A lot can happen when one takes a blogging break.
Such as a sweet and cuddly newborn being born, maternity leave flying by before my tired puffy eyes, the stomach bug running rampant in our home, lots of sleepless nights, a whole lotta caffeine consumption, and a new domain name for Nap Time Is The New Happy Hour.
I am back.
With my self-induced disappearance from blogging land, I had lots of time to think about how much blogging stresses me out. With SEO, page views, Likes, Follows, ping backs, etc., I can’t seem to balance it all. I have to admit, I thought about closing up shop completely. With my new found family of 4 I am not so sure how I can keep up with it all and still have me time to blog or any me time at all.
Blogging has become my hobby since I am pretty much grounded to my house and have a curfew of 7:00 pm. I remember when I would hit up the mall, stroll around the mall with a vanilla iced coffee (one splenda and light cream please) in hand ewing and awing everything in the store windows. But what fun is shopping with two kids constantly wanting attention, snacks, to go to the potty (only to look at the public bathroom and say they don’t have to go anymore…that’s my fav), etc., you know the drill. I would rather clean my baseboards with a toothbrush and my spit. I can even sit here and think about when I had time to go to the gym. I hated every second of it but would like to think that I would love the torture again, and not the kind my kids can sometimes dish out. There is no way I am going to take my kids to the gym with me and put them in their "day care" or cesspool as I like to call it, only to be in mid sesh work out on my euphoric adrenaline high and wham, the little stupid beeper gets blown up because my kid is either pitching a royal fit or has poop himself. No thanks. If I am going to work out (which again, isn’t likely) I don’t want to be interrupted. So here I am again, back to blogging because no other hobby fits into my foursome family, which is fine because blogging really is my outlet. Now I just need to not let it stress me out. We shall see how it goes this time.
Nap Time is still going to be a lifestyle blog, I will blog a range of different topics, from mommy issues to fashion to random ramblings about whatever I see fit. So sit back during Nap Time, grab a glass of Vino and enjoy blog reading.