Hey 2021! Hey Beloved Reader

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Hello my beloved A&L readers. Happy 2021!

I know, it’s April. But I couldn’t come back here and just start writing as if I hadn’t been quiet. It’s been a little while, and honestly, I’ve missed blogging. After having Kenzo, it’s been quite a whirlwind on my side. I’m slowly getting back on all of my platforms. I think that writing is one of my all-time creative loves. At some point, we must come back to our first loves, right? Let me warn you: this post is highly unstructured, and very much just me writing my thoughts.

An update

So here are a few updates before we restart this. The last time I wrote to you, I shared the news that I launched my podcast, The Whole Mama Show. I can’t believe it’s been almost 7 months since then and my beloved show has reached the number one spot several times in the kids and parenting category on the Apple Podcast chart. Honoured doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings. This podcast is my main labour of love and I’m so proud of the work I’m putting into there. I’m in the second season of the show and I’m leading up to the finale in the middle of this month.

In case you missed it, The Whole Mama Show is a collection of untold stories of motherhood. And we go deep. It’s not a superficial, generic conversation but each week I delve into topics we don’t really talk about when it comes to motherhood. Miscarriage, postpartum depression, kids changing our marriages, mom-shaming. It’s everything we’ve been wanting to talk about motherhood and now have the permission to.

You can listen to my podcast on all players here: The Whole Mama Show

What else has been going on? Well, I’m knee-deep in being a working mom and wife. As much as the world has us now believing we can do it all, the only way I’m keeping my head above water is by reminding myself that I can’t do it all. Not at the same time. Some balls need to be put down and put aside so I can comfortably juggle others. And right now, the ones in heavy circulation are that of “mom”, “entrepreneur ” and “wife”. With last year being what it was, I’m actually feeling the pull to direct my energy to other balls like daughter, sister, friend, woman. I can’t remember the last time I took a moment to myself and had a solo date.  Granted, it’s still not business as usual. But if there’s any kind of meeting that respects the current restrictions, it’s a meeting with myself surely.

Oh, I recently returned to YouTube, after being off of it for even longer than I took a blog break. And I shared my birth story over there. Something I think deserves its own blog post soon. I know video is what most people prefer these days, but there’s just something different about reading words. Maybe because I’m a writer, and I love to read other people’s words. But in case you feel like a quick video, here’s a full update of where I’ve been:

 

Honestly, I’ve been thinking a lot about this little corner of the internet of mine. And how social media has pulled me away from it. Let me just say, social media fatigue is real on my side. As much as I take breaks and I carefully curate the content I consume, it can still feel like a lot. As I’m writing this, I wonder if it’s even something I should say, but I’m just writing my thoughts. After all, isn’t that what blogging used to be about? I think I’d just like some things to stay the same, that’s what I’m saying.

Hey again. Thanks for reading my random thoughts.

While you’re here, please give me a follow on my social media platforms, in case they kidnap me again. Just hit the little icons below.

Do you have social media fatigue? What’s your favourite type of content to consume?

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