3/31/11

Bittersweet Goodbye...

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Crazy Domestic has been such a fun site to start up and watch grow. In less than 1 year, we have met some fabulous people and have had some awesome opportunities sent our way. Both of us are stay at home moms and our little ones certainly make life fun and they make life crazy and we wouldn't have it any other way! Just as I am sure most moms feel at times, we have struggled to find a balance between family life and the blogging world. It has forced us to reevaluate our schedules and simplify our routines. We have thought several times about letting go of this blog to help manage our time, but our encouraging readers and creative outlet have kept us going. 

Now that both of us are expecting babies again, we are thinking once more of ways to simplify. New babies are such a blessing and are so exciting, but they can also turn your world upside down! Megan's "discovery" of carrying twins just kind of solidified the deal for us- we really need to focus on our families. 

We have decided that instead of growing this blog, we want to watch our kids grow. We want to play with our kids and better our homes and we want to have one less "to-do" item on our list. (Mom's have enough responsibility anyway, right?!) 

Our decision to stop posting on Crazy Domestic is bittersweet. We love our readers and the support of the creative blog community, but as soon as we both agreed that it was time to let go,  it all seemed to fit and make sense and we are sure that it is what we need to do.
 
Crazy Domestic's archives will remain available for now. All posts have also been transferred to Somewhat Simple where I plan to continue my routine over there. Megan just might be back with her own ideas on a brand new site once she gets a handle on life as a mom of twins.

For now, we thank you for your loyalty and your support and we wish you all the best!

36 comments:

Amanda said...

Perfectly put. All the best for your future adventures in motherhood!

2littlehooligans said...

aww, it makes me sad, but i totally understand! family first and foremost! best wishes to you and your soon to be bundles of joy:)

Amanda said...

What better reason to leave blogging could there be than to spend time with your children! Best wishes to you both and your expanding families x

jengd said...

Makes perfect sense and I'll contine to follow you over at SS... the same place I found this blog last year. :)

Ani said...

Wish you both the best! We'll miss you, but I'm sure everyone understands. What great reasons! Happy life!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

It's so hard to find the balance between family and blogging sometimes. But when push comes to shove, family wins out every time. You both have to do what is right for you and yours. We will certainly miss Crazy Domestic, but I am happy to still see Stephanie at Somewhat Simple.

Chris said...

I fully support your decision. I can't imagine trying to wrangle twins and a blog. Best wishes to both of you!

M* {Daydream Believers} said...

:) Best wishes to you both! Congratulations on the new additions! Family is such a blessing, enjoy!

Leanne said...

Of course, go spend time with you growing families. Thank you for this fun blog and good luck in all you do, especially the twins.

Leanne said...

Of course, go spend time with you growing families. Thank you for this fun blog and good luck in all you do, especially the twins.

cajungal01 said...

I am so sad! I completely understand and am happy for you and your upcoming journey but I LOVE this blog! :0) I have so many things bookmarked...will I still be able to access those? I'm not sure how that works....
I will definitely continue to check out whatever you post, wherever it is. :0) You're an inspiration!
:0)
~robin

Mindie Hilton said...

Super sad but understand. Family must and should come first.

Lil Mama Stuart said...

well put - my husband also harps on me about being on the computer and not focusing on family time.

wonderful decision (and goodbye message) ladies :)

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Family first-you guys are making the right decision. Sorry to see you go though. Enjoy the time.

Prairie Patch said...

Awww, that's too bad, but what better reason than being with your family more. Best wishes to you both.

Cheers,
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts

RandomRants said...

Thank you for what you have shared. I learned so much! Good luck with your pregnancies, may they be fun, with easy labors and healthy babies!

Ginny said...

Megan & Stephanie:

I am really proud of your decision! Not an easy one, to be sure. But I hope you're feeling the sense of peace that comes with a load lifted, a good decision made.

There will always be time for blogging when the kids are older or have left the nest, but you will never get these precious years back. You are absolutely doing the right thing.

Blessings to you & your families:
Ginny

Sarah said...

Sad to see your blog go! It was one of my favorites. Good Luck with the new babies. There is a time and season for everything, right?

Best of Luck!

Kelli said...

Sad to see your blog go but I completely understand. Family does come first! Good luck with your new adventures and I will still be following your somewhat simple blog!!

xoxo
Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

Mãe da Rita said...

Wish you both and your families the best!
Sorry to see you go but you're making the right thing :-)

Tanya said...

Well decided, ladies! And congratulations to you both on the success of the blog, and more importantly, on the success of your soon-to-be expanded families.

Bernice said...

Best wishes to you both!

Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe said...

Oh! I'm so sad, but I totally understand. Enjoy these fleeting moments of motherhood.

Staci J said...

soo sad, but also completely understandable!! I'm amazed at all the things you do as it is!! Thanks for all your inspiration, and best of luck to you both:)

Janiece said...

totally understand and wish you both the most amazing time with your new babies!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Sad to see you go , but I TOTALLY understand. I'm having a hard time keeping up with everything, and I only have 1 child who is in school. I don't think I could have kept up with a blog while I had a new baby.

Amy K said...

Your prioritizing is completely understandable; although you'll be missed. Best wishes in your new found journeys.

{Peppermint Plum} said...

Yay! Go be with your babies. :)

Congratulations to you both!

Kelley said...

Congratulations to you both... life comes first!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Good for you! Great decision for your families. Good luck with all your BABIES!!!!!! Wow!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

We'll miss you but glad to here that you are leaving us for bigger & better! Enjoy, they are only little once!

Sibylle said...

sad to see you go!

Lilianna Grace said...

Wow! I totally respect the decision you all have made. I believe in family first, but know that you will be missed!

Lyssa said...

Completely understandable! I have that struggle too. I think it is what most are feeling these days with the growth of blogs! No worries, our little ones are only little for such a short time! Thank you for all your work here :) See you at Somewhat Simple!

Sue said...

I just returned from out-of-state to visit my daughter and her family and to help with the new baby, #4. I forgot how BUSY it is being a mom to young children, and understand why my daughter is RARELY on the computer:) I don't know how some young moms SEEM to do it all?!? God bless both of you and your families with your sound decision:)

Cory Wilde said...

Hi,

I am a new reader to your blog. I recently had twins too, congratulations!!! It is so exciting. Ours were a HUGE surprise as well. It is a huge blessing and so exciting. If I could give you one piece of advice, hope you don't mind, do what works best for you and your situation; don't let anyone make you feel guilty for the decisions that you make for you and your family. Your sanity is more important than anything else.

Anyway, just wanted to say congratulations to you both and good luck.