Thanks for dropping by Plots, Plans and Parenthood today, it’s lovely to have you over here in my little corner of the inter-webs.
A bit about me (because the title at the top of the page says I need to tell you something now) – my name is Kelly, a mid-forties (i.e. older than dirt) transplanted Aussie from sunny Sydney now living in the wilds of Essex with my wonderful husband and incredible daughter.
I started the blog four years ago when I was, honestly, at a fairly low point, it became my way of getting my head back together after a stroke. It started as a kind of online journal, but over time the focus changed and it became a way for me to connect with other parents, including those who, like me, have children doing regular hospital time. My ‘Hospital Bag’ blog series was created specifically for those parents. So, if you’ve popped over because you’ve found my Hospital Bag series on Pinterest or perhaps it’s been recommended by one of the children’s charities that have promoted it, then welcome…I hope you’ve found it useful. I just wish you didn’t need it.
That said…this blog isn’t ALL about hospital time! Not even close.
As you will soon discover, I have an unhealthy addiction to Pinterest, cleaning and organising so no doubt there will be a tonne of ‘Look what I found!!!’ posts. I also love cooking; nothing takes me home faster than whipping up a classic Aussie recipe…and nothing helps my waistline more than actually sticking to reasonably balanced foods (if only I had some willpower! )
Parenting articles will no doubt also make an appearance; just don’t expect any ‘How to’ guides from me…I’m 100% winging it!
I love books and read like words are going out of print, so you’ll find some book reviews on here and have yet to meet a planner/organiser/chart or spreadsheet that didn’t make my admin-ny little heart sing, so the odds of printables being offered are also high. You’ll also find the odd affirmation, natural remedy (no cures, just comfort) and maybe a few witchy/holistic things – I like to keep things balanced.
There will also be a new section this year; home education. Last May we made the big decision to home educate our daughter. Our first year has been a whirlwind of learning, laughing and figuring stuff out together. It has been amazing and my only regret is that I wish we had done it sooner. So, you will find information on home ed, new resources and perhaps a few guest posts and book reviews from a certain home ed kiddo keen to flex her literary muscles. Given the toll that Covid-19 is having on parents now having to crisis school at home, this section may see a lot of quick growth!
So hang around for the stories, tips, tricks, recipes, reviews, pictures, printable and whatever else I can rustle up and empty out of my head.
Take care of you!