Sorry to fall silent with no explanation … I fell into the quiet deep hole of reflection last winter, and when I started climbing out and writing again I did it over here, at my new site In My Middle. It’s a much more personal site, covering all my old blogs, my photography, my new (and quieter!) life in the country, and less stuff about parenting. It’s still a huge and hard part of my life, but my focus has shifted enough that I don’t feel drawn to writing about it so much. Of course my boys are fighting upstairs as I write this, but that’s par for the course!
In case you’re wanting to dig in to anything old … the full SaneMoms blog is archived here, and the old Shaking the Grapevine newsetter is here. The newsletter was one of the hardest things I ever did in terms of writing, and there’s some good nuggets in there for chewing on :). I also but up all the BREATHE stuff, it’s still good and now sharable with anyone :).
I feel like I’m more in a midlife shift/crisis mode, finally owning up to who I am, where I’ve been, and what I really want to do. We still have one foot in the city (my husband’s work) but that’s something that we’re working hard to get away from. Getting out into the country has been fantastic, a bit lonely, but a good lonely that’s given me time to see things I couldn’t while in the adrenalin-fused life of NYC. I’m relaxed in ways I didn’t remember were possible.
There are plans starting to percolate for an even bigger life-shift, as we are seriously talking about going awol next spring and becoming nomads for a year or so, before settling down and building a place in the woods. We’ve always wanted to travel more with our kids, and having homeschooled 7 and 11 year old’s it’s rather an ideal time to make it happen. As we figure it out, I’ve no doubt it will be talked about over at the new digs. I hope you’ll join me!
Thanks so much for all your comments, support, questions, contributions, and community over the years. It’s been immensely appreciated, fun to do, and something that really helped me navigate the craziness that was my first foray into parenting! It really does take a village, and I’m so glad you’ve been a part of mine. Please do keep in touch. You can find me at the new site, or via bethany (at) thinlinedesign (dot) com. Love to you and yours!
Bethany, aka SaneMom
ps. This site will disappear sometime in the next few months, but the SaneMoms url will point you to the new site when that happens.