About Me & This Blog

email: wemadethislife@outlook.com

Hi! I’m Ali – a work at home mum to two girls and little boy. I have been a freelance writer of some description for 11 years now and I love every minute of it. I started blogging properly in 2012 after the birth of my second daughter and in 2016 We Made This Life was born. You can read all about why I chose the name here.

I wanted to create a space where I could not only record our family memories but where I could also inspire others to create beautiful happy lives for their family. Parenting is hard. It’s one of the steepest learning curves I’ve been on and it can be really lonely, even in this age where we live and share so much online. I’d scroll through facebook and browse blogs and it seemed to me that people were either finding life difficult and vocalising that, desperately calling for help or at the other extreme there was the perfect mums, the perfect families who were always happy and smiling. Nowhere was there something in the middle – ordinary families trying to make their way. Struggling through the hard times trying to get to the good times.

I desperately want to create a wonderful life for my children and my family but I recognise that life doesn’t always work like that. We have to weather the bad and the difficult to appreciate the good parts. I want to embrace these moments as well as the great ones. I want you to see happy, smiling pictures of my family, but I also want you to read about the struggles and how we have overcome them. I want you to leave this blog feeling inspired. I want to have been able to help you in some way, whether that be helping you find the perfect Valentines gift for your partner or Christmas gift for your daughter, or finding the perfect boots for the school run, showing you a great recipe, inspire you with interiors or even helping you to start your own blog and work from home.

So this blog is my personal dairy and also I hope your future inspiration. It’s an aspirational family lifestyle blog – where life isn’t perfect but we try every day to make it as great as we can.

You’ll find that I might recommend products or services from time to time. Sometimes I will have been paid to mention these, sometimes not, but it will all be clearly disclosed. Remember that this blog as well as being my fourth baby is also my income and in order to make money I do need to take on the occasional sponsored post and use affiliate links. I really appreciate the support of all of my readers and all the brands that work with me. You enable me to live and lead a life that I love. Thank you.

If you would like to work with me you can email me on wemadethislife@outlook.com and please check out my PR and Media Pack.


Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which We Made This Life collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the https://wemadethislife.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by We Made This Life

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways in connection with activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.. Users may visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising
We allow third party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information
when you visit our Web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information
(e.g. click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked
or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide
advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These
companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.
How we use collected information
We Made This Life may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
– To send periodic emails
We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.
Google Adsense 

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Changes to this privacy policy
We Made This Life has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms 
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at: wemadethislife@outlook.com
Blog Comments Policy
The owner of this blog reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice due to;
1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
2. Comments including profanity
3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
4. Comments that attack a person individually
This privacy policy statement is made on January 22nd, 2014 and may have a change on the futures with or without notice. You should read this privacy policy on this page on the futures when updated.
 We Made This Life is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.


  1. July 16, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    I’ve just had to google “cwtch” to see what it meant. Lovely word, lovely meaning, great blog title!

    • linaloves2012
      July 16, 2013 / 6:25 pm

      It is a cute word isn’t it! Used lots here in Wales! Thanks for following!

    • linaloves2012
      August 10, 2013 / 9:56 pm

      Hi! Great to meet a local blogger – will pop by your blog and have a read! X

  2. Lyndon Thomas
    December 1, 2013 / 7:06 am

    Everyone has a cuddle. But here in Wales we have Cwtches there is nothing better than a good Cwtch to make you happy.

  3. February 24, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    I actually had no clue it was an actual word before I came across these comments. Then again, it’s not something one would hear in Malta 🙂 Great blog!

  4. TheMizzEve
    January 3, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Hi there! I love your blog so much that i am featuring it over at mine. 🙂

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