Grooving Mums is a blog hop that helps mums to make time for themselves and perhaps to embark on a little or big journey of rediscovery and reinvention.
Every week, I present some challenges which are optional but might give folks a push in an interesting direction.
It is Advent now so presumably we can ignore Christmas no longer. Shall I come up with some festive challenges?
1. Get some catalogues and look online and in the shops to identify something for your body that you would like for Christmas. Then tell us all about it.
2. Can you do the same for your mind? Perhaps a book or film on a topic that you would like to explore further. Again, please share your ideas with us.
3. Light a candle. If you are up for meditation, try that. If not just enjoy the sight of it or buy one of those lovely scented ones to lift the spirits.
4. Make a change to your blog. Add an image or a badge (The Grooving Mums one is very lovely, hint). Add a disclosure policy if you are interested in reviewing product samples. Give some real thought to what you want your blog to do for you in the New Year.
How is my journey to groove-dom going?
I spent the vast majority of last week either ill or playing nurse to everyone else in the family so progress was limited.
My weight loss seems to have hit a plateau although inch loss is still going on which has to be a good thing.
I am going out tonight to see my little girl in her choir concert at Sheffield Arena.
Sadly, due to various events, I am feeling very undervalued by some of those closest to me. Badly enough for me to almost ask someone to take over the Grooving Mums thing altogether for me but no, I will not let it go. It was my idea, it has merit and it is helping people. I may not be “grooving” enough for one person but maybe that says far more about them than me. I would like some support in the situation but I am not going to set myself up for ridicule/pity here.
It would be so easy now for me to self-sabotage all my healthy eating and lifestyle efforts but I will not do it. I am worth more than that and the reason I know that is because of the lovely comments readers leave on here.
Here’s to Grooving Mums and how it helps us on the most challenging of weeks.
Have a good week and maybe deliver a virtual Secret Santa gift to another grooving mum.
Originally posted 2011-12-06 10:27:33.