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Balancing life with two kidsLong time no see, Blog.

I’ve been taking a break from blogging since Kiwi was born. Well, duh, you might think. I do, after all, have an eight-week-old and toddler to take care of, plus a husband to occasionally talk with, plus a full-time job writing. (Cleaning and cooking have completely fallen by the wayside, too. Our house is a constant disaster.)

My hiatus is perhaps to be expected, but that doesn’t mean I like it.

I like this blog. I enjoy writing it, sharing it, connecting with other people and building a community of other bloggers and readers. It doesn’t bring in a cent and probably isn’t advancing my career in any way, but it has become something that’s important to me.

As moms, it’s easy to let go of the things we enjoy—but that don’t tangibly contribute— especially in the hazy first months of a baby’s life. But we shouldn’t.

Even though this blog centers around my family, it’s for me. I am a writer, and writers write. Sure, right now I’m writing and editing full-time, but this is fulfilling in a different way. I get to say what’s in my heart (or in my sleep-deprived mind, at least).

At some point, I’ll come back from my break from blogging and regain some of the balance that’s missing. In the meantime, I haven’t completely forgotten about my tiny corner of the internet. I’ll be back.

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  • September 14, 2015 at 10:12 am
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    The amount of things in your balance naturally changes based on circumstance and good to hear you’re doing well (even if hazy) and will be back!

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  • September 14, 2015 at 10:13 am
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    Enjoy time with your little ones while they are little!

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  • September 14, 2015 at 10:14 am
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    I’m sure there will be times that you will not be able to blog as often, but you can always collect ideas (And memories) for later. Enjoy your sleepless night and baby snuggles 🙂

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    • September 14, 2015 at 11:02 am
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      Definitely. I’m trying to be better at collecting little moments in my Day One journaling app. I’ll be happy I saved them.

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  • September 14, 2015 at 10:46 am
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    I know exactly what you mean. My little bitty is three and a half months and I still have weeks where it all gets to be too much. The groceries need to be bought, he needs to be cleaned, things get pared down to just essentials. Necessary, but it’s survival mode and I don’t really like survival mode.

    It gets better every day they are older. Maybe not by feet, but by inches.

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  • September 14, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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    As I see it, blogging has to be come naturally. The topics come to you when they need to and that is what makes authentic so… “sorry not sorry” is how I see it. Congrats on being a new Mom (again)

    http://www.dawnehanks.com

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    • September 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm
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      My trouble is I often think of something I want to post, but I have trouble finding the time or mental energy to do so. I know that’ll come again when my little one gets a little older—and when I get more sleep.

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  • September 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm
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    It’s nice to “be present” once in awhile as well. It was my new years resolution to be more present with my loved ones and not always thinking about instagraming moments or blog posts. Honestly, it has made my posts much more authentic, I feel more creative and less forced to put out content. It can do wonders so enjoy this time!

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  • September 14, 2015 at 9:37 pm
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    It’s totally normal to have to figure out how to fit blogging in with a new baby. Take your time and enjoy your precious little one and we’ll be waiting when you get back! <3

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