feathering the empty nest

Elle aka Feathering The Empty Nest is a blogger who talks home, fashion, life, and laughs. Elle is also Mama to Teddy who lives in the sky and has just released her first book 'Ask Me His Name'. Ask Me His Name is a moving account of Elle's pregnancy, Teddy's life, and what happens when a mother leaves a hospital with empty arms.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Tommy's charity  #teddyslegacy. 

Instagram; @feathering_the_empty_nest

Website; featheringtheemptynest.co.uk

1. What 5 words describe your life

Home, Family, Mother, Fun, Laughter

2. What's something that people won't already know about you?

I worked in the Beauty industry for 16 years before starting my blog. I am a qualified teacher and used to teach college students Business & Spa Management, so blogging and Instagram is quite the change!

3. How many 'real' friends do you have VS your likers/followers/FB friends?

I would say I have five very best friends, the ones I tell everything and can really have a laugh with.  All of my close friends know that I am a constant tease and take the p*ss out of everyone, so they have to have a good sense of humour and be up for that!

4. What makes you feel vulnerable?

Sometimes writing so much about my feelings surrounding losing Teddy does make me feel a little vulnerable, as I am really putting my inner-most thoughts and feelings “out there”; but I think if you want to make a change as to how people see subject then you have to be prepared to open up like that to help them understand. 

5. Do you dare to dream or do you think dreams only come true for others?

Absolutely I dare to dream.  Especially since Teddy died; it has taught me the fragility of life and I think it is so important that we all always believe that something wonderful is about to happen for us.

6. Which one piece of advice would you give other women about life?

 We are all on our own path in life, so try to stay focused on yours and not get too carried away in looking at others and thinking they “have it all”.  For me, I have had to stay so focused on that in recent years, after losing Teddy and subsequently struggling with secondary infertility, I really have to focus on my path and trust that I will get to where I want to be, eventually. 

7. When did you last shave your pits/legs?

This morning, I have to…..I’ll never be a naturalist! 

"This sweatshirt is in collaboration with Elle Wright from Feathering the Empty Nest. Elle is a mama to Teddy, who lives in the sky. £5 from each sale goes directly to Teddy's Legacy Fund which is raising money for the Little Roo Neonatal Fund. " - SmithWebb