Why I deleted you from my iPhone.

About two weeks ago I felt like my head was going to explode. Not because I had a headache, not because I was angry or confused, but simply because I was overwhelmed with social media. Like, super crazy overwhelmed with it.

It is HARD running an online shop and writing a blog. And before I even do those two things I need to be a wife and a mama first. I have my people to take care of, and I love taking care of my people. We learn together, laugh together, go on adventures together. I like waking up in the morning without an alarm clock (well, I take that back. My alarm clock has a really cute grin and claps when I pick him up from his crib). I like having a slow morning with my people before Zack heads off to work. But, so much of the work we do requires us to not only plan ahead but to be follow up so we remain in community with one another.


(all photos from a recent trip to our neighborhood Farmers’ Market)

For me personally, I find time in between naptime and playtime and mealtime to do my online work. Mostly it’s done while Maxwell is sleeping, but occasionally I’m able to work during the day when he’s awake.

But way too often I found myself feeling like I was going to burst — I didn’t feel present in the current moment — so I did what any smart creative/handmade/entrepreneur/mama would do…

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My work schedule has changed drastically since giving birth almost five months ago. Of course the daytime hours I have available to work have come to a near-dead halt [snort]. Before March I didn’t quite understand how limited a new mother’s workday was; now I totally understand. It’s taken some practice but I’m finally feeling a bit more like my sassy, spunky working self ;)


I think deep down I was just wasn’t as prepared as the gal next door with how little I’d truly be able to work on my business during the daytime. Maybe it’s the fact I’m still recovering from our life-changing move to California? I can’t totally put my finger on it.

But, there’s one more thing I wasn’t prepared for…

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