New Year, New Me? 

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Not likely but I have put some ‘plans’ in place… 

I never really give anything up at New Year but I always think it’s a good time to re asses. 


As a mum of 2 now the dynamic of our lives have shifted again and we are still adjusting to that… it’s been a bit mad up to now. Since Max has been born it has t seemed to stop, straight into Halloween with an excited almost 3 year old then Josh’s 3rd birthday, mine, Christmas and all the madness that brings with my husbands birthday in the middle of that too. There was a lot of lovely fun times but barely any down time and being that busy isn’t very congusive to being ‘present’ in any of those moments and it felt a bit hamster wheel sothe next 6 or so months is all about my little family and enjoy the special moments we have. 

I got the Happiness Planner as a gift for Christmas and there is definitely a bit of time involved filling it all out but I’m certainly going to try to have the goals etc completed by the end of Janurary.


This week Josh started Montessori which also brings a change to our routine as Josh has only ever been in creche 3 days he is now in an extra 2 mornings. 

When reflecting on what makes me happy my family came up trumps but I am also all for ‘me time’ and getting breaks. I love being a mum but I admittedly say that I work best when I get the odd break. Now this doesn’t mean a weekend in a far away land or even a day away from the boys necessarily. This may be just an hour, half an hour even every once in a while to get my nails done, mindlessly flick on my phone, clear my head or if my luck is in maybe even take a nap. It makes me a better mum and while I feel a bit funny saying it as I know others that spend 24/7 with their little brood it’s what works for me.

There is also time with my husband to consider, quality time is pretty non existent at the moment, there is shopping to get done, house to clean, meeting friends, mum to see and keeping myself in some kind of order. It’s busy but I think once we find our new routine and groove it will all seem more manageable. The days just go by so fast. It’s just about finding a small bit of balance if that’s even possible when expanding your family will remain to be seen. Reading in the evening, going out for walks, cooking and eating well-simple things. 

Would I change it, not for a second, I could probably do with a bit more sleep which would bring a bit more patience with my 3 year old and more energy to converse with my husband and see my pals a bit more but I know that time does not stand still and I also need to lap this time up too. 

What having Max has made me realise even more than ever is how much I love being a mummy, it’s such a special time and it goes by so quickly.. I’ll be embracing time with my little baba this new year because as hectic as it seems right now I know in the blink of an eye the moments will pass and those moments are times to cherish, not wish away! 

Bring Back Balance 

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The last couple of weeks have thrown our household a little off balance. It started with me having some kind of virus at the very start of the month which I am not really sure I completely shifted along with stepping in and up in work to cover annual leave along with busy weekends etc. 

I work best with balance and order, granted with a toddler that doesn’t always occur but the last few weeks have seen it spiral. Throw on top of that a broken fridge freezer with the loss of a lot of food and it became a little manic. I enjoy my job now and have liked getting involved with other elements, I adore by boys and family along with friends but somehow the usual orderly fashion that things tick along has not occurred and that unnerves me and frankly doesn’t bring out the best in me. 

Gone is the daily juicing, the evening exercise classes, the quality time with Josh and Ian on return from work. These last few weeks, clothes have plied up, eating has gone to the dogs and legs have gone unshaved on occasion! I found myself inpatient with Josh which is a real rarity {he gets away with murder}, feeling sluggish/crap about myself due to bad eating and lack of exercise and not able to sleep well due to my mind in overload!

I understand situations occur in life when thing go a little askew but balance (or at least some semblance of it) is what works best for me and our family. So as I leave work this Friday evening I will grab balance back, enjoy the freedom and recuperation of the weekend and next week order will be the aim of the game with some plan making ahead of September.

As the saying goes TGIF!!!! Happy weekend..