I haven’t written a personal blog post in quite a while… I’m not sure why.

Part of it is due to the fact that I don’t feel comfortable sharing too much information about my kids’ lives as they are getting older. I’m also often on the fence about how much I want to share about myself publicly. There is much I could share but feel it isn’t my place to do so. Also life is just absolutely nuts with the day-to-day that I don’t feel I have any energy left to write a personal essay.

I’m feeling a little underwhelmed about blogging these days and yet there is so much I want to write. I think I just need to make that time to gather my thoughts and allow the words to flow freely.  I’m going to take Karma Brown’s advice and wake up early and use that quiet time for writing.

So I’m going to try to take back this space, my blog, and share more about what I’m thinking, feeling and dreaming about.

No I’m not changing the format of this site although sometimes I get the urge to change things up – but I know my readers love hearing from other women and moms and reading their posts and I wouldn’t want to mess with that.

But I will write more. Whether the post is short, silly or a photograph or poem, I’m just going to share it – without thinking, is this blog-worthy? Should I publish? Will anyone read it? …. So will you read it?!?


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Dianne / Smilenwaven Reply

    I think that’s what a lot more blogs should be…. light, short, funny and or thought provoking.

  2. I’m the same lately and not wanting to blog about my children too much. I did a fun post yesterday, a meme, old school blogging style – you should do it too!

  3. Sometimes we need a break, sometimes we need to revisit what we’re doing and why. Think about what you’ve most enjoyed writing this last year, and go write some more stuff like that. It helps. ; )

  4. I feel the same way about my kids now that they are getting older. And waking up early to get a blog post in sounds like a great idea. Only my kids are often up at 6 am. Even on the weekend! Anyway, I really love what you’ve done with AMW, Maria, and I’m looking forward to reading more of your own posts!

  5. I rarely blog my kids stories and just their general milestones. protecting their privacy for now and later as the web has a long memory.

  6. Holy cow, can I ever relate to this post! I’m looking forward to seeing how you navigate through this. Hoping I’ll pick up some pointers.

  7. Even when I started my blog back in 2004, it was never a parenting blog, which I think made it easier for me. As a lifestyle blogger, I write about everything ME-related. Things I love, things I don’t love, fitness, fashion, food, entertainment, and yes, my kids. But I’m telling MY story FOR ME, and they just happen to be a part of it. I think that’s why I’m not experiencing the burnout that a few parenting bloggers are feeling.

    The thing is, though, with this blogging thing…there are no rules. Write what you feel! Write for you! I hope you find what works! xoxo

    • This space is ALL lifestyle – celebrity smut, fashion, food, entertainment, health, fitness… I write about everything because I have so many interests. The point is I haven’t written much *personally* meaning from the heart lately… truly sharing my feelings and inner thoughts – which I feel I need to do more of now. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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