It feels so good to be back here and writing again. It has been about 2 and half months and I have to say that the time away was very needed. I was worn down, tired and completely overwhelmed by life. I was really struggling with the day to day and still feeling like I was failing in all aspects of life. I also had some concerns over some comments that I had received about having it ‘all together’ and I needed to do some serious thinking about what I was sharing and why.
During this break, I also realized how much I enjoy reading blogs and watching videos about experiences and tips from other moms around the world. From large family living to saving money to scheduling to homeschooling, I enjoy all of them and appreciate women who have shared. As we get further into our first year of homeschooling and I am looking towards next year I particularly appreciate reading the curriculum reviews that I find.
In the last 2 months family and school life have settled down a bit and I am starting to feel like myself again. I have spent some time doing some serious contemplating about this blog, my expectations, and my goals. I have been an all or nothing type person for much of my life but as time passes I am learning and realizing that sometimes you just have to do what you can and accept that for what it is. I am not perfect by any means and neither is my life. I don’t always share the sad or hard or stressful things but I’m realizing now that I maybe I could share a little bit more for those for a more balanced writing.
So with all of that said and in mind, I will be back posting again very soon. Posts here will go with the ebbs and flows of life though; sometimes there will be a few together and other times they will be less frequent. I also plan to start doing more videos. This is something that I have been thinking about for almost a year and have decided it will be a fun way to share with everyone. I had done one video at the end of the year and I like the challenge of learning something new.
Below is an update on life: baby Jacob, my health, homeschooling, and some other random tid bits. Have a watch and make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel in order to be alerted when a new video is posted.
Before that, though, I made a
big small oops and instead of deactivating my Instagram and Facebook accounts I deleted them. Sooo…. if you were following me before or are new and want to follow me it is the same name @onemamatoanother but you have to go and hit ‘follow’ again. Likewise, like my page on Facebook here.
I have an exciting giveaway planned for the end of March or beginning of April so make sure you check back in for your chance to enter.