Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Taking a Blogging Break

I've been thinking a lot about it the last few weeks; and I have finally decided that I am going to take a break from blogging. I really really enjoying blogging but it does take time to do it well and time is something I don't seem to have a lot of.

I don't feel like I can devote the time that is needed to make my blog good right now. There are other things I need to be focusing on; the big one is Darius' schooling. We are going to start kindergarten soon and I need to be focusing on that instead of trying to come up with post ideas.

I SO appreciate everyone who has visited and commented and shared the bloggy love with me and my tiny blog. Thank you to everyone for sticking around!

I am not going to delete my blog because I am hoping this is just a break. I want to come back to it after a while; maybe give myself some time to come up with new ideas.

Again Thank You to everyone who has come and shared my simple little life with me! Hopefully you will be seeing us again before too long!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Baby Is Not Spoiled

There are some people who tell me that my baby is spoiled because she cries when I put her down. And I am here to say: I Disagree!

Now I don't disagree that she cries when I put her down. She absolutely does that. 


What I disagree with is that that makes her 'spoiled'. I don't even know if it's possible to spoil an infant. I mean, she does smell really bad sometimes but I really don't think that has anything to do with me holding her. It seems to be related to feeding her, but I would have to gather more data before I'm sure about the correlation.

Now don't get me wrong; I firmly believe you can spoil a child. Whether its through words or actions, you can teach a child to have a me-first attitude; to think that what they want and feel and think is more important than those around them.

But I don't think you can spoil an infant. They are born with a me-first attitude. They have no concept of anyone or anything else other than what they want. And it makes sense to me that she would cry when I put her down. Suddenly the person--the heartbeat-- she has known since she became aware of her surroundings is suddenly not there. Of course she is going to cry!

I know she is only going to be little for so long; so if my baby wants to be held close to me then I'm going to hold her close to me.

Everything that requires two hands is just going to have to wait a while.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Should I Keep My Blog?

I think I'm having a crisis of confidence about my blog. I've been toying with the idea of stopping my blog. I don't really want to, I enjoy my blog; I'm just wondering if it's worth keeping.

My problem is I don't think there is anything of any use to anyone on it. The blogs that I enjoy reading are ones that have some useful information-- recipes, tips for around the house, organizational tricks. Now I don't want the blog to only be those aspects, I want to learn about the person writing it; their family and their lifestyles. But I like when they add in some practical stuff too. 

I would love for my blog to be that type of blog, but I know it's not and I don't think it will ever be. I am not a good cook {seriously--I'm not a good cook at all! I burned scrambled eggs the other day...in the MICROWAVE!}, I don't have any tips for organization because I'm the most disorganized person I know, and I don't have any tips for raising kids because after 5 years and two kids I'm still winging it!

I also feel bad that I can't network like I want to. There are so many blogs I love but I don't have the time to read and comment on them so how can I expect others to read mine?

Is my life too boring to blog about? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my boring life, its so perfect for me. I just don't know if any one else wants to read about it.

What do you think; should I just keep doing what I've been doing, or is a blog with no practical aspects not really worth reading?

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