Half term for Mums

We are now coming to the end of half term, it’s been seven days of rain, seven days of tantrums, seven days of “I need a snack” immediately after a meal. To top it all off we’re currently in lockdown and with the prospect of two inset day…(two!!) I am frazzled.

But despite all of this, yesterday we had one window of dry weather. I chucked clothes on the kids and we ran over to the park, which was the same idea of many other families in the area. I have to be honest, with three kids I’m past that point of being eager to make Mum friends at the park but just being around other human beings and having brief conversations we realise we need social interaction to survive this.

Being outside in nature is also essential and when I say nature I do mean the road side path on our return from Lidl. All four of us looked up and saw these magnificent trees that we had not noticed before. We collected pine cones to decorate and spoke about what little christmas character decorations we could produce from these common treasures found on cars and the pine grass.

We all have different coping mechanisms for times of stress, some of us are extremely disciplined when it comes to dealing with stress… others of us lack motivation. Whatever person you find yourself to be, don’t be restricted by the pressures that we hold in our chests. Like ripping off a plaster, close your eyes and run into the opportunity to be outside with no plan or expectations. Always have a coat with pockets, with a bottle of hand sanitizer and water for the kids. No baggage, no concerns about forgetting something. Survive a mini outing with minimal resources, this will train you to let go of a few minor concerns. Nature heals and so does incorporating doable activities into the daily routine, this could be as simple as putting your phone or washing up down and singing silly songs with the kids for 10 minutes. The kids will probably want to do activities all day or evening then but don’t be ashamed to pause and explain that it’s time to move on to something else now. We need to manage our own limits and similarly teach our children to manage theirs.

Welcome, Croeso, Bienvenue, Karibu!

I have always been an individual who finds writing down my thoughts on paper to be extremely satisfying. Being an introvert, I have only ever done it for my own focus and progress. Now, I’m ready to share…
I can recall when my husband and I first lived together, I wrote him a letter explaining my thoughts and feelings after a very childish but important argument that we had. I have to be honest, that was the last letter I wrote to him! He was confused by the whole experience and as I read the letter back to myself, I felt the intensity in my words. Despite this rocky moment between my husband and I, we have pushed beyond our own boundaries to respect one another’s ways of communicating. We have grown our own language where my pensive character and his zealous nature joins hands and puts us on an even keel to truly hear and understand each other.

As humans, it’s important for us to be heard and understood but in reality that won’t always be the case. Even so, we are a generation of dynamic communication; if we were to stop, sense, recognise more than just the words we hear; we may experience more opportunities to give and more to gain. Starting the blog, I am inspired by the community of ‘Mummy bloggers’ from all around the world, they offer a fantastic resource to the needs of Mama’s in this generation. I really hope that I can contribute and collaborate alongside my overall aim to help and inspire others. Expect topics such as: #MumLife, Motherhood from around the world, Female empowerment, Wellbeing and uplifting content.
So, it’s Welcome, Croeso, Bienvenue, Karibu from me and thank you always for reading, please comment and subscribe! I will be posting every Sunday.

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