Well, it’s been a while again; the last favourites post I wrote was for March which now feels like an age away! Once again, like for the first couple of months of this year, this is going to be a two in one post. I mentioned in a recent post that I haven’t been blogging a lot lately, but I’m slowly trying to get back into the swing of things.
I can’t believe it’s the last term of this school year though and it’ll soon be the summer holidays; it’s gone way too quick! And then, I’ll have both my boys at full time school – scary!
As I’ve been a stay-at-home mum ever since Jacob was born, we’ve never really had the need for childcare for working hours; as I’ve always been there. Of course, both boys have gone to either nursery or pre-school once their government funded hours have become available; but obviously these are only for so many hours a week. Noah still only attends for a half day, two days a week, and two full days.
Since I’ve started working from home I do find it difficult to concentrate and be productive when I still have Noah here (and both boys during the holidays!). The main work related issue I have is when I am invited to attend events and meetings; I often find it difficult due to pre-school hours and no other childcare so usually have to decline. Read more
The Mum’s have had their day, now it’s the turn of the Dad’s; it’ll soon be Father’s Day! I always struggle with what to buy for men, and with helping the boys choose something for Daddy. If it was left to them, he would just end up with toys – though I don’t think he’d mind, actually!
If you struggle like me, then you might want to check out some of the selection below. There’s something for a variety of budgets and interests. Read more
It’s been a while. A while since I’ve discussed mental health over here. Anything over here, in fact. Because just recently, I haven’t been great. I’ve been in a rough place, and barely opened my laptop. It’s really important to talk about this stuff though and not suffer in silence. If I can encourage even one person reading this to talk; to talk to anyone, then my purpose has been served. Here’s me, serving up a plate of anxiety with a side order of depression. Read more
The Husband & I spend many an hour daydreaming about all of the places we would love to visit when the boys have upped and left home, and we have a bit more money. It would be amazing to travel the world, and see in real life all of the places we’ve seen on television, in movies, and in pictures.
The furthest we’ve ever travelled is Europe (by plane and boat), so to fly long haul would be an adventure for a start! Although we spend these hours daydreaming, it would be so hard to choose where to go first. For this bucket list post, I’ve whittled it down to three.