I’m sorry this blog has been so quiet lately. I am working on a few crafty projects, but mostly my attentions have been focused on a certain Little Sprout these days.
I have struggled to find inspiration in writing for this site, and I have realized why that has been. I started this blog as a way to document my crafts and experiences with various hobbies. When I was baptized and then married, I naturally began incorporating some musings on married life, love, and God. That change developed organically. I never faced the fact that my blog was evolving as my life unfurled.
But when I became pregnant, I hesitated to share too much about that part of my life here. I did not want this site to become a “mommy blog,” of which there are already tons. Plus, I did not want to lose the few readers I have gained. They subscribed to a blog primarily about crafts and gardening–would those readers stick around if I started writing about cloth diapers and breastfeeding? I became even more adamant about my decision when Sprout was born, and I have purposely said little about my role as Mother.
Unfortunately, I am now faced with two problems. The first is that I have little to write about with motherhood taken off the table. I have had little crafting time the last few months as I’ve been adjusting to life with a newborn. The second problem is that my brain is over-flowing with struggles and joys I want to write about… but they are “mom” topics like nursing, birth, milestones, breastfeeding, diapers, and products. I have experienced things I want to remember, things I want to someday share with Little Bit.
I have attempted to remedy the second problem by keeping a journal, but the perfectionist in me makes keeping a hand-written diary tedious and so not fun. Also, I feel that my approach to mothering is different from mainstream, and I want to share what I’ve learned with the world. I have considered starting another site where I could write solely about motherhood, but I am one person, and my hobbies and roles are woven together in me. I find it difficult to separate the strands of Mother from those of, say, Knitter.
And so, I am writing to warn you all that I have some Mommy topics coming your way. My life has evolved, I have been given a new role in this world, and I want this blog to grow with me.