Friday, October 25, 2013

Now is always the right moment

I keep waiting for the perfect time to start writing my blog. At first I wanted to write a food blog, to share all my gluten-free vegan creations with the world! But then I became a mother & everything changed. There isn't always time to prepare the beautiful decadent meals I'd like to, more or less take pictures of the process & write down actual recipes! We new mothers have to learn to fly by the seat of our pants, improvise, and often make it up as we go along. 
As my darling daughter grew, I delved into the world of parenting: Attachment Parenting, Natural Parenting, caring loving "call it what you will" parenting! 
I have a passion for cloth-diapering, babywearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and generally "spoiling my baby"... And as I grew as a parent, I felted called to share my passion. Thus, This a blog was born. Not a just a food blog, a cloth-diapering blog, or a babywearing blog.... A life blog. Okay okay... a "Mommy Blog." 
I want to encompass everything I love about the world of natural parenting, right along with the simple joys of daily life. 
A slice of life... A Slice of Blyss.
So here we are. 
I set up a blog. Then for months I have let this tiny square inch of Internet just sit, waiting for inspiration... For the right moment in my crazy, beautiful, silly, often chaotic life... To begin. 
And this morning, at quarter after two AM it hit me: the ah-ha moment. 
Am I sleep deprived? yes. Will there be typos & improper grammar?  Probably. 
I am no super mom... And this was no easy night. You see my beautiful 15 month daughter has her second ear infection ever, and she's teething to boot: not a happy camper.
Poor little love, keeps waking up fevery wanting to nurse... but her teething/ear ache are so bad that when she tries to latch on she just cries. Babywearing is the only consolation. Which means I have to get up with her lots. It's one of those nights, that being a parent is hard... When your babies tears break your heart, and you feel like there is nothing you can do to help.... but there never is nothing. There's always something... and tonight that something was a simple hand woven wrap, and the swaying of my hips. Knowing that you are all this little person needs, to feel safe, loved, & rested, is an amazing feeling. I'm so grateful. I feel incredibly blessed. Incredibly Tired... But blessed. 
And that's it. My perfect little sleep deprived beginning.
Welcome to my life:
I hope you enjoy every bump along the road as much as I do. :)


  1. Yay so excited to read all your posts! Xo

  2. :D I'm so glad you're getting this started and excited to see what you share. Hope the little one feels better soon!

  3. Nola is such a beautiful girl Blyss, I love the photo you added. And I am sorry you were up all night, but I am happy you are able to find joy in the bumps along the road. Eat tons of garlic garlic garlic raw. And I really believe she will feel better soon. You are probably very anti-antibiotics like I am, I hope you've gotten some probiotics. But if this ear infection gets very serious it may need to be professionally dealt with, my mother had an ear infection when she was a baby that damaged her hearing. Not terribly bad, but she has been saying, "What?? what did you say??" my whole life. Anyway, I am sure you are on top of it!!

  4. PS: I LOVE the NAME of your blog!! Jealous of your awesome name and how you can create great titles with it that are originally YOU!

    1. Thank you Cynthia! And yes, we are doing probiotics & galic, & ear oil, and every natural remetity we can think of! She is feeling much better today, thank goodness.

  5. Glad you got your blog going! I love following you in IG and seeing all the cute Applecheeks goings ons and what Nola's up to since she's the same age as my Madison! I've also started trying to blog a little more. But like you said sometimes it's at 2am while little miss is sleeping. Maybe we can do a blog hop soon??