Monday, October 7, 2013

A Goodbye

I'm not going to lie - this post has been a long time coming. I started this blog over 5 years ago, simply to document my pregnancy for my friends and family. Over time, it has grown, and since then I've felt this pressure to post. And you know what? It's not a good feeling for me. I feel like my blog has been dying a very slow, boring, slightly painful death.

Between teaching and the many duties I have for my job outside of school, photography (which I haven't had time for in a long time), my husband, and the four little ones around here - I don't have time to sit down and formulate thoughts to post. Or rather, I do, but I'd rather binge watch a series on Netflix.

I also don't want to be that blogger that posts 24/7 on all social media outlets (I don't even think I have a Twitter account anymore. I might have like 10 pictures on Instagram), and feels the constant need and pressure to keep up. I don't have the time to read every blog of my commenters and readers, and I know the feeling of reading a blog and thinking that blogger doesn't care about the person behind the click.

So I'm closing this chapter of my life. I plan on letting my domain name expire when it comes up for renewal, but I'll leave previous posts up for now. Mainly because I have a few recipes on Pinterest, and nothing bugs me more than saying "Oooh, that looks yummy", clicking, and having a post not found - ha!

So thank you guys for sticking around and listening to me talk about my family. Thank you for being here for me when I thought I was going to lose my girls, through my divorce, through the hectic time of single parenting, re-marriage, becoming a blended family and everything in between.

Adieu.

25 comments:

  1. At least I still know where to find you. <3

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  2. Ah this makes me sad! Yours was one of the first blogs I found, when the girls were just a month or two old! But I completely understand where you are coming from. I wish you nothing but the best! I think you are awesome :)

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  3. Thank you for letting us into your life and for always keeping it real! Like the previous person, your blog was also one of the first I started following. Can't believe it's been 5 yrs! Best wishes to you and your family!

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  4. Goodbye Audrey and Natalie, Emma, Corbin and Jennifer. I will miss y'all!

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  5. Will definitely miss out on your updates. Your girls are just a few days older than my oldest (and I've been following you since you were pregnant). It's been entertaining seeing how they are similar, despite living in different places and having different lives... God bless and God speed in all your adventures. I'll still be blogging, if you're ever bored....

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  6. Thanks so much for blogging. Your blog helped me so much when my own preemie twin girls were in the NICU. Blessings to your future!

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  7. Gonna miss seeing the kidlets pics. Always made me smile .
    But I understand. I wish you and your family all the best and lots of hugs

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  8. I have had fun reading about you and your family, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Going to miss you and family. I loved hearing about how your blended family works....good luck!

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  10. Thank you for sharing your life! I stumbled across your blog while I was embarking on my fertility journey and have loved reading about your family and their adventures.

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  11. I am sad to see you go as I just found your blog through another AND in reading your back story I am pretty sure I knew you from "The Bump" way back when you were pregnant with the twins. Funny how I "knew" you then and then found you again without even realizing it at first. Best wishes to you and your wonderful family. You all look amazing and happy.

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  12. I'm so bummed to hear this. I found you through the knot when I was pregnant and my son is just a few days older than your girls. I got divorced about the same time you did too. Selfishly, I wish you would consider keeping the blog even if it is just for updates a couple times a year but I totally understand. Best wishes to you and your family!

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  13. I totally understand where you're coming from. I can't imagine how you've been finding time to blog for so long. I will say I've loved sharing your journey with you, and I know I'll still keep up with you in other ways! Much love!

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  14. I've loved your blog and watching your twins grow up - thank you for sharing with us over these last few years!!

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  15. Oh, how I will miss your photos and your beautiful family!

    I hope you will check in from time to time - and enjoy your life in the real world!

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  16. I understand your decision, but I'm going to miss reading your blog! Your kids are too cute and it's been fun watching them grow.

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  17. I am truly saddened by this! We were pregnant with twins at the same time, and I started following you blog from the Bump. I will miss your updates. The best of luck to you and your family, you will me missed!

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  18. I'm so sad!! I will miss following ya'll!!!!!

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  19. I'll miss seeing updates on the kids! I'm also a follower from way back to The Bump days. My son is exactly the same age as the girls (October 1). It's been fun watching them grow!!

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  20. I've been following since 2008 when we were both pregnant so its been great seeing you and your kids over the years on this blog. Best of luck!!

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  21. I'm also back from the bump days and I will miss coming over and checking in on you guys ( that sincerely wasn't supposed to sound creepy!), but I wish you all the best! I'm going through the single parent gig right now so I can relate and seeing that you found a happily ever after with Eddie who seems to be a great fit for you gives me hope that someday I may find that to! Take Care!!

    ~Kelly

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  22. I will miss seeing your adorable kids and reading about your family. Best of luck to you guys!!

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  23. WOW! Definitely going to miss you. I wish you the best of luck!

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  24. Just saw this now...well this was only the first day I found you, lol, but I will enjoy going through some of your old posts. A blogger's journey is to be served by the blog & not be the servant/slave to it. So I understand where you're coming from... I took a long break myself while pregnant with my last babe. Felt bad at times, but overall I didn't care that much. I blog when I want to, but not every day, week. Who knows, maybe one day you'll come back? But even if you don't, best to you & your beautiful fam :) Rachael

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