A Fresh Start

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This month marks 9 years since I stepped into the blogging world. My writing has been hit or miss, but that’s because  I’ve always tried to put my family’s needs ahead of my blogging. Rachel and I have been doing a lot behind the scenes to freshen up my blog (Rachel has been doing all of the heavy lifting, I just throw my ideas out to her). I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this blog to go and what other avenues I want to pursue. I think I’ve come up with a plan, we’ll have to see if my life cooperates with it. 

I’ve had another blog, Joyful Homemakers, that I started several years ago. The plan was for it to be a blog that the girls and I would do together. The girls are pursuing their own blogs and youtube channels and it just makes more sense for them to keep their content on their sites. Since I don’t want to have two blogs Rachel has moved all of my content from that blog to this one.  I hope to be posting at least twice a week, though I don’t have my schedule quite firmed up yet. I will be sharing about my life, recipes, how-to posts, shopping trip hauls and if and when I begin the youtube channel I’m considering I will also share those here. I will be sharing similar content on my youtube channel that I do here. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to share and the purpose for this blog and future youtube channel. My desire is to be an encouragement to other women in their lives, relationships and running their homes. I have done a lot of thinking about pretense over the last year or so and want to be real. Sometimes real is rough around the edges, it isn’t always pretty and sometimes it’s just plain hard. I think that we have created a society (at large and in our churches) that promotes wearing facades and keeping up appearances. I hope that you will come along with me on this journey that is life, and be real with me as well. 

You might want to take some time to look around the site as my homemaking posts are interspersed between the original posts from this blog.   If there is a part of my life that you’d like to know more about, please ask. If you’re interested in how we juggle several different and some quite restrictive diets, or what our day looks like, let me know. What types of how- to posts would you be interested in?

Since I’m considering a youtube channel I’d love to hear what you enjoy watching on youtube (please no cat videos 😉 ). If you have a favorite channel, post a link to it and share what you enjoy about it. I will do another post about some of my favorite channels in the near future.  

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