Before the atrocities I'd put together these posts that I read, I hope you enjoy them.
Whether it's blogging or daily life some days are harder than others. One day you can get up full of beans and ready to take on the day, and the next is like someone has stolen your get-up-and-go. Nicky shared a post that I enjoyed; Ever Wondered Where Your Mojo Goes? In it she asks what you do to entice yours back again.
When you're pregnant you quit drinking, get emotional, grow a larger tummy, and so many other things, but these things do not mean that you ARE pregnant. I loved Emily's post, No I'm Not Pregnant... In it she lists so many things, and they all made me giggle. You will be entertained by her post.
Life runs in constant cycles, ups and downs, often we feel like we're going round in circles. We strive to get the perfect life, the perfect balance, and tire ourselves out. Sometimes we end up so worn out that we simply give up, eat chocolate, have duvet days, and generally pack it all in. But what if we learned our cycles, learned what things we liked when. Wouldn't that make things easier? Marylin wrote a brilliant post on the subject: Balance is the New Perfection: Choose Rhythm Instead. I enjoyed reading and think you will too.
We all get low sometimes, we'd much rather lock ourselves in the house and not see anyone. It can do us good to have some alone time. It's not depression but rather an 'under-the-weather' feeling, not ill, but not feeling quite like yourself. In Just Waffling Hannah talks about this kind of feeling and if and when she should do something about it.
With Christmas just around the corner I'm sure all the women (and men) who love baking will be coming up with fabulous recipes for fantastic treats. I'm more of a jam tart kind of gal, you know... the kind you can get from Tesco! I'm sure I've said before that I'm not much of a baker, but I do like to give some things a go. One thing that looks tasty, and seems fairly simple, is Dot's Orange, Almond and Mincemeat Tart Recipe over on Gemma's blog. This may be something I can try out and make the boys I'm fantastic at baking... Hmm I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing.
Us busy mums are always looking for things to make our day that little bit easier. Whether it's cleaning tips, how-to's on baking, or simply a great new toy for the kids, it's all helpful. That's why I loved Janette's post Stress Free Cleaning Tips for Busy Mums. She offers her tips on how to make your day easier.