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Hi! I’m Lou, author and designer at SmartyPantsKids. I love anything creative.... designing, cooking, crafting, repurposing, entertaining, exploring but most of all I love raising my three kids creatively.

Goodbye but hopefully not forever

work family balance

As many of you know, I’ve recently started a new vocation as a Pastor at our local church. I’m loving it, but it’s also influencing my family life a little more than I thought it would.

I tried very hard to work my hours around my children’s schedules and for the most part this is fine however there are a few ongoing issues which I need to take some time to focus on.

SmartyPantsKids is after all a blog about raising children and I don’t think I would be being true to myself if I continue to put my only free time into the blog at the expense of my family. So, I’m taking a little break to work through some of the changes that my kids are experiencing.

It’s taken a lot of soul searching to come to this decision as for a long time now, this blog has been a wonderful outlet for me. My emotions are so torn. I feel grief as I say goodbye to something that I’ve put my heart and soul into. But I also feel relief as I know I can now focus on those that need me the most.

Next year I’m sure things will change again and at that stage I will reassess where things are at and hopefully come back into the blogosphere. I sincerely hope we can reconnect again then.

Thank you for your ongoing support. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your thoughts  and have really appreciated you taking the time to read what I write. You have more wisdom than you know and I love that you care enough to share. So thank you.

Lots of bloggie love

Lou x

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