Hey! Long time, so see!
How the heck are ya?
I didn’t really plan it, but I’ve been on an unexpected blogging hiatus for quite a few days now. A mini sabbatical, maybe? Either way, with the way life has been, I’ve been having a little trouble even stringing words together to complete a coherent sentence. I’m feeling myself crack under the weight of the pressure I’ve been under, so I decided to step away from the blog for a minute. To breathe.
I have a bad habit of taking on too much, and it seems that I’ve done it again. But, I’m working on some plans that will benefit my family in the long run. It sure is a heck of a lot of work right now, though.
In baby news, we’re still hoping #2 joins us soon, but for now we’re enjoying every moment with our 16-month-old boy. He’s the sweetest, funniest, most perfect little person I’ve ever seen, and I SO wish I had more time to spend with him.
I still can’t believe I am the mother of a toddler. He’s showing lots of interest in the potty, getting ready to graduate up to a toddler bed, and while we’re not quite ready to wean completely yet, I’m trying to night wean him as gently as possible. As much as I love this little face at 3am, twice-a-night feedings are just wearing this mama out.
Not only is he pretty cute, but he is also the inspiration behind my newest venture (the announcement I mentioned.) I recently enrolled in the Lactation Educator/Counselor program through the University of California at San Diego, and I’ll be starting April 4th! I know, I know. Another thing on my plate? Yes, I’m a little worried that it might tip the scales into complete chaos for me, but it’s all part of the Big Plan I’m brewing…
So, in light of all of the above, I’ve spent the last week tossing around the idea of giving up the blog. As it is, I only blog when Little Man is in bed, but I know the time could be better spent elsewhere, like cleaning or sleeping. Or spending 5 minutes with the hubs. But honestly, the idea of giving it up just breaks my heart. It’s the one thing I do that is just for me, and I really value the learning, support and friendship (yes, real friendship!) that comes with it, so I’ve decided that ABCGP isn’t going anywhere just yet.
I will have to cut back, though. I’ll blog when I can, and when I need to reconnect, without the pressure of feeling like I have to. I really appreciate your stopping by and reading, so I hope you’ll stick with me even when things are slow. I still plan to share recipes, review the products I love, and host a few giveaways. All the usual stuff. But I also plan to share some of my favorite blogs, the ones I don’t have much time to read right now, so you can connect with them too.
I’m also accepting guest posts, so please contact me if you’d like to be featured!