Published: 7th November 2016
I started my blog whilst I was on maternity leave after having had my son. A close friend of mine suggested it would be a good way to keep my mind busy and that I would probably really enjoy it. So then Any Way To Stay At Home was born. It’s just a record of family life and ramblings about my journey through work life post baby and finding the right balance.
I try to keep my blog fun and positive. I strongly believe in making the most of what you have got. You’ll find the odd rant here and there, I’m only human, but mostly we’re just having fun.
My days start early thanks to my son. The first thing he’ll always want is breakfast, so we’re normally up and fed before most sane people have even stirred. Then it’ll a cuddle and some TV whilst I try to get a bit of work done. We’ll always go out somewhere during the day, maybe a class or catching up with friends, often just a walk round the village. Then lunch followed by a drive to get L to nap, it’s the only way at the moment. We’ll spend the afternoon doing something crafty, maybe a bit of baking or just some colouring in. Then it’s dinner, bath, book and bed before I’m at the laptop working again.
Just do it. The hardest thing is starting and hitting publish. But once you’ve done it once, you’ll find it easier to do it again and again. Then you’ll really be able to work on making yourself brilliant. On a more practical note I would personally say use WordPress as it’s really easy and there’s loads of support and I would strongly consider starting as self-hosted straight away. Oh and images, get amazing pictures.
OK I have very strong opinions on a lot of things, so I’ll only share a couple:
My next big projects for anywaytostay.com are Christmas related and I’m really excited about sharing some of our Christmas traditions.
Personally I’ll also be returning to the workforce, so expect to see some updates about how I’m managing to balance that. Don’t worry I’ve not given up on my Stay At Home dream, it’s just getting changed for a bit.
For the simple reason I have never once, in all my days, visited any of these places and have wanted to since I was a child. So now I would love to take my own child.
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