When I was growing up I didn’t realise how much love my parents had for me when I was born and growing up as a child. I certainly never really appreciated it until I was old enough to understand. Maybe that wasn’t until my teenage years had passed, or until I had a child of my own. Becoming a Mother was life changing and life defining for me. It made me hugely appreciate my parents and family. I could not have got through the very early days without them, or even now. I am also hugely thankful for having a year off work on maternity leave to care for daughter and to see her grow up in her first year. So I’ve decided to dedicate this post to what Mother’s Day means to me.
Arts and Crafts for me involves painting, drawing and getting glitter everywhere that you’re still finding stuck to your forehead a couple of days later. I didn’t realise that there was another side to Arts and Crafts until I was watching a couple of videos demonstrating that you can make some fab gifts for loved ones, especially in the run-up to Mother’s Day. In just under a weeks time we will be celebrating Mother’s Day, so my daughter and I decided to get creative by making a few unusual gifts including coasters and a hanging plant pot.
I love reading blogs. Being a blogger, reading other blogger’s blogs is part of blogging. I love taking a snoop into other people’s lives, reading their experiences, and leaving a comment. I find that reading of blog posts is a brilliant way to bounce ideas around in your head, and also to come up with your own content ideas. I have some favourite blogs that I follow and read frequently, that I would like to share.
This time last year we were coming out the trenches of the 4-month sleep regression. We had been in it for a good 3-months, and I was delighted to finally be seeing the end of it. I’m not going to lie, it was 3-months of hell. 3-months of a couple of hours broken sleep a night. 3-months of reading every sleep book there is on sale on Amazon. 3-months of debating whether to do CIO (Cry It Out) or PUPD (Pick Up Put Down). I wrote two blogs on the subject at the time, and looking back at these, the key things for me were routine. I’m obviously no sleep expert, but I want to share my top tips on how we survived the 4-month sleep regression last year.
I love a weekend where we have no plans. They tend not to happen very often as we are usually away visiting family, or busy seeing friends. This weekend was different and waking up on Saturday morning with no particular reason to rush off anywhere was brilliant. Thank god is all I can say, as my back was still in a lot of pain.