October was my first full month of blogging. I have thoroughly enjoyed developing this little space of mine. It’s been fun chatting to other bloggers and reading some really wonderful posts. I like the idea of a monthly round-up so here goes.
October was the month of germs in our house. Both kids had chicken pox, Ezra got Hand Foot and Mouth, I had sinusitis and now Ezra has a cold. We have had very little routine to our weeks with the children needing to be off nursery at various times. I really hope November will mark the start of a healthy family!
Ezra learnt to cruise along furniture. It’s so sweet watching him shuffle over to see you (and try and pinch something off your plate!). Next I guess he will learn to stand without support and then take his first steps. Sometimes it seems as though his development is moving along so fast that the next milestone is imminent. However I would be very surprised if he took his first steps by his first birthday.
Violet has been loving pre-school so much. She has some really good friends there and the staff tell me she is totally relaxed now and no longer anxious. This makes me so relieved as I do worry about her nervousness. In the new year we will consider sending her in for another day as she enjoys it so much and in the lead up to starting school I think this will be really beneficial.
I had a fabulous time on my 2 day crochet course. I am putting my new skills into practice and have been trying to interpret patterns I am finding online. My aim in the next couple of months it to make a teddy. Please don’t laugh when it turns out looking more like a slug or something!
Joe and I are very overdue some time together. We have booked in babysitters at the start of December so that we can go out for a meal and to the cinema (Daniel Craig as James Bond anyone?!?!)
I’ve been trying to work out what I want my blog to do for me. First and foremost I want it to be an online journal of our life. Time moves so fast and we will no doubt forget many things so I hope I can preserve some of those memories here. I am trying to work out which posts get the best response and why they were successful. I’m not yet happy with the ‘look’ of my page. It needs a lot of improvement and currently I am trying to develop a nice banner for the top. This will all come in time, I’m still settling into the blogging groove!
The most read post: The Promise Fairy – a tactic for toddler tantrums – I got a really good reaction to this post. Lots of people saying they hadn’t heard of such a tactic and it could work for their own children. I even had a few mums sending me photos of their new Promise Fairy Doors in their homes! The idea could be adapted in many ways to suit a child, I just hope it helps any parents out there who are looking for new ideas!
My favourite post: Skin-to-Skin from Birth – I felt very emotional writing this post. Remembering Ezra’s birth was really special and I am pleased I have it written down. I doubt I could ever forget meeting him for the first time but I am glad I have it recorded here forever.
My favourite blogger: My Kid Doesn’t Poop Rainbows – A hilarious blog written by Mama about raising Baby in Thailand with Mummy. Mama’s little drawings accompanying each post never fail to make me smile and perfectly capture the slightly crazed look parents can get bringing up their kids!
My targets for November
- To continue enjoying writing posts and taking photos
- To improve the look of my page with new banner and logos
- To make more time for my Facebook page
Thanks for reading and supporting Another Mum In London during October. I hope you’ll come back for more in November!