I have consistently struggled to remain consistent in blogging ~ at least I’m consistent at something:).
I have a hard time justifying my time blogging unless most everything else is already done. Kirk and I joke about the mom who sits blogging while her kids are running around her screaming, the dishes are stacked in the sink and the bills sit unpaid. Or the mom who creates scenarios to have great pictures and stories for her blog but not for the family experience itself. It is a balance that I struggle with. I think there may be a phenomena of really nice looking blogs out there with homes that suffer because of it.
I understand the draw of blogs, pinterest, and skype while being home day in and day out with little ones (and homeschooling). I think it is important to connect with others. It can be incredibly encouraging to be in touch with those in your same life stage. I have one “Skyping friend” in particular. We bounce ideas off each other and share our joys and struggles through out the day. We share resources which is really helpful with homeschooling. I also know that what can be a great thing and helpful to my family can also be a time waster and negatively impact our days. It’s so easy to sit down to “research” for curriculum ideas and not realize how much time has gone by.
We don’t have great TV reception and we opt not to pay for any services so internet is our means of getting news. A while back my speakers went out on my computer and it has honestly been a time saver for me. News videos just aren’t the same with no sound:).
I’m just hoping that my home looks better than my blog…not from a decorative standpoint but from an investment standpoint. I hope that our family blog captures a glimpse of our family life instead of me creating a blog to make us look like a great family. I hope that one day my kids can look at the blog and remember memories we’ve had togther instead of looking and wondering, “who is that family??”
Just a thought.