On Taking A Step Back

On Taking A Step Back

Yes, it's true. I'm still alive. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, I have photographic evidence to back my claims.

If you've been a longtime reader, I'm sure it has not escaped you that there has been a noticeable shift in the focus of my blog. What was once such a private and open invitation to view the daily dabblings on my life has since slowed to a trickle. I have done this very purposefully and with intention.

Here's why.

The big scary truth of blogging is that once it's out there, it's out there for good. Every word I've ever typed on my blog can be read, analysed, hashed, rehashed, and so on and so forth. Though I see no harm in sharing my boring everyday life, within reason, I find myself getting more fearful of what that exposure means for Little J. Am I somehow setting her up for a lifetime of ridicule by sharing my seemingly innocent stories of her childhood? I'm sure this is a question many bloggers have had to ask themselves. And after years of going back to this one simple question, I'm finding that all signs point to yes. At least for my family.

So what does that mean? While you may see less personal posts on my blog, you'll still be able to keep up with us on social media. See on social media, I have a bit more control. I can set my account to private and maintain a barrier around my family. On my blog, I don't have that same amount of control. At the end of the day, I don't really have any control. And that's what is prompting me to make this decision.

Though I may be cutting down on the personal side of my family, that has allowed me time to work on producing stellar and useful content for all of you. So expect to continuing seeing amazing recipes, printables, travel stories, daily musings, and parenting tips. And yes, my family will still pop up from time to time, but just a little less often.

I hope you all can understand.

Until next time,


  1. I can totally understand this, Reese. I love your blog so you know I will continue to be reading along!

    1. I figured I wouldn't be the only blogger who has ever felt this way. And thanks for your kind words! You are so sweet :)


Sharing is caring ;)