Getting back into blogging is harder than I thought it would be. This world has changed. A lot of the blogs I used to follow have abandoned ship. It strikes me that everything seems much more business-like and much less personal. Rather than random tidbits about daily life, there are tons of suggestions about how and where to buy all the things. It’s just so…different…than it used to be. Maybe it’s that now people turn to blogs to learn a new skill or to get better at living life – a.k.a. 15 ways to cut down on screen time (while looking at a screen). I’m not knocking it. I have learned a lot from following blogs! But previously, reading a blog felt like you were making a connection; a small investment in someone else’s world. Maybe we don’t need that connection when we connect via other forms of social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. P.S. I don’t have Snapchat. I feel I must draw the line somewhere.

It is tricky trying to figure out where I fit in when I have been gone for the better part of two years. When I stopped writing, I was anxiously awaiting the results of our second IVF cycle. My life felt like it was on hold for a long time. These days it feels like someone pushed the fast forward button, and I often feel like I need to stop and catch my breath. Since I am still new at this parenting gig, my life is mostly about keeping my head above water. Maybe that is something I will try to explore: surviving parenthood. I hope to post some updates on K’s life/milestones, too. Also, I want to address some of my ongoing health issues, more thoughts on infertility, and having more kids after IVF. Well, shoot, I guess I do have a few things left to blog about.

There is pretty much no place for me in the new, ultra-chic era of blogging. I have never worn less makeup in my life. My body has never been so soft, and my clothes have never been so wrinkled. Motherhood has turned my life upside down, and, I am far from the perfect pictures seen on blogs these days…mommy blogs included. But, I am going to keep seeing how this goes and updating when I can. Keep exploring and sharing random stuff along the way.

May 15, 2015

thelessthandomesticgoddess

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    Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    May 1, 2015

    There are some other bloggers out there, like me, that are still doing it old school style! I agree that I do not need to know how to do everything or know the top things to buy but love reading about life in general.

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      May 1, 2015

      Yay for old school blogging!! Thank you for continuing to read here and Happy Friday to you, friend! 🙂

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    aneonprincess

    May 6, 2015

    I feel the same way. I am having a hard time updating my blog bc it doesn't compare to the blogs I frequent. When did blogging become more of a business and less of an online journal?

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      May 20, 2015

      I know, it's kinda intimidating!

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    Alycia Asai

    May 10, 2015

    As someone who eagerly awaited your return to the blogosphere, let me tell you: you can write about watching paint dry and I will still read it.
    I have loved your blog for a while – you have a great style. So I say – don't change. Don't worry about evolving. Stick to your voice and you will be just fine. 🙂

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      May 20, 2015

      Thank you so much, Alycia!! 🙂

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    Mo

    May 13, 2015

    I was looking at old blog posts of mine, and then clicked over to your blog and am pleasantly surprised that you've posted recently! Totally agree, blogging has completely changed. I've been away from it for a long time but might get back into it. Maybe I'll "see" you around some more. 🙂 –Mo of Pink Argyle

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      thelessthandomesticgoddess

      May 20, 2015

      Mo!! Yay! I am SO excited to hear from you, and hope that you start blogging again. I'll definitely follow along! 🙂

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      little luxury list

      July 15, 2015

      Hello Carly and Mo! I feel like I am planning my wedding and just starting to blog again 😉
      I don't have a super shiny blog though I am going through a redesign. I'm surprised I've stuck with blogging but it's been a nice constant. I have never delved into the deep, dark emotions and kept my little corner of the internet light. But I hope I have shared prettiness and useful tips. I'm slowly becoming a crunchy mama so at least I know a lot more about wellness and can spread the knowledge about that!

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      little luxury list

      July 15, 2015

      p.s. I don't have snapchat either and am JUST getting a little more regular with Instagram! Seriously I gotta draw the line somewhere too!

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