Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Three Word Wednesday :: Blogging With Kids

People have asked me how I make time for blogging while mothering.

Honestly, it changes depending on the day and week and season, but I do know I’m a better mom because I write. Writing is my therapy that gives me a chance to process life while documenting what I want to remember. I’ve written longer than I’ve mothered, so, honestly, the combination is all I’ve ever known.

I started blogging not long after I graduated college with a print journalism degree in 2001 after a friend nudged me to join this new technology craze. I figured I’d have an online journal for a while and then move on. Obviously, that didn’t happen. As I started blogging, I was also beginning my journalism career, so I was writing publicly for both work and play.

When my daughter was 4 months old, I left the newsroom, thus quitting the professional writing gig. That was almost eight years ago – and I haven’t stopped writing. I’ve picked up some freelance assignments and earned a little money, but, mostly, I’ve been blogging while living, stringing words together as I make sense of my thoughts, and documenting what life with kids looks like.

I was trained to ask questions, tell stories, and write informative pieces. Many days, I know how to write far better than I know how to mother! But writing helps me process what I’m learning in mothering – which has been the greatest adventure of my life.

{Join me at Circles of Faith for more of my writing while mothering story ...}

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  1. Kristin, everything your write gives me greater insight into who you are and makes me smile every time. Love knowing this bit about you!

  2. I have been away from blogging for a few weeks and I have missed your smiling words. Yes... I said smiling words because that is what I see when I read them....your smile shining through! I am grateful for your writing heart and the way it blesses others. :)

  3. Thanks for hosting, Kristin! It's been fun following your travels on Instagram! :)

  4. KristinHillTaylor7/15/2015 12:59 PM

    I'm glad you're here, Ruthie! I love Instagram. :)

  5. KristinHillTaylor7/15/2015 12:59 PM

    How sweet, Dawn! I appreciate you!

  6. KristinHillTaylor7/15/2015 1:00 PM

    Thanks, Christi! The connections made is one of my favorite things about blogging, like a virtual meal around the table together.

  7. KristinHillTaylor7/15/2015 1:01 PM

    I wasn't sure what kind of words I'd have when I got home from Guatemala, so I was glad to have a Circles of Faith post planned. Turns out, I brought home plenty of words ... :) Thanks for being at both places today.

  8. Hi Kristin - me too!! - I write as a therapy - to process and understand myself and life better. It helps me celebrate life and all that I have as well and that makes me a better mum I think. I feel like I have been writing forever, stringing words together as you call it but am very new to blogging. I've had such fun with the blog but to be honest no one is tripping over their computers in the rush to read my words but the thing is I love, love, love writing them anyway - can't help myself. So here's to writing from the heart no matter what. Great to see the photos from your mission trip and thanks for your always inspiring words.

  9. KristinHillTaylor7/16/2015 7:36 AM

    I'm right there with you, Tracey. I'm glad to be among like-minded people on this big 'ole internet. Your encouragement is sweet.