Saying goodbye is hard to do {and where you can find me now!}

Saying goodbye is hard to do {and where you can find me now!}

I’ve been trying to write this post for weeks now, but words keep failing me!

I’m not sure how you summarize a 10-year blogging career in just a few paragraphs, and that’s exactly what I need to do.

If I’m honest, I’ve known since we found out I was pregnant with “surprise!” baby #6 that my blogging days were coming to an end, but it’s taken me more than two years to work up the courage to walk away.

These days I’m juggling tweens and toddlers, homeschooling and a full-time job, and the truth is that blogging just isn’t on the priority list.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that I still love to share tidbits from my life—tasty recipes, good books, lessons I’m learning, tricks I’ve discovered. So while I’ll be shutting down the blog and most of my newsletters, I will still be sending one weekly-ish newsletter full of those things.

There’s nothing out there quite like blogging, and I’ve grown as a writer, as an entrepreneur, as a wife and mother, and as a woman in ways that never would have happened without the blog and without each of you.

So whether you’ve been around since the beginning of my blogging career or just recently joined us, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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A few housekeeping details…

If you’re already subscribed to weekly emails, you’ll start getting those emails soon. If not, you can sign up here.

You’ll also find me on Facebook and Instagram where I share pictures, articles, micro-blog posts and things that make you go, “Aww!”

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If you’re new to Life Your Way, welcome!

There is so much goodness in the archives—posts I’m really proud of and that I hope will encourage you, and even though I’m no longer blogging, I’ve listed some of my favorites below:

Our awesome collection of FREE printables

What I really want to say about vaccines

Why I tell my girls they’re beautiful. Often.

Follow your heart, mama

Have you bought new underwear this year?

Why we don’t talk about miscarriage {and why I AM}

On racism, injustice and having the hard conversations

The real truth about getting married young…or old…or any time

Why, yes, we DO have our hands full!

An open letter to my divorced parents: Thank you.

Why this type-A mom doesn’t plan her homeschool year

P.S. Don’t forget your free guide to the 7 Lies Work-at-Homeschooling Moms Believe…and the Truths That Will Set You Free

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Dear Mandie,İ am so sorry to see you go,but hopefully you will stay around on İnstagram and other social media. İ must tell you that you influenced my life a lot and İ started my own blog last summer. İ wish all the best to you and your wonderful family.

  2. A true leader leads by example. Making priorities is hard period. Choosing what is best for you and your family, regardless of how much you like it, how effective it is, how much we will miss it; is exactly what is right! Very proud of you!!!

  3. You’ve had some a great journey, Mandi. I’ve still followed along even though I haven’t been actively following blogs as much for a few years now. Signing up for email now & will continue to follow on facebook – best of luck on the new stuff ahead!

  4. I will miss this space. So I have to stick to Instagram to follow you on your big trip ahead. Looking foreward to that!

  5. It’s hard to walk away, but you have to do what’s right for your family. Will you be leaving the site up for reference? I own a course and would love to continue to have access to it.

  6. I would like to say, thank-you coming from a single-dad with three kids, you gave me some great ideas! And kinda still missing your blogs. I dropped the homeschooling and dating again, you got me through my tough times raising 3 great kids. Good luck.

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