Back at it… sort of

I say “sort of” because it’s not like I was ever really “at it” in the first place.  Yes, I had a blog before, but no, I never really posted anything on a regular (or semi-regular) basis.  That silly blog had a way of making me feel guilty for not posting, like a fifth child I neglected, so I deleted the damn thing.  I’ll show you, neglected blog!  No more guilt over here!  But then a weird thing happened.  I started to miss it.  Probably because I’m not really loving Instagram as much as I used to, but I’m not here to talk about algorithms or the other weird stuff that goes on there.  A blog just felt like a better, friendlier, less stressful place for me to share.  Share what?  We shall see!

I’m in a unique spot right now in that I will have four free hours of time every morning once all four boys start school after Labor Day.  I’m hoping I don’t spend that time sitting on the couch with my finger up my nose or roaming the aisles of the grocery store because let’s face it, I need to take serious advantage of that free time.  Being a mom is the only thing I’ve known for the last eight years, and I’ve never felt that I needed “me time” or that I needed to identify myself in some way other than just a mom until now.  I feel like admitting that sounds bad, like I don’t love my kids or something, but I’ve just now realized how important it is for me to have something for myself and some time to myself, away from the bickering and whining.  This summer was kind of a doozy to say the least, and I have to admit I’m kind of ready for Camp Mommy to come to an end.  It was fun, don’t get me wrong – we had a lot of great times, laughs and went on a bunch of amazing trips, but we thrive on routine over here.  Plus, my boys are kind of crazy about school.

So I see yoga classes, dinner prep, long walks with my dogs and maybe a few minutes of sitting on the couch with my finger up my nose during that free time.  I’ll also have time to tend to this new blog baby of mine and document this new season of my life.  Welcome to the world, new blog baby!

A special thank you to @kodystewartillustation for creating my new logo.  She totally nailed my vision, and I can’t praise her work enough.  Look for little changes to the logo each season (if this blog lasts that long).  Let’s just say I’m extremely excited about the fall and winter logos.  Shocker, I know.

Here we go!  Hopefully my next post will be sooner than six months from now.

32 responses

  1. Sarah, “me” time is needed. It is nothing to feel guilty over or bad about. You cannot fill from an empty cup. I have been beyond devoted to my family and have burned myself out. I am now once a week enjoying time for “me”. It is wonderful. I am looking forward to seeing what will come of this blog. Hopefully recipes too!

    • Yes, I’m finally realizing that after 8 years! We definitely need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others! I’ll definitely try to post some recipes… thanks for stopping by!

  2. Yaaaaaay! I’m so happy you’re back! I’ll happily gobble up whatever you post, whenever you feel like posting it. So, no pressure here! But, yaaaaay! 🙂

  3. This is exciting! But no pressure…haha 😉 This reminds me of the times I was so stretched that I felt guilty and somehow responsible for not “putting on my oxygen mask first”. I was exhausted but content in that I was just doing what I needed to do. It/me/my house wasn’t pretty. I didn’t need to feel guilty about it too! In hindsight, maybe we need to lose ourselves to find ourselves again! Congrats on your baby blog, Sarah 🙂

  4. I adore your insta account. You inspire me to pair down my home to the things I really love. Plus, your kids, pups and plants have me smiling all the time. I look forward to reading your thoughts as you blog!

  5. I love your Instagram and this blog post already has me feeling like I’m not a totally selfish mom for wanting to do some things I enjoy by myself. Thank you for blogging, you make the world a better place for moms!

  6. Looking forward to reading your blog! And…I think many moms can relate to enjoying kids on summer vaca while also being ready for school to start. We thrive (or do better…thrive may be a bit of an overstatement 😄) on a schedule over here too!

  7. I discovered your blog through instagram and although I am glad you took some time to yourself i did miss it very much. I’m a 21 year old college student who struggles with routine and yet your words inspire and encourage me. I especially love your blog/instagram in the fall time. Looking forward to this year!!!

  8. Love this! Please keep it up, I’ll be reading even if I’m not commenting, and I’m sure a lot of other ladies will too!

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