Well I’ve yo-yoed again this week, bouncing back to a week of organisation. I’m generally a very organised person (I even received a compliment over the weekend that I was one of the most organised people my colleague has ever worked with! Stoked!) and so becoming a mum has completely thrown a lot of that out the window. Not as in I don’t like to be organised, or I don’t need to be organised – just that there’s so many factors that contribute to a mum becoming disorganised. But this week I got my butt into gear, and got myself (well, mostly my BLOG) organised. Here’s how I got through this week of organisation.
When I got engaged 4.5 years ago, I was obsessed with Pinterest. Like, MAJORLY obsessed. I would pin anything wedding related all day, every day. I remember sitting in the lecture hall at uni and having a crowd of onlookers watching my computer screen as I sneakily pinned wedding up-do’s and decoration styles. Then I became a teacher, and I obsessed over teaching decor, amazing lesson activities and organisational structures for teachers. And now I’m a blogger. WELL – you can imagine my excitement when I realised that Pinterest is THE hip and with-it blogging search engine. WINNING! Unfortunately, I hadn’t had time to get myself organised on Pinterest, until this week. Now I’ have pretty matching graphics (the organised kinda gal I am) for all my boards and started updating my descriptions, etc. Check!
2. My new office space
We moved into our new home 6 months ago, and the office was the one thing left ‘unfinished’. Well, not any more. I was able to FINALLY set up the office for my use (and hubby got the spare bedroom for his music/exercise gear), so I printed out all the amazing inspirational quotes our beautiful Mumma Morrison community shared on Facebook (HERE). Loving the look of my new office/blogging space!
3. Content Planning for the blog
Something I’ve wanted to do since the start of the year but wasn’t able to do was start content planning for the blog – by that I mean work out when I’d be putting posts up and scheduling them in advance. The problem I was having with this was that I was getting waaaaaaay more guest posts, real mums interviews and review requests than I anticipated, and I’ve been playing catch up since the new year. However I’ve finally done some content planning for the next couple of weeks and I think that’s a great start!
4. Practising a Skill
On the weekend, Hubby and I went out for our 4 year anniversary, and said that we WOULDN’T talk about ‘you know who’ (aka our son, not Voldemort). This was because everytime we have 5 minutes together, we usually end up looking at photos or videos of Starfish and saying how cute he is. NOT SO for our anniversary! We had a wonderful night chatting about us and our hopes, dreams for the future as individuals, as we always talk about ourselves as parents. We both made a commitment to spend 10 minutes a day practising a skill we’d like to learn/get better at: for me, that’s playing piano. So far, I’m Day 3 from 3!
What ways have you been getting organised this week? Or have there been times where you’ve had to be more flexible?
Hump-Day Hype! A new blog link-up!
Welcome to this week’s Hump-Day Hype! This is a blog link-up to help us get through the week. You know how Wednesdays (aka. Hump Day) are usually the toughest to get through, because it means we’re well into the week but not quite to the weekend? Well this blog link-up is a way to share our favourite blog posts of the week, have a cuppa and laugh/cry/inspire ourselves to make it to the weekend! We hope you enjoy Hump-Day Hype! and we can’t wait to share some amazing linked blog posts with you all!
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Week #3’s Featured Post
My choice of Featured post for this week is Meme and Harri’s “It’s Ok…”. This post really hit home for me. As a new mum, it is so easy to feel guilt about so many things (ughh… mum guilt *rolls eyes*). But I love how Natalie shares openly and honestly the struggles of new mums, and how it’s ok that things don’t work out the way we want (or plan).
Awesome post Natalie – feel free to use one of our “I’m Featured!” buttons above for your post if you’d like! Thanks also to everyone else for sharing great posts, it really helped us get over the hump of last week! Can’t wait to see what we have this week!