When I started this working mum’s blog I was a mother of a toddler and an infant, now my boys are five and seven so the challenges are different and what I write about has moved on somewhat. I’m now full-time running the business with Mike and have learned over the past few years that the line dividing work and life, commonly referred to as the elusive ‘work/life balance’ is rubbish. You can exhaust yourself in countless ways trying to achieve it, but I’ve found what works for me. It’s not a profound revelation but it did change my life. Are you ready…drum roll….
I decided that balance is just ‘what works for you’.
Now I don’t spend my time thinking that I’ll never get it right because there is no right. I do it my way. My blogs have also changed somewhat as my interests have moved on. This is what I used to open with:
“Bags, strollers, dummies, security blankets, baby carriers, nappies, wipes, snacks, toys, sanity, laptop, patience, exhaustion, audio book, checklist, checklist, checklist and here we go…”
Now it reads “Bags, security blanket, snacks, toys, sanity, laptop, patience, exhaustion, checklist, checklist, checklist and here we go…” Ok, ok it’s basically the same but anyone who’s moved on from nappies, strollers, dummies and baby carriers knows it’s actually significant. If you’re still there, don’t worry, you will get past it.
I think the rest of the copy from my original opening still the same too. Only I know also write book reviews, about what I find works in parenting (or not) and other stuff I’m into. Here’s the low down:
Traveling with kids from one end of the earth to the other. This working mum’s blog will help you be brave and go on your own adventures.
With two little boys in toe, I have traveled from one side of the planet to the other. Is it not easy but it can be very fun. For anyone who has kids, who has traveled with kids or is trying to maintain their sanity as a working parent, you may be able to relate my blog. These are my stories of travel, pursuits for health and well-being and whatever happens next…
There are a few key points that have kept me sane along the way
- If you forgot to pack it, where ever your going is sure to sell it, so don’t worry. N.B This is not true of India!
- They also sell wine just about everywhere.
- The exception to point number one is your child’s comforter – in our case ‘blankie’- take a spare!
- Be brave, have fun and take loads of photos!
You’ll find loads more in my working mum’s blogs on travel and you can always contact me if you want more details.
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