I am feeling a bit like a one hit wonder with constantly posting about what I just listed on ETSY, but thats what I am making at the moment, so there would be no posting otherwise.
So, that said, check out what I just listed on ETSY.
I also listed some tatted doilies, on their own. I would love some feedback on the price etc ( I am wearing big girl panties, I can take it).
Today was a bit of a special day for me. It was mine, and Jono's last day at Playcentre. I have been At Weymouth Playcentre for 6.5 years. Jono started when he was 6 weeks old.
- to cut a long story short : early childhood education for 0-6 year olds, run by the parents on a voluntary basis. We receive government funding and have to train to a certain level to run licensed sessions. I have really enjoyed Playcentre. It was a lifesaver for me as a new mum, who didn't know anybody around where I lived. I got to interact with other parents. I got to do a 'job' which re-instilled that self esteem we women so often lose when we become "mother". I gained many skills - leadership, management, financial (when I say run by parents , we do it ALL), humility. I have contributed not only to the management of my centre, but the overall management of all the centre's in our area. I got to work with a great group of mums, dads, nannas and poppas, and I can leave knowing I touched the lives of many children, and hopefully sparked a lifelong interest in learning.
Having said all that though, I am SO HAPPY to be sending my Jono off to school. It has been a long, hard, sometimes very dark, road choosing to stay home and raise these kids for the last 9.5 years. I am looking forward to some time for me. My BFF is back in Auckland so we are going to have a 'play' date once a week at least.
Of course I will still be involved with Playcentre (in a paid capacity), and I am still treasurer for my centre until the end of the financial year. I am looking forward to seeing what new things lie ahead.
Over and out ... and God (or anyone of a higher power , I am not fussy) give me strength to get thru the holidays!