January has dragged hasn't it? I initially love the new year, new start thing January has going on but it literally feels like it goes on forever. I'm trying to incorporate a bit of me back into the blog so I'm going to be doing my monthly favourites at the end of every month. Here is what I've been loving in January..
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
I love Winter. I take full advantage of the nights drawing in early by lighting all the candles and snuggling under blankets, there's just no other time of year where you can fully appreciate getting cosy is there? Although, we're quite lucky here, it doesn't get exceptionally cold like the rest of the country so I don't feel like we need to hibernate everyday...
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
I know the whole 'new year, new me' saying is a little cliche, but I don't really feel like there is any other way to describe the lifestyle changes I hope to achieve this year. I love the beginning of a new year, it's a chance to start a blank page and write another chapter...
Monday, January 16, 2017
My lovely friend Emily came under fire today because she'd tweeted that she'd unfollowed someone as she didn't want to see their 'worrying parenting' anymore. Her reason for doing this was because she was worried she'd end up saying something. Sometimes, it's best to keep quiet as words aren't always necessary - so maybe she shouldn't have posted the tweet at all, but if I'm honest, I'm shocked at the amount of people who've negatively responded to and preached to Emily about judgement. Let's face it, we all judge others so let's not pretend we don't. However, there is a very fine line between judging and showing concern isn't there?
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
When I was pregnant, people would often be quick to tell me how hard the newborn days are, and to make sure I rest when I could. Maybe I was lucky, but if I'm honest, the newborn days were a breeze in comparison to now. Once he turned six months things began to change - I think lot of it was down to sheer frustration on his behalf because he wanted to do things before he could manage. Now, he's eight months old and constantly on the go, crawling everywhere. There are also days he suffers with separation anxiety and doesn't let me do anything. I'll admit, I do get moments where I find everything all abit overwhelming, so - is it wrong to let my baby watch TV?
Monday, January 09, 2017
One thing I learnt from last year was that I need to be more organised, I'm not by any means a disorganised person in general but, I am forgetful and usually remember things at last minute. I don't think baby brain helps - does it ever go away? I swear it's worse than ever. I buy diaries every year with the intention of writing things down, some years are better than others but they're usually forgotten about after a few weeks. This year, I'm determined to keep the family organised with the help of the Busy B Family Diary 2017..
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Some of my blog goals for this year are to share more photos, become a little more personal and to take part in linkies. I'm a little conscious about the things I post online but this year I'm planning to take part in Donna's Living Arrows linky which is all about celebrating childhood. All you have to do is share a moment from your week; usually on a Monday but as I've only just discovered the linky and I don't want to miss out the first week, today will have to do. I made it, just...
Sunday, January 01, 2017
I love the prospect of a new year, a complete blank page to start a fresh and leave anything negative behind. Although, I'm actually a little sad to be leaving 2016; without a doubt it has been my favourite, and biggest year. I became a Mum, we had our first baby and became a family. Although I didn't achieve a great deal overall, I have some wonderful memories and I've learnt alot, especially when it comes to parenting.
Last night, seeing the New Year in on the sofa, in my PJ's. As the fireworks were going off, I took a minute to reflect and for the first time, I felt really grateful. I can honestly say I don't know if there has ever been a year where I've looked back and smiled a genuine smile. Obviously, there have been times throughout the year where I've wanted to scream, and just walk out the door, I am human afterall but I'm happy, and that folks is exactly what I want 2017 to be about - happiness and fun.
Anyway, I just wanted to take the time to thank you for reading my blog and to wish you all a very Happy New Year.
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