I’m a Mum who works from home. This means that despite my best efforts there are times that I need my daughter to be occupied. Also, I am trying to exercise everyday now. This means I need somewhere safe to leave my daughter while I look after myself too. Self care is really important, especially as a parent. My daughter has reflux which means she can sometimes be grizzly for entire days. Add in teething, fussiness, being clingy and all those usual baby milestones and the days can be long sometimes. Being able to put my lovely daughter down, to play safely, while I enjoy a cup of hot tea or a shower is much needed on such days. Today I am going to tell you how to organise your babies playpen – based on my own experiences.
My lovely husband and I had an up and down year in 2016. First my Mum was in a coma, and almost died. Then I almost died when our daughter arrived and it was a long recovery after my c-section. Then my friend found out she had womb cancer. To top it all off my Dad passed away from cancer – all in the first six months of the year. Daisy was poorly, my father-in-law too and in all we had a rough first six months. The second half of the year did see a vast improvement. Anyway, 2017 could be another up and down year, who knows. To celebrate a new year, and being alive I have created a 2017 bucket list. This is full of lovely things that I want to enjoy with my family.
Happy New Year! I hope that the year is kind to you. 2016 was a bit of a mixed year for me. We had a daughter, which was amazing. My Dad passed away, which wasn’t so great. Then there were other problems in between with my health, Daisy’s health and more. However, another year is over and I’m getting motivated for the year ahead! Today I want to share with you my Aims for January 2017. I love writing these posts each month and holding myself accountable.
Last month my family was invited to the Epson #PaperFightHunt. This was a lovely day out in London. We searched in a beautiful garden for little creatures that had been made using an Epson Ecotank printer. A single sheet of paper, and a bit of Pritt Stick, was all that was needed to create the cute little animals. After our lovely day out the fantastic people at Epson offered to send us this great Epson ET-3600.
So another month is upon us! I have a new month. It is great to sit down and work on my aims for the month and see what I am hoping to achieve for the month ahead.
At the moment a lot of my thoughts are turning towards Christmas. There is still LOTS of time to save money for Christmas and not have to worry about getting into debt and I’m slowly working on getting some Christmas presents sorted for friends and family now too.