After a day that started at the crack of dawn (or if you're a mum of a newborn, at 4.30 am possibly), then got busier and crazier with the school-run and toddler groups and tantrums and after-school classes, and then ended in bedtime drama, you are no doubt exhausted. Not just physically but more so mentally. But, you do not want to go to bed, because hallelujah, you've finally got some time to yourself. Some quiet time with no Ben 10 or Paw Patrol blaring on the TV, no baby crying, no threenager whining. Housework and blog work remains – it never ends – but that can wait until tomorrow. For now, this time is yours to enjoy. And these five things are all a mum needs to wind down every night…
If alcohol is not your thing, there's nothing more comforting than sitting down with a hot cup of tea – and enjoying it HOT!
(For the record, I am no alcoholic, though I must confess I am currently having an affair of sorts with wine and coffee – you can read all about it here).
My go-to glass after a tough day parenting
2. The Apprentice (or your fav TV show/box set)
I'm a self-confessed Apprentice fan (Wednesday nights come second close to Friday nights this time of the year). Seeing your favourite show or box set (or mindless TV) is quite relaxing. Because a) you are actually allowed to watch TV without your littles stealing the remote and b) you are watching something other than CBeebies or Amazon Prime Kids!
3. Snuggly winter wear
4. Chocolate, or a chocolate dessert
Little Man gets a treat whenever he's good. So why can't Mummies get treats for doing the toughest job on the planet – parenting? (Well because then Mummy puts on weight and gets depressed and then eats more chocolate because she's depressed). Anyways, I digress. A piece (or two or three) of the stuff melts the days tantrums/ screaming/ blah blah blah away. And yes, in case you missed it, I'm also a chocoholic!
5. Social Media
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