I don’t know about you but it takes me no time at all to slip into school holiday mode and out of routine. We made it to the end of term, breathing a huge sigh of relief that the early morning rush is over for a couple weeks. It also means I’m on the home straight for maternity leave so I’ve been trying to get into business woman mode and organise my new business venture which will start in late June. That’s actually proving much harder than you’d imagine after a year as a temporary stay at home mum and so to get some advice and motivation I’ve started a series of ‘Inspirational Women.’ in the hope they’ll reveal their secrets and spur me on.
My first photo for this week’s Project 365 shows Baby R trying out the latest bundle of hand me downs which made its way to us. With Baby R one of the youngest in the extended family, we are offered any unwanted or outgrown clothes and toys. He’s such a third child due to a combination of me trying to be thrifty and not being so set on dressing him in the latest treds, but it proves that babies really don’t need to cost you a fortune and believe me, they make up for it in when they’re older. If you’re a parent of 3 or more children you must read Mummy Tries – does your child have TCS post. It made me realise that I’m not alone in my third child syndrome parenting.
I’m still doing really well in my health kick. The almond butter fudge is keeping sugar cravings at bay and I created my own low sugar oat cookies this week which I’ll share once I’ve perfected the recipe. It’s made me realise how much sugar my children eat too, with the great chocolate binge that is Easter round the corner, I’m going to start introducing some healthier alternatives for the whole family. The boys are already joining me in a daily juice for breakfast without any coercion or bribery so I’m sure they’ll be willing participants.
I had the pleasure of guest hosting another link up party this week, taking over the reins of Kid Tested from Jules at The Giggles Family blog, It was so nice getting the chance to find some new blogs as well as finding out about days and products that there. It was a smaller gathering than some of the link up parties out there but I found that serves in your favour as you get more visits and comments without having to showcase your blog amongst the pro bloggers out there! I may even host my own one day if I can decide on a theme, special thanks to The Dad Network and Cornish Mum for linking up after my pleas of getting some support in so Jules didn’t think she’d left her lovely linky in the hands of a complete moron!
Anyway onto what you clicked on to here for, my week in photos;
- Trying on our latest bundle of hand me downs
- Tween keeping a quick eye on Baby R in the safest possible way, a make shift playpen
- ‘Playing’ in the strangest sense of the word
- Easter crafting with Baby R, we made these cute Chicken handprint and chic finger prints.
- Teenager helping get Baby R ready so we can go on one of our many taxi runs
- Nothing is safe now! I should admire his persistence but there are so many special and sentimental things on this window sill.
- This week’s healthy treats, low sugar oat cookies.
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