Mommy blogging

When I first found out I was pregnant, I told my (15) loyal Conscientious Confusion readers that I would not be turning this into a mommy blog. I know you didn’t sign up for that, and besides, I would like to have something that would require me to think outside the context of being a new mom.

I have a strong desire to avoid being one of those women who can’t talk about anything but their kids. I have always been interested in reading, yoga, living healthfully, getting out socially, finding ways to be more “green”, Christian and I enjoy going out to new places and traveling, and talking amongst ourselves about politics and world events…ya’ll know this if you know me or you’ve read the blog long.

However.

I’ve been at home all day long, every day, with a newborn for the last 3+ weeks. Yes, I am still keeping up with world events and politics from TV and my iPhone, and we have started going out to new restaurants again together (with Little Sir). We even went to White Rock Local Market this weekend – I wore Little Sir in my Maya sling.

But none of this is great non-mommy-blog fodder. The traffic for our family blog is waaaaay up and this blog is down, down, down. I know I haven’t done a great job of updating. The fact that I get only 1-3 hours of sleep at a time, ever, has a great deal to do with my writing incompetence. It takes me days to answer simple emails, my brain pretty much falters and stops at the thought of typing anything longer. And even if I could handle it mentally, I can rarely leave my newborn long enough to type anything substantially long. It took me 7 hours to right this post.

Due to the aforementioned lack of sleep, when he sleeps I do try to sleep as well. Or clean the house or do laundry. We are cloth diapering already, by the way – it’s going great. I really want to do a post on that, but, well….IT TOOK ME 7 HOURS TO WRITE THIS POST.
And it isn’t even as well organized as a post about cloth diapering would/should be.

So what am I trying to say?
I ask myself that a lot right in the middle of sentences these days.

I guess what I am trying to say is, I am sorry for not posting more.
But I do plan to keep trying the best I can.
The compromise might be that I might need to write about things related to being a new mom. I promise it won’t be all about Little Sir (that is what the family blog is for, I promise).
But maybe just some stuff about myself?

What would you think of that, readers?
Would you stop reading?
Or are you even still there??

* crickets chirping *

One thought on “Mommy blogging”

  1. Dear J, I’m totally of the belief that one should never apologize about not blogging, especially since this is as much a personal endeavor as it is a community one. You just had a baby! Don’t worry about us — we’ll be here when you get back on your feet. You deserve a break and the chance to just sleep and eat and bond with your little one.

    I can’t wait to meet him at the next BlogHer event! Oh, and hey, if this ends up becoming a green mommy blog, I wouldn’t worry about it either. As you now know, becoming a mommy is an all-consuming event, with all kinds of new issues that you’ve never encountered before. Why not share that with your readers, many of whom are undoubtedly green mommies themselves? I’m not one, but I just got a dog for the first time in my life, and now all I can think of is, “Oooo, Dooley.” 😉 It’s not quite the same thing as having a baby, naturellement, but it’s still a lifechanging event, and I wouldn’t blame you at all if your blog began to reflect that.

    Salut,
    Marjorie

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