There was a time when all I could think about was logging into my blog dashboard and sharing all the interesting (to me) tidbits about my life. As a new mom at home all day with my baby, blogging was my therapy. This site was my little home and I invited anyone in to chat. It was my living room and as seasons came and went, I shared and commiserated and ranted and wrote here on Lil-Kid-Things.
Lately however, I feel very much more guarded and private about my life. Or I should say, about my kids’ lives. When they were babies, I had no issue with turning to the pages of the internet to find answers to all of these PROBLEMS that plagued them. You know, things like sleeping and eating and growing. It was all too much, too overwhelming. I needed community and I found it. The issues I faced were very textbook and not at all damaging to discuss. As I learned and shared what I learned, I felt stronger and more ready to tackle motherhood.
But now, as they grow and have more to learn and I have more to learn, I am guarding their secrets closer. I don’t find myself itching to rant about some common thread that binds us mothers together on the internet. I’ll share my heart to your face, but much and much less here. I am in a strange place as a parenting blogger and I am not sure where this path will lead me.
In the coming months, you may see some changes around here. I plan to re-design the blog and focus less on the act of parenting problem-solving and more on the idea that I am a person who loves many things, including my awesome children. A long time ago, Jerry and I decided that we would scale back online once the kids went to school and with Oscar starting Kindergarten in the fall, the time is now.
I’m not going anywhere. I just felt it was time to share some of these thoughts with you. My guess is if you have been reading for any length of time, you saw it happening before I ever mentioned it. My hope is that this new chapter in my blogging life will open doors to talk about all kinds of different topics from fitness to fashion and I may even dive back into politics (you never know). There is even a name change in the works so stay tuned!
No matter what I have talked about in the past ten years or what I say in the next ten, I am so grateful to you readers for taking this journey with me and supporting me along the way.
So what’s next? I guess we’ll find out together!