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I’m a full-time working mum and school holiday times are super precious, so much more precious than they used to be.
I don’t have a list for Santa, but I’ve got a long list of holiday hopes for this year ending.
My tendency towards a laissez faire approach to how my holidays go doesn’t cut it anymore, I’m a mother now and I’ve got some massive womaning up to do.
So, here are my holiday hopes for the end of this year, and I really hope they will stand me in good stead on the parenting road in the coming year.
Family Time Holiday Hopes
A holiday without a range of tots groups‘ is one that needs planning … my experience has shown me over and over again that little is accomplished with a toddler when left to time and chance. So here comes the planning of a meaningful holiday routine for our toddler and family time. This schedule must be ready by the end of this week. 🙂
Also, bring on more intentional alone times with hubby, it’s so easy to put this on the back burner when you’ve got a little one to look after, isn’t it.
Family and Friends Holiday Hopes
I wish I didn’t struggle to stay in touch. The call / skype / email list and timetable route seems to be worth trying out … I might even have a go at a family newsletter; ‘might it really save me some time’, I wonder.
Catch-ups Holiday Hopes
No school work to-do list is hanging over this head; not this time around! The plan is to leave work at the school’s gate when I leave on Friday. Perhaps, I might spend some hours on some of my work to-do list the day before resumption.
O my word, why does ‘house’ have to have so much ‘work’ after it? 😂 I’ve got some serious catching up to do at home if my “spotless house before the new year’s” hope is to see fulfilment! So, here is to setting aside 2 hours on designated days to focus on certain chores. Wish me well …😁
Blogging Holiday Hopes
Where do I start with this one?
- Check and fix broken links
- Finish my ‘Blogging from A to Z challenge‘ before the end of the year; perhaps on my other blog too.
- Make a realistic weekly blog plan for my posts and social media and do some scheduling, for this blog and my teacher blog.
- Catch up on pending reviews, linky reads, and make sure that I’m up to date with all blog contributor commitments.
- Sort out my linkys.
- Finish some of my drafts, and experiment with some of my new blog ideas.
- Try syndicating some of my posts if there is time.
overall, I need to do a health check on my blogs and be at a blog happy point by the end of the year; trying to keep an eye on my blogtacles, right. On a serious note, I’m still struggling with rising from my blogging crisis; it’ll be really fab to feel fully on my feet again.
‘Me’ Holiday Hopes
- Spend more time with God and His Word
- Get some good quality sleep
- Start reading for leisure again
- Start journaling again
- Make and eat healthier food
Overall, pay more attention to my spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Holiday Hopes Overall
I’m really hoping for a memorable family time with a happy toddler, a less cluttered home space, less intrusion of work in my head, better blogging and blogging space, and a more wholesome me. I think this will make for a happy holiday time without tots groups, ‘tots’ being my code word. 🙂
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~ What are holiday hopes? ~