Changes are a comin’.

I’ve been wanting to make changes to my blog for a while. I would love to completely have my blog designed the way I want it but when it comes to CSS and code, I suck. I changed my blog theme back to what I had previously since the other one I had won’t allow a drop down menu for the tabs above.

You’re so fascinated with all of this aren’t you? Wait, don’t answer.

I’m still going to have my regular rambling and quirky posts but I would really like to make my blog more than just whatever pops into this crazy head of mine. I’ve really been enjoying having guest bloggers because I love to hear about the experiences of other moms.

Obviously you can have your own blog for that but with some, that’s not really an option if family and friends are reading or you don’t have the time. That’s why the guest posts are for bloggers, people who don’t blog but would like to occasionally, and it’s also for those who want to be anonymous.

I’ve added a tab for kid friendly food and recipes. I had planned on setting that up a lot sooner but as you know, being a mama or dad is hard work and there’s little time for much else.

I’ve also added a tab called music box. I’m not exactly sure what I want to do with that yet but for as long as I can remember, music has always been a huge part of my life. When I first started my blog, I had a weekly post called Don’t Fret, It’s Music Monday and I would like to bring the music back.

I don’t know if I’ll just put up videos of songs that I’ve really been loving that particular week or what I’ll use that page for. I think it would be cool to use that page for not just me but other music lovers and have them write a music related guest post; a favorite concert, their wedding song, meeting a rock star, etc.

I love all kinds of music but my favorite is rock/indie/and folk although you don’t have to have the same musical tastes as I do to contribute. I want you to share what you love. I want to know what gets your booty shakin’ or your head banging.

I know my blog is small but I’ve surprised myself with how much I’ve fallen in love with blogging and I would really love for it to become more of a parenting community. Obviously, even when you have a child, that doesn’t stop you from loving the things that you did before.

Sure, it might put a wrench in the frequency that you’re able to enjoy these things. Instead of kicking back and watching old episodes of Sex And The City, I am forced to watch the Sprout channel or Nick Jr. Yay! Not! And instead of listening to cd’s that I love, Sublime’s 40 oz. To Freedom is one of my all time favorites (of course I have a lot of favorites), I get to hear The Wiggles sing Rock A Bye Your Bear and Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy over and over.

I’m also adding a few more pages to my blog including a reading/book page. Again, I’m not sure exactly what I want to do with that page but I’m a voracious reader even though I’m not able to read as often as I’d like.

These changes are going to take some time because of my lack of time but I hope in the next couple of months it will come together. My mind just went in the gutter over that last bit. heh.

I had every intention of writing about the NICU experience my husband and I had and how extremely difficult it was. It’s something I need to write for me because I know it will help my feelings and emotions. I will get to it but I don’t know when.

The depression I’ve been in made me stop writing about it as well as a very traumatic experience right after I gave birth to the little hummingbird.  That’s also something I need to get out onto my blog for the same reasons as our NICU experience.

If anyone would like to contribute to my blog and/or a specific area (books, music, recipes, PPD, birth trauma, Postpartum PTSD or whatever else you can think of) then you’re more than welcome. Like I’ve told others, I can only pay you in linky love if you have a blog but I’d love to have different views and opinions.

If you don’t have a blog and want to contribute, my daughter can pay you in hummingbird cyber hugs. Email me at elle dot mommyhood at gmail dot com.

Elle xo

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9 Responses to Changes are a comin’.

  1. siggiofmaine August 6, 2011 at 14:13 #

    WoW…you have some ambitious plans.
    I’m a mommy whose chicks have flown, but enjoy reading about the new mommy experiences. I think blogging would have made my life a lot less stressful when I was a new mom.
    Good luck on your new vision of how you would like your blog to go…
    all the best to you.
    ☮ ♥. Siggi in Downeast Maine

    • Elle August 7, 2011 at 10:12 #

      Thank you!
      I think it’s so true when it comes to what you said about blogging and motherhood. I think it helps when you know you’re not alone. 🙂

  2. Kim August 6, 2011 at 21:10 #

    This is fantastic! What great goals, all adding to making your blog a great community/forum for parents. Your blog is one I check daily, so I think all of these additions will be very helpful and fun for us readers. I have been surprised how much I’ve taken to blogging (a lot of people still don’t get it, “why do you write about your personal life for strangers to read?”), but your blog and ambitions show exactly why I blog! So thank you!! I’ll keep my brain thinking on any possible way I can contribute in the future!

    • Elle August 7, 2011 at 10:14 #

      Thank you, sweetie! I think you write beautifully and would love for you to contribute or do a guest post about anything you want. xx

  3. Marianna Annadanna August 7, 2011 at 07:28 #

    Sounds like fun to have a few different themes on your blog. Sometimes I think I need more structure to my blog too. If you ever want me to contribute, just shout =)

    • Elle August 7, 2011 at 10:16 #

      I thought you’d never ask! Yes, Yes, oh gawd Yes!!! 😉 I need your funny on my blog.

  4. Marianna Annadanna August 7, 2011 at 16:42 #

    You’re so cute. Just tell me what you want me to write about and I’ll try my hardest! I might not be able to be funny on demand though… we’ll see!

  5. Marianna Annadanna August 7, 2011 at 16:43 #

    PS – I still smile every time I see “don’t worry, be snappy” I LOVE it!

  6. Thurieyyah August 8, 2011 at 00:30 #

    I love it – especially the book bit oh and the music page … actually EVERYTHING… Did you ever finish Stephen King’s Under the Dome? Im starting on it soon.

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