I'm going to have to keep this brief but I'm hoping to find 5 minutes to write more over the next couple of weeks when Christmas isn't nipping at my heels.
Mums. I have a question. In fact I have loads of questions. But the main one which I really need some feedback from is this:
HOW DO I STAY ON TOP OF EVERYTHING?!!
I'm constantly on the back foot, chasing my tail. The flat is permanent chaos, the pile of ironing is always out of control and there just aren't enough hours in the day. Other mums make this shiz look easy but I'm really struggling. Can anyone give me any good tips on how to manage my time better?
After I've done all the things I need to do to care for The Bear I'm just on a merry-go-round of endless jobs and "to do" lists that rarely get "to done"!
We don't have money for childcare since I'm not working (not in the conventional sense anyways!) although I do admit we have a cleaner to help out fortnightly. What am I doing wrong?
I'm wondering whether being self employed had anything to do with it? As a result, I've always got paperwork, invoicing etc etc to do.
I also really enjoy making stuff (jams, chutneys etc etc) at Christmas but I've been doing all that in the evening when Hunter is in bed. I'm thinking my time management skills must be up the spout. I don't even find the time to do fun stuff with Hunter, like baby classes or swimming and that makes me feel very sad. Do I have to have a friend cull? Insist they have to come and visit me if they want to hang out rather than going to them? Anyway, I have had an afternoon to myself today as Hunter is staying with Nanny and Grandad for today and tonight so I have toiled all day and even managed to write a couple of bloody Christmas cards so I'm feeling slightly better and more on top of things but I'm definitely looking for tips on how to maximise the 24 hours a day we have to play with.
Maybe getting married (1st December) followed by Christmas is making me feel rather more pressed for time than I am;). It's fricking BONKERS!
Right, get those time management tips sailing in please if you can you Yummmy Mummy Bunch;-)
Sorry to have a festive rant;(. To make up for ip, here's a picture of Hunter in a Santa hat. I think he should be on a Christmas card but then I would say that;).
Will endeavour to write some more over the Yuletide!
Much festive love