Getting things done

So, we are a week into March and I don't yet have a focus for the month - I need to sort that out!

Getting rid was a reasonable success - I think what I really want to do this month is get things done! Like the extension, the bathroom, the kitchen. I think I am being a little over ambitious though - perhaps this should be my focus for March and April!

I guess I am feeling a little overwhelmed by all that I have on - with the building, renovations, preparing for a baby and my uni work (I am doing a 1 year post grad course to attain specialist maths teacher status through the Institute of Education at the University of London ) as well as my regular job, and of course, 'growing a baby'.

I think it will be good for my sanity to have a little focus on what I have actually managed to get done as this might take my mind off the overwhelm that I am currently feeling in response to all there is yet to do.  So, as with the Jan and Feb challenges, I'll update this as things happen - with the exception of cleaning up dust - that is a continuous task!

  • windows in
  • loft insulation installed
  • kitchen chosen
  • bathroom chosen and ordered
  • kitchen floor removed so concrete can dry after flood
  • Loft ladder and flooring purchased so that I can hide stuff away up there - builder installing it for me
  • plastering is finished
  • two assignments completed in w/e 4th March (6 to go)
  • two more w/e 25th March (4 to go)
  • started getting ideas together for essay 1 (of 4)
Baby stuff
  • Pram purchased and waiting at mum's
  • Decided on nappies (Motherease reusables) and bought enough (I think!)
  • Decided on the baby hammock and placed order (and it has arrived and I love it!)
  • Bought a nursing chair (This is fabulous too - so comfy. I can see it moving downstairs once the renovations and dust are gone)
  • Bought a changing table
  • Have a shortlist of names
  • Written a will so that guardianship of Mr Bump is all sorted should I snuff it

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.


  1. That's a huge list of achievements Em. You need to have this time to focus on you and the baby too, it's okay to rest as well ;-)

    Can't wait to see you soon - can't believe you'll have a huge bump!


  2. Believe me I would love to rest! At the moment I am asking myself what on earth possessed me to try to do the of a maths degree in a year, renovate the bathroom and kitchen, convert the garage, do a full time job and grow a baby all at once... It will all be worth it in the end, hopefully before I am too enormous - but I would love to sleep for week!

  3. I do only have 41 more working days to go though!

  4. Not that you're counting of course ;=)