I'm a busy mom with an even busier 4 year old son, am married to a (sorta) needy husband, and have two VERY needy dogs.
I work full time outside the home and (basically) full time blogging. My income is the primary income for the family, although my husband works and his income contributes greatly as well. I haven't started making much with my blogging, mostly because I tend to stick to giveaways for my readers and they don't pay in money (although we have received some really cool stuff ;)).
My family has one vehicle and I'm the only one who knows how to drive it. My day consists of taking Hubby to work, taking The Boy to daycare, going to work, picking up Hubby for lunch and taking him back, heading back to work, picking up Hubby from work, sometimes we go home for a little while, and then picking The Boy up from daycare. Depending on how well we have planned ahead (we never plan ahead) we head back to the grocery store for dinner, come home and eat, give The Boy his bath, defend myself from the boys' wrestling match in the bed next to me while I blog, and then get my blogging done…until 2-3am sometimes. We are all back up at 6am the next day to start it all over.
On the weekends when I don't have to work, Hubby still works so we all have to get up and get him to work, lunch, work, home and in between I'm entertaining The Boy and maybe trying to sneak in some blogging (he doesn't usually let me).
let myself have some "me" time procrastinate and read other blogs so when I was reading one of my faves, Mama Does It All, and she was apologizing for being behind on her blogging, I let out a deep breath and knew I was not alone. She's so perfectly imperfect with her honesty and sincerity and I LOVE her for that.
So, here I am, writing my own apology letter –
To My Readers –
I apologize that you are not getting the highest quality of content from me lately and that even when I'm posting giveaways, the reviews are not available. They are coming. I have help to get caught up and I will get them done. I have some plans on how to get these to your attention so stick with me…I'll get there!!
To My Sponsors –
I apologize that your reviews are behind. When I do a review, I put a personal story in each and every one and I want your review to be "perfect" (in my eyes, at least) no matter what you sent to me. I do have plans, I have a little help coming, and they will get done!! I love, Love, LOVE my sponsors and you can rest assured that your review will be seen and promoted…no matter how late it is completed!!
To My Winners –
If you have won something from me recently (or not so recently) and you haven't seen your prize yet, it's coming. I think my oldest "prize not sent yet" is from Spring Buzz (that's the end of March 🙁 ) so if you are an "older" winner than that, please feel free to email me at janet (at) goingcrazywannago (dot) com to let me know.
To My Family –
Be patient with me while I get caught up, then I will need to catch up on sleep, and then – well, maybe I'll see you at The Boy's high school graduation… 😛
In my spare time, I would love to –
clean up my house (seriously, Mama's house is SPOTLESS compared to mine!!),
make some Summer crafts with my preschooler (The Boy LOVES crafts, especially messy crafts!!),
and get back to my Blogging Basics and focus back on why I started blogging.
Have you ever started a hobby and then realized that it took over your life?!! Have you been so busy in your Mommy role that you looked up one day to see your life, home, family resembles a tornado zone?!!