Monday, April 15, 2013

One Year of Blogging, and Day 15 Update

Today marks a year since my first post. Has it really been a year?

I decided compiled a short list of lessons learned from this past year:

1. I used to have a problem. I would start projects, but never get around to finishing them. (Need proof? Look what I found when cleaning out the spare bedroom closet.) Knowing that there are a few people anxiously waiting to see something has helped me overcome this problem.

Found UFO!

Notice the size? 6-12 month! This was intended for the boys’ first Thanksgiving, two Thanksgivings ago…

2. Being a stay at home mama is hard work! Before children; I worked. A lot. I usually had a fulltime job, a part-time job, and was in school. Our house was pretty clean, life was organized, and dinner was a breeze.

When the boys made their appearance into my life, my organization and productivity skills went into hibernation. I can now say that those skills do return… eventually.

3. I need lists in my life. Enough said.

4. The posts I had the hardest time writing, were the ones that helped me the most (and were some of the more popular ones.) (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here’s one.)

5. I absolutely LOVE my readers! I could not even imagine life as a stay at home mama without this technology. I have been so fortunate to receive encourage, tips, and praise from this community. Thank you!

I have been tempted to go back to those earlier posts and start clicking delete (they are so embarrassing). But, looking at those posts helps me remember the season I was in and the desperation I felt. As I watch my little guys grow more each and everyday, I tend to forget that I am growing right next to them.

Enough sentimental rambling. Here’s an update on Project #15 (surface clean the living room and kitchen):

Day 15, Surface Clean Living Room

I know what you are thinking, “this looks like all of the other living room before pictures.” Sadly, this is what the living room looks like everyday before naptime.

Day 15, Surface Clean Kitchen

Lastly, I found more stuff to get rid of:

Our Home Is On A Diet

What posts would you like to see more of? I know this little space of mine is a hodge podge of topics. What do you enjoy reading the most? Or do you like the unpredictable variety?

Thanks again!


  1. Congratulations on your one year!!!! My early posts were also kinda embarrassing. They were rants about how lonely I was and how difficult this mothering was, especially mothering special needs kids. I'm glad I found my way and there is more of a balance now, looks like you found yours too. I love reading whatever you write. We seem to be on the same wavelength. I love your lists, your craftiness, your cleaning frenzies. Just keep being your authentic self. I am a fan for life! Have a great day and thank you for supporting me as well.

    1. Thank you! It is amazing how much we still grow each day. I do feel like I am arriving to a more balanced place. It feels nice...

  2. I've been blogging for several years and I'm WAY embarrassed by some of my earlier posts, too. I wish this would have been available when I had a little one, you moms of littles do a great job just keeping up!

    1. I still struggle at the keeping up part of motherhood, but I'm getting better daily. Baby steps, right?
      Thanks for visiting!