The blog posts that never were..

Friday, November 14, 2014

Well I could just leave this post at the title.. 
The past 20+ some weeks were full of being pregnant, a (toddler) boy mom, a wifey, and staying stressed and busy at work while preparing for maternity leave. I filled my free time with family, resting, and soaking up moments with my first baby as we prepared for him to be a big brother. 
I had ideas and plans for posts, even hopes of getting some done ahead and scheduled for 'maternity leave'..

Maternity fashion/outfits
Big brother gift bag
Make-ahead/frozen meals
Family date nights
Letter to my baby girl
Fall bucket list activities
Etc. Etc. Etc.

Instead, radio silence. 
Instead, I lived and just did those things. 
I didn't get pictures done and edited or posts written and scheduled. 
I experienced them, was present, and just took part.

I guess I'm posting this to say (to myself), 
'It's OK. Give yourself a break. Enjoy the moments (and stop worrying about getting it blogged, or getting the dishes done right away, laundry finished or everything checked off your to do list).'  
Do you need those reminders too? I'm telling you, just like my mom tells me, it's OK.
Don't get me wrong, there's absolutely nothing wrong with blogging and documenting these moments/things/events, but it's not the end of the world if it doesn't get done, along with the many other things swirling around my mind and lists that need completed. 

As I figure out our new normal - life as a mother of two, being a SAHM (while on maternity leave), schedules, maintaining a sane household, and how to juggle all that I need and want to do - I'm just going to be hanging in there. Hoping to continue to document our lives and be a part of this 'community' that has been a joy for me this past year.
In the meantime, please share your suggestions and tips on how YOU do it...
Daily schedules/activities?
Keep up with blogging (posting and reading/commenting)?
Parenting a toddler/newborn?
Staying inspired? Energized? Balanced? Optimistic?
Etc.? Etc.? Etc.?

Happy Friday (and thanks for hanging in there with me)!!
Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Cutest picture of Tyson, the last one is adorable!

  2. So happy to see a new post from you in my feed BUT also LOVING that you are soaking in all of your family time! Girl, I feel the exact same way sometimes. Just the other day in fact, I promised for day 2 of our trip on Thursday and then I sat down to write it on Wednesday and my head was pounding and I just... didn't. And I felt BAD. Like I was letting people down. But the only person I would be letting down would be myself for forcing myself to write even though all I wanted to do was sleep. So I slept. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. I have been feeling so overwhelmed recently and the to do lists just keep growing in my head. With the holidays coming, I know I am already going to be overwhelmed so I just need to take a step back and in the moment. It's so hard but sometimes you just have to step back and remember to live your life and slow down. Hope you are having the BEST weekend!

    1. We definitely put too much pressure on ourselves..!! I know it's easier said then done, and I do enjoy blogging, but sometimes it just doesn't make my 'priority' list. I'm still learning that it's ok to let some things go and not get EVERYTHING done (but most days I still sure try!!). I'm glad you took some time to rest too, you have to take care of yourself in order to (try and) do everything else. :) Absolutely, take time and really enjoy your family and little guy, especially during the holidays. These days go so quickly and partaking and making memories will be worth so much to you all (of course a reminder for ME too). :)

  3. I lI've that you have just been living in the moment! Sometimes that can be hard to do. I do all my blog reading & writing whenever Liam is sleeping so I don't take time away from him. I'm sure it will take a hit when baby #2 arrives!

    1. It reminded me of something you said in a post one time, that you could've sat and took pictures for hours but instead you put the camera down and enjoyed the time with your guy. Such a good reminder!! A good reminder to make the most of nap and bedtime!! :) Thanks Laura!!