I’ve been writing this post for over a year.

After lots of consideration and even more prayer, I’ve made the sad decision to walk away from The Modern Homemaker and leave it on a shelf.

I cannot speak to whether or not it will be forever. I honestly have no idea. What I do know is that for the past year+ I’ve found myself scraping for content, inspiration, and motivation to write. Every so often I did find myself inspired and would get excited about it again; only for it to fizzle out again shortly after. This was never something I wanted to force. It is not my “side hustle” or my “business”, but a hobby and outlet.

Raising my children is a full time job, and while many women successfully rock at holding down full time jobs and being kick-butt moms at the same time, that was never for me. I’m easily distracted, easily consumed. Writing and promoting, quite frankly, takes a lot of time. And despite some exciting successes this past year, it’s just not something I find enriching for my life during this season.

Did you know that in iPhone settings you can look at your battery usage and see how much time you’ve spent on screen in each of your apps in the last 24 hours AND the last 7 days? I’m not here to make comparisons or make anyone feel bad, so I won’t reveal my amounts. What I can tell you is that seeing those numbers stirred a fire in my heart. I didn’t see a drop in the bucket- I saw hours that I could have spent pouring into my children, my husband, and myself.  I saw projects I have yet to finish, books I want to read, and time that I cannot get back.

There have been times I decided to stick with it based solely on the encouragements and messages from some of you, my readers. I’m so thankful for your support and humbled that you care about what I have to say. So, thank you. You’ve been wonderful.

I will leave my blog open. If one of those fires starts burning and I feel the need to put pen to paper (or hands to keyboard), I just might surprise you with a post. But I won’t advertise it so feel free to sign up to receive email notifications if you like. Plus, many of my posts have been written for my own sake (what was that one recipe again?) so for that reason as well, the site will not go offline.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support over the past SIX years! It’s been fun. ❤️

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