When I first started writing this blog, on January 10, 2009, I was a new Mom, across the country from my family and everyone I knew with kids. I was bored. I didn’t know how to do the motherhood thing, if I was doing it right, or if I was doing a good job.
I started writing this blog. Journaling. Documenting my life and the new life I was in charge of. I was having fun, occupying those very quiet nap times and feeling fulfilled doing something I loved.
What I didn’t expect, was the amazing group of women and wonderful parenting advice that I found. The support system that just appeared. I realized I wasn’t the first one who had gone from career woman to SAHM, wondering what in the world just happened.
Fast forward 4 years, and I’m still writing. Now documenting not only my life, but the 2 little lives I get to spend my days with. What I wear, what I cook, what I create and everything else that goes on in the W household. My writing has changed because my entire life has changed.
The nap times aren’t quiet anymore. Between cleaning and cooking for an entire family, keeping my house in some kind of sane order, Molly Suzanne, kids sports, my half marathon training and life in general, it’s hard to find time to dedicate to the blog.
So I do what I can.
I’d be lying if I said I had it all together. I’d be lying if I said I showered every day or that my kids actually got out of their pajamas on a regular basis. I’d be lying if I said there weren’t days that I’m completely and totally overwhelmed with motherhood, kids and life. But that’s why we’re all here, right?
Sometimes, I still need to know that I’m not the only one.
This blog has brought me so much joy and so many friendships. Some of my closest friends have been made in the past 4 years.
So, thank you.
Your reading, commenting, sharing and supporting Stilettos and Diapers means the world to me. I have enjoyed every minute of the past 4 years and I can’t wait to see what the next 4 have in store!
Congrats on 4 awesome years! I think it is such an accomplishment to just-keep-going with something like a blog. Life can get so busy, but even to carve out a teeny tiny amount of time to blog, document, write, and enjoy it, is such a wonderful thing.
I know I have enjoyed reading, and have loved seeing your blog and adorable family grow!
It is also has to be said, that we all feel like we don't have it all together all the time, but you clearly are an ambitious, put-together gal and a wonderful mom!
Congrats again on your blogaversay!
Congratulations on 4 years! You are such an amazing woman!
Congrats on 4 years!! As for you and the family, you are not the only one!! It's so hard to get caught up in everything sometimes you wonder if you brushed your kids teeth, or even your own 🙂 You know two little guys can be hard to deal with at times, especially when they're both sick with snot running down their faces, but we deal and move on 🙂 hopefully we can meet up in DC in April for the Nike half!!
OK. How did I NOT KNOW about Molly Suzanne?! How awesome! When did you start that? It's amazing!!!
And thanks for being honest about how not all days are picture-perfect. Cause over here… things are nowhere near picture perfect. Things are real and not always pretty lol.
Happy Anniversary!! 4 years, that is just AMAZING!!!!
Congratulations on 4 years! I love your blog and can't wait for more to come!
I celebrated 4 years a couple days before you. Yay! Love blogging and all the friendships I've made.
Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine says
When I read this post, I realized that I've been blogging for for years as well – December 2008. Wow!
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't shower every day! ha!
The Anecdotal Baby says
Congratulations! 4 years is a huge milestone. AND you are not alone! I can totally relate to the kid not making out of pj's, the whole showerless momma on occasion, and everything going on at once can get overwhelming. You look pretty well put together on the outside, so that's what counts, right?! Congrats again! I've very much enjoyed reading your blog.
Happy 4 years! I love everything that your blog has to offer!
Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! says
Happy 4 years!
Congrats on 4 years! I love your blog Molly! And I love how you keep it real!! You are definitely not alone with the whole parenting thing. As long as my kids are fed and clothed and happy that is a great day for us!! lol! I can't wait to see more of your posts this year!