I love being a mum and as Scarlett gets older I am loving it more & more. Since she started nursery she likes to be doing stuff and as I spend my week at work and away from her I like to do stuff too!
I found a great article about 10 things to do in Spring and I am trying to do them all:
- Plant some seeds, bulbs, plants – we have some that we are hoping to plant at my moms or we will do some cress heads – if that counts
- Go for a walk – she likes to walk with her daddy to see the horses
- Go to a Farm – my friend at work has invited us to his farm to see the animals which we are looking forward to
- Attract wildlife to your garden – not sure how we could do this in our small garden?
- Make a sundial – Scarlett may be too young for this
- Go for a bike ride – soon we will be taking the harness of her smart trike making it more like a bike!
- Go for a picnic – she loved the picnic she had with her Nanny on Sunday
- Do some Spring Crafts – today she made loads of easter crafts for our Easter Egg Hunt on Friday….watch this space
- Bird watching – on Sunday we saw a lovely Swan on the canal by our house – Scarlett seemed mesmerised by it
- Spring Clean – we are still hoping to move so a spring clean is on the books
NSPCC are launching a new campaign based on the success of many viral videos S$&t kids say. It is a very powerful video and a great way to use a trend for the right campaign.
If you are like me you will be a family on a budget, most of the people I follow on Twitter give me great tips about being a family on a budget. Recently I found a great blog – family budgeting – described as creative ideas for raising a family on a budget. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Wanted to share a great tip with you about an emergency kit for your car – it inspired me to update mine! And I found this tip on Pinterest
The independent did a great article on the 7 ages of motherhood – I am the First Time Mother wondering if I will ever be the experienced hand!
10 apps for motherhood – I am not sure I will use any of these but I do think the iPad is great for moms, kids and families alike.
Describe motherhood in three words
Rewarding, amazing and exhausting.
Does your experience differ from your mother’s? How?
I had my little one at the same age my mum had me but I think things have changed so much. Also I went back to work when my little girl was 5 weeks, my mum stayed at home until I was in school – I think that makes our experiences very different.
What’s the hardest thing about being a mum?
Lack of a decent night sleep and when she is ill.
What’s the best thing?
When your little one first says Mummy, when they smile and how everything she does she does with a smile.
How has it changed you?
Lots and lots.
What do you hope for your children?
Health & to be happy.
What do you fear for them?
The riots last year made me really worry what world will be there when Scarlett is older.
What makes it all worthwhile?
Scarlett’s smile when I get home from work or the kiss I get 1st thing in the morning.
Something I have learnt being a mum is limit your chores! This may be a surprise to people who know me but I am trying to worry less and less about the chores and spending more quality time with my family.
Anyone who has read any of my previous posts will know I am interested in klout – although I have a score the following article shows some big flaws – Klout Score
Since my post yesterday I have seen a great article on Pinterest & Instagram –Pingram
Finally – I love this – I am defo a left-sided person
Stat of the post – 4pm Wednesday ‘is peak-time for workplace shopping.’ The largest shopping rush comes when employees are celebrating the ‘hump’ of the week seeing a 75% increase of shopping at 4pm on Wednesday
Busy travelling this week and still deciding whether to get the new Ipad – not long now to the release.
I recently found a great infograph on who will but the Ipad 3
It will be interesting to watch Twitter on Thursday to see people’s reactions to their new Ipads. Last weeks there is over 16k tweets on the launch day.
Missed a great expo last week, was glad of Twitter, again for being able to keep up. I also found a great summary of a panel discussion.
Recently I have signed up for Pinterest, I haven’t used it yet & I am not sure I will or whether it is right for work either? Is it a fad or not? Here are some great uses & articles about Pinterest:
Smart Insights have looked at 12 great ideas to use Pinterest for marketing.
Here is some stats about Pintrest:
The average user spends 16 minutes a day on Pinterest
Half of the users have children
68% of Pinterest users are women
Pinterest gets 1.36 million visits per day
Half the users are between the ages of 25-44
What I learnt today:
11.5% of all UK shoppers use mobiles to research before they shop