New Blogger - @Worcester_mommy

Local Mum Laura Cartwright is joining us as a guest blogger this week.

Laura started the Worcester_Mommy when her eldest son started nursery and the blog brings together Laura’s love of photography, writing, cooking and getting out and about with her family.

Laura lives in Worcester with her husband and two sons who are 6 and 1.  Laura said “I’m a trained primary school teacher but I’m taking a career break to look after my boys full time. Our house is madness at the moment with juggling home-schooling and a baby that’s learning to walk but I love it. Worcester mommy started out of a need for a creative output. My eldest son was three at the time and had just started part time nursery. I’d had a career break to look after him full time and I felt I’d lost myself in motherhood. I figured by writing about my parenting journey I could help others as well as giving myself something new to focus on”.

We asked Laura to share with us her tips for keeping the kids busy in lockdown and her first blog focuses on their favourite walk…enjoy!

Do you remember at the start of lockdown when we were told we only leave the house to either go to work, shop for essentials and exercise? I remember thinking daily exercise- I don’t do that normally!

A daily walk, something so simple but has become such an important part of our routine. Over the last few months, there has only been a handful of days we’ve missed our daily walk. To begin with, we stayed local just walking where we live. Now, as the restrictions have been softened we have been exploring a little further from home. 

We are so lucky in Worcestershire to have so many amazing green spaces. Whether it’s parks, public footpaths, the river or the many hidden gems. 

Do you remember at the start of lockdown when we were told we only leave the house to either go to work, shop for essentials and exercise? I remember thinking daily exercise- I don’t do that normally!

A daily walk, something so simple but has become such an important part of our routine. Over the last few months, there has only been a handful of days we’ve missed our daily walk. To begin with, we stayed local just walking where we live. Now, as the restrictions have been softened we have been exploring a little further from home. 

We are so lucky in Worcestershire to have so many amazing green spaces. Whether it’s parks, public footpaths, the river or the many hidden gems. 

I wanted to share one of my favourite family walks that we’ve done over the last couple of weeks. A riverside walk from Worcester city bridge to Diglis bridge and back again. A family walk with a six year old a baby in a buggy always takes longer as it usually entails stopping to look at interesting treasures along the way.

Stopping at the swan sanctuary with our bag of bread, spotting insects flying in and out of the bug hotels and my eldest scooting and swerving down the riverside path were just some of our highlights. It’s a popular walk and it’s easy to see why. I always love visiting the river. When we reached Diglis we looked at the weir, canal locks and the swan statue. All these things are easy to miss as adults. Easy to walk past but children make you slow down which I’m grateful for. 

On our final walk back we saw some local residents planting a wild flower garden on the riverside which we’re looking forward to seeing next time. A lovely family walk and one that will be repeated again soon. 

Family friendly route map

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