Hey there reader, if you’re still hanging with me as a reader of SavvyHomemaking I am deeply honored that we would find kinship in this webspace over the past 6 years.
This blog started at a fascinating time for me personally, when all was right in the world and the most difficult thing I needed to figure out was Trim Healthy Mama. A LOT has changed since then.
Over the course of the last six years I have grown and changed in ways that I cannot do justice in a blog post such as this, but these life experiences have shifted my focus and attention to areas that no longer connect with this blog. So, I am excited to say that after years of praying and seeking clarification and guidance, I am in the process of rebranding SavvyHomemaking to a new venture: Be Whole, Mom.
Change is good, right?
I cannot even begin to express how excited I am for this change. I have been on the cusp of this for probably a year or more, but ultimately have been a bit scared and did not have clarity on the whole thing. I’ve been praying and asking the Lord to help me navigate the many pieces, and then finally, it all clicked!
Although I have enjoyed cooking in my adult years, I never had any intention of becoming a food blogger, yet this is where the site has taken me with the unexpected popularity of Trim Healthy Mama. When I wrote that post years ago I wrote it for some church friends of mine who were doing the program and did not understand it fully.
My passion, though, lies in a different arena of the home life: the emotional and mental health of moms.
Yeah, food, home-care, etc. all kind of weave into the life of a mom, but truly, they are not where my mind rests and my heart smiles. They are the things that keep a home livable, not the things I could seriously dive into for hours and hours and feel like time has barely passed.
I mean, I love and value physical health and the importance of food, but it is just not my passion zone. Admitting this is scary, because I know I will lose some readers and likely subscribers, but ultimately we need to connect and unite as writer and reader for this thing to flow.
Our Abba, has repeatedly shown me that it is time to let go of the past and shake the dust from my feet, and move onto a new place that He has prepared me for…and I. Am. SO. Excited!
What’s the new site about?
I have big plans for this new site and the community I hope to build within it. These past 6 years have opened my eyes to a lot of hidden pieces of myself that I never really knew how to awaken, but have been incredibly important for me to maintain my sanity.
If there is one thing I have learned in my motherhood journey, it is that caring for others has a way of bringing imbalance to my inner life if I am not careful to maintain healthy boundaries and honor my own needs, too.
When my son got sick in 2012, I lost even more of myself, becoming caretaker, mother, wife, homemaker like it was my job…and it was. But a growing hole began to emerge; a hole of missing creative expression and self-investment, in the holiest of senses.
And alongside of this lacking was the navigation of misunderstood teachings of the meaning of marriage, what a wife is, what a mom is, what does God say about these things, and much, much more.
My journey of soul-searching and refinement that has occurred in the trials of these last 5 years have been life-altering for me, and I am incredibly thankful for the lessons that I have been taught.
These are the things I most want to address…most want to bring into the Light from the darkness.
Thank You for sticking with me thus far, and continuing on the Journey
There is a lot that goes into a rebrand, and I am really hoping I don’t mess it up. It is a little daunting to work on it, but I know that since the Lord has brought me here, He will get me through.
With the new site (BeWholeMom.com) it is my intention to create a community of moms who can be vulnerable with each other and offer support to one another in the various matters of life at home. I have courses in mind to create, potentially books in mind to write (Lord willing!), and intentions to eventually build a whole connection of women using their gifts and talents in various ways. I am SO excited about all of it.
Community is DEEPLY needed in this day and age.
You can expect for there to be a pause on blog posts until things are up and running again. I am in the process of seeing if I can get my Facebook page name changed (QUITE a hassle!), and I have already updated my other social media accounts to reflect the change. I will, however, keep a face to the brand, because this is still Julie behind the screen ::wink, wink:: Hopefully, though, I can get a good headshot soon and complete the transformation with a solid face image! Oooo, can’t wait!
Thank you, friends, for being part of my journey and part of this process of self-discovery, awakening, and change. I hope that you will continue on with me in my journey as I begin the next phase of activation at Be Whole, Mom. At this moment things are in planning and development stages, but I will soon be launching officially.
If you are joining me in this journey, click here to make sure you subscribe and get filled in about the progress as things move forward.
But, if this is our time to part ways, I thank you, again, for your support and encouragement for these last few years.