Making Time For Me…The Ordinary Moments

Making Time For Me…The Ordinary Moments

I’ve been a mum for over 5 years now and there is still no where I would rather be than at home with my girls. My favourite times are when we are in our home, playing, colouring or snuggled up on the sofa.

But I’ve also come to realise that its good for me, which means its good for the girls, to have some time doing things that I love. I always felt that they had to be with me all the time, otherwise I wasn’t a good parent. Or I would feel bad asking grandparents to look after them, when in reality they love having them. And actually probably love having them a little more when mummy isn’t there watching all the time. We all know grandparents love to spoil their grandchildren and so they should.

I don’t know if its with Holly turning three, as she suddenly seems older and the toddler days are well behind us. But I definitely feel that its easier to leave them. They aren’t as reliant on having mummy as the only person that can do things for them.

Over the last month I’ve had a couple of days away, I was invited to go to the YouTube Space in London and I was really excited to go. With Holly going to spend the day at my parents and them picking Alice up from school, I was all set to go. As I sat on the train going into London I was looking forward to seeing some of my lovely blogging friends and to hopefully learn all about the YouTube.

I had a great day, the sessions were really good and I actually learnt lots. But as I will always be a mum first, I left a bit early to get back in time for a meeting at Alice’s school at 6pm. And I’m ok with that, I’m learning it’s all about balance and I definitely didn’t have this before.

This week I headed to see Steps in concert with my cousin. We did a bit of shopping, had some dinner and then danced, well more like wiggled and sang our hearts out. I forget how much I love going to a concert, where you can just forget about everything for a couple of hours and just sing. Listening to songs that take you back to a moment in time.

It was just what I needed and yes I woke up the next day exhausted, but it was worth it.

Joining Donna at What The Redhead Said for The Ordinary Moments


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  1. 03/12/2017 / 20:50

    Lovely, I’m glad you’ve managed get some time for yourself. I find that quite difficult too but it is one of my resolutions for next year to enjoy life more for myself rather than always for the children.

  2. 03/12/2017 / 22:24

    I love this! There’s no shame in being a homebird, some people really are happiest when the whole family is together but there’s definitely value in having a bit of me time. Good for you finding your own balance

  3. 04/12/2017 / 08:39

    My best friend watched Steps this weekend in Manchester and loved it! It’s healthy for us to have time on our own, in fact it’s encouraged. I’ve learned the hard way that we need to do it but there’s definitely a fine balance #TheOrdinaryMoments

  4. 04/12/2017 / 16:55

    I agree with this completely, sometimes you just need time to be you, without the children around and so they get quality time with other people too x