Winter was rough at my household. It wasn’t the oppressive cold or excess precipitation. Having grown up in the mountains of Maine, I am equipped to handle that stuff. It drains my emotional reserves some, but generally I’m good at hunkering down with books and knitting for the winter. However, when you throw in illness, health issues, and death in the family… well, it’s hard to prioritize blogging.
It’s still not looking much like spring here–but the days are longer and the angle of the sun has shifted just enough to give me a renewed sense of vitality. My health issues are sorted, and no one in the household has had a life-sucking cold in a while. So, I decided it was time to get back on the proverbial horse and return to blogging.
My hiatus gave me some time to think about what direction I want to take my blog in the future. I plan to continue to review children’s books, but will scale back to 2 book reviews a week. I need to be realistic about the level of activity I can sustain for the long-term. However, I plan to post more about parenting and related topics. It’s a shift that I think will be good for me and for my family.
Thank you for your patience during this unanticipated break. And a big thank you to my co-hostesses at the Kid Lit Blog Hop for being supportive and understanding while I dealt with real life. My fingers are crossed that April will be a great month for all of us.