Welcome to Rainy Day Mum, if you are visiting for the first time then we hope you find a comfortable spot and sit down to discover more and work your way towards setting your own family goals and living the life you want with the kids.
Hi I'm so glad that you are joining us living with kids and achieving your family goals what ever they maybe.
If you are joining us for the first time - I'm Cerys the founder of Rainy Day Mum, a mum of 2, marine biologist, environmental educator and teacher. I'm passionate about the fact that life, dreams shouldn't stop just because you have children and through adjustments, goal setting and finding what works for you it is truly possible to achieve those as well.
Whether you are a parent, carer, educator or just love the ideas I am sharing to Get Creative, Learn or Cook up some delicious meals in our Rainy Day Fund of Ideas you are sure to find something that is perfect for you.
Finding and Setting your Family Goals
No two families are the same just like no two people are the same but after discussing Family Goals with our readers we have broken them down into 7 specific areas of life.
With our team of writers, guest bloggers and from our own journey to achieving our family goals we have 1000's of ideas and inspiration to help you work step by step towards living the life you dream of.
Click on any of the images below to take you to that section of the site for ideas and inspiration.
Inspiration and ideas for year round creativity. Projects for you and the kids to do.
Help your children to develop a life long love of learning with hands-on activities for all their ages.
From easy mid-week suppers to special occasion cooking. Stir up a storm in the kitchen
Busy lives mean limited time together as a family - make the time you have QUALITY time.
Get out and explore from Days Out suggestions, staycation advice to family travel around the world.
Make a home, 21st Century Homemaking for Busy Parents. With tips and advice plus inspiration for living with kids
Take care of yourself, with our advice on self-care and making you count in the family too.
Working towards living the life you want with your kids step by step.
Finding your goals, and making your dreams more than just a wish on a star.
Get weekly inspiration to help you on the way whatever your family goals are.
Scroll down to find the favourites of families that read Rainy Day Mum
Read more about
Parenting is by far the hardest job that I've ever had. It is relentless, ever changing, exciting, frightening, worrying, glorious and amazing.
BUT it is hard and for the first few months with my eldest I found myself in survival mode. Counting the minutes until my husband would return home. When my youngest arrived only 18 months after my eldest a switch flicked! It was instead of surviving I wanted to live and the first goal I set was that I was going to do daily activities with the kids yes even the new born that would mean spending quality time together.
As I love getting crafty those first few years were spent doing art and crafts with them, as well as playing together and I started to share them here on Rainy Day Mum.
That was back in 2011 - since then the children have GROWN and so have the goals that we have set ourselves as a family spreading out and increasing once one is established.
Read more about our journey and the goals we have as well as decide what your family's goal or goals will be this year. There is no bad time to set them just jump right in and start.