You Asked…Part 3

A couple weeks ago I put up that little box on my Insta Stories inviting you to send questions my way in preparation for a Q and A post.  You guys blew me away with your questions and I’ve been working my way through them all-one blog post at a time.

You can read Part 1 and Part 2.

Today, we’re tackling more.  šŸ™‚

*How do you get started with a blog?  I’d love to start but I’m afraid I won’t have enough content to share.*
If you’re interested in starting a blog, I say GO FOR IT!  I just created one and started with a simple blog post.  I’d recommend writing down a big list of content ideas and just keep adding to that list.  You can always begin with posting just a couple days a week {if you’re afraid of running out of ideas}.

*How do you teach your children about God?*
What a great question!  To be honest, we try to incorporate God as much as we possibly can into our everyday lives.  Through constant conversations, devotions, prayer, and service {that they’re experiencing too or getting to witness}…we try our best to have our relationship with Christ be something they’re constantly seeing and not something we’re only showing at random times {church or a set time at night}.

*How do you balance all the hats you wear?*
I don’t!  ha!  I try my very best, but we all mess up and get Halloween party times wrong {that JUST happened to me on Tuesday!}

My memory is the size of a pea and if I don’t write something down, I forget it.  I try to write EVERYTHING down so I can do my best to take care of it all.

As my kids have gotten older, I’m working on giving them more responsibility not only to teach them but also to help me out with things.

*What’s your biggest struggle as a mom/wife/woman?*
Trying to balance it all!  I want to give everyone my undivided attention at all times as well as have dinner ready, read a story with each kid, make sure the laundry’s always caught up, etc….and that just doesn’t always happen.  So, I give myself grace.  Everyday.  šŸ™‚

*What made you decide to start a blog?*
Years ago-like before Ebby Lee years ago-a couple of my friends started family blogs.  They were pretty much just chronicles of what they’d been up to.  I remember thinking, “What am I going to share?  I go to work, come home, and go to bed?”.  There just wasn’t a lot happening with pre-kid Erika and Tab, but friends nudged me to join the blog scene.  I jumped in and this blog was super boring to read.  hahahaha!  Unless you were a blood relative maybe?  Over time I changed up what I was sharing and now I love this little spot on the internet.  I try to be uplifting and encouraging to women and mamas everywhere.

*Best tips for staying organized?*
Hahahaha!  Don’t invite me over.  šŸ™‚

This is not in my department of “things Erika does well”.

I try to be very detailed with my planner, calendar, and even will add alarms on my phone so I don’t forget things throughout the day BUT I still struggle with staying organized.  We all have our things.  Right?  And this one just isn’t mine.

*What are the changes you’re seeing in sweet Britt?*
We’ve seen a ton over the last year…she’s come out of her shell a LOT more.  Her personality is just shy around a large group of people but at home she wants to be center stage.  She’s saying our names, “Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom” until we’re all watching. 

Another is her motor development….a year ago she was just starting to walk.  Now, she runs, jumps, goes up/down the stairs, and more…all caught up!

She has more words everyday.  Just this week she started saying, “I don’t know” as she tilts her head and shrugs her shoulders.  When we first began speech therapy about a year ago, we were doing everything we could to simply get her to attempt words.  Her receptive language was amazing, but she just didn’t want any part of the actual talking process.  Now, she’s talking all the time.  We still have lots of articulation things to work on though.  She’s in that my-mom-is-the-only-one-who-knows-what-I’m-saying-stage.  But we’re working on it!  Just a couple nights ago, we were carving pumpkin and she came over to me and said, “Mama’s lap”.  I melted right there in a puddle on the floor.

Also, she used to only want to be around me.  24/7 we were attached at the hip.  Now she’ll go upstairs and play for hours with the big kids or go outside with Nixon.  She always blows me a kiss and shouts a, “Love you” on her way to play.

*How do you and Tab budget?*
This is gonna be a super boring answer, because we don’t have some special way of doing this.  We know how much our expenses are every month as well as saving, tithing, etc. and we spend less than we bring in.  Super simple and boring.  I know a much more detailed plan works better for others, but we like to keep it simple.

Thanks so much for reading today!

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  1. 11.1.18
    ReachingBeyondMediocrity said:

    Iā€™m you a few years ago! Pre-kids, go to work, come home boring blog life! Iā€™m trying to hang with the posts though and hopefully one day it will be more eventful!

  2. 11.1.18
    Anonymous said:

    I just love these q and a posts so much! Britt was so sweet running around trick or treating last night! She HAS come so far!

  3. 11.1.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Britt has BLOSSOMED this Fall. I feel like she has changed so much just since Labor Day! She is the sweetest little girl šŸ™‚ .

  4. 11.1.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    OMG! I want to see Britt tilt her head and say "I don't know"!!!!! And "mama's lap"? I die.

  5. 11.1.18
    Ann said:

    I keep meaning to say thanks for changing the yellow hyper link to the teal color. So much easier to read!!!

  6. 11.1.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Mama's lap?! I would have melted too! And balancing it all is the hardest job ever but you make it look so easy! That Inspired Chick