1. Katelynn says:

    I’ve watched your instastories and blog posts of your dressing room chronicles. I’ve loved what you tried on, went on the stores website and bought it, more times then I can count. After, I’d think to myself why am I doing this? Why am I not at the store myself trying things on and enjoying something I really love, shopping. I watch these bloggers post their videos on snapchat and Instagram and actually feel bad for them because they’re kids are playing in the background and they’re not paying any attention to them. I love this and how you’re taking a little step back. Congrats.

  2. Katie says:

    I will say that I have missed appt he stories, being a stay at home mom I am so lonely or feel lonely. But the sad truth is I am not, I have a two year old son and a 3 month old son who deserve to have a mommy not so into her phone part of the day. I say that if I am being 100% honest with myself. I don’t want to miss out of there lives on my life because I am too busy wat is others. So trying to capture a picture instead of playing with them. Anyway what I am getting at is you are so right! And I hope everyone understands. I am so happy you are going to do what best for you and your family!

  3. Irene says:

    I feel like bloggers talk about how it consumes their lives as bloggers, and I totally repspect everything behind the scenes – how do you think your followers feel? I follow many of the ladies you mention, and I feel like I’m always watching, sometimes wondering why my life doesn’t feel as perfect, why can’t I shop so much, afford so much, look so cute all the time….or I find myself adding makeup, clothes shoes to my cart and I don’t even need them. I think it has an effect whether you’re the blogger or the follower – in different but similar ways. I’ve taken a step back, because I can not compare my life anymore and I don’t want to spend my time on the phone, missing all the little things with my family for what? To see a cute sweater? So kudos to you, even though I’m not a fellow blogger I relate to your feelings.

  4. Kara Layne says:

    Love how honest and open you are about this because there are so many of us who have felt the same way. Lots of love – you are such a great resource in this space and I adore what you put out there. Hang in there and big hugs, friend!

  5. Kate says:

    I need to do the same for myself. I find myself way too connected to my phone, and while I enjoy learning new things and relating to other women, I agree that you have to live your own life in the present as well. My husband calls me out on it all the time, but if I’m being honest, Instagram is how I decompress after work. I sit down and remove myself from my own life for a bit. However, I feel like I’ve reached a point where it’s too much, and I do need to make an honest effort to change that mindset. I want to thank you for actually verbalizing this because I think many others feel the same way, but may not want to admit it. I hope, come the new year, that you’re able to enjoy your family more, and I totally respect your decision. ????

  6. Lindsey says:

    I love all of this – you’re an incredible Mumma and business woman and area true role model for all of us out there trying to balance both – this was pure brilliance!

  7. Casaundra Donahoe says:

    I love this and agree with it all! However, I will say that a big reason I follow you is to see your adorable family and connect with you on that level since I am in the same place in life as you. So, I’m really hoping there will still be some of that…..

  8. Jennie says:

    You are right in so many respects!!!! Technology has taken over. I like to see what people are up to, but if I did not have my phone would I survive?? You are one of my favorite bloggers and the reason why is because you are REAL…you don’t care if your hair isn’t just right or if you make-up is on or not!! What you share with all of us is your choice and I respect you for focusing on your family!!! Your kids will be little for such a short amount of time! Imagine if we were all to busy on our phones to miss our baby’s first step or first smile! Your intelligence and foresight will only benefit you and your family!! Let your heart guide you in the right direction. All of us are really strangers checking in to see what you are up to….close those doors and enjoy your family!!

  9. Kara says:

    100% yes. As a blogger I feel the same way. I struggle because blogging (like actually writing a post) takes me about an hour to do. Sometimes I wish I didn’t blog so I could spend that time doing something else but then I also look at my blog as my journal and I’m so glad I’ve blogged about my life.
    I do try to start my kids first two and last two hours of their day phone free. Like, put it in a room I won’t go in so I won’t be tempted to look at it. I find myself actually getting on the floor and playing with my kids when I do that, verses looking at Instagram, wasting my time.
    Thanks for sharing. I think we all relate whether we blog or not.

  10. Lindsay says:

    A few days a week of blogging is still an accomplishment! This post is so great. ???? I wholeheartedly feel you on this- I took a 4 month break from all social media this summer and it was amazing. Scheduling it in is a great plan! I just started blogging and I’m wondering how I’ll ever think of enough content and find enough time to post once a week and I don’t even have a job outside the home- so hats off to you! Great job being so self aware and making changes to better suit your family. That’s what matters most! ❤️

  11. Meg says:

    I hope you can find the balance that works for you and your family. You have to do what makes you happy in the end. It’s hard to keep up online presence and be present with your family. They will obviously benefit from the latter and you won’t regret finding that middle ground. What you have built online is awesome but you don’t want it to cost your sanity! I would never give up memories with my kids for “work” if I had the choice! Do you mama and be confident in your choices! No matter how much we will all miss you!

  12. Jessica says:

    This post is absolutely perfect! Some days I feel like I’ve managed my adult “screen time” so well and have limited my phone use while the kids are awake and then other days I feel like I have failed them and just got too caught up in all the social media….thank you for being honest about your journey it is definitely making me think of setting a schedule for “screen time” for myself so that my days can be consistent rather than some good days and some days where I probably have gone a litoover board! It’s funny I’ve alwybeen concerned about too much screen time for the kids and not exposing them to tv until they were older and limiting their “screen time” but never thought about how the same should apply for myself as an adult!!! I will say I hate when you go out to dinner (which can be rare with 3 children) and you look at all the tables around you and no one is speaking because they are all on their phones! No one is smiling or enjoying their time together and so we have always made it a point no phones at meals in particular I don’t want to be ignoring the people around me!!!! You are the best keep doing what makes you happy! You got this!!!!

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