Monday, November 15, 2021

Taking a Step Back

 Hi there friends and happy Monday. Today I am writing to tell you that I am going to be taking a step back from blogging for a bit. I have loved this little online community of like-minded women over the past few years, but this hobby of mine is starting to take up time I no longer have. 

When I started this blog back in 2018 I was bored out of my mind. I was the first of my group of friends to have a baby, and the only one of my friends who was a stay at home mom. I was at home with Lily Grace, by myself, for 8+ hours a day. While she was cute as a button, and still is, she wasn't much for conversation back in those days of being a young toddler. My friends were busy at work, my husband was busy at work, and so was my family. I needed something to do, a way to fill my time, and blogging was the perfect fit. I used to write my blog posts during LG's nap time when I had a solid 3+ hours with nothing to do. Now our sweet girl only takes 1-2 naps a week if I'm lucky and they never seem to coincide with Liam's naps. Now I feel like I'm trying to write blog posts at the end of the day when I'm already dead tired. That's not feeding my love for this blog, but making it feel like one more "chore", which I don't want!

I have truly enjoyed writing this blog, and the thought of giving it up completely makes me sad. So I am not giving it up completely, but I am going to be taking a big step back. Rather than showing up here 3+ times a week, I'm going to be showing up more on a whim, when I'm able to, and when I have something legitimate to write about. Maybe instead of weekly Friday Favorites, I'll have one a month but it'll be longer and more in-depth? I'm not 100% sure what the future of this blog will look like, but I know that spending the time being more present in the moment with my family is something I won't regret. 

If you don't already follow me on BlogLovin', now would be a great time to do so. It'll notify you when I post something, so you won't have to keep checking back. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming back here to read and follow along with our family!! I appreciate your kind comments, emails, Instagram DM's, etc. so much more than you know and genuinely consider all of you my real life friends. If only we all lived closer and could go grab a glass of wine together. 😉

See you back here someday (hopefully) soon! 




  1. aww I will miss seeing all your posts with the kids but completely understand where you are coming form. I have enjoyed learning so much from you (that you don't know you taught me) and watching your family grow.

  2. I think it’s great you’re doing what’s right for you! Good luck as you try to navigate balance.

  3. Aw! I'm excited for you and sad for me! This blog is how I found you, and check in to see what's up multiple times a week while I've got down time at work. I've loved connecting with you, Lauren! And still will through Instagram, hopefully! Have a great break!

  4. I will miss seeing your posts, but I definitely understand! I feel this way as well sometimes especially during this hectic time of the year. Take care!

  5. Will miss your posts but understand! Enjoy your extra time!