You’re probably a lot like I am, struggling to balance that blogging and mothering scale.
Some days, blogging just has to go right out the window when crises hit home with various needs of homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, helping my husband, or other activities that fall within my wide sphere of duty.
Christin Slade writes to us in her new book Blog at Home Mom about finding that delicate balance within blogging and mothering. She too is a homeschool mom and a very successful blogger at Blog at Home Mom.
Christin encourages us as mothers and bloggers and lays out a plan to prioritize blogging and mothering so our lives are successful and point to Christ as the head of our homes and lives.
This book was like the permission I needed to let it go and prioritize my mothering and other duties. Blogging on the side. God in control. If I’m successful, He gets the glory, because my family should come first.
I’m not one of those bloggers who has family nearby. I don’t rely on people to babysit my kids so I can work. We are all in the thick of it, all day and every day. I fit in my work in between laundry, meal-planning, cooking, cleaning, homeschooling, and rushing kids to soccer, gymnastics, music lessons, play rehearsals, Civil Air Patrol. And I struggle to make time for my husband. I struggle to relax and fit in fun. I don’t feel I have time to watch a show or read a frivolous book. If I have any down-time, I need to go, go, go! Time to work!
This isn’t a healthy attitude. I need balance.
We all need a little encouragement and a gentle reminder to set goals to ensure our testimony as successful Christian mothers and bloggers.
I loved reading this and I’m sure you will too!