Rise and shine sleepyhead

You know that feeling when you want to hide under the duvet for the day? That feeling that means you can’t bring yourself to get out of bed in the morning? I do; because I’ve had that feeling on and off for a while now.

I wish I could blame it on being winter and cold, and having no money to spend – but I can’t.

Unfortunately, I can’t blame it on anyone but myself.


It takes all my strength to get up and paint a smile on my face and get through a day, and some days are easier than others.

This month has been difficult. My life is no fairy tale and is certainly not perfect. As a parenting and lifestyle blogger, I don’t even try and portray that my life is perfect; why should I?

Life is bloody hard work right now.

Little man is in the terrible twos/turning in to a threenager. I am 3 months in to a new job which is only a year’s contract. The relationship with my husband has been turbulent and difficult over the past few months.


Now things have started to slowly settle down, but that doesn’t mean it is any less stressful. It means we must work that much harder – like we weren’t working hard enough.

But the thing is that even though I am struggling and finding things difficult right now, there will always be others out there worse off and struggling more than I am.

This doesn’t make it easier for me, but it does put things in to perspective.
That is how I do manage to get up and paint that smile on my face each day. If you smile for long enough, sometimes you start to believe it.

Sometimes, I even find myself in a good mood with a spring in my step. Even when it lasts for half a day, that’s great progress.

I suppose this is a post that pulls all my other posts together in a summary of life right now. To show people that being a parent and facing life’s challenges is just part of everyday life. We will all face our own challenges in our own ways.

So, rise and shine sleepyhead, today is a new day!

Busy Working Mummy XOXO

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4 thoughts on “Rise and shine sleepyhead

  1. Really sorry to hear you are having a rough time…crap that is all comes at once. You are right though, sometimes the act of trying to be happy really does help. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and hope gets better soon xx

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  2. I enjoyed reading this post. We all have times that are harder than others and I often like to remind myself that no matter how difficult things get, there are always others who are struggling too. I hope things start looking up for you soon 😉

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