Bonjour lecteurs! We have already done a quarter of the year! March 2021 was all about being a happy family and connecting with nature again! We have had some beautiful days so our new monthly highlights will be full of sun! A shame we don’t have any for the Easter weekend in Kent! But I hope you still have a good time!
Back To School!
When I reflected on last month, the least I can say is that March 2021 has been quite a busy one for sure!
I got a lot of projects and if you have not entered our Mother’s Day Giveaways , it is not too late yet! Some are just finishing this week! So regardez. And enjoy our Easter competitions too!!
There is something for everyone. you can even win this set of scooters worth £300!
Bien sûr, the 8th of March was a big day for us! Like many other parents, it was with excitement (and a bit of apprehension!) that I saw Baba going back to school again after 6 weeks of homeschooling! Such a fab way to celebrate IWD!
And to my relief, settling back into routines went really well! Baba was so happy to be back, see his friends and teachers! He has changed so much since then!
I think he is more mature and he has learned so much! I am so happy that all the time we spent homeschooling worked out well!
Back To My Community
With him back at school, it gave me a lot more time for me and work in the daytime.
So I became a more active participant in the Step Up Club. I have been a member of this fab community for over a year and a half now and I am loving it. Whatever you need help with your career, Alice and the entire community at the Step Up Club are made for you!
It was lovely to be part of huddle sessions and make more regular use of the resources that the club offers. I did not do much at the start of the year as Baba and homeschooling were my priorités…
Inspired & Inspiring
It was also time to spend more time on self-development! So I got back into listening to more podcasts. My favs at the minute?
Your Dream Life with Kristina Karlsson. The founder of Kikki K is such an inspiration! I love the way she seems to manage her life. Her podcast is always full of very inspiring guests.
I love the feeling of getting better and see how I can improve my skills. Plus, she is the champion at motivating you to dream big! I also treated myself to some of her stationery to motivate myself. There is nothing more effective than getting things on paper to work on it!
I’m also loving Happy Place with Fearne Cotton! Be prepared to learn some life lessons! Big time! I particularly loved the episode with Gelong Thubten. I discovered more about neuroplasticity and I am trying to practise it every day. The podcast is such a game-changer if you want to be more mindful!
Inspired? It is only the start! I also have put together 8 Must-Read Books For Women To Feel Inspired & Empowered.
So if you fancy some new readings, I hope those suggestions will be inspiring.
Reconnecting With Nature
Thanks to all my last podcasts and readings, I have been more than ever eager to reconnect with nature. I am going for a daily walk or bike ride and I am trying my best to use and develop my 5 senses in the process!
Slowing down and just enjoying the smell, the sounds etc… It is so powerful! And it is so refreshing you come back home stronger and ready to rock for the day!
I am not sure I will be ready to ever join the 5 am club… I considered it for a while, but Grumpy would not be much impressed! He already hates it when my alarm rings every day at 6 am ?
But j’adore the peace in the early mornings, seeing the sunrise, journaling and meditating before the boys are up!
Are you a morning person?
66 Days Challenge
I have also started a 66 Days Challenge thanks to Kristina Karlsson. It is such a idée fabuleuse! Le concept est simple: you choose a couple of simple things you can do daily.
Recent research showed 66 days in a row turn a new habit into a proper routine! Among others, I want to read some self-help book and give a compliment a day, but also be out and get some fresh air EVERY SINGLE DAY.
So be it be on my bike or even with the boys!
And with the fab weather we have had in March 2021, we certainly made the most of the beautiful country!
I am really excited to announce that I will post more ‘Villages in Kent‘ content both on the blog and on Instagram. So that I can share with you some cool ideas of days out in Kent!
Expect aussi some ‘Kent Ramblings‘ soon on the blog where I will share some Kentish beauties and other inspiring ideas or quotes to help you and get you motivated!
Mother’s Day & Spring!
And that’s exactly what we did on Mother’s Day! We went for a long walk with the boys!
And then, we came home and we had some Ladurée cake and maccarons. Délicieux!
Then, Spring arrived and we spent all day out with Baba! Direction the magic woods first! Some local woods we decided to call so because we think some fairies live there!
The magnolias were in flowers for a beautiful sunny day!
The rest of the month involved a lot of scooting around and enjoying warmer days at the park after school!
We also had fun with bubbles and discovered some more isolated places!
We often encountered sheep and some beautiful country scenery! We came back home with many memories in our pockets!
It was time to get ready for Easter with some baking and crafts. Et voilà! March 2021 ended beautifully!
March 2021 – Happy Familly
March 2021 was really a month where I felt more than ever that we were a very happy family.
We did so much together, the three of us! And I can not wait to carry on over the next two weeks with the Easter holidays!
We had fun for Red Nose Day, but we also drew and coloured a lot.
And we took part in many projects with my work. It was a busy one but I felt extremely happy because we had so many sunny weekends!
And I had a very good work-life balance! Finding such harmony always makes me feel so good!
I hope you got a good balance too when the children got back to school and you took the time to do something for yourself?
Did you start a new project when the kids went back to school? Or did you restart something you had stopped while homeschooling?
What did you do during the sunny days?
Wishing you the best Easter Weekend possible! I hope it will involve a lot of chocolate and wine too!
Disclosure: This post might feature some sponsored content I recently published but it is merely a list of my highlights of the month! A post where I share some reflections as a mum in the country. I hope it will help you to reflect too and empower your decisions even more!
It is so important to get outdoors and get some fresh air every day. I’m lucky as I live right next to a large park, where I do for a daily 2 1/2 mile walk. It really sets me up for the day.
I am very much NOT a ‘morning person’ like yourself! I am a night owl, well until 10pm anyway, well in fact I am not a early bird, nor a night owl, more like an exhausted pigeon really! LOL! Lovely to hear of your adventures and connecting with nature. I also do mindfulness it is brilliant at helping me with pain management, stress and anxiety.
Whale of a time – jam packed full of beauty and adventure
Happy Easter! Chocolate and wine would make a perfect Easter for me. Love to get out for a woodland walk with the family. Sadly cannot do that this year, so will look forward to when we can.
Wow you’re always having great fun with your little one!! Wish I had half of your enerygy! I do try and do different hings with my granddaughter, just wish I had the energy to do more!! I love reading your blogs!
I’ve always thought toys are great but children always look their happiest when they are in a pair of wellies playing outside and enjoying nature
Amazing photos, Baba is looking so grown up. Having a good work life balance is important for us all
I love to see your photographs of you getting out and about.
he looks like hes been having fun
It sounds like you had a lovely March, I can’t believe we are in april already! Some great book recommendations and the 66 day challenge sounds like a great idea ?
Lovely photos as always! It looks like you have had a lovely March with Baba ?
I’m glad Baba is happy to be back at school, I’m sure your work life balance will improve now his back to school too ?
It sounds like you had a lovely March and enjoyed the nature and the beautiful countryside ?
I agree with Baba, 5am is too early for me too! I wish I was an early bird, I’m more of a night owl but I’m trying to get in the routine of going to sleep earlier so I can wake up earlier ?
It looks like you have had a lovely time! I like your blog post ‘Villages in Kent’ I may have to visit some of the places you have mentioned look lovely ?
I have twins so I bet they would end up fighting over this. Hahah
I love really early mornings when everywhere is quiet and still and the cherry blossom is especially welcome this year
I think that the best thing for our mental health is to get outdoors and enjoy our natural surroundings
alot more getting done now the kids are back to school
I quite agree with you – getting out and about in the fresh air is so good for our physical and mental well-being.
Lovely pics look like you had a great time
It sounds like you had a really enjoyable and busy March, I hope your april is just as fun ?
Sounds like you had a really busy March! Some great book recommendations on this blog ?
I’m glad Baba is happy to be back at school and settling well, it must be a nice relief after so much time spent homeschooling ?
Lovely photos! It looks like you had a lovely time reconnecting with nature in the beautiful countryside ?
I love the 66 day challenge, I may have to start this myself to kick bad habits and motivate myself, it sounds like a great idea ?
It is so good I really recommend it! I am just adding simple routines to implement and it feels so great to achieve something
It’s a shame easter wasn’t as sunny as the past few weeks when we had random days of sunshine, I haven’t been up to much because of lockdown but I’m looking forward to the spring and more sunny days! ☀️
What a lovely post! You certainly know how to keep busy and enjoying the fresh air too.
Thanks for sharing. Kent does look really beautiful from your pictures!
Looks like you have great fun together and see some great places. Lovely Magnolia tree
I just love reading about all your little adventures together!
We absolutely love micro. My step son has one and as he doesn’t ride a bike (for reasons I won’t go into detail about) it’s such a lovely alternative to get him out and about!
It sounds like you really enjoyed march and made the most of everything! Lovely photos ?
I’m glad Baba is happy to be back at school and home schooling was a success for you both ?
It sounds like you had a lovely time reconnecting with nature, I would love to live in the beautiful countryside ?
Some great book recommendations on this post, I may have to give a few of them a read ?
I’m definitely going to give this 66 day challenge a try to quit a couple of bad habits and change my routine ?
We used to live in Kent also and really enjoyed so many days out in the sunshine. Now we are across England in Gloucestershire and again blessed with an equally beautiful county to explore with the children in this glorious spring weather!
Where about were you in Kent? Do you recommend any places you would have not seen on my blog? Thanks
Woodland walks and a trip to the local beach
You certainly have found some lovely places to visit and get fresh air and interest too.
Thank goodness my children went back to school my son had a few weeks …. my daughter got 1 then straight away its 2 weeks off for Easter!!!!
Some lovely outdoor Easter pictures looks like you had great fun
Lovely photos it looks like you really made the most of march and the lovely weather ?
It must be a bit easier for you and a slight relief now baba is back to school, it must be so difficult juggling home schooling and managing a blog! ?
Lovely to read that your reconnecting with nature and enjoying the beautiful countryside ?
I really like your blog ‘villages in Kent’ a few Beautiful places in Kent that I didn’t even know existed but may have to pay a few of these places a visit ?
Getting outside is very important anymore, so on good days we also have adventure days in the yard just exploring!
Such a beautiful time of year to enjoy nature
I love the magnolia blossom! It is gorgeous.
Stunning pics and great to hear what you’ve been up to
Lots of lovely springtime photos 🙂
So glad the weather is warming up for more connecting with nature. One good thing from lockdown 8 think is how much more the outdoors has come to be appreciated by all.
It’s crazy that we have done more than quarter of the year already! This year is flying by so fast because of lockdown!
It sounds like you had a really enjoyable and busy march, hopefully your enjoying April just as much ?
I love the Easter and Mothers Day Competitions on your giveaways page! Some beautiful and amazing prizes ?
Lovely pictures of you reconnecting with nature and enjoying the outdoors. Looks like you had a lot of fun.
Some lovely pictures I live in a village
What a lovely, newsy post. Good luck with The Step Up Club and the 66 Days Challenge.
Lovely spring countryside
Love your son’s little fashion choices. so cute!
It sounds like you had a lovely March with family and connecting with nature ?
I’m glad Baba was happy to go back to school and see his friends, it must be a relief to have less homeschooling now his back to school ?
I love the photo’s on this post. Looks like you were having a lovely day.