If you’ve been following the Homemaking for Girls Series, you might have noticed something is a little off. I intended to post daily in May, but I haven’t actually been doing that. Instead, I’ve been getting posts in as I can. We’ll still be having 30+posts on Homemaking for Girls, but they’re not going to be delivered as seamlessly as I’d hoped.
I thought I might just squeak by without anyone noticing, but that doesn’t feel honest. And while I doubt that the majority of you would even notice, I am thinking of the lone one or two that might be wondering, What the heck?
But my regular peeps probably aren’t surprised. (I can hear you now: “Oh honey, we saw this one coming. 30 Days in a row? Puh-lease!”)
The truth if it is, Homegrown Mom is an active, exciting, wonderful part of my life that feeds my creative spirit and is a big part of what I consider my ministry.
However, my first and foremost ministry is my family. I don’t always do the greatest job of balancing the two, and if I’m going to err, I try to err on the side of neglecting the blog as opposed to the other way around. And let me be clear, sometimes it is the other way around. I screw up both ways.
If you know me and love me, then you know I am not one of those supermom bloggers that can rise before dawn, work from home, homeschool my kids, run all the errands, attend all the activities, keep my house sparkling, and plop a loaf of homemade bread on the table at the end of the day, to boot.
And I am fine with this. I gave up that dream ages ago. (Though I still somehow manage to work it out on paper occasionally. What’s up with that?) What I’m not fine with is putting something out there and not following through. So, please buy into it when I say, in my own little flaky way, this is still a 30 day series.
Just not necessarily 30 Days in a row. Wink, wink.
Three things I’ve learned this month:
1. If I ever decide to do a series again, I shall make sure I have all the content written and posted and scheduled to go out before I announce the series. Ahem.
2. Accepting guests posts is a lot more work than I realized. Kudos to those of you who run group blogs. I. could. never. The email, the email… how do you do it?
3. I really, really love my readers. Someday, all of you are going to wake up and realize I am not a professional and I have no business doing this bloggy thing. Until that day comes, I am blissfully happy to have you all here humoring me. And yes, I realize blissfully happy is somewhat redundant. But sometimes the truth is.
This is the next book on my wishlist: Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends