviving a city break, Travel wish list, Tips for flying solo with a little one, Travelling with kids

ParentingAfter school snacks, Getting ready for school, Gradually growing up, Teaching opportunities, Nature or nurture?, Space outdoors, Being a mum of three, What did I find so hard?, ‘Just’ having boys

Make – Half terms craftsFlag activity, Alphabet game, Concrete planter, DIY mud kitchen, Handkerchief throw, Room spray, Candle making, Macrame garland, Number fishing game, Curiosity cabinet

EatMy favourite breakfast smoothies, Our favourite waffle recipe, Foods that make life easier, Toddler lunch, Vegetarian dishes we love, Lunch ideas for tots, Packed lunch essentials, Family meals on a plate

HomeCreating a downstairs loo, Toy organisation, Creating a bedroom for two young boys, Renovating our bedroom, Tips for creating a family bathroom, A bed fit for an emperor, Home accessories to fall in love with

BabyI don’t enjoy breastfeeding. Did I say that out loud?, Weaning tipsWhen feeding comes to an end, 27 weeks pregnant, 37 weeks pregnant, Choosing baby names, Why I choose to give birth at home, Breastfeeding, A third baby birth story, Things I’d forgotten about having a newborn

Esther xx

Photography by Helen Rose Photography. 


    • Brett
      31st March 2016 / 12:22 pm

      Hi Esther, we loved your bloggers interview with Posh Flooring! Would like to interview you at some point over the next few months on some interior design fads and trends.

      • Esther
        2nd April 2016 / 4:25 pm

        Hi Brett,

        Thank you – please feel free to email me!


    • Esther
      2nd April 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Hi Vicki. That is so kind of you – thank you. I’m sure I replied to your comment earlier but it seems to not be here! xx

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