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If you spend any time scrolling through Pinterest (just about every mom's addiction!), you will find ample happy mom blog pins. Then, there's the others. The nitty-gritty posts. The posts that you go "Oh man, that is MY life!".
Those are the ones I like to write. Because for me, they are my reality. My reality that I love my kids, being a SAHM, blogger and homeschooler, but my life is hardly ever Instagram pretty.
Mama, I am just like you. Tired, frazzled, but completely in love with these tiny little humans. I try to be transparent on my blog, but some days, there's a WHOLE lot more I could write about.
Like big brother getting in trouble for jumping off the couch and purposefully landing on his brother. Or little brother finding a marker big brother left out and coloring the grout of my tile in our den purple. PURPLE. THAT WILL NOT COME OUT. Le sigh...
Or having a pajama day and skipping our homeschool routine (like today) because a cold front is going through, dropping cold rain and winds outside.
Or like telling my kids to play nicely in their room together while mommy "gets ready". Which is code for mommy needs a minute and is going to scroll through Pinterest for 5 minutes, not really doing anything at all, just to take a breather for a second.
Being mommy 24/7 is hard
Some days, I just don't have it in me to write for the blog. Or Facebook. Instagram. Twitter, Pinterest, Google+...
Some mornings, it's hard enough to just get out of bed after having being jolted awake at 4:30am by the toddler who woke up with his foot stuck through the bars of his crib and was screaming bloody murder. Who then preceded to wake up his big brother. So mommy had to spend 30 minutes getting everyone settled and back to sleep.
I'm just not able to write as much as I would like. Because, life. I know you are supposed to be consistent and post new posts in a routine and be all over social media ALL. DAY. LONG.
But I can't. I just can't. Between being a SAHM, homeschooler, blogger, etc, some things just have to give. And usually, the blog is the first thing to slip. Because again, life.
So sometimes you don't hear from me for a few weeks and then BAM! There I am with 3 new posts in a week because the writing bug hit me.
Then other times, you open a new post and go "eh?". That's because I felt like I needed to get something out there after so long.
I'm learning how to manage
All in all, I'm slowly getting my footing. I know I put a ton on my plate in a short amount of time. But what's most important to me is not blogging everyday.
It's those tiny little humans.
It's playing superhero, creating treasure maps and playing hide and seek. It's staying in pajama's on cold rainy days watching Curious George and snuggling with my boys.
So sometimes, you may not hear from me for a while. And other times you'd probably wish you heard a little less. Writing and creating graphics are definitely passions of mine, but being a wife and mother tops all those things.
I started out this blog at the very end of March this year and as 2017 is wrapping up, I don't regret this route one bit. There have been some quite challenging things that have gone on in my personal life. But I am starting to find myself in a new routine and letting life move along.
So even though life isn't always peaches and roses, I love sharing the good times and the failures with you other moms out there. Solidarity sisters. We can do this mom thing, and do it well, even though it can be messy and not necessarily Instagram worthy.
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