Monday, 26 September 2016

What parents do to unwind around the home?

Family life can be very hectic. There is always something to do and the list of chores and family events is never ending. Since becoming parents for the first time over 5 years ago life has been busy and crammed full with things to do and adventures with our little ones.

Now that we are a family of four, my time to get things done around the house when Bug is in school is gone with my time now occupied by a busy baby toddler. As I don’t seem to manage to get through the long list of household chores in the day anymore thanks to a busy, inquisitive and playful Jelly Bean even once the kids are in bed and fast asleep my day is not done as I try to catch up on some chores. Life as a parent is tiring, endless and busy…..but thanks to the joy and love the kids bring it is all worth it!

With life being so busy and tiring I cherish any time I get to relax and unwind. For me the best relaxing time is when I get to enjoy a long, hot soak in the bath or when I get rare time to snuggle up and watch a film (even better if I can last through the whole film without falling asleep!).


Lee’s idea of unwinding is getting lost in the world of gaming and enjoying a game or two in peace and quiet.

Relaxing means something different to everyone. One person's idea of a relaxing time is heavenly to some people, whilst others would hate it. My mum loves reading books to relax, my mother-in-law finds tending to her garden the ideal way to relax and unwind, and one of the mums on the school run who I am friendly with always says she needs a big glass (or bottle) of wine to keep her company whilst watching TV to relax with.

Whether you find a bath, watching a film or gardening the best way to relax, I believe it is important to take advantage of rare moments you do get to unwind and relax so that you can enjoy some much needed “me time”. I know my relaxing baths and chilled film time - regardless of how rare or brief - helps keep me sane!

Rattan Direct are looking at how parents unwind. To find out what parents do to unwind around the home they have put together a survey.

The easy to answer survey not only looks at what parents do to unwind around the home but also your plans of celebrating Christmas this year and whether Brexit has affected spending habits around the home and garden.

What do you do to unwind and relax?     


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