Life.

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I am so much to share with you right now but alas life has been a bit crazy! I have so many things to share from rain gear, to animals, to museums and so much more. This weekend we are going on a family/anniversary getaway so I should be back next week with more time and lots more posts.

Until then you can follow us on Instagram!

 

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Quick Check-in | January, Sickness & What’s To Come

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I know it’s been awhile since I last posted. It seems that life has just gotten in the way. We ended January on a pretty cranky note that resulted in little sleep and everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong. February started off pretty good until last week when we all got hit with the stomach bug. So here we are now. While we all seem to be getting better our house is pure disaster, none of us have had a real meal in days – mostly because our stomachs just won’t allow us to and the to do list has quadrupled.

I’m hoping that this is the last of the sickness and that we can get the house back to normal and get back on track. We have a number of exciting adventures coming up in the next few months that we are hoping to share and some new fun content. So don’t worry we are still here and will be back regularly soon. Until then you can check out our updates on Instagram.

Finding Balance

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It really hasn’t been my intention to let my posting on Naturally Family fall to the wayside but it seems that it has. I am just having a hard time finding the balance between my life as a mom, a partner, a blogger and everything in between. Unfortunately Naturally Family has taken a bit of a backseat. That’s not to say that Naturally Family is going anywhere; I actually have a good 10-15 posts already started, photos edited or ideas jotted down or recorded in the notes section of my phone. It just means post are coming at slower rate as I find the balance in life. In the meantime you can keep up with us on Instagram.

 

The Future of Naturally Family | Reader Requests

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Hello Friends!

These breaks between blog posts are much longer than I would like and I can’t remember if I said this in a previous post or not but we are having some real sleep struggles over here which have resulted in Neil and I switching off nights that we hold Alder. It’s exhausting and time consuming but it’s what is working right now – well rather it’s the only thing that is working. This means blogging has taken a mini backseat and not because I don’t have anything to share but rather that I have a hard time typing with one hand.

Anyways this little break is actually not a terrible thing because it’s giving me chance to start thinking about giving Naturally Family a little more structure when it comes to posting. I’d like to share some regular monthly posts such as a regular toddler/baby meal or recipe, a glance at what we are reading, a day in the life style post and basically whatever else you might be interested in reading on a regular basis. On top of that I’ll be throwing in some additional posts here and there based on what we have been up to lately, anything of family related interest and I’m thinking I should share our unschooling journey that is just really starting to take shape.

That all being said I’d love to hear what you would like to see more of on NF whether it is a regular monthly or weekly post, specific questions you have or maybe a series of posts. Let me/us know below!

Quick Update!

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Hi Friends!

Sorry for such a long time between posts. Things have been kind of crazy here after the holidays and both kids and Neil have been since the past week. I’ve got a bunch of new fun blog projects in the works and can’t wait to get regular posting. That being said you can expect a new post tomorrow!

 

XO.

Lindsay

Holiday Break

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Hello friends! It has been awhile since we last posted and as you can imagine with the holidays we have been busy! We are taking a few more days off to relax as a family. We will be back in the New Year! Cheers!

Photo Dump

Hello! I know it’s been awhile since we have written much here but don’t worry we are still around! We are refocusing and organizing the blog (and our house).  Speaking as myself (Lindsay) I have been stepping back from the computer more during the day to focus on our mountain of laundry, piles of dishes and of course the kids. That being said we now have a clean and mostly organized office so Neil and I have started spending out nights down in the office working on things which means more focused energy on our sites and various projects. So for now I am going to share some photos from our phones that we have been holding on to. Enjoy!
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Happy Friday | Reader Survey

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Happy Friday! What does everyone have planned for this weekend? Anyone heading to the puimpkin patch or the apple orchard? Before you get your weekend started we are hoping you could take 30-60seconds to fill out a quick reader survey so that we can improve our content on the blog. It’ll just take a minute (or less)! You can find the survey here.

Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings are my time to catch up on work, articles, sponsored posts, regular blog posts, other projects. Neil and Edith head off to swim lessons and I plan our meals for the week and then (attempt) to dive in to freelance/blog work. Some weeks I am super productive and find myself easily flowing through all of my work and then there are weeks like this past one when I just can’t seem to get focused.

I write freelance articles and during the week I research them and then I try to spend the weekend finishing up my articles and getting them out. The tough part with this however is that some Saturdays I just want to sit and relax. Neil went out to some concerts Thursday and Friday night last week (we have a “you can see as many bands as you want before #2 arrives” agreement going on right now) so needless to say I’m feeling a little bit spent this  past Saturday morning.

Edith was a wild child last Friday, I’m not sure why but she just was and I was exhausted. So to get up Saturday morning and work just isn’t the most appealing item on my ‘To Do’ list. The thing is when you are only guaranteed two solid alone time hours per week to get work done there is a lot of pressure to get work done within that time. Otherwise I am trying to make it up throughout the week and honestly some weeks I get a lot done and other weeks there is so much else going on or I’m just ready for bed by 8pm that I don’t get as much done as I need/should/want.

While I have looming deadlines for articles that I should be writing right now and I’m not feeling overly focused I guess I should be happy that I at least took the time to write this post when I could have chosen less productive time wasters such as watching TV, checking Facebook or Twitter. I’m not completely sure why I chose to write or even post this on the blog but I’d thought I would just share a little but of the reality going on over here.