I'm sure you've seen this.....It's so true, isn't it?
So, I set her in time out and she thinks it's fun. When her minute is over, I tell her she can get up but, she wants to just keep on sitting there. Seeing her continue to sit there makes me almost feel bad, even though I told her that her timeout was over. Ridiculous, I know.
I got about 1/3 of what I wanted to do accomplished and then we headed out to go on a walk. We walked down to a friends house and delivered her cookies, flowers and peas from our garden for her Birthday. I love our community and I love all the amazing MOPS moms that are in my life. I never stop feeling the blessing of friendship and support. It's all around, I can feel it and I want to spread that feeling of community.
On our way back, I started jogging with the stroller. We recently got a new double jogging stroller and I just love it. I'm great at walking long distances but, when it comes to jogging, I feel like my heart's going to pop out of my throat at any moment. So, I had Judah cheer for me and it totally helped. His "Go Mommy! Faster! Faster! You can do it Mommy!" totally inspired me to keep on running. I hope to jog with them more often.
Paisley, happy to be playing outside!
Lately, I've been re-evaluating blogging and how, what and why I blog. I've been thinking about how I write, what I write about and why I write it. First and foremost, I write because I love writing. I doubt that there will ever be a time in my life where I don't do some sort of writing. To me, writing is a beautiful way to preserve memories, document feelings and put your heart down onto paper.
However, when you write and anyone can read it, things can get a bit more tricky. So, in order to not get too personal, I often share different projects that I'm working on, or things that I've been making. But lately, when I've been re-evaluating blogging, I feel my heart telling me that there's so much more to me than just a Mamma who writes about her projects. To be honest, my favorite blogs are written by inspiring women who write about their life. They share their heart and they share beauty but, not only in their projects. They share the beauty in their lives.
On the flip side, there are thousands of craft and cooking blogs but, very few really stand out, unless the writer is sharing who she is or unless she's amazingly talented. And don't even get me started about the hundreds of link parties. I don't want to sound snarky but, I'm so tired of getting comments from people asking me to join their link party. Sure, I link up but, only to a few parties, hosted by bloggers that I actually really like. But, please don't get me wrong, I do love a great cooking site or an amazing DIY blog!
This little blog of mine is simply that: A blog of mine. I want to share my heart here and share my life. I hope to inspire other women and show that I'm not perfect, and neither is my family. I've got a BIG God in my life and He gives me strength. Sure, I'll still write about projects that we're doing but, I'm NOT another craft blogger or site where you can find an amazing recipe, posted on a weekly basis. I'm just me, a girl who likes to write and wants to stay true to herself. I will continue to write about whatever I feel like or whatever is inspiring me at the moment.
There are no rules and there are no limitations, except for the ones that we set for ourselves.