I am back online at home. Being online and working out my baby's sleeping habits (finally!) means I can get back to regular blogging. I am so enthused to be back online that I started a new blog to record our family adventures - The Simple Cooks
I toyed with ending the Maree Rose blog. A couple of reasons.....
I felt like this blog was just about me and I felt that I am so much more than I was now that I have Paddy.
I felt a bit self-centred having a blog about my life that didn't record everything about him.
Then I thought a little more clearly - I need to have this part of me to stay strong. I can't completely give up on everything for me just because Paddy isn't the main focus.
So with that sorted I will use this blog to record my mission to get on track to a simple world. Achieveing this has become even more important now he is here with us.
This renewed excitement started when I did a Frugal Housekeeping workshop. I am lucky enough to live in the same part of the world as Rhonda from Down To Earth. I attended her free workshop in Maleny and it was brilliant. If you haven't checked out her blog you must - she is a truly inspiring woman.
Anyway, I have her notes close by at all times and am getting through them step by step.
Step One for us is Tracking our Money and Budgeting.
A budget has always floated around in our lives we have just never stuck to it.
We are both tracking where we are spending our money - I have followed Rhonda's suggestion and have a little notebook to write down everything that I spend my money on. Then we can see where it all goes and work on reducing the wasteful spending. In just one week it has made me think about everything I buy.
Give it a go.....