Weekly Update 8: I’m So Excited, and I Just Can’t Hide It… (BLOG NEWS!)

Here’s this week’s installment in my Weekly Update series!


  1. This update is overdue and no longer qualifies as “weekly,” but I’m going to be more consistent now.
  2. I’m able to write this today because my amazing husband announced last night, “Why don’t you take the whole day for yourself tomorrow? You’ve been in kid mode 24/7 since this thing (isolation) started.
  3. This feels like a spa day. I slept in. I drank hot coffee. I came down to my computer desk (which I haven’t sat at in 5 weeks), and I’ve been writing, and planning blog and Instagram content, and making graphics, and eating chocolate. After I hit publish, I’m going to do a face mask and take a bath. GASP.
  4. I could cry. Happy cry.
  5. This also gives me a chance to tell you about the changes I have made and will be making to the blog!!! You may have noticed the new blog header, and the new tagline: Mental Health & Motherhood.
  6. I’ve decided to, not really shift focus, but give myself the freedom to expand beyond social anxiety into mental health in general and as it connects with motherhood (still with a focus on social anxiety and perfectionism, since that is what impacts my life most in terms of mental health). So I’m envisioning this as a “mental health mom blog” of sorts.
  7. I’m really feeling good about this. My goal is to do a “topic post” weekly, probably on Mondays, and then also do a casual (read: non-obsessively edited and designed) weekly update post on the weekend.
  8. Throughout the week, I’ll be sharing excerpts and quotes from my posts on Instagram. I posted a little slideshow on Instagram this morning to introduce/reintroduce myself. (Instagram is something I’ve enjoyed using but been very unsure about what to post. I don’t really like posting photos of myself looking “candid” every day… I don’t see myself as an influencer. I see myself as a blogger/writer. So that’s the content I’m going to focus on sharing on Instagram.)
  9. I’ve decided to be more methodical/strategic about my blog/Instagram because: a) I think it will let me be more consistent, and, crucially, b) it will give me time to engage more with other bloggers’ and Instagrammers’ content because I won’t be spending all my time wondering “What to post?! When to post?! Where to post?! What photos to use???” Engagement with the communities is something I really value.
  10. My next blog post will be out on Monday morning! It’s called 6 Things Parents Probably Won’t Be Worrying About 20 Years After Quarantine. I can’t wait for you to read it! 🙂

Thanks for being here!!!

If you had to pick 3 words to describe how your weekend is going, what would they be?


P.S. This is the slideshow I posted on Instagram. The content comes from my newly revised About page:

12 thoughts on “Weekly Update 8: I’m So Excited, and I Just Can’t Hide It… (BLOG NEWS!)

  1. Disappointing, discouraging, empty. I’m sorry to always be such a downer with your three word questions, but today was supposed to be Spring Picnic, and that’s always one of my favorite days of the year.

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