Updated: Aug 10, 2018
One of my goals for 2018 was stick to my original goal of blogging 2-3 times a week. As this is the first post I have written in a month, I think we can safely say that I'm currently failing miserably.
I really, absolutely LOVE writing and blogging, but towards the end of January (and a good half of February) I have felt really burnt out. And to be honest - a little bit down in the dumps.
My last post about becoming a mum for the first time still holds relevant feelings, even now at 8 months in, and at times, I still feel really overwhelmed by it all. Like I'm struggling to cope. Questioning whether I was cut out for all that motherhood is... and whether I am even doing a good job. Thank god for coffee and wine. And a (actually rather brilliant!) understanding husband, who really helped me get my shit together.
Looking back, it has actually been a tough few weeks. It wasn't helped by a super nasty ear infection that took a hold of Frank for a good 3 weeks, bursting his eardrum, and meaning a lot more time than normal spent at home with a super grumpy bubba. It is HARD when they are sick. Not just because it is bloody awful watching them in pain, but because it is SO demanding on you as a mama! My poor mum had flu at the same time so couldn’t come anywhere near us and lend a hand.
I'm not kidding, I was absolutely exhausted by the time we went to Centre Parcs on the 16th February. That trip worked absolute wonders for me, it was our first break away just the 3 of us, and it was simply perfect. Don't get me wrong, Frank was still poorly (and consequently quite grumpy at times!) but it wasn't just us two, cooped up in the house, driving each other insane. We went for long, slow strolls, enjoying the nature, and the peace and quiet. There was hardly any phone signal and we were on a social media ban. We ate, drank, and generally just enjoyed ourselves and relaxed (as much as possible anyway!) the fog was truly lifted.
Since then, I've just been none stop. Now Frank is more mobile, it is a lot harder to keep him entertained!! I've had to start building pillow forts around the living room to keep him from hurting himself on our rather un-child-friendly décor. He had also developed an early waking habit, which (fingers crossed) we might have just managed to break... as well as dealing with leap 6 AND the eight month sleep regression! Gah! Needless to say my coffee and wine consumption has increased just a little bit. But on a plus note, I am collecting that many loyalty points for Starbucks and McDonalds coffees that I have got free ones coming out my ears.
Look how cheeky that face is though - makes EVERYTHING worth it.
So anyways, I've got it together, and I'm back on it. You may have also seen from my Instagram that the blog name has changed from Mamo Style! Mamo is a separate business all about everything interior, and I felt that the Instagram page and blog had become so much more than that, and I actually really want to keep it that way. Winging It In Style is all about my life, and I will carry on blogging about all things lifestyle related, from interiors to motherhood.
In a nutshell - I'm new to all this, and I'm completely winging it. I don't know what I'm doing most of the time, but I'd like to think I'm doing it in style.