Finding your voice in the blogging world is like being a teenager all over again. . . and I've just gone through puberty. I'm feeling awkward, unsure of myself and inevitably going through some life changes. Even though I am physically in my thirties, I feel like I am on a journey to find myself all over again.
As you may have noticed this blog is newer and I was having some trouble finding my voice. Who was I? Was I an organic, living off the grid momma. . was I a fun loving person. . was I a DIY'er? I feel like the focus of my blog just wasn't there. Also, not having a clear grasp of who I was I found myself accepting more and more sponsored posts just to have things to talk about. The direction I wanted my blog to go in was way off course. So first, I would like to apologize to you. Second, I would like to announce that I am changing the course of this blog. I spent a lot of time thinking about who I am and how I could make my blog ring true to me.
So who am I?
I love being a mom. I love my children. I love all things vintage. I love cooking. I love my childhood memories. I love how my mom raised me. I believe in growing my own food. I believe in non-GMO products. I am a little bit silly. I love my friends and I love socializing with them. I am sometimes a little bit too open with people.
This is the new focus of my blog. . . This is more like me...
Do you remember when kids were allowed to go outside to play? I can remember taking off on my bike and not coming home till dark. My parents didn't have to watch me 24/7 but they knew I was safe. I drank out of the garden hose without worrying about contaminants and I went to school to learn and felt safe. Meals were cooked and served at home. Friday nights we spent time together playing board games, not watching t.v. Where have these times gone? Unfortunately we live in a world where we are not safe. My kids wont get the same freedoms I got and I am scared for what effect that will have to them when they are adults. I want my kids to have the same happy childhood I had. . free from worry and stress.
Justin Timberlake brought sexy back. . I'm bringing parenting back.
My blog, Raising Dick and Jane, is going to focus on these principles. We will talk about recipes for home-cooked meals, fun ideas for family time, a few DIY projects (because I love repurposing vintage finds), and great tips for like-minded parents.
My favorite quote:
"It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless." -L.R. Knost
So thank you to everyone who has been following along thus far. I hope that you will find value in the posts to come.
|This is the real me.|
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