This is one of those weird posts where writing it down is actually more beneficial for me than you…but thought it was a good idea to let you know what will change on the blog going forward.
There is no doubt that having a baby will be the biggest thing that will have happened to Chris and I since working on the blog. I have taken a few weeks off the blog before but never a big chunk.
And the truth is I don’t know what will happen…I might have a dreamy situation where I can work between naps, I also might not. And even if I find the whole process easy, I deserve some time off. So, with this in mind, I will not be posting on the blog for 2-3 months – I have scheduled content until mid March and then won’t be back until May/June at least.
Parenting-wise, Chris and I are going to tackle the whole childcare thing together. I count myself as so lucky to have someone who can do this whole shared parental leave with me (despite Chris not actually being allowed to claim anything from the government as a freelancer – it’s still a work in progress and we’re going to muddle through).
We have booked to go to Spain for a bit over the summer (please don’t tell me this is a bad move – I’m still in the throes of dreamy, idyllic parenting right now!) – to my family flat, to unwind and do things at our own pace (plus it’s actually cheaper to live out there and eat out than staying at home in London – flights were £80 return for all three of us).
We will be working together more and I’m really excited to have him as a huge part of my blog going forward – he already takes a lot of my photos and now will have more of a say in The Frugality’s future.
Will there be more baby content? Potentially…but in a lifestyle way – I would like a lot of my baby’s life to be private and give them a choice in the way they are depicted online. However, we’re also aware that it will be a huge part of our life and the baby will be with us on a lot of our blogging adventures. It already feels weird discussing a baby that’s not born yet…
I am not a mummy blogger and never started my blog to be about me, but it has evolved into being more personal in recent years. But honestly, there are tons of blogs and Instagram feeds that are doing that parenting thing so well, I really don’t think I need to compete – so I’ll stick to what I know: fashion and attempting interior renovations, with a bit of ‘being a mum’ thrown in.
I have TONS of ideas for the blog for when I return, a lot of which I am really excited about – more thoughtful, considered content with more of a 360 approach – videos, how-tos etc and I have some really exciting partnerships in the works which will enable me to be much more flexible about how I work on content. I also aim to work on more exclusive discounts via my Newsletters (which have been put on the backburner over recent months).