Monday, June 13, 2016

Reduced Schedule For Summer Break



I've been seriously debating what to do with my blog over summer. It is so hard dedicating all the time to it I usually do when everyone is in school when they, well, aren't now. It means more mommy and kid time, running around, playing, and going from one place to another and sadly, I just don't have the hours in the day nor the energy, to do everything I need to.

I've thought about not blogging at all, but that is three months and I would miss it and miss all of you and that is just out of the question, so instead, I think the solution will be to go on a reduced schedule of posting only a few times a week instead of my usual 5 days a week.

I "think" this will reduce the pressure I will have to schedule posts, fit in time for reading, visiting other blogs, and still have time for housework, and spending time with my family as much as I need and want to....I think. We will see. 

So until then, just so you know, I will keep the posts to a minimum here but will try to still visit all the blogs I follow as much as possible without overloading myself and still being able to actual enjoy staying up late, sleeping in, and all the other wonderful things that come with summer. 

It's funny, as my children get older I thought summers would be easier but they aren't. In fact they are even more busy, which of course, is fabulous but not so great when trying to run a blog full time as well. 

So even though this isn't a huge announcement, it is one I wanted to make all the same, just so you know why you won't be seeing more of me. 

I wish you all a fabulous summer break (if you get one) with lots of reading time, family time, and "me" time. 


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  1. It's all good, Ali. Spend your time with the kids this summer. I wish I can do the same, to be honest.

    Have a great one!

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    1. Thanks Joy and hopefully you can squeeze some time in too, even if it's only on the weekends, it all matters. ;)

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    1. Thanks Angela! I'll still be around some, just not as much. ;) I hope you enjoy your summer as well!

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  3. Take all the time you need. My little breaks are out of my control, but my real vacation will be next month.

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    1. Thank you and I hope you have a nice break next month as well, we all need them here and now. ;)

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  4. Understandable and these family moments are precious and fleeting. I myself will be doing digests so I can enjoy this season more and not be worried over my blog and y'all. After five years, I think I earned my right to have blog vacays

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  5. Take your time, Ali. Enjoy your summer. We'll look forward to your posts and will still be here when fall returns. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tyler. I hope you have a great time this summer as well and enjoy the sunshine. ;)

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  6. Totally understandable. I look forward to reading your posts throughout the busy summer!

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  7. Have a great summer Ali with LOTS of reading! I will miss you but totally get it and check in when you can ♥

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    1. I will don't worry and thanks so much!

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  8. The summer is usually easier for me because I don't work as much, but if I were you, I'd be making the same choice. Mommy & kids time is much more important. Enjoy your summer!

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    1. Thanks so much Maja! I hope you have a fabulous summer. ;)

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  9. I hope you enjoy your summer break with the family, Ali!! I'm looking forward to reading your posts and can totally understand the need for reduced posting to make those special moments with the kids count. Enjoy :)

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  10. Well, I certainly hope you enjoy this time away. Blogging can have so much pressure. Man!

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    1. LOL it can be sometimes for sure. ;)

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  11. Totally get it!! Have a wonderful summer :)

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    1. Thanks so much Grace, and to you as well!

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  12. Everyone needs a little me time! Have a great summer and enjoy your time!

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  13. Totally get that and I had to reduce my time from 5 days to 3. Needed to makes space for other things. Have fun this summer!

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    1. I was going to try to post at least three times as well. ;) I hope you enjoy your summer fun as well Melissa!

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  14. Take all the time you need, lovely! Since it's summer, we all have a lot of stuff going on and lots of stuff to plan! I'm super happy that you've decided to take off she time and spend it with what matters the most, your family! <3 We'll still be here! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! <3 I hope you have a lovely summer Keionda!

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  15. Have fun with your kids!! I'm glad you won't entirely desert us :D You deserve a break!!

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  16. Enjoy your summer, we'll all miss you but totally understand. You can blog all summer long when you're an empty nester like me :)
    xo

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    1. That is probably very true. ;) Have a wonderful summer as well Debbie!

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  17. Pfft, that's what TV and video games are for. Plop those kiddos in front of it, give them plenty of soda and candy, and they'll leave you alone. :P

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  18. Definitely enjoy your summer break with your family! We aren't going anywhere. :)

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    1. Thanks and I hope you have a lovely summer as well!

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  19. Good idea! Don't worry about the blog and enjoy your time with your kids!

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  20. I like the idea of you keeping your toes in it over the summer. No sense stressing and this sounds like the perfect compromise :)

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    1. I agree Kim. ;) Wish me luck though, I might need it LOL!

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  21. Yes!!! I can totally relate!! My kids are getting older and summers are busier. With my blog I feel like I've been drowning trying to keep up and comment back to people. We all totally understand why you need a reduced schedule so no worries! Enjoy time with the fam. 💟

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    1. Thanks so much Erin and I'm so glad I'm not the only one that sometimes feels overwhelmed by it. ;)

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  22. Have fun this summer Ali and don't let this bother you! Your kids are only young once :)

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    1. That is so true. ;) They grow up way too fast.

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  23. It is good to know what's going on with others. I haven't been posting Mondays (or do late in the day and it becomes Tuesdays post) but I think that I will have a friend post on Mondays for me. I may still have some empty days during the week but we'll see. I figure I'll just go week to week and post when I have stuff and not post when I don't. Just enjoy your summer and don't stress it!

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    1. I think I'll be doing the same. ;)

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  24. Hope you have a great Summer and enjoy your lighter schedule!

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    1. Thanks so much Anna and I hope you enjoy your's as well!

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  25. Have fun with your family. I don't know how you post as much as you do anyway. Post when you can and we will be happy to see you. :-)

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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