Long time, no blog + welcome 2019!
Happy New Year, friends!
I’d like to say that I haven’t been active here because Logan is potty trained and I’m a perfect parent but that would be a big fat lie. In reality, this pregnancy has been kicking my butt, and baby nap time (aka mama blogging time) has turned into mama nap time as well.
But that isn’t to say that nothing has been happening behind-the-scenes, here - I have some fun projects in the works (including an Etsy launch that I’m extremely excited about) some more DIY content related to the baby projects I’ve been nesting furiously on, and some more mom-centered content related to birth choices and the course I’m teaching at the university this semester.
In the mean time, I wanted to share some goals and plans the Biggs family has for 2019:
Welcome baby brother - this is an obvious number 1, but we are truly so excited to welcome another little one to our family! I’m currently 26 weeks along and feel like a runaway train flying into the 3rd trimester.
Eat vegetarian more - as part of our family’s ongoing efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, we’re planning on eating more vegetarian meals this year. I’m not interested in putting too much of a label on the way we eat or the frequency of our plant-based meals, but my currently plan is to make roughly half of our home-based dinners meat free.
Nourish creativity - when I started this blog in 2018, it served as a creative outlet for me to talk about my experiences in parenthood. In 2019, I want to dedicate more time to this space, as well as expand the scope of the content I’m discussing here to include the creative endeavors I pursue in the real world.
Prioritize self-care - I know it’s ubiquitous to the point of cliche right now, but I really am a better mother when I’ve taken time for myself. However, self-care isn’t all merlot and nail polish and binge-watching The Good Place (although sometimes it is). For me, it most consistently looks like consistently taking time to do the things that make me feel my best - cooking healthy meals, getting enough exercise, enjoying my family, and making things with my hands.
Get outside - Everyone in our family is happier and healthier when we get outside, even in the winter. Since we live in the land of seemingly endless winter (those April snow flurries really do wear you down) we’ve already made the investment in good winter gear for the whole family so we can venture out on more adventures during this chilly first 1/3 of our year.
Now that we’re halfway through January, what are your goals for the new year? Have you already fallen off the bandwagon, or are you holding strong so far?
Have a wonderful day!