I have been thinking about this for a while, but it really hit me this weekend, after having the best time with my boys and then today on this day of love. :) I do not have time to be a blogger. I praise those who can do it, but I just cannot. I know that probably sounds ridiculous to some (since it's not like I blog for a living), but it is the truth. I used to write my posts for the following day during my son's second nap each day. Now that he is only down to one and since that nap can sometimes only last for 45 minutes, this means that I only have 45 minutes during the day to get things done around the house without a "little helper." This also means that I have to spend time at night working on posts because 45 minutes often doesn't cut it, not to mention the other projects I want to work on. I just cannot justify spending time away from my husband and son to stress about writing posts. And yes, I seriously stressed about posts. I also feel extremely guilty when I don't get to visit other blogs each day. Serious guilt! That is just silly.
I have gotten several emails from small shops over the past few months, asking if I was accepting sponsors and while that was certainly tempting, I just didn't want the pressure. I started this blog mainly for a creative outlet for me and I feel like having sponsors gives me a certain responsibility to make it worth their while and that also stressed me out. This is just a hobby for me and hobbies should not be stressful, right? I am not going to stop posting altogether, but have decided to only have one post a week on Mondays. In the next few weeks, we are going to be starting on some major projects in our home (finally!...it's only taken 4 years), so I will be documenting those and posting about them, as well as my usual family story-inspired posts, charitable causes, recipes, and fun finds. Sooo, I am not dropping off the planet, just now only posting once a week and probably only checking in with other blogs a few times a week. I know this note is unnecessary, since this is just my personal blog and you probably don't care (!!), but I just wanted to let you know how I have been feeling and to again thank you for reading and being so supportive. I hope you will stick with me!! So...ummm...see you next Monday?