on failure and success

I recently got an email from a site I follow entitled "Have you Ever Failed at Anything?"  Preach it.  Before having a kid I probably would have found it hard to admit much failure.  I was on top of things and loved getting them done, not on time, ahead of time.  Now I feel like I drop the ball all the time.  But do I really?

Janey of Photog Mommie said,

...the thing that keeps me going is realizing that with each failure, comes a success.
And for me, the successes (especially this one) is far more important than any failure.
So, there you have it - I've failed quite miserably at keeping in touch with you - but I've succeeded in being a mother of two babies.  And that's a big deal!! 
So, I haven't been great at posting recipes, the whole reason I started this blog.  But here's the thing, I'm growing a baby, a recipe that takes serious hard work and is completely out of my control.  I'm also raising a very active little boy- one of the greatest blessings of my life.

I've had to let go of looking at other bloggers thinking I should ditch this thing all together, start a new site that will surely look more impressive, or better yet get jealous and envious of people I don't even know and angry at them wondering when the heck they have time to read books, take amazing pictures, make amazing food, edit all those pictures, raise kids, homeschool, etc etc etc.


I'm having a blogging reset. I really want this space to be inspired by what lb's good spoon is dishing up not just on the table, but in my day to day life.  This site has evolved into that and it's here to stay.

So, thanks for sticking with me, reading, commenting, and being excited for us in this new season of our family's life!


  1. If it makes you feel any better:

    1. I love your blog and don't pay attention to when you post recipes versus when you post about your family. Both types of posts are great.
    2. I struggle with many of the same concerns, but wish I didn't! :)

    1. 1. Thanks, Lesley. I admit I sometimes wonder when you get all your writing done!

      2. I had a feeling- we seem to have similar feelings/personalities I think sometimes!

  2. I truly enjoy the recipes, but my favorite posts are about your family. Seeing a photo of Anderson always makes me happy!

    1. Thank you! Don't you worry, there will be many more pictures of him to come!

  3. You're a tasty chef, a fabulous mom and a wonderful blogger. Don't be so hard on yourself....we love you just the way you are!!