Living loving making baking | Looking ahead

Living Loving Making Baking Looking ahead - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

I’ve kind of been freaking myself out over the past week by thinking about all of the things that lay ahead for the year and I need to plan (and pay!) for.

Now that my children’s birthdays are over for the year (Miss 8 celebrated her birthday on the weekend!), I have been looking ahead to the many other things that will need to be organised.

It’s kind of scary but by mapping it all out I hope to spread out the costs and make the whole process a lot simpler and less stressful.

The biggest thing is Miss 12 starting high school next year. It means a whole new uniform, books and stationery, iPad and mobile phone, as she’ll be walking at least part way home.

And, while I really don’t want to say it, Christmas is only a little over four months away! I also hope to manage the costs by buying a few gifts each month so by the time December rolls around it’s all pretty much taken care of. As I said above, simpler and less stressful is my motto.

Let’s hope it all goes to plan. Wish me luck!

Today I’m continuing my new blog series – Living Loving Making Baking. I hope to prepare a monthly post (sorry I missed July but I’m back this month!) giving an 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 has been happening…

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A tragic reminder…

A tragic reminder - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

The past few weeks have been tough for me, family and friends as we were reminded of just how precious life is and the importance of treasuring each and every moment with the ones we love the most.

Originally, I had planned to take a short media hiatus over the last school holidays to enjoy some time with my children. But the importance of spending time with the ones I love the most was highlighted in the most awful of circumstances when I received the news that a dear friend had passed away.

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Living loving making baking | Long weekends

 

Living Loving Making Baking Long weekends - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

The long weekend is over which always leaves me wondering what day it is for the rest of the week ahead … which means I’m bound to forget something or miss an appointment at some point!

However, living life a day behind does have its good points, particularly when I realise that we’re actually one day closer to the next weekend than I thought!

My absolute favourite part about long weekends is not having to get up for the school run on Monday morning. It’s like a little taster for the school holidays that are now only a few weeks away, and while the winter can make it a little tricky weather-wise to head outdoors, there’s still plenty of fun to be had and there’s nothing better than a pyjama day at home I say!

Today I’m continuing my new blog series – Living Loving Making Baking. I hope to prepare a monthly post giving an 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.

Now I would love to tell you tales of having a fabulous long weekend away on holiday with the family, but in all honesty we spent the three days at home.

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