We are a very outdoorsy family. Dan and I love hiking and have trekked over many a lone trail over the years and Alfred and Freya seem to have caught our love of the fresh air and being outdoors. Going on micro adventures is our happy place. Our little slice of peace and heaven, if you like.
We will explore anywhere - from towns and cities to places that are more wild. Some walking is easier done with the kids in our back carriers, but some rough terrain is also doable with a pram… if you have the right kind of pram, that is.
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With Freya’s first birthday coming up, I’m finding myself feeling sentimental. I’m relishing all of the cuddles (even the middle of the night ones) and savouring all of the milk feeds. There’s something about the milk feeds with her, that I adore so much. She cuddles in close to me, looks at me with big, trusting eyes and pats me on the chin with her chubby fingers. It melts my heart every time and it’s a wonderful way to connect to her and have some calm amongst the daily chaos.
I haven't written about Alfred in detail much recently. I think it might be because he is getting older and I'm starting to feel extra concerned with his privacy, especially since he started preschool. This is a topic for a whole other post, so whilst I go and think it all through a little more, for now I want to do a teeny update to mark his third birthday.
Even though my blog is going in the more "style" direction these days, I do still treat it as a place to store memories. Somewhere we can all look back at things on. I hope that if Alfred ever reads my little space on this vast internet world, that he can see how much I love him and read about some of the adventures we had together.
When was the last time that you had some “me time” or did something that was just for you?
I sometimes find that, being a mum to two small children, it's easy for me to forget about myself and what makes me feel good. So much energy is directed towards making the children happy and keeping them clean and well fed, that by the end of the day all I want to do is crawl into bed and pass out.
Weeks (or months) can go by, without so much as a thought towards my own well being. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change it for the world, I love raising my children and seeing the lovely little humans that they are becoming. But sometimes, doing little things for myself is absolutely needed, to keep functioning as a person.
When you are a new mum, all of the lack of attention to your own self care can create a “not feeling like yourself” kind of vibe. It's nice to find ways to start feeling like yourself again.