If you read my post the other day, you will know that we are one week into the summer holidays here in Germany.
The boys have enjoyed having time off and if I am honest I think they were ready for it. They were struggling the last couple of weeks at kindergarten.
We have had a great time so far and been up to all sorts, including meeting this guy:
It has been lovely to have some more time with the kids, however I have to admit it has been a struggle to juggle everything. With the kids around all the time I have found blogging a struggle.
I like to get a blog post out three times a week as a minimum, however I am finding it hard to concentrate on posts with the kids around. For some reason in the evenings I am too tired to think about a post, wonder why that could be?
Also I keep forgetting to link my blog up to my usual blogging linkies. Or I remember and I am one of the last to add my posts.
This has all been stressing me out as I feel like I have not been giving my blog it usual attention. Yet at the same time I want to enjoy the summer with my boys. Oh and I still have a little thing called work to have to manage too.
What to do???
So, the upshot is, I have decided to stop being so hard on myself. For the month of August I am going to just try and post when I can, rather than my usual schedule.
The way I see it is the kids are only small once. The summer holidays will soon mean them going off with friends. There will come a point where they don’t want to hang out with mummy anymore. So I want to appreciate every minute while I can.
On the plus side, all this fun we have been up to has been great for getting to grips with photography and my Instagram account. Instagram has been given a lot of love and attention lately. I have to admit I have really enjoyed playing around with our photos.
I have read a few posts lately where bloggers have had a digital detox, I do like that idea but I worry that if I did that, I would end up getting out of the habit of blogging altogether. So, for now I don’t think I am going to be taking things that far.
I can promise that in September Double the Monkey Business, will resume normal service. Anyway I have a lot to blog about that month, there is a very important double monkey birthday coming up…. Oh if anyone has any tips on what to get twin four-year-olds for their birthday then I would love to know your ideas.
Does anyone else struggling to blog when the kids are on holiday? Do you have any tips to help? Do you have a digital detox?