Oh my, where has the sun gone?
I spoke too soon about the weather improving, nothing but rain for the past few days, I suppose it is typical of April though.
How can we already be heading into the last few days of April? At least we should be heading towards summer now, right?
This week I’ve been reading a lot about blogging. I know I said that this blog wasn’t going to conform to the rules that many of the other blogs do now.
I still stand by this, but I am in the process of launching a new site. It’s parenting resource site for parents of children aged 8-18. It was born out of an idea and business plan I had to create at the end of my degree last year and one that could work.
The initial idea was to create a free magazine that would be distributed through primary and secondary schools. I still want to achieve this but I have backed up a bit and am now starting the online magazine to generate funds to then expand and develop it into the paper version.
If you’d like to find out more pop over to T2 Magazine after it launches on May 1st!
Why is it that we are all so eager to share how busy we are? It seems to have turned into some sort of measure as to how successful we have become. Life as a parent can be busy, we spend most of our days either running around the home after kids or dropping them off at school or friends houses. Megan O’Malley writes at Eco Princess Warrior that we need to stop the glorification of busy and shares some ways we can all embrace slow.
Relax your Mind
Embracing slow can be difficult, especially when your mind is racing with all the things you need to do. Meditation is a great way to relax and slow down, as is taking a walk or having a long soak in a hot bath. Marla shares some great ideas on how to unwind your mind on her blog Musings from a Mom of Down Syndrome. One I use regularly is getting out into nature. Nothing inspires and relaxes me more.
I have a big birthday coming up very soon (2 years!!) and when these creep up on you, they always seem to make you reflect. You look at the things you’ve done as well as the things you haven’t any many people write bucket lists. I made one for the Summer last year, but I’m thinking of making a short one of things I want to do before I turn 40! Audrey at Mom Generations has recently ticked some items off of her list and explains how to create your own.
Have a great week…
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