All along, I have purposefully stayed away from posting about certain hot-button parenting topics that are important to me entirely because I am wary of giving away too much about my kiddos when they never asked to be a part of this (circumcision, vaccination, two out of three of my personal birth stories -- those are just a few examples).
My intention has always been to blog from a place of positivity and to celebrate motherhood and femininity, but the truth of those things is so much fuller and richer when you delve into the dark, personal places too, right? I want to go there, but I haven't figured out how yet -- not without giving away pieces of my family that are not entirely mine to give away. How can I do both? I'm not sure.
I'm saying all this now not because I have any answers, but because I have been feeling a bit adrift in this space of late, and I am doing a lot of soul searching as to the future of this blog. It is in a state of flux, and I am trying to define what I want it to be and how I want it to fit into my life. I've been here for going on five years, and I have to say there are some days when I fantasize about just walking away. I'm not there yet, but I just wanted to be open and honest about the struggle in the meantime.
I would love to hear your thoughts! What do you struggle with most as a parent? How do you manage to take care of your kids and still have time/energy for your own work or creative outlet? If you have a blog about your family, do you ever worry about over-sharing? Are you tired of blogs? Are you tired of blogging? Are you tired of this blog? LOL, thanks in advance for indulging me in this conversation ;)
Also, maybe I'm just feeling this way because of MIR?
Cartoon via Jo.