There are so many things I want to write in this first post, I hardly know where to begin. I started my food blog several years ago as a hobby. I got really bad at posting things when I was pregnant with my last baby. Morning sickness and food blogging do not go together! I have just had to put blogging on the back burner while I keep up with the little ones these days. It's a miracle if I get to snap a picture of our food before we eat. And what's the point of a food blog if you don't have pictures to go with the recipes?
Lately, however, I have felt the desire to start working on this blog again, but with a twist. I recently read a talk given my Elder M. Russell Ballard (an Apostle in my church) at Education Week. He encouraged us women to use social media as a way to share our testimonies. This struck me and I knew it was something I needed to be better at doing. I was also recently encouraged by my Mom to start a parenting blog. I laughed out loud at that idea. I thought, "What on earth would I have to say on a parenting blog? And who would want my advice or tips anyway?" But, I guess that is why I still need a mother at the age of 33. What she suggested has stuck with me as well.
I also recently had a sweet friend and neighbor ask to come over and pick my brain to learn all my tricks for "doing it all". Again, that was another laugh out loud moment. I was glad to know that it looked like I had it all together.
The more I have thought about my little food blog, the more the promptings came to start it up again and add to it. I decided that I would continue with my recipes, because I love cooking and I love to make others happy with my food. I also felt it was important to add my thoughts, feelings, and insights on motherhood. I would not be who I am today without my little family and being a mother is all I ever wanted to be. It is the most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever done and ever will do. Motherhood is so precious and important and I want to be able to share that with others.
Sharing my faith and testimony, like Elder Ballard encouraged, was a must and then I thought I would throw in some of the fun things I do with my kids. People are always amazed by what I do with my kids, but what they don't realize is that it all comes down to planning and organizing. Hopefully sharing some of how I plan for all of our crazy activities will help other mom's out there realize that they can "do it all" too.
I am excited and nervous for this new little adventure. Please leave your comments! I would love to know how you feel or like the things that I share. Thank you to those of you who have been loyal followers for so many years and thank you to anyone new who is checking this out for the first time! Hopefully something you see on here will help make your life a little happier!