Friday, 27 September 2013

Single Mum to four, goes back to WORK....

It was a Monumental week for me this week.
I can't tell you how nervous I was about this new start, new beginning you could say.

My oldest son is soon to be 10 years old, my youngest is growing too at 2.5 years old, but I have bitten the bullet and decided the time was right for me, to go back to work.
I was a Nanny for years, but having my four lovely children, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, has made me look for work where I wouldn't be responsible for little ones.

The Government is bringing in many changes, some needed and others all a bit confusing, but for me I have been so lucky to be able to stay at home with my children, whilst they were all babies and little ones, now because of the thought I might have to uproot and move from our most idyllic home, I decided not to sit back, but to do something about it and so my new adventure has begun.

It has been a good and positive first week, don't get me wrong, I am still nervous about what the future holds, for my family and I, but am feeling very determined to make this work.

To fit in with the children and work the hours I am able too, I needed to find something I could do well and be my own boss too, so have decided to go down the domestic services route, I have been really lucky to of started off well, people contacting me for jobs though initially I replied to adverts for a few posts available.

I am looking to the future, hoping to build on this, show my cheeky monkeys, that money does not grow on trees, but that Mummy has to work hard for the things we have.

So here I am, my first working week completed and I feel tired, but extremely happy with how it all has gone.

Working financially really does pay, its the giving up being their for the children, but doing this work, means I am there for when they all finish school/pre-school.
The sorting out childcare for the youngest was a huge obstacle I thought, but I have been so lucky, as Anna started school for the first time beginning of September, Edward was offered 3.5 days in a very friendly and lovely pre-school, he seems to of settled in so well, as does Anna adjusted to being a full time school girl, so hopefully it will all continue well for all of us.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Dear Blog, sorry I have been awol but let me explain

I have been so lost, yes you know, struggling with things because.
My beloved laptop (YES YES, I know to admit to loving my laptop is a bit mad, but where do you think the title of my blog comes from) has not been working, in fact it completely stopped working and I felt like this -

 It really was a difficult time, for I use the internet a lot, its my me time, my time to be part of the adult world, I have 4 children whom I adore and love but its wonderful that thanks to social media sites, I get to keep up with friends and family and feel grown up too.

It showed me how much I relied and took for granted my laptop, poor thing, for everything was on it, if I needed to find any numbers or address's the laptop was the first place I looked.

But due to a lovely mum, I am finally back online, as she has lent me one for now.

It was amazing to be without, yes I did more, got things done that I had put off, but I moped and was not myself, I had a little access thanks to my phone, but missed lots of things going on with friends, so have since tried to catch up, I also missed my blog, as was just getting back into the swing of it again.

It is true though what they say, a tidy & clean home is the sign of a broken computer.

So my home is messy again, I wonder if the saying a dirty child is a happy child, would apply to a home too!