A New Adventure

Since the birth of Emma, I’ve tried to balance a love of being creative with trying to be the best mom I could be. Some days it has been easy, and some days it has been hard. It might mean writing an article, completing a project I pinned on Pinterest or even sitting down to do a craft with Emma. At some point over the past 30 months, writing has lost its luster or at least what I’ve been writing about. Breaking into the child/parent writing market has been slow going, but I am determined to keep at it.

While every day with Emma is a new adventure, especially while we navigate the toddler years, I decided that I wanted to really give this new type of writing a shot this year. During a casual email conversation with a writing friend, she suggested I start a blog to help break into a difficult field. I was hesitant, but here I am finally taking her advice.

Twenty four days into 2016, I’ve decided to make it a goal to update my blog three to four times a month. Who says New Years Resolutions have to be made on January 1st?

 

Chasing Rainbows

When I was a baby, my mother would sing “You are my Sunshine” to me. Going back and forth with nursery themes, I finally decided to use the song as the theme when we found out we were having a girl. The day Emma was born started out as a cloudy and rainy day. But as the day wore on and Emma was closer to making her entrance to the world, the clouds broke and the sunshine came. And that is how life has been with Emma ever since. Yes there are days that aren’t perfect (rainy), and I feel like I would rather be back working a full time job. But, even on those days a giggle, a smile or hearing “Mama” can make a world of difference.

I took the cover photo for my blog when I was out running in the rain in Steamboat Springs this past Labor Day weekend. The view reminded me of Emma and how you can find a little ray of sunshine in even the hardest of times. Thank you Emma for being the silver lining in the clouds- for being my little ray of sunshine!