The Parents

Where Have I Been??

Some of you may be wondering where have I been recently, my blogging is lacking some love and my twitter feed rarely gets any TLC right now… well I’m going to try and explain.

I’ve lost my fizz, I’ve lost my motivation… not for blogging, I love my blog but I’ve lost my motivation for being happy and outgoing.

I began this year on such a mental high, I was driven to my blog and it was clear I was loving everything, for everything to be shattered only a couple of weeks later. My Father In Law has been taken seriously poorly, my Mother In Law has had to leave work to care for him (she works with my husband, the share a business) so I opted to get involved with the business and do what I could. I’ve only been able to work 2, sometimes 3 days a week (during school hours) but this chewed up my blogging time as I can only make my brain work in daylight hours.

I am heartbroken for my Father In Law, he is suffering with a condition called Amaloidosis and is now on a strict Chemotherapy regime. I fully intend to blog about the condition in time when I can put my knowledge into words and also hope to raise awareness of it.

I also have my own woes, I am currently awaiting an operation for Endometriosis so each month I enter a very bad few days which again puts me behind – again I intend to blog about that too… and some point!

So in the meantime I have effectively I kissed goodbye to my decent blogging hours, as a result I’ve reigned in how much work I commit too for now so that I can focus on my immediate family, my in-laws, my house, my kids, our family business, the rapidly increasing amount of laundry and the dog! Everything mounts up so quickly and it’ll take me days to catch up.

I am still here, I’m not going anywhere but I am certainly not here as much as I use to be.


Now with the Easter Holidays upon us my life is going to change again as when the holidays are over Leah begins her 3 year Nursery Funding and will be going to Nursery every weekday afternoon. As yet I am hoping this doesn’t have much of an impact on how I work for the family business but time will tell. But I am hoping the extra hours Leah is in nursery and I am home I can get a decent amount of blogging.

Time will tell.


  1. Danielle Vedmore

    28th March 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Remember to take some time for yourself – often we are so busy looking after everyone else we forget ourselves. x

  2. Sarah Doyle - let them be small

    28th March 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I feel sad reading this. Your blog will still be here when you find the time and energy to committ. For now though you need to look after your family.
    I feel for you on the endometritis and hope that is sorted soon and that your FiL is OK xxx sending love xx

    1. Rebecca Bodkin

      29th March 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you Sarah, it means alot. I’m putting a bit more effort into my blog for the next few days as its my blog anniversary coming up but it’s still going to be a low key affair. Soon I am going to be putting a lot of effort into Amyloidosis and hopefully some charity fund-raising too.

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