My blogging journey—an incredible, fulfilling one that has given me so much—started almost nine and a half years ago right here in Sahar’s Blog. I never intended to stop blogging—that is, until I had a baby.
I had always intended to take a short hiatus when each of my children was born. When my first one was born last year, I took what I thought would be a short hiatus. But I love the life with my little one so much that I pushed it back once, then twice, and then again for a third time. I was seriously considering pushing my return to blogging for another couple of months as my beautiful baby went from adorable newborn to hilarious and charming infant.
Perhaps then it will not come as a surprise that it is for her that I am returning to blogging. Sahar’s Blog has already wanted to be an attempt to contribute to positive online conversations, the ones that translate into action dedicated to the mental, emotional, and spiritual improvement of each reader as well as to the betterment of their communities. In light of the recent sharp and significant increase in hateful conversations, both online and in real life, I couldn’t abandon the platform that took me so long to build up. It seems much more important, both for my little one and all the others of her generation, that I start blogging again, to contribute to the positive conversations that are happening on community building, personal development, sexism, racism, and spirituality.
And so, as we ring in a new year, I’m happy to be returning to a wonderful world where, alongside assiduous readers who send me so many emails (and who hopefully will start sharing at least some of their thoughts in the comments section—you know who you are!), I will be attempting to have uplifting conversations that will inspire thoughtful and consistent action.
To my little girl, who might one day read this: I am going to have a little less time with you from now on, but I am spending it paving the way for a world I hope will be much healthier for you and your friends to grow in.
19 thoughts on “Why I Decided To Take Precious Time Away From My Baby To Start Blogging Again”
Wonderful decision! It’s a hard thing to balance time with our kids and all the other things we love in life too. But I bet you’ll feel good about taking some time for yourself to write! I know I always do!
Thank you Melanie for your kind words! How many children do you have, and what tips/lessons do you have to share about balancing time? If you have posts on your blog about this, please feel free to link them below not just for me, but for everyone else looking for insights on the question 🙂
I have 2 boys. I should compile a list of tips, but I’d say my biggest one is try not to feel guilty about taking time for yourself because it is so important to your ability to be a good parent. Here’s one post that brushes on the subject:
Thank you so much! I’m sharing this on Twitter as well. It was a great read! How old are you two boys now? I have a lot of questions for you but I think I’m going to use your blog instead to find answers 😉
Thanks for sharing! I’m so glad you liked it! They are 7 and 3 now. Time is flying! I’ll find you on FB and/or Instagram!
Oh wow, I can’t even imagine my little one being 3, much less 7! But I’m sure that, just like you, I’ll feel like time flew at that point! Love your IG btw, thank you for the add 🙂
Welcome back to blogging! You need to take time for activities you love too! It will make you a better mommy! Life is all about balance. I bet you have plenty of new insights to share now that you have a little one.
Thank you Emily! You’re right, life is all about balance–and it’s all about learning how to achieve that. And–lol–relearning it at every twist and turn as baby grows and changes 😉 Have you had any challenges on time management that you discussed on your blog? Feel free to share links for both me and other readers!
Welcome back! I am a complete newbie compared to you! But although it is time away from our kids, our own sanity and time for us is equally as important. I was always told that some time away from my kids would make me return a better mother. By the sounds of the things you blog about it will be inspiring and you will get so much out of it. Enjoy your time back with writing and getting that fulfillment back. 🙂
Thank you so much Suzy! It’s really nice to be back! Do you take regular time away from your kids, and have you found that it does make you a better mother? If you have any posts on the topic, please feel free to share them here for me and others to enjoy!!!
We are lucky we have grandparents that will take the kids for a weekend once every few months and they love it and we get time together. I actually wrote a post last year when my husband and kids were both away and I had the house to myself for the first time ever! It was quite a strange experience so I wrote about it. It was called the House is empty but my heart is full 🙂
I went looking for the post about being alone but got distracted by this gem: http://www.inthelyonsden.net/the-definition-of-beauty/ — so many great thoughts, thank you for sharing! I’m going to tweet about this post as well. I hope not only moms but anyone who has contact with little girls reads it and thinks about it!
Oh thank you so much! I am finding that having a daughter is hard and I hope I get the right messages across. I don’t want to boast my blog posts on this page but here is the link to my time out and how it made me feel. I hope you like it. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog too! http://www.inthelyonsden.net/the-house-is-empty-but-my-heart-is-full/
Please feel free to always share a link to any posts on this blog you have written something about on yours!
Welcome back to the world of blog! You made a tough decision but I’m sure it’s the right one. You’re totally making an impact and that’s always a wonderful thing. Keep up the good work 🙂
Thank you Alejandra! I hope so 🙂 Your Disney obsession might come in handy, let me know if any great baby Disney products come out 😉
I think of blogging as me time, your baby needs you to be functioning at 100% and part of getting there is taking \care of yourself. Welcome back!
I love taking some time away from the family to blog, myself. I love the feeling of accomplishment I get and the fact that it’s one of the few things I do for myself.
I’ve heard it a lot: that it’s important for parents to take time for themselves. I’m glad you have blogging (and that I have it too 😉 Thank you for sharing your thoughts!