Tuesday, December 29, 2009
With the impending (and then not-so-impending) sale of my house, the holidays, and just stay-at-home toddler raisin' in general, I haven't been able to blog as much as I'd like to. When I think of it...and by think of it, I mean look back at my post archives...my blogging frequency tapered off right about Rayna's one year birthday and her transition from two naps to one. Back in the good ol' days of two naps, the morning nap was my time to do computer stuff and blog. The second nap was my time to maybe scrape myself together, eat lunch, clean, etc. Now that there's only one nap the blog has taken the back burner.
And that's fine, really. I'm not someone who is going to plop my kid in front of a movie all morning so I can electronically hob-knob with blog friends. I do take pride in the fact that Rayna & I have really full days of playdates, meeting friends and family and other totally off-line activities. Yet why do I feel a lot of guilt about not squeezing in the time to write more here?
That was a rhetorical question, but really I have an answer. I feel guilty because I started my blog as one venture and it has meandered its way into something completely different. And I keep lamenting that "my blog really sucks" as a "deal" blog. This is where I need to be brutally honest with myself: I am not your sole source of deals, freebies and coupons (and if I am, then dear, you should think about expanding your horizons!) When I first started out I couldn't find another blogging soul who was posting Acme deals. Every weekend I would agonize over my need to get my Acme deals post up in & it took me hours and hours of my time. Then this summer I found Mindi's blog Moms Need to Know and not only was she putting up an Acme deals post every week days before I would, hers was way better than mine. So I fizzled out the Acme deals.
I guess I'm rambling on to level with you and myself that I am not a super "deal blogger". If you want a lot of really great posts about deals, freebies, coupons, etc. then start reading Money Saving Mom or Common Sense With Money, or like I mentioned for you Acme shoppers, Moms Need to Know (check the links on my Resources page). If you've read here for a while you also know that I'm not "super giveaway girl". I actually can't stand doing giveaways and reviews, but I'll do them once in a while if they are relevant to me.
So what am I? I'm a first-time, stay-at-home mom who loves to nab good deals & try to stretch our money as far as possible. I'm currently a girl on Weight Watchers, menu planning, trying out new recipes & trying to be overall "greener". I'm a Lost fanatic who could talk your ear off about theories and easter eggs for hours and hours. I'm constantly trying to scheme new ways to find more time to read, do cross-stitch (you can say it, dork!) and occasionally get out for happy hour with the girls. And all of that my friends is what you can expect to hear about on my blog. So be warned, you are going to hear a bit more from me about me in 2010.
And just by saying all that, I have released a lot of completely unnecessary weight off my shoulders. =)