A Note from Jeniffer

Two years ago, I asked Melissa if she wanted to start a blog with me. We could write to the world about our love of cloth diapers and maybe some other “crunchy” things. {Oh, I don’t know…like breastfeeding? Maybe?} It wasn’t long before we [and our husbands] were planning and preparing. And then our “baby” was born!

At the time, both of our newest babies were 6 months old, give or take. And we added a baby blog to the family. For a while, things were pretty great. They were working smoothly, and it all seemed so, so good.

Two years can change a lot about a person, though, and the past year alone has brought numerous changes to my personal life. I’ve had to step up more around the house and stop relying on my husband’s presence so much. {After all, he works 3 jobs and is paid for 2! The man blows my mind every week by getting everything on his plate done!} I’ve also had to learn how to handle two babies under two…and gradually adapt to two toddlers. Things are getting a little easier around the house, thankfully, but that’s because I’ve had to rethink the way I handle the girls, the house, and myself.

One of the ways that I’ve been able to handle things better has been by letting go of the blog. We had a wonderful hiatus this past summer. I realized, too, that the longer I was away from the blog, the more I was able to do around the house. I’ve also become more present when I’m around my children, which is never ever a bad thing. And on top of that? I’ve exercised my creativity in various ways, ways that I have ignored or stifled while blogging regularly.

Because of this {and various other reasons} I have decided to stop writing for Sisters ‘N Cloth. Does this mean that I will never ever blog again? No. But I doubt that I will decide to blog again before the year is out. Or even before Lily turns 2. I just need a break from this creative outlet. Does this mean that I’m saying good-bye to the online world for good? Heavens, no! I’m always on Instagram {@smith_jeniffer} and Twitter {@smith_jeniffer}. But there is a connection on both of those social media platforms that doesn’t happen on this blog, at least not for me.

Besides, there’s too much of this going on these days for me to stay bored for too long!

Thank you all for sharing in my journey. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Thank you for your friendship. And if you ever sponsored a giveaway, left a comment, RT’d or shared a post, or even clicked like on a status, thank you for believing in our blog. Many days, those likes and comments kept us going, and I am so thankful for each of them.

The Lord bless you, and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine on you,

And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance on you,

And give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

 

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About Jeniffer

Jeniffer is planning to homeschool her children and is enjoying teachable moments with her 1-year-old and 1-month-old daughter. She loves sharing about her parenting journey, from breastfeeding to cloth diapering to pregnancy and beyond!

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