Mum’s Summer Bucketlist #HealthHop

If you are an organised Mum then you may already have things planned to do over the Summer. But have you thought about yourself?

Keeping the smalls occupied and fed, possibly working and keeping the house clean can be a real emotional drain. I think it is important to make sure you have plenty of healthy snacks for yourself.

Mum's summer bucketlist

Also why not treat yourself to a bunch of flowers to brighten the place up and keep you in a good mood.

Mum's summer bucketlist

Mum’s Summer Bucketlist (and dad’s too)

For your own mental health I think it is important to plan things for you. Give yourself something to look forward to. I intend to plan something for each week as a treat.

Mum's summer bucketlist

If you do have an opportunity for someone else to look after the children whilst you have a treat then do remember to checkout money saving websites for good local deals. Not only are you saving money but you are supporting local businesses too. Or ask about on Facebook if there is someone local who you could support.

Things you can do at home or pay to go out and have done:


Mum's summer bucketlist


Foot spar

Teeth whitening

Deep conditioning hair treatment

Manicure/ Pedicure

 Mum's summer bucketlist

 Things you can do at home

Relaxing bath

Exercise – this can be as little or as much as you like. You could even do it with the children.

Movie and chocolate

Hot chocolate with marshmallows

Read a book

A nice meal – splash out and treat yourself, or grab a takeaway meaning no washing up too


Mum's summer bucketlist

Leaving the house


Trip to the theatre

Go shopping – shoes, clothes, handbags

Socialise with friends (or your partner)

Mum's summer bucketlist

Do you have any other ideas? Will you be making a Mum’s summer bucketlist for the holidays?

If you haven’t planned what you are doing with the children and need some inspiration the following blogs may help with inspiration:

Rainydaymum Virtual book club summer camp

Wonderthrift 50 fun and thrifty activities for the school holidays 

RedTedArt Classic Summer Crafts

Cats Yellow Days Schools out for Summer feeling it in your wallet 

Damson Lane Salt dough ladybird kids craft

Here come the Girls Summer Activities

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14 thoughts on “Mum’s Summer Bucketlist #HealthHop”

  1. The boy has been trying to join in my exercises with me lately. It is hilarious although his jumping jacks are getting much better. He pulls the most awesome faces which I had thought were hilarious until I realised he was just copying me!

  2. What a lovely idea Joy, lots of lovely things to keep us mums happy! I had my first manicure in I can’t remember how long on Saturday, and am looking at my gorgeous shiny purple nails as we speak 🙂 Also I’m on a mission to get my fitness back over the summer, and went on a power walk this morning which was fab!

  3. I am just starting to think about the summer holidays, and currently making a list of activities. But I think I need to push me up the agenda too – give myself a treat or too, go for a lovely massage or something…. :o)

  4. so important Joy – I never think of planning things for myself always focussing on the children. But you have challenged me to think of me for a change too!

  5. Lots of great tips there Joy – I think the healthy snacks one is particularly important – for mum and for the kids. Drinking lots of water is so crucial too. I’ve noticed that almost every time DorkySon and I have a grump at each other it’s because one or both of us is hungry and thirsty. Got to keep those energy levels up! x

  6. Genius! Why did I not think about this while I am busy booking the kids days and fun up! I am sneaking off for a weekend with the girls in August though, couldn’t be better timed. I always try and have a few nights out too as you can guarantee a lie in the next day!

  7. I am already starting to wonder how the summer holidays are going to pan out. It’s so easy to get caught up in work and entertaining your children, that you forget to look after yourself too. I do regularly buy myself flowers however, I am in desperate need of a manicure and pedicure, haircut, ALL OF THE ABOVE 😉

  8. So good to find ways to treat yourselves isn’t it – love the flowers idea – something I was doing until recently – must get back on that!

  9. Crafting is something I really, really miss doing.I don;t know how I fell out of doing any as it was what I did every day even when I was working and had babies.I must write your list done and make sure I do something ‘for me’ every week.


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