If you’ve read my “About Me” or any of my posts, you’ll probably have caught on that I like a list, and enjoy saving time and money. I digest Martin Lewis and his MoneySaving Expert mailer each week like they’re about to bring in information rationing, and I’m furiously scribbling down recipes when I watch Eat Well for Less.
For me, everything is a juggle – I work full time, blog, write fiction (occasionally), have two year old which is another full time job in itself, pets, a house, a husband. The list really could go on. Somehow I have about thirty seven hours of activity to fit in to a twenty four hour day. No, I’m not joking, I told you I like lists I’ve worked it out. Basically, I’m time poor.
I’m juggling and prioritising like some sort of domestic ninja. And it’s not just time. It’s money too. I know that we are better off than a lot of people but childcare costs are a b*tch when you’re an older parent as your parents and other family members are pretty over the hill too and beyond an hour here or there aren’t in a position to have an enthusiastic two year old all day. Or they’re working of course, because everyone is working for longer. Throw in a few trips and flights to see family further afield, then cash drains away like water out of a leaky budget. I was also raise that debt is bad and you live within your means, and it’s something I just can’t shake. Being frivolous with money isn’t it in my DNA.
It’s no surprise then that I love blogs like The Yorkshire Pudding . Who doesn’t love a slightly sweary mother who is spinning plates like it’s an Olympic sport.
Her new offering, Master the Art of Adulting, is what every busy parent/ human needs – it’s choc full of tips and tools to help you manage your life, finances and household – basically it’s a round up of how to stay sane and keep all those balls in the air while remaining fed and relatively financially stable.
I’m not one for a hard sell, and I don’t partner up with products I don’t rate or wouldn’t use. Books are no different, so go check it out and see what you think. Come back here too to check out my own modest little offering when it comes to life hacks, money saving tips and more. Okay, there will be a fair bit of moaning too, but I’m a mummyblogger, and this is my domain.
And by way, do NOT go onto giphy and look for adult or adulting. You’re never going to unsee any of that.