I Forgot What Weekends Were Like #MummyMondays

I just had the most relaxing weekend I’ve had since I can remember. A weekend without looming writing deadlines, a weekend where I didn’t have to sit and work while Mr. G and Elliott were doing things (and feeling guilty about it.) A weekend where I could actually spend quality time with my family.

I thank the fact that I’ve recently had a wonderful opportunity come my way that now allows me to focus on one part-time position instead of having to juggle numerous different jobs like I had been for so long, one of the challenges of being a freelancer.

I had actually forgotten what it was like to have a weekend and this weekend, well,  it was so good!

We went to a local fun fair, I watched Elliott enjoy the kids rides, we ate the yummiest pulled pork burgers and listened to beautiful Japanese  music.

I got to sit on my front verandah by candlelight while enjoying a glass of red wine and engaging in proper conversation with my husband.

I enjoyed the beautiful morning sun, listened to the birds with a coffee in hand and my favourite magazine on the front verandah. I even took the time to completely focus on Elliott and help him do some colouring in.


I even had times when I asked myself ‘Hmm, what should I do today, ‘ that’s been unheard of, I’ve NEVER asked myself that! To be completely present and  focused without my mind wandering to other stuff was completely uplifting and I am going to do my best to make sure it happens more often.


What are your weekends usually like? Do you take the time to stop and focus?


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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a freelance writer, a social media manager, a Mum to her six-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, six chickens and Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
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  1. April 20, 2015 / 6:42 am

    Eva, it sounds like you had a lovely (and well deserved), relaxing weekend. I had one of those rare mini-breaks too. I can really relate to your thoughts about juggling lots of freelance work as I found myself in that position early last year too! So glad to read a new opportunity came your way and has opened up more time to spend with family. P.S. love the snaps in this post too – great images. (P.P.S This is my first Monday link up – thank you for the opportunity).

    • Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy
      April 25, 2015 / 12:01 pm

      Hi Tonia, welcome to your first Mummy Mondays linky! Glad you love the snaps, it was a big reflection of my weekend.

  2. April 20, 2015 / 6:48 am

    Nothing like a wonderful weekend is there? Glad to hear yours was a refreshing one. I can’t believe it’s Monday already. (I woke up thinking it was Sunday!) Sigh!

  3. Cindy @ Your Kids OT
    April 20, 2015 / 7:49 am

    It does sounds like a lovely weekend to be in the moment and enjoy your family! Well done with your part time position too. I was having some Monday-itis with the end of the school holidays and this dreary weather….but really I have nothing to complain about so Monday here I come!

  4. April 20, 2015 / 7:50 am

    That sounds like a perfect weekend to me!! We always try and go out for Sunday brunch – that’s our time to relax and chat!

  5. April 20, 2015 / 10:23 am

    Sounds like all is kind of wonderful in your world right now. We all need time to relax and enjoy in between the hard work. I keep a good balance but my commitments aren’t so huge as yet. Hopefully you get lots more weekends like that one in future too.

  6. April 20, 2015 / 11:02 am

    Here’s to more weekends like that! Yours sounds wonderful Eva. Handy Hubby works pretty long hours during the week so we try to do things together as a family on the weekend – even if it’s just one small activity that fits in between taking the tornadoes to sport. Yesterday afternoon was perfect – swim at the pool followed by fish and chips at the beach watching the sunset.

  7. April 20, 2015 / 11:43 am

    Good on you Eva, sounds like you have well and truly earned a relaxing weekend! I love weekends when there are no plans and we can pick and choose what we want to do – doesn’t happen as often as I like, but when it does I certainly treasure them!

  8. April 20, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Sounds absolutely blissful! Dave and I had the chance to have some adult conversation last Tuesday and it was absolutely fantastic. Adult conversation can not be more highly recommended!

  9. April 20, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    What a great weekend and such perfect timing with your anniversary 🙂

  10. April 20, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Happy Monday and thank you so much for hosting this great link up! Have a wonderful week!! Sounds like you had a great weekend! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

  11. April 20, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    Looks like a lovely weekend. I am going to start taking more weekends and make a point of having fun and stopping.

  12. April 20, 2015 / 8:41 pm

    Oh that sounds sooo lovely! Glad you had a lovely weekend, and that you got a great new opportunity that allowed it to happen. I am exactly the same; there is always so much to do that weekends are very rarely relaxing, but Ava is starting nursery next week so hopefully I should be able to get things done during the week and have my weekends back. Lovely post xx

  13. April 20, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Thanks for hosting! Glad you had a relaxing weekend! I took some time to enjoy spring and family life as well this weekend. Hope you have a lovely week!