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Okay, so I know I just did a giveaway but they are so fun to do for your readers. Especially this time of year! It kinda makes me feel like santa :) I teamed up with some of my fave blogger friends to offer you guys the chance to win an awesome prize!

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Blog Birthday, My Birthday

Eight years ago today I gave birth. No, not to a baby. A blog was born!

I kind of can’t believe I’ve been blogging here for eight whole years. When I started I knew nothing about the blogging world or social media. All I knew was that I missed writing. I kept journals off and on throughout my life. And this was a way to start that process again. I love to look back and read my thoughts. Some of it is painful. But that’s just life. If you’re gonna live, I mean really live, you’re gonna go through some pain.


Blogging when your babies aren’t babies anymore


Something has been bothering me for a long time. You see, two of my babies aren’t babies anymore. As we got closer to Landon starting Kindergarten everything in my being said, you can no longer write about him. I think there are many bloggers out there who feel that way as their babies grow up in the “spotlight” of a blog.

I have blogged ad nauseum about my kids on this blog. And yes, they could someday find what I’ve written about them. Friends and teachers could also find what I’ve written about them. Slowly I started to feel less comfortable with this.


I really don’t know how to write this . . .

I really don’t know how to write this post. To be completely honest – I’m probably gonna muck this up and make some people feel worse. But I really really need to try to say this.

I haven’t written in over a week. It’s mostly because I’m busy. But there is another reason. I recently wrote a post called Our Table is Full. Now, I’m not the best writer on the internet (shocking, I know). But I had been trying for three months to put into words what it was like to go from two kids to three kids and I was happy when I pressed publish because I finally felt like I nailed it. And I had even spell-checked, which at this juncture in life is a huge accomplishment. At one point I had a journalism degree on the wall and an AP Style Manual on my bookshelf. They are probably in the basement with the boxes we haven’t unpacked when we moved three years ago. Ahem.


Thoughts on blogging after seven years

I know, I know. I’m breaking the cardinal rule of blogging, which is don’t blog about blogging! Oops. But I have to get some thoughts out there.

In December I had my 7th blogging anniversary. That seems like a heck of a long time when I actually write it out. Even after all the years I’ve invested in this little space I still wouldn’t consider myself an expert. There are definitely things I could learn more about and improve upon. For instance – SEO. I know the basics. But there could be so much more to gain if I really delved into the meat of it. I just don’t have the time. I guess having three kids in the span of six years will do that to ya.