The Summer Holiday Blogging Struggle

The Summer Holiday Blogging Struggle

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:

Hello there! One from yesterday. D thought this one got a bit too close for his liking!!

A photo posted by Double The Monkey Business (@doublethemonkeybusiness) on

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.

The 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.

The Struggle

This is me trying to juggle and dropping everything….

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?





  1. 28th August 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Wow, I don’t know how mothers can find the time to blog with kids around! I didn’t start blogging until over 5 years ago and all our kids are out of the house and with children of their own. I tried blogging more frequently, but eventually I had to cut it down to 2-3 times per week. You do what you have to do for yourself and your family!

    • Double the Monkey Business
      6th September 2016 / 7:15 pm

      It isn’t easy, but that said they also provide plenty of material to blog about πŸ™‚ x

  2. 22nd August 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I don’t have kids yet but I even struggle to blog once a week with my full-time job. I can’t imagine trying to do it with kids though – kudos to you! I decided a while ago that I was just going to post once a week and had to be okay with that, even though I really want to post more.

    • Double the Monkey Business
      6th September 2016 / 7:21 pm

      It isn’t easy but I love doing it so that helps hugely πŸ™‚ all back to normal now though xx

  3. 21st August 2016 / 2:25 pm

    I can understand because I’ve been struggling with blogging since the very beginning. My son is around me most of the time (he only attended nursery part-time), I have lots of other things to do as well and of course, I want to spend time with my family. This summer, I’ve had days or even weeks off blogging several times and I am OK with that. I started blogging with the intention of having fun and sharing what is important to me whenever I can. Sometimes, I can’t spare a minute for my blog and this is not because I don’t take it seriously. The day just doesn’t have enough hours, especially when a 4-year-old is always doing his best to distract you and sabotage your writing. πŸ˜€ x #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. 20th August 2016 / 7:03 am

    I am really struggling with blogging this holiday! I too keep forgetting and then get cross!!
    I have loads of things to blog about but no time!!
    Also I love Instagram! I think of it as my mini blog. #sharingthebloglove

  5. 19th August 2016 / 1:58 pm

    I’ve been struggling, particularly these past few days. I have plenty of time to get on with blog stuff in an evening but like you said I’m just too tired by that time! x #sharingthebloglove

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