Holy Crap! It has been an age since we last spoke, I apologise and I confess – I can’t fucking multi task can I? Am I the only woman? Should I leave my uterus at the door? Between YouTube (pays the bills), nursery, park play dates, fussy eating, instagram scrolling and House of Cards watching…who the hell has time to be writing stuff down? I find myself constantly wishing I had really focused on a photograph heavy and strong blog theme, but my talents apparently lie in the moving image. Watch out Spielberg?
Any who, any how…how have you been? You well? Kids good? Got that thing seen too? Oh well.
Firstly, Easter just happened. Very good fun, full of chocolate and I think it is safe to say I am 40% chocolate, 20% fat, 40% guilt and shame. We are about to head off on a family holiday to Marbella in Spain, which is delightful and something that has been in the diary since forever. Think of someone marking down days on a calendar…that is me. Have you heard the term “No carbs before Marbs”? No. Apparently my disappearing waistline hasn’t either.
Max and pre-school are going well. I almost feel scared to say it out loud or as seen here, write it down…sure, we have moments of “I don’t wanna go” and “I don’t wanna leave” – such is life with a three-year old, but so far…so good. Max’s speech is ‘advanced’ (all parents say that don’t they?) for a monkey, he will chat to us now; over breakfast, in the car, before bed…it is amazing. Don’t get me wrong, we are not discussing Trump or Syria or even Claire Underwood’s hair, but my chats with Max Bailie, are by far my favourite. There is something quite brilliant about your child telling you about their day, especially when you cannot be there for its entirety.
The MADs – some kind of blog award thing. All I know is that I have been nominated for almost every category, but craft and that is what naturally hurts the most. I don’t know if it was Max or you or your sisters mate, but thanks if you wrote my name on that form. The end.
Channel Mum – I am curating and creating content for and with Channel Mum over on the YouTubes, it is fantastic and it is fast becoming THE resource for mothers and parents online. I am so proud to be a part of it and I have been very lucky to meet all the other mothers who help Channel Mum create content and WOW. These women are living it, bringing up kids, dealing with everything motherhood chucks at them and whilst they are it it – they are their own directors, producers, editors and consistent creators. I mention consistency, because sometimes I struggle and I have one child, but some of these women have 6 kids and still create an epic family video diary that could rival a Neistat vlog week on week. It is commendable and I feel honoured to be amongst such smart broads.
This brings me lastly to balance. I am not one for mindfulness or meditation, unless you count my mind being full? and instagram double tapping as meditation? I am however feeling balanced. I am constantly on the edge of one of my many scales, whether thats Max, work, marriage or me time, but aren’t we all? The trick is to keep everything moving, be happy and don’t forget about you. So far, so good and that’s me lately…
Sorry for the silence, NB x