Monday, March 5, 2012

Guest Blogger: Erin from Confessions of a Magnolia Mom

Today begins a little bloggy "spring break" for me and I couldn't be more excited to kick it off by introducing you to one of my favorite blogger mama's, Erin from  Confessions of a Magnolia Mom. Please be sure to leave her lots of love and head on over to her place (once you get done reading this fabulous post first of course)! Thanks Erin for filling in for me today!

Hi, I'm Erin, most days you'll find me over at Confessions of a Magnolia Mom, documenting life as a working mom with a baby boy about to turn one! Typically we're just trying to make it from on {mis}adventure to the next. You could say there's never a dull moment.

In fact, through the bustle of the past few weeks, I've found myself with far too many "unread" items in my reader. My weekend needed to be spent catching up on other blogs and scheduling posts for the week. But when Saturday night rolled around all I really wanted was a movie night with the husband.

Recently, bloggers have been talking about disconnecting. Jon Acuff has had an apparent impact on the ladies who attended Blissdom and just a quick skimming of his blog had me intrigued.

It's a funny thing, our blog world. The networks that seamlessly connect us each day {Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Wordpress, Pinterest} are the same thing creating our greatest disconnect in life. You know, the life outside of the computer.

As Acuff put it, "Want to be a better parent in about 4 seconds? Hang up and arrive."

It goes further than being a parent though. Take a moment to disconnect to spend time with your loved ones. Heck, take a moment to spend time spoiling yourself. You know a good trip to Target makes you feel like a new person!

So, I requested just moment from the husband to jot down a post idea then we'd watch our movie. You know what happened? Before I could even get logged into blogger and title the post that man was sleeping on the couch! It was 8:30 pm!

Two failed attempts at waking him up left me wondering what to do. This was my go-ahead to blog, but instead I sat there soaking in the silence of our house, our life. And it was refreshing.

Laura, I hope you enjoy your spring break. Go to the park with that cute little boy, have a date night your hubby and spend some time relaxing! 


  1. Hey Erin! Great to see you on Laura's blog. Isn't it funny how silence is a rare thing in our households? Glad you took it all in :)

  2. Love this post Erin! And yes, a trip to Target does make me feel like a brand new person for sure! Thanks again for filling in for me today!

  3. great great post, love you both!!!

  4. A trip to Target alone makes me feel spoiled!!!

  5. Glad to read your post here today Erin. And I've seen that pic on your blog before but today really noticed J's face! Too cute!

    What a great message! We don't have to do it all and sometimes, what joy can be found in the quiet! In being alone. In being still. Oh yea, and being solo in Target!!!!


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