School is back and February is here. I feel like my year can finally begin!
I often don’t feel like I can get really stuck into the new year until my children have returned to school.
This year it has taken even a little longer, with my eldest starting high school meaning an extended settling in period as we all get used to new schedules and processes – high school certainly is a whole new world!
But even with Miss 2 at home with me, I have been knocking so many things off my ‘to do’ list over the past two weeks and it feels pretty good!
Yesterday, I printed and laminated a timetable of my children’s activities, which lists specialist subjects they have each day and may need to bring items along to school for, like sports gear or library bags, as well as any after school activities. It lives on the door of our fridge and really helps us to keep on track, particularly in the mornings when we’re packing bags and getting ready for school.
If you’re interested in ways to stay organised during the school year, check out the blog post I put together last year covering how I try to stay on top of things – click here to find out more.
Today I’m continuing my series ‘Living Loving Making Baking’. If it’s your first time reading one of my LLMB posts, it’s a place where I give a monthly update on what I have been up to lately – things I’m loving, what I’m currently reading or watching, sewing and crochet projects, yummy baking recipes I have come across and so on.
So, here’s what’s happening in my world right now:
I see my daughter sitting on the lounge room couch, hair pulled up into a high ponytail, smartphone in hand and suddenly my breath catches in my chest.
How have the years gone by so fast? How could you, my first born, my baby girl, be ready to take those steps through the high school gates? How can I be ready?
It only felt like yesterday that I was walking you through the doors of your classroom for your first day at primary school. Suddenly you seem so grown up, but yet still so young.
Although I know it’s time. Time to let some of the tethers go and let you explore this world a little more on your own … just a little.
Today will be my final post for the year as I spend some time with my family over the Christmas and new year break.
I wish to thank each and every one of my readers, whether you are someone who has followed and shared my journey from the very beginning or are new to discovering my blog, for your ongoing support.
In the past year, my little blog has been visited thousands of times by readers from Australia and across the entire world, and while it may not seem like huge numbers to some, to me it is absolutely massive!
It means the world to me to think that there are actually people out there who read my blog posts and (hopefully) take away something from the words I put together. I truly appreciate the time you take to read and comment on my blog posts as I know just how hectic life can be these days.
I wish you all have a wonderful festive season and hope it is filled with happiness, laughter and time spent with the ones you love the most.
Before I head off, I thought I would share with you a few of your favourite, most popular posts read on the blog throughout the past year.