The past month has been an opportunity to re-evaluate what we value as a family – to really examine what we strive to be and to accomplish.Â Although unintentional, the blogging break these past several weeks has been very therapeutic for our whole family.Â (Actually, it was a break from all computer-related activities).
I realized how much time was being spent every week blogging, and reading other beautiful, but consuming, blogs.Â I realized how much more time I spent reading, knitting, sewing, being still and quiet when I tuned out technology.Â My stress level went down, and we were all less rushed and more at peace.Â Most importantly, I spent so much more timeÂ communicating and interacting with my children in a positive way.
I am going to continue blogging, still for the reason I began – to be an encouragement, and reminder of the value of being a mother, and a keeper of the home and a member of the greater community.Â There is priceless value in the small, everyday moments of raising a family. Â But, for the next few months, at least, I’ll be scaling back the frequency ofÂ posting and dramatically pruning back the amount of time spent on the computer.
So, that’s it for this week.Â I’m not going to spend the next hour reading other mama’s blogs (as inspirational as they are) while the baby naps – getting neurotic and feeling completely inferior about this humble little blog and our domestic activities compared to what I see elsewhere.
Instead,Â I am going to put on some mint tea, and sit down with my girls and enjoy our tea with oranges, Nutella on graham crackers, lively conversation.
Blessings on you as you connect with your loved ones today.
I’ll be back next week.