It has been a while.
Let me start by sharing my big news.
In November 2015, my partner and I welcomed a baby boy, and we are over the moon and so in love with him! Motherhood is by far the best thing that has ever happened to me! 🙂
My maternity leave started in September last year, and I thought I would be bored at home being heavily pregnant. Bored? I was so wrong! I was spending my days trying to get everything organised just in time for my son’s arrival and had what seemed like a neverending list of things to do! I was a very busy Mama-to-be!
Now that my son is finally here my list of things to do is even bigger 🙂 But I can say one thing – I am enjoying being a mother so much I would not change that for the world!
In terms of our financial situation… things could be better. It goes without saying that we are debt free! But with me being on maternity leave, our income has reduced by quite a bit. We have built some savings, and our emergency fund is full at £10k (this amount is saved in a cash ISA so we are getting some interest too). However, we are not able to save at the rate we used to now that I do not earn as much.
I need to be watching our spending even more now which I plan on doing with the help of my blog. I want to share our monthly budget (and keep track of it) as well as our goals, both personal and financial (and watch the progress).
I hope you guys are doing well! I have been reading some of my most favourite personal finance blogs, and I have to say I am so impressed by some bloggers’ progress! 🙂