If you’ve been here before, you may have noticed a few things. 1) That in spite of my many promises to blog more regularly, my last post was much too long ago and 2) A new category has been added to the navigation menu called “Life.” These two things may appear mutually exclusive, but they are indeed related.
When I started my blog, I wanted to write about my experiences in life. I wanted to talk about my family and what it was like to be a mom. I wanted to share tips, tricks, and DIYs that I’ve learned in my 12 years of motherhood. I looked to other lifestyle bloggers to see what they were doing and that was my fatal mistake because somewhere in the shuffle, I lost my voice and my blog became more of an inspiration tutorial than a diary of my experience. But my intention is and always has been for it to be both. I’ve found myself struggling with what to post and wondering if the recipes and tutorials are “good enough”, or “too cliche.” I started judging myself on things I hadn’t even posted yet when all I ever wanted to do was share a look in to my life.
This brings us to today and the new “Life” category I’ve added to the blog. I’m not a super hero, I’m only human and like many of you I’m just doing my best to make sure my mini humans grow up to be the best people they can. My life is not a perfect Pinterest board, but a tangled web of challenges and triumphs that I want to share. I recognize that my unconventional family of 5 is not the only family like mine, and that there may be someone out there interested in hearing our stories and how we manage to not only stay afloat, but dare I say thrive. So while I will most definitely be continuing to share the DIYs and Disney travel tips that you all have grown to love (I hope, lol), I will also be getting a bit more personal and sharing more of the good, bad, intimate, and sometimes downright confusing details of my life. I’m terrified, to be honest. But I’m also really excited. If you made it this far, I really appreciate you. Thanks for reading, thanks for your support, and I hope you’re as excited as I am for what’s to come.