In my introductory post to this new guest series I mentioned that ‘Words About The Weekend’ is a chance to be a bit nosey about other bloggers and what they get up to on a Saturday and Sunday.
The questions deliberately focus on principles of mindfulness – self-care, being present, appreciation and gratitude.
Without further ado I’ll hand over to the thirteenth blogger – Sam from Traveling With Our Kids to take part in this series.
How do you usually kick the weekend off on a Friday night?
Once our boys are in bed, depending on what blog work I have outstanding I will watch a movie with my husband. If I do have blog work to do then I will concentrate on doing this. Which I actually see as downtime as its something different to my full time job.
What do you usually do as a family at the weekend? Any regular activities?
Our weekends are pretty much the same every week. On Saturdays I do housework and then get our eldest son to his 10am class. We then head back to my parents house for lunch and an afternoon of relaxing (as much as you can with kids).
Sundays are a mixture of heading to the shops to get any things we need (pet food etc) or heading out for a family day out. We may also meet up with the in-laws for a catch up.
What does your partner, or another member of the family regularly do for you on the weekend that you are appreciative of?
My mum will help me look after our boys while I get any work done, or grab a shower etc. I’m so grateful that she is around to help out as I would have lost my mind a long time ago.
How do you fit moments of self-care into the weekend?
This all depends what we are up to. However, personally self care for me can be something as little as 30 mins to myself. Just time for my brain to relax and not have to be full on all the time is great.
How do you make sure you slow down a little at the weekend? Or re-connect with the family if it’s been a busy week with lots of people doing lots of different things?
As I don’t work at the weekends, its nice to spend time with the boys and the rest of my family without having to deal with work too (we run a family business together). Just spending those moments together, laughing and joking together is what makes us happy. Time is too precious to be wasted.
If you’d like to take part in the guest series please email me at email@example.com. Thank you!