What do parents do to unwind at home?

A month ago I started a new job and went back to working after being on maternity leave, 3 months earlier than planned! I still do classes with Erin 4 days a week and we’re both always so busy. Rattan Direct recently got me thinking about how John and I, and other parents, unwind at home. My bed is certainly somewhere I unwind but that’s because I’m asleep!

Rattan Direct have put together a survey to get an idea about how parents unwind at home. It’s a really simple survey to fill out and it will only take a few minutes to complete. If you would like to take part, please follow the link below:


The survey is broken down into three key areas, which are:

1. What parents do to unwind around the home?
2. How are you going to celebrate Christmas this year?
3. Has Brexit actually affected your spending habits around the home and garden?

Here is how I would answer those questions:

I actually find it really hard to unwind, even if I am at home. On an evening when I’m not at work I tend to sit in front of the television with my laptop and get on with some blogging. I don’t stop until midnight. It’s not until I get in a really hot bubble bath that I do start to chill out. Maybe it’s because I feel like I’m shut off from the world in there.

This year will be our first proper Christmas in our own home as we’ve previously visited family instead. This year is also Erin’s first Christmas so we aren’t going anywhere. We’re going to spend the morning in our Christmas PJs and helping Erin and the dog to open their presents. I cannot wait to see how both of them react.

Honestly, Brexit hasn’t really had much of a personal affect on me and the family in any way yet. I’m not sure it will. It certainly hasn’t made a difference in me overspending on presents this year!

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Rattan Direct

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