Sunday, October 9, 2011

Capturing "A Week in my Life"

When I read Melissa at Adventuroo's post about her upcoming week-long link-up chronicling your everyday life for an entire week, I just thought it would be fun reading material to entertain me this week. And then something about the post nagged at me for the next few hours. While I know blogging everyday for an entire week will be a lot of work, I think the timing is just perfect, and so I've signed on to participate.
What are we up to this week, Mom?
We're due to have a baby on December 1. For the last 2 1/2 years we've been a family of three. Aside from this blog, a couple of Snapfish photo books, and a sorely incomplete baby book, all of the memories from this time period are trapped in my head. What better way to capture this moment in time, before it changes quite drastically, than by writing about our average days during an average week.

It also fits well with two of the reasons that I blog. One is to serve as a record of sorts for my own family. I hope The Arrow and his soon-to-be younger brother/sister look back at what I've written and appreciate some of the details I've captured from trips and outings. The other reason I blog is to hopefully encourage other moms and dads to get out more and explore with their kids. So perhaps by sharing a typical week around here, I can accomplish both those things. I plan to include some tips and ideas throughout the week to make it worth your while.

Besides, I'm big, fat and pregnant (and often barefoot, come to think of it). I definitely don't have much planned to do during The Arrow's naps this week. I'm certainly NOT cleaning my house, that's for sure.

So that's what I'll be up to this week.

Thanks to Melissa at the Adventuroo for hosting those of us crazy enough to blog daily this week. If you're a blogger and are interested in participating, she's giving away a pretty snazzy camera bag to one lucky participant, so be sure to link up.