Time to wave goodbye to another month and reflect before we greet the new one. October has had some bumps in the road but on the whole, we can’t complain. I don’t think anyone’s life is carefree and easy – it’s all about you knuckle down and overcome those challenges and setbacks.
October has felt a little strange, which I’m putting down to the fact that half term is a week earlier than I would normally have thought it to be. With the children going to be at school on Halloween, leaving us little time to prepare for the night of festivities ahead. Our estate goes all out on Halloween with lots of houses decorated and pumpkins out on display to signal that the children can knock on the door for a treat.
September has been a hectic one, but then it always is. It marks the end of the school summer holidays where we are attempting to cram in the last days of fun before school starts and life returns to the usual routine. Not to mention family events and celebrations. This month has thrown a lot at me, at us all really but although I groan about it, I’m not sure I’d change the hecticness of our lives.
September always feels like the start of a new year, Much more than January does for me. Signally the start of a new school year, the beginning of new chapters and also the push to tick things off the to-do list. An opportunity to purchase new stationery ready to make lists, party plans and get ready for the upcoming birthday and Christmas season.
Oh, August where have you gone? Our days filled with fun, sun (for the most part) and adventures. We’re all completely shattered and craving routine but it’s been a blast. The children have played, laughed and cried – it’s never all plain sailing. Thankfully nothing too major just standard family life.
After feeling out of sync with everything during July I wanted to step back and take time out from it all. This month I have switched off more than I have done before. Ignoring my inbox, not getting involved with things that will bring me anxiety or drama. Focusing on family, time with the children and enjoying time together. It was just what the doctor ordered – sun, fun and ice cream.
Three years after opening that final payslip I’m a fully fledge work at home mum. Fortunate to have been able to make my blog which I started eight years ago into something that enables me to stay at home and work around the children. But is it still working for me? for my family? am I making a difference?
Eight years ago to the day, I sat on the sofa with my laptop and decided to start a blog. After spending many hours reading blogs over the course of my maternity leave with Tigger. Many of which were stay at home mums, who shared what life was like at home with a baby/toddler. As I was about to return to work following maternity, I thought it might be a good time to share what life as a working mum was like.