Saturday, March 6, 2010

Where I have been

You may have noticed I have been a little more quiet than usual. A lot has been going on here. I have felt very convicted about the amount of time I have been spending blogging and on the computer recently. I have re-written this post several times now trying to figure out what to do. Cutting back and taking a break from it has been good for me to stand back and re-prioritize my life. At this point, I am not giving up my blog or doing reviews & giveaways. However, I am scaling back. I need to remember that God, Family and Health come first in my life. All of these have been put on the back burner as I've spent hours at the computer. Spring will be here soon and then summer right around the corner. I know Ethan will want to be playing outside and swimming (or I hope lol) everyday. I don't want to put other things before him and the time I spend with him.

Thank you for being such awesome friends. I appreciate all the comments and support I have received from everyone. 

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11 comments:

Jill said...

You gotta do what ya gotta do. I've got you in a reader, so I'll be here when you get around to it. I'll be spending more time outside myself soon.

HappilyDomestic said...

I feel the exact same way Chari. Our families need to be our top priority not our blogs. I feel if we can't keep up with our blogs by spending a reasonable amount of time once our families needs are met, then we are on too much. Good for you for realizing the problem and doing what you know is right. Have fun cherishing every moment with your son. You won't ever regret it, they grow up far too fast. :-)

whocg23 said...

I think many of your readers and fellow mommy bloggers have felt the same way. We already have beyond full time jobs and then we add blogging on top. Sometimes we just can't be as super as we may hope. I have wrestled with this same dilemma since I started blogging. No one will ever say that spending more time with you family and little one is the wrong thing to do. I hope you have a great spring and summer having fun with your little one! We will always be here when you do blog.

Mummatutu said...

I'm starting to think I am on blogs to much but, I've kept it to nap time and after work (I'm 2nd shift)! I don't post many blog messages on my own blog but I am constantly reading others. I's also a nice break at work to pull up some of the newsletters and read through them. I'll still be here when you return too! YAY WARM WEATHER!!!!

JenT said...

That's awesome. I've been thinking the same thing recently.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

It's funny to see this because I've done the same thing. Although I dont have a review blog, I do spend a lot of time reading blogs and entering giveaways. I tried convincing myself this was OK; that reading blogs was my 'me time', and each thing I won was less money I had to spend on things for my family. Lame...
I too felt convicted. Time for prayer and studying the scriptures had been put on the back burner, as well as really enjoying time with my kids.
I posted on my blog that I was taking a break, and that's exactly what I've been doing. I've not been blogging at all, I'm WAY behind on reading blogs, and entering giveaways has become an enjoyable past time rather than my all consuming activity.
I've been praying more, studying more, spending more time with my family, and I've been blessed because of it.
Good for you for seeing the real importance in life! Enjoy the time off (I have!!). =)

Tami Pearson said...

those priorities sounds just right!

Annie said...

I salute you for making this difficult choice. I will be here, no matter how often you post!

N.D. said...

It definitely takes up a lot of time and we need our priorities.

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in to follow your blog! Hope you can come follow mine! Thanks! Have a great day!

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The Groschen Goblins
http://www.groschengoblins.com/

Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

I too have seriously thought a lot about this and only recently have really gotten into a lot of blogging. I enjoy doing the reviews and giveaways, but it takes a lot of work just to do the review, that I enjoy doing! Its weird.

I stay up entirely too late since this is the time that do this! Its hard sometimes!

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