Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Blog

Wow, we hit 250 followers!  I never thought that I would have so many people reading my blog.  I remember thinking that 40 hits a day was amazing and now its double that on most days.  More than the numbers though, I really appreciate when I get a comment or someone sends a kind email telling me that something I've written was helpful to them.

My posts are often a lot of work.  I do a lot of behind the scenes research, reading reviews, trying recipes, failing recipes, and getting frustrated when I can't figure things out.  When I put a post up, it is usually pretty well thought out and even rewritten a few times over.  I guess that might make me look like I have it all together.

I don't.

Most days I have piles of laundry waiting to be washed, a sink entire counter full of dirty dishes, a horribly misbehaving 3 year old who shall go unnamed, and way too many papers piled up in the living room.  Making a grocery list and meal planning stresses me out to no end because of how much work it takes to figure out healthy meals.  I can get quite out of sorts when I think about all that I am trying to learn and do.

You guys are often my encouragement to keep trying.

I love being able to share a tip, easy recipe, or a great product find with my readers.  I enjoy reading blogs and have learned so much from others that I take joy in being able to help or inspire someone else.  Being a mom is my favorite thing ever, and the hardest.  I don't think I'll ever have it all figured out but I need to remind myself to enjoy the process a bit more.  Thanks for joining me on the ride.


  1. GOOOOOO MOMS! toughest job in the world.

  2. :) my house too!! :) it makes me giggle when someone says, you're so '______' fill in the blank with some 'amazing, fantastic, awesome etc'. if they only knew. lol.
    being real is the best way to be!

  3. I'm so grateful for your blog :) I love knowing that you're a real mom with real struggles. And ditto on the menu planning. It's so not easy.

  4. Congrats on all the followers! Your blog is definitely one of my favorites. It's very evident that you do your research and I love that the product reviews are coming from a REAL mom with real messes and real ornery toddlers. We've all been there, that's for sure!

  5. Congrats on your big milestone!

  6. Congrats, Christy! You rock and you're a wonderful mom:) Your daughters are lucky to have you!

  7. As you 150th follower, I'm excited to find your blog! Thanks for all the great info you share here. I've already been reading through your archives. :)


  8. WHOA! Small bloggy world! Christy I totally get you on how much work a blog is. I started one up this summer (with a partner even) and I have found it to be very overwhelming. We started off posting something almost every day, but I have pulled back to only about once a week. Like I mentioned to you this morning, I feel God really trying to let me know that my priority should be on my family right now so I am having to scale back on other things like -school or blogging!

    But that is why I LOVE teaching baby signing because I can bring Evie with me! And it brings in extra income that my family needs.

    Anyway, I started this by saying it was a small world because your 150th follower Kiara lives in Arizonia and I have never met her in person but I have known her for years online. We share an adoption connection :)

    You can check out my blog in you are interested, but it is mostly about hair :)