I have been reading much lately about women deciding to quit blogging, for various reasons. For most, it is the sheer distraction of the computer, luring us away from our real-life duties and into the virtual world. On a hard day, the virtual world can be a comfort, filled with ideas and inspiring pictures to help us on our way.
I have also heard many people shunning the 'beautiful' blogs out there...... blogs where the mother is content, the children happy, the family strong. This I will not do. I know (as we all should) that blogs are a snippet of real life. No-one has a perfect life. We are all human, all sinners, all flawed. All striving to do our best with what we have been given. For me, I gain so much from reading the inspirational, the beautiful, learning of the peaceful lives other families are striving to create. Homeschooling advice from seasoned homeschool mothers. Recipes. Craft ideas. I can then apply these things to my own life. Should this not be our goal as women? Always learning, always growing? And striving for peace and beauty and love in our homes?
Lately, I have felt the pull of the computer. It ebbs and flows, as does life, but right now it is luring me in. Blogging is a bit of a passion. :) And one I'm not going to give up. Blogging has taught me to seek the beauty in the every day. And reading those blogs which encourage and teach me and fill my cup - well, I'd be foolish to give that up!
So. I'm telling you all this to simply share that I'm going to be cutting back. I will not be posting frequently, at least for awhile. I want to concentrate on some other things........ working in the garden daily, playing more with the children, baking bread more regularly again, and making some birthday gifts for the boys (birthdays coming up soon!). I'm thinking I'll just do weekly posts on the weekends. I will catch up on blog reading at that time also. If I post during the week, it will just be little posts. One photo of something significant, a quote from a book I'm reading, that sort of thing.
I love you all, and wish you a very happy Mother's day!! Hope you all feel special today, as you should - you are shaping little ones who will change the world. xoxo