I got a new job. A good new job. The kind of job I’ve been hoping to get. The kind of job that is part of my career plan. The kind of job that gives us greater security for our family. The right job at the right time.
I’m really excited about it, I’m happy about it. It means a lot of change for our family. It means a lot more childcare. A lot less time with the kids Monday to Friday. It means I feel awful. I feel awful that I can’t pick them up from school any more. I feel awful that my daughter has been crying. I feel awful that she doesn’t want to go to childcare. I feel awful that it’s my fault
I feel like in some ways I’ve made a really bad decision. Should I have waited? Should I have looked for something with less hours, or less responsibility or less something?
Why do we do it to ourselves? Why do why beat ourselves up for making the right decision? Why can’t the right decision just be the right decision? Why do we have to worry and fret that the right decision is actually the wrong decision?
I don’t feel under pressure from anyone but myself. I feel like I should be able to do it all. Career. Family. Home. Life. I want to do it all. I should be able to do it all.
I want to believe that everything will work out. That I can find that elusive balance between my career and my family. They are my world. I’m doing this for them. I’m trying to make things better for us all. Not just now but in the long run. I want to raise strong, confident children who understand the value of hard work and determination. I want them to know that both parents can work and have careers and that in our house my career is just as important to me as Daddy’s is to him.
I want my children to know that I put them first. That at the end of the day when I pick them up they are my focus. They are my priority and they are my heart.
I want the guilt to go away so that I can remember what they will remember in the long run. They may remember all those hours in childcare but I need to make sure that they remember the time we spend together after childcare more.
I just want to find peace with the new set up. I want to forget my working mothers guilt.
Back in the summer we attended an event at Hilton Leeds City with Online Golf. The event was a chance for the kids to try their hands at golf and play some fun filled games.
My two both love crazy golf so I thought it would be fun for them to try something a bit more serious to see if they liked it and to get some advice on what you can do to encourage kids to try more.
As both my children are little left handers I was interested to know more about specific clubs that might help them. I was interested to learn that 8 out of 10 left handed juniors actually play golf right handed. In order to assess whether or not your child should play right or left handed you should get them assessed by a golf coach who can see which hand they are naturally better suited to. Both my two were using a stance and style that made them appear to suit right handed golf better.
They had a fantastic day trying out various golf games and came home with a cap and some balls and tees. They had a great day and were both more than a little bit enthusiastic about getting into golf. All we need now is a set of junior clubs so they can practice at home!
Teletubbies. The bane of my life as a young teenager. With a sister 11 years younger than me I remember watching Teletubbies regularly, I can’t say it was something I enjoyed but I remember how much she loved did. Fast forward 20 years and my kids have both watched Teletubbies along the way. Lissylou has recently loved playing the Teletubbies game on CBeebies too.
When we received the Teletubbies Pull and Play Noo-Noo Electronic Activity Centre to review I knew it was going to be better suited to my friends children but Lissylou just couldn’t resist testing it out first.
What you notice first about the Teletubbies Pull and Play Noo-Noo Electronic Activity Centre is that it looks exactly like the Noo-Noo from the show. It even ‘vacs’ through the clever use of magnets. Your little one with love vaccing up the Teletubbie pink custard.
Its also a great shape sorter with a selection of shapes and the all important Teletubbies too.
The Teletubbies Pull and Play Noo-Noo Electronic Activity Centre works great as a pull along, it rolls nicely and is easy for little ones to walk with easily.
The final fun comes from the range of sound buttons and the noises it makes when it moves. It’s worth noting there is a handy ‘MUTE’ button to turn of those noises, or switch it off all together to keep things quiet!
Don’t forget that the Teletubbies Pull and Play Noo-Noo Electronic Activity Centre requires two AAA batteries to make the sounds work!
The Teletubbies Pull and Play Noo-Noo Electronic Activity Centre has an RRP of £49.99 and is available from Character Online