If you’ve stumbled across this blog, you might know me already from 3 Children and It – a family lifestyle blog which I started back in 2012. After much deliberation and for many carefully considered reasons, I chose to scale back on blogging about my family.

BUT…once a blogger, ALWAYS a blogger!

So why Inside, Outside and Beyond? 

This blog is really my quest to find out if there is ‘life after the school run‘.

With all three of my children now at secondary school, I feel it’s time to find me again. The me who got a little lost amongst the packed lunches and spelling tests of primary school life.

The me who has become unhealthily attached to the knee-high-boots-and-floral-scarf ‘combo’ that every 40-something mum in the playground is wearing.

The me who is becoming slowly less required physically (the emotional side seems to be ramping up a gear) by her offspring and is beginning to wonder what lies beyond Motherhood.

What can you expect to find here?

I have a funny feeling that this blog will evolve with time, as I explore some of the things I’m interested in. In fact I’m struggling to narrow it down! You’ll learn that about me…

I envisage some soul-searching (Mindfulness has been on my ‘to do’ list since time began) and opinion pieces. I will probably be sharing my latest health kicks (I have explored a few over the years), the hobbies I like to dabble in from time to time and I am longing to fall in love with my home again; the home that has been somewhat battered and bruised over the years.

Finally, I would like to unearth my more adventurous side by sharing some ‘haunts’ we’ve found on our travels be that on days out or trips abroad. I’m kind of hoping that there might be more time for ‘us’ now too – that’s me and the OH. After all, in about 10 years time it will be just the two of us….then what?

In a nutshell?  A little bit of everything.

Want to make contact?

If you would like to make contact you will probably find me on Twitter, stalking Zoella and moaning about my teenagers. If you want to email me direct, you can do so at suzanneinsideout(at)gmail(dot)com.