Yes, it’s happened. Little Isla, who is full of sass at the best of times, is becoming a little madam. Noah has developed an attitude too over the past few weeks. The videos they watch on YouTube are full of children who are rude and do naughty things around the house (acting of course), but I believe it’s teaching the kiddies that they can behave like that.
My little lady is 5. I no longer have babies in my household. I have small children. Small children that are going on tiny grown ups. Isla is not only looking older and just beautiful (biased I know) but she is acting older too. She has lots of emotions at the moment, but on the whole she is polite, kind and very cuddly.
Finding the time to do something for yourself, selfishly, when you are a parent can be a struggle or sometimes feel impossible. It really doesn’t have to be and it’s taken me a good few months of deliberating to work this out. I have been offered the chance to complete a home learning course with NCC, to do something for myself and who knows where it might lead. I am hoping a better knowledge of the world around me in terms of blog and day time job will make me do better!
As a parent, your top priority is providing for your family and making sure that you are all comfortable. For many parents around the world, this often means going to college in order to earn a degree or similar qualification so that you can maximize your earning potential and open up better opportunities for future employment. But, studying for a degree when you have little ones around isn’t always easy, which is why we’ve put together some top tips for parents who are hoping to embark on a new academic journey.
Raising a child to match the world expectations always seems like a simple task. In most cases though, parents don’t know what to include as ingredients in their healthy parenting and even though it may not be visible seeing a kid develop physically as well as intellectually makes the happiest parent. It is the early stages of child development that matters most, it takes the memory of a child, an empty space and it transforms it in the extraordinary.
The short answer to this is, yes. You have created a person. It has exited your body. You can do anything! The long answer is still yes, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work, organization, and a great support network. Here’s some great ways to make getting your masters as a mum a realistic goal.
Yes, the word that rhymes with duck and starts with F. The F word! Add an “ing” on to the end and you have the word my rather innocent looking four year old said at school this week. Not just any old day either, the day of parents evening.
So my baby is 4 years and 6 months, or 4 and a half if you’d prefer. She’s been a little monkey this week. Not entirely sure if she is just very tired or just going through one of those stages that they go through. That when you are struggling other parents say “it’s just a stage they’re going through“.
For the best part of September, I have heard “Now they’re both at school are you enjoying all of your spare time?” or questions similar to that. I suppose the assumption is my only job is being Mum. I have to really think about my answer, as I don’t want to come across rude. But I am not just Mum. Obviously I am wife, daughter, grand-daughter, niece, sister, auntie and pet owner. But also, I work. I am an employee, a manager and also a civil servant. Not forgetting blog owner, social media addict and photographer of sorts. I am a working Mum and proud of it too.
Many women find it hard to return to work after they’ve had children. Some realise that they have a completely different mindset and don’t want to return to the career that they previously trained for. I found it really different going back to work after having Noah, my thoughts completely changed. Especially when dealing with people, from a managerial point of view. Going back to work can be a real headache, so instead of settling for a job they’re unhappy with, some women decide to start studying again. You might be thinking that this will be impossible as studying takes up lots of time and effort, as does looking after children. Actually studying towards a bachelor’s degree while raising children is possible and here’s why.