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2 months, 8 weeks: my maternity leave bucket list


I have two months left before I have to go back to work. This makes me feel sad but I won’t let it get me down. I have decided to write a list of what we are going to do in the next 8 weeks. I want to have fun, make memories and not waste any time. I feel like I missed out at the start so I want to make the end of my maternity leave so much better.

I do have some annual leave to take when I get back to work so I will only be working a few days a week to start which is nice. However I can’t pretend that I am still on mat leave; it must end , I must go to work, and things must change.

I asked people on twitter and Facebook what I should out on my list and I got some great ideas.

So without further ado, here is my list. I hope you enjoy!

My Maternity Leave Bucket List: 8 Weeks Left

Go Swimming

Go to a Farm

Go to Aquarium

Sensory Play

Bake a Cake

Start a ‘Crafty’ Project

Jumping in Puddles

Berry Picking

Make Christmas Cards

Make Christmas Presents

Complete (or rather start) scrapbook

Messy Play

Visit Friends

Go to the Seaside

Go to the Park, play on the swings

Make Clay Hand and Foot Prints

Spend a Day with Daddy

Sort out photographs and put some on walls

Go to Soft Play

Go for a Picnic

Go for a Play Date

Watch Fireworks

Wear Matching Clothes

Spend a lazy day in PJ’s watching  DVD

Go to the Cinema? (not sure if she will, but maybe!)

Go to a Children’s Play/Pantomime


I will try to do as may of these things as possible. Maybe not all of them are possible, but it’s good to dream. I am feeling very positive and excited for the weeks ahead.

Do you have anything specific you want to do before you go back to work? Do you have any ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “2 months, 8 weeks: my maternity leave bucket list”

  • This is a great list. I’m so happy that you’re approaching your last few weeks with such a positive attitude. I let it ruin my last month off with CK and wish I’d done something similar to you x

  • I love the idea of a bucket list! I have 9 weeks left and I feel like I need to do similar things or I’ll regret not making the most of my time off.

    I have similar plans, but didn’t think of the Christmas cards, that’s a great one! I might even write a family newsletter which is something my mum has done for years – every year she sends xmas cards with a letter summarising the year’s events which is good for those she rarely sees.

    I look forward to seeing how much if this list you tick off 🙂

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