So sorry to be so absent from the blog lately, but family and health have taken precedence.
Usually, this is the time of year for my annual Detox-mas, where I basically encourage you all to try lower sugar/no sugar recipes in an effort to 'retrain' your sweet tooth after the holidays.
Rest assured, there will be a Detox-mas post coming tomorrow!
First, however, I wanted to bring you a bit up-to-date on what's happening with me. I know a lot of new readers will NOT be interested in this, as you don't really know me. However, some of you have been with me for quite some time, so this is for you. ♥
I usually post a recipe once a week (if not more), but since I became pregnant with our fourth early last year, I've experienced an onslaught of health problems. Those issues have left me a bit unenthusiastic about much of anything, including the blog.
I wasn't experimenting as much in the kitchen, and the 'comparison game' with other food bloggers left me feeling a bit down about my own content.
I never want to post a recipe unless it's something I personally love and would make again, so because I was sticking to many of my comforting favorites, I didn't have a lot of recipes to share. If I did create something, it seemed ill-timed or a pain to photograph. I'll say, though, most of these feelings stemmed from my already sort of depressed state of mind.
In addition to many physical ailments, the main emotional issue I'm dealing with is hypochondria.
I worry about anything and everything health-related to the point of panic and (nearly) perpetual anxiety.
While I've had legitimate health problems, a lot of what I've dealt with has been plain ol' fear.
Luckily, I have a very supportive husband, and the kids try their hardest to be loving during some of my worse times.
Prayer and TBN have both been irreplaceable during this time as well.
I guess I'm writing this to let you all know I'm still here, but if I fall silent here and there, I may be contending with the above.
In more positive news, our newest, Mckaela, is doing very well! She is such a well-behaved, quiet baby, and she sleeps better than any other I've had. I am looking forward to watching her grow and getting to know her better.
Thank you for reading, and I'll be back tomorrow!