Behind the Blog: Taking a Break

If you haven't noticed, I've cut back on posting quite a bit since August. Things have been pretty busy around The Farmer's House, but I've also taken a break because my heart just wasn't in blogging.

I began blogging as an outlet, a way to connect with my faraway family about my pregnancy with Sweet P and once she was born, our life with her. Little by little my blog grew (but not too big) and I found myself wondering where my blog fit in the blog world. I blogged about kid stuff so I knew I fell into the area of Kid Bloggers, but I also liked blogging about recipes, mama crafts and life in general.

Well, I shoved my blog into a box and became fixated on child-centered crafts, activities and games. There's nothing wrong with those things and blogs that focus on those things are AWESOME, but my blog was resisting and I wasn't listening. I overcommitted to guest posts and giveaways and slowly but surely my love of blogging depleted. It wasn't fun anymore and it was stressing me out. It was also cutting into family time and I told myself when I began that I'd never let the blog interfere with my family. I prayed a lot about what to do blogging wise while at the MOPS conference and heard loud and clear that it was time to take a break. So I took a step back in August.

I'd think of things to blog about, but I just couldn't sit down to do it. I didn't want to sit down and do it. I had other things on my mind, homeschooling a prsechooler, teaching a night class, working with MOPS and having hand surgery. Blogging was not a priority. So for the past month or so I've done the bare minimum. We've done 5 weeks of Baby Bear Preschool and I've posted about 1 because my hearts not in it right now.

 So I'm writing to say I'm not going away, I'm just taking a break for a bit. I'll still pop in here and there and the Sunday Showcase will remain, but I've got to decide what direction I want my blog to go and if I want to continue. So I'll be praying a lot to see where God guides me. I'm also focusing on my family and some other goals I have.

 In the mean time, I'd love for you to check out some older posts and follow us on Pinterest and Facebook.