We were recently approached by Channel Mum and Cadbury’s Dairy Milk buttons to make a video about capturing shared everyday moments with my daughter Bella (Sienna was a bit too young for this particular campaign). It sounded like an interesting project and it’s a brand we love so we were eager to get on board. On the day we got the full brief for the project, we made plans to start filming our moments. Although the film was to be fairly short there was a lot we needed to include. Then, from nowhere Bella became very ill, after an asthma attack meant she needed urgent medical attention..
We went from thinking about very happy everyday moments we have with Bella to becoming seriously concerned with her health. It’s in these moments that whatever commitments you have with your blog or anything else for that matter, just go out the window. Nick took her to the A&E department of our local hospital in the middle of the night where fortunately, her breathing was stabilised. However, the oxygen levels in her blood meant the doctors wanted to keep her longer. This meant going on to a ward. Luckily she got her own room on the children’s ward and she was excited to be staying, rather than scared which could easily have been her reaction. It was also fortunate that one parent was able to stay with her so Nick and I took turns to stay the few nights she was there.
By Friday her health was much improved and the doctors were finally satisfied that she could go home. As we began to relax our thoughts finally began to return to our normal day to day concerns and of course the blog. Given everything that had happened we could easily have decided to abandon the Shared Moments project but somehow it suddenly seemed more relevant. It might be the perfect tonic to what we had been going through with Bella to talk about and appreciate those precious little normal every day moments we share together.
The next day, Bella was feeling much better so we asked her if she was up to filming, which she was – she was actually fed of being cooped up in the hospital room but of course we weren’t going to do anything strenuous with her either. We decided therefore to go ahead and film our special moments. The weather was great so it was nice to take a couple of shots in the park, the others we did at home – after all this is pretty much where we are for our every day moments. Anyway, after such a dramatic week we filmed and edited our little video over the weekend. It was really nice to watch back after the crazy week we had. This of course made the special moments feel so much more special.
You can see our video below:
The Memory Lane tool was fun to use and it was also very nice to see back some memories in this way. If you would also like to use this tool, goto the video and follow the instructions in the description. You can also find out there about how to win one of 5 state of the art video cameras!
What do you think about our special every day moments? What are your every day special moments with your kids? Are you going to try out the Memory Lane tool. Please leave a comment as I would love to read your thoughts.
*Disclosure: The video in this post was sponsored by Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons but all views and opinions expressed in this video are my own and I only ever work with brands I truly love.
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Aw bless her! Glad she’s feeling better now 🙂 Your special moment’s video is lovely! One of mine is reading my ‘big one’ a story in bed before he goes to sleep. Or my ‘little one’ snuggling in when he has his milk before bed – I love the lazy eye roll of bliss they get 🙂 #KCACOLS
Lisa (THEIRISHBABYFAIRY) says
There’s nothing more scary than having a child who is unwell but so glad to see she has bounced back. Love the idea of the videos, must have a go here too! #KCACOLS
Nicky Kentisbeer says
Poor Bella. What a little trooper though with her lovely smile. I’d love to have seen the Memory Lane video but I’m in Cornwall just now with very limited wifi and I can’t get it. I’m so glad she is better and the project sounds amazing. #KCACOLS
What a worrying week – I’m so gald Bella is feeling better. Asthma is so common nowadays that I think people sometimes forget how serious it can be (speaking as a fellow Asthma sufferer). I love the video – it’s so easy to forget to cherish those everyday moments but those are the things I remember from when I was a kid so they must make the biggest impression when we’re growing up. #KCACOLS
So glad to hear Bella is all OK. My favourite special everyday moment is when the kids first wake up and get into my bed, and we have a little snugle before getting up to face the day. Think I need to give the memory lane a go. #KCACOLS
Glad to hear your daughter made a speedy recovery , always a scary time though. And it seems like the campaign came at a perfect time in the end ! #kcacols
Kate (Along Came Poppy) says
SO pleased to hear she is feeling better. A reminder that everyday moments are to treasure! #KCACOLS
Ordinary Hopes says
Every day is precious. An important reminder. #KCACOLS
I’m glad Bella is better now – that must have been so scary xx #kcacols
I can only imagine that there’s nothing like a health scare like the one Bella had to really make you appreciate the everyday moments even more. Hope she is feeling better now. x #KCACOLS
One Messy Mama says
I just love your accent! Memory Lane sounds like a lovely tool to use! They grow up SO quickly! #KCACOLS
I’m so sorry your little one was sick I know that can be so stressful but glad that she got better! What a cool idea to capture moments lIke that. Thanks for having me at #KCACOLS
I think it’s a lovely idea to capture all your favourite everyday moments and share it with family and friends. That’s why I blog. #KCACOLS
Rachel (Lifeofmyfamilyandme) says
Love the video clip! I want to make my own memory lane too! So glad Bella is ok now xx
I’m so glad Bella is feeling well again and you were able to make your video together. Love it #KCACOLS
Someone's Mum says
I am so glad Bella is feeling better – that must have been so scary for you all. The video is great and such a lovely idea! #KCACOLS
What a lovely video. I love the look of this Memory Lane app. Will have to go and check it out. Glad to hear that Bella is feeling better now #KCACOLS
The Mum Reviews says
There is something wrong with my commenting as I’m sure I commented earlier – sorry! I had said that I think this is a really lovely idea and I loved the video you made. I know what you mean about the little things being overlooked but so important, and that you realise it more when something scary happens. #KCACOLS
Samsam S. says
Loved watching the video, glad Bella is feeling better #KCACOLS
Sarah- Arthurwears says
Such lovely sentiments Franca and you are so right about horrible situations making you appreciate the everyday moments so much more. I haven’t managed to watch the video yet as i am sat trying to get Arthur to sleep so need to stay quiet! Lol! #kcacols
Tracey bowden says
You are so right. The sentiments behind this video make much more of an impact after Bella being ill. Beautiful video lovely xx #kcacols
Oh the poor darling, she looks so brave. Obviously both our children think we need late night dashes to the paediatric ward…It is so terrifying. I am so thankful she recovered quickly. We finally got home yesterday and my little man wont take his hospital bracelet off because he says it is protecting him! A fantastic video as always, full of lots of love! and it is so good to stop and thinking about the positive moment’s. xx #kcacols