After a little over a month of complete chaos around my home and in my life I will be saying goodbye to this blog, at least for now. We found out in August that we are expecting baby number 3 in the spring. I have been super sick complete with trips to the ER. A few weeks ago I had some cramping and bleeding and was asked about my lifestyle. Well, I homeschool, I own my own business, and I work 3 graveyard shifts a week at a vet hospital(which means I don't sleep for 36 hours on a regular basis). My husband is not home a lot due to his job so the majority of the housework and child rearing are left to me. In a nutshell, my life is high stress and this is a problem. Since I am already a high risk pregnancy and both my girls were premature I have been told to all but be a vegetable for the next 5 months. My girls will either have to be put into public school and daycare or we will have to hire a nanny. This makes my heart very, very, sad. Not because I have no faith in the public school system (though honestly I can't say I have TON) but because I have so much cherished the time that I have gotten to spend with them watching them grow and learn. Hopefully, this won't mean the end of my goal to homeschool, but a brief pause in my attempts. In a good light, I have decided to use my now seemingly ridiculous amount of free time to start a different blog that will focus on another aspect of my life. Or perhaps I should say my desired life. My Dr wants me to focus on me and making/keeping my self healthy and sane. I need a slower pace of life. Its funny, because that is honestly what I have always wanted. I think I am going to look into my dreams of opening a Homestead Inn and Spa and finding a way to just simplify life. If you are interested in following my new pursuits (I admit, I am not 100% sure what they will be yet, but it will be an adventure to be sure!) I would love to have you join me over at www.longingforasimplerlife.wordpress.com I wish you all the best and thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to inspire me everyday to remain such a hands on part of my children's life.