Hello from the first trimester

The first trimester can be challenging. I've had to make adjustments and slow things down., but that's ok!
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Oh, hey first trimester. I remember you…really, really well.

Consider that my big pregnancy announcement for baby number 3. Imagine me dancing around in something flowery and graceful, or posing for an adorable picture with my smiling family, all anxiously awaiting the arrival of whoever I’m busy growing.

To pull any of this off, your imagination is going to have to be better than mine is right now. At only eight weeks into this huge, life changing commitment, I’m spending most of my waking moments on the couch, eating something I’d rather not be, trying to keep everything down.

Behold the first trimester glory.

Today I won’t be talking to you about homeschooling your toddler. We won’t be discussing ways you can sneak in teaching moments with your preschooler. I won’t even bring up my pet subject, morning time.

This will probably be the most useless post you read all week, and I knew that going into it. I’m breaking so many blogging rules; I’m not going to the trouble of adding affiliate links or including a helpful content upgrade to go with the post. I wish I was, but I’m not.

The reason for this is simple: I feel like bleh. That stressed me out at first, but I can’t afford the added stress on top of feeling like bleh. The Sun’s Up Somewhere blog is my new venture, and I’m proud of it. I want it to be a valuable resource for you, mommy. I want it to help you feel like you can tackle the daunting task of teaching your kids in your home. I want you to embrace parenting tiny children like it’s your job (since it is). That’s what I want.

But, bleh.

I can’t do any of my jobs well right now. I’m a lousy, lazy mom. My husband is experiencing life as a single parent. I hope my friendships can survive on autopilot. And my blog? It’s just going to have to wait for me. My mind is ambling through a fog and won’t be forced to work.

I’m happy for the blessing of another pregnancy and ultimately another baby. I’m looking forward to the days juuuust after the first trimester blehs have settled and I get to the cute and peppy pregnancy stage. That’ll be great!

In the meantime, though, I give myself permission to back off. When the fog clears and I’m feeling more like myself (+1), I’ll be right back at it! But for now, I need rest more than I need a booming blog. Maybe that means I miss a week, or include a few more lifestyle-type posts (pregnancy is great for that!), whatever it takes to be well.

But…

Before I go, let me tell you about something I think you’ll want to stick around for, especially if you’re a mommy blogger. I’m putting together a series to kick off a new side of the blog. In addition to talking about kids and homeschooling, I want to help you mommies with blogs improve your writing!

In a day when everyone has a blog, we have to do what it takes to make ours valuable to our readers. One of my biggest turnoffs, one of things that makes me click that little red x and never return to a blog, is poor writing. That’s why I’m in the process of developing posts and resources that will help you hone this oh-so-important skill and make your online place all the more inviting and professional.

So stick around 🙂

The first trimester can be challenging. I've had to make adjustments and slow things down., but that's ok!

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