Wife. Mom. Superwoman

Oh hey girl, I’m back & I need your help!

IMG_8405Hello again, Old Friend.

This is the blogger who used to be  really good at  fairly good at posting every week or two.

If you didn’t know already, I’ve been gone for 6 months.

That hurts to write/read. I seriously feel like such a failure.

“Read me! Share my posts! Comment! Be my friend! I care about you!”

And then POOF. I’m gone for 6 months.

I sincerely apologize for leaving you guys high and dry for half a year without any explanation.

The truth is this “Superwoman” is mucho “imperfecto.” I just can’t multitask like I used to, and I refuse to post just to fill up space and to “stay relevant.”

I started this blog as a true passion project. I didn’t do it to make money or gain some huge following or be famous. I literally had a dream in my heart to be real, to go deep, to have a little bit of fun and mostly, to shine a light wherever and whenever I felt lead to by my Dream Giver – Jesus.

Those of you who follow me on Instagram (WifeMomSWoman) know that last October I went back to work after staying home with my son for the first 3 years of his sweet life. It was supposed to just be a fun weekend job that’s turned into a nearly full-time Store Manager position at a super cool boutique in Bel Air, CA.

This opportunity popped up out of “nowhere” and has changed my family dynamic in so many amazing ways! It’s also been a major growing pain for me as I’ve tried to figure out how to be an Amazing Mama and Amazing Wife and Amazing Friend and Amazing Housekeeper all while trying to be an Amazing Employee.

NEWSFLASH, DEIDRE: You’re mostly going to be a Good-(fill in the blank) from here on out, with a side of “Amazing” when Grace allows room for it. #SighOfRelief

You’ll notice that Amazing Blogger didn’t even make the list. Hence, abandoning you guys for half a year.

Back to my blog being a passion project… When I went back to work I tried desperately to keep up with writing, but quickly found out I literally couldn’t fit all of these obligations and dreams and duties and loves into one day.

I made the decision to take what I thought would be a brief break (maybe a month or two) so I could figure this New Life out and regain a little passion.

My current situation.

Just for fun, here’s what a typical work day looks like for me:

6:30am – 7:00am “Wake Up Time” as my son likes to call it
7:00am – 7:20am  Drive to Pre-School
7:20am – 8:00am – Hang out at Pre-School (Yes, I am that mom. I love to be super involved when I can!)
8:00am – 8:20am – Drive back home
8:20am – 9:00am – Get ready for work
9:00am – 9:30am – Drive to work
9:30am – 6:00pm – Work at my store (smile, sell, stand, & fold alllll day)
6:00pm – 6:30pm – Drive home (my son is dropped off by a teacher and I meet him at home)
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Dinner/bath/reading/playing/snuggles
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Clean house, work out (cough, cough), get Netflix-wasted, spend time with hubby
10:00pm – 6:30am – SLEEP

On my days off I try to devote all of my time to my son and hubby and of course put my Cleaning Lady/Grocery Lady/Laundry Lady hats on.

I know, it’s super glamorous, and it’s probably a lot like many of your schedules.

We’re all just tired, aren’t we? I know it can’t just be me.

PLEASETELLMEIT’SNOTJUSTME.

When I do get a little free time I should be blogging and reading and praying and having sex and…. <insert stuff that’s relaxing/exciting> but the truth is I have chosen to use it to recoup in ways that are easy.

Because, let’s be honest, sometimes we just want the easy way out.

Sometimes we just want to throw our hands up in the air and say, “I CAN NOT DO IT ALL!”

So, yeah, the past six months of not blogging was me throwing my hands up in the air.

Was it a tantrum? No. Was it a pity party? No. Was it an I-don’t-care-about-writing-thing? No.

It was just me taking a break to focus on real life.

Now what.

I am really excited to announce that I am officially returning to blogging.

<insert thousands handfuls of people cheering>

That’s right, people. I am going to try to figure this blogging thing out again while still living in the Real World. I make no promises. I can’t. I don’t know how many times a month I’ll be blogging or how sarcastic or inspirational or freaking ah-mazing it will be…

But I’m going to start blogging again.

My next blog series.

I believe it’s time to shine a light again, and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.

If you do follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I am Pro-Life, and that the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling parts of aborted babies is not OK with me.

In light of these (horrific) videos, I am working on a 4 to 6 part Pro-Life series. My sincere hope is to educate fellow Pro-Life friends on how to intelligently, and compassionately encourage women to choose life through the following subjects:

Understanding what actually happens during an abortion + abortion laws in the U.S.

Sharing stories of women who have regretted having an abortion in a compassionate and respectful way

Challenging Pro-Life Christians to move from condemnation to compassion

Challenging people to actually be Pro-Life and not just Pro-Birth.

I recognize that many who read my blog are Pro-Choice. I hope that you know by now that the goal of my blog is to Honor God and to LOVE people. Please, stick with me during this series and don’t walk out on a conversation we can have without totally “breaking up.”

I need your help.

If you or someone you know has had an abortion and regretted it, I would be honored to talk to you and hear your experience, with the possibility of sharing it with the world in a compassionate and respectful way (you can even be anonymous).

If interested, please email me at deidre@wifemomsuperwoman.com with the subject “Pro-Life Article” and I will set up a time for us to talk.

I promise, no judgment, no condemnation. Just a conversation between friends.

Because as I always say…

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Posted on by WifeMomSWoman in Superwoman 25 Comments

25 Responses to Oh hey girl, I’m back & I need your help!

  1. Regina

    Deidre! I’m so happy to see you back on your blog, but I completely understand taking a break. Thank you for being so transparent.

    I always love how you boldly tackle topics that a lot of people shy away from. I also love that you compassionately address things that people just finger point and yell about.

    I’m hoping for some peace + healing + revelation + respectful conversations for anyone tuned into your new series.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      You’ve always been my Cheerleader. Thank you, Regina. Your encouragement throughout the years has meant more than you could possibly know. Love you! Xo – Deidre

       
  2. JJ

    I appreciate and enjoy your honesty. You are not alone in trying to figure out how to do all the parts of your life and wanting to take the easy ways to relax. Welcome back!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thank you so much, JJ! Thank you for the warm welcome back! Xo – Deidre

       
  3. Carrie Proven

    Welcome back, Deidre!! I’m so thankful to hear you’re doing well! No guilt. No condemnation. Just know you’re loved, and you were missed, and I’m so glad you’re back – at whatever pace YOU need! Much love, Superwoman!!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      You’re the best, Carrie! Thanks for sticking with me through this transition :) Xo – Deidre

       
  4. Jennifer Tijerina

    Yay! I am so glad you’re back and also excited that you were able to get some time to yourself. Yes, you are not alone in trying to balance and figure everything out. I’m just as tired :) I love reading your articles and can’t wait to read your new work.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Hey Jennifer! So good to hear from you, and THANK YOU for the encouragement!! Feels good to be back :) Xo – Deidre

       
  5. Nicole

    Glad to have you back and so excited that you will be focusing on pro life! It is something that has been weighing on my heart lately and I’ve been researching and praying about ways to make a difference! Looking forward to your posts about it!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thank you Nicole! Your support over the next month will be SUPER appreciated. Thanks for always sticking by me! Xo – Deidre

       
  6. Elaine Mingus (@SuperRadWriter)

    I’m one of the ‘handfuls’ that are super excited to see you back! Holla about the new series too!

    Being a wife/mom is super hard. Most nights I do all my blogging at 3am. My eye is twitching constantly from a vitamin B deficiency from drinking too much coffee…

    Did I mention that this is during the summer…Homeschooling my six kids starts in Sept.

    #YouAreNOTtheOnlyOne

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Ha! Your hashtag…. yes! Thank you for that 😉 P.s. I seriously don’t know how you handle homeschooling SIX children. You. Rock. Xo – Deidre

       
  7. Aly Hines

    Yay! Welcome back. I can’t wait for your next series it is so important and I know God will bless it to help others. I will lift this series up! You are so good with loving people through the tough subjects that we all need to face!
    His Grace is sufficient! I totally understand trying to blog in a busy season. That dream is so heavy in my heart but I get wrapped up in other amazing things. Let’s talk about trying to start a blog in the midst of a busy season! Haha, but I’m still pushing through. You are a rockstar and quite literally a superwoman!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Ahhh thank you Aly!! You have always been such a huge support to me. Thank you girlfriend :) Proud of YOU and your blog! Xo – Deidre

       
  8. J. Parker

    Welcome back!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Hi Friend!!! It means SO MUCH to me that you still read my blog! I admire you and your blog so much :) We should do a collaboration in the near future… Xo – Deidre

       
  9. Ruth Luke

    Go Dee!! Good for you. I definitely feel your struggle! Can’t wait to hear more. Love you and proud of you. Xoxo

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thank you Ruthie!!!! You always make me feel like a million bucks. Miss you! Xo – Deidre

       
  10. Leslie D

    ✨👏🏼🎉🎊WELCOME BAAAAAACK!!!👊🏼🎉🎊✨Woohoo!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thank you gorgeous! You’ve always been such a huge support to me… I love you girl! Xo – Deidre

       
  11. Sarah

    I am so happy that you’re back! Everyone needs time to step away and figure out how to live the best life they can. Peace and blessings to you and the family!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thank you so much, Sarah! I appreciate it more than you know! Xo – Deidre

       
  12. Whitney Ruddock

    An arms-open welcome back to you Deidre!!! I have always enjoyed your body, your honesty, your style (writing & clothing haha), and bravery! You are such an inspiration to me and I know others. You go before the Lord and chase after Him with everything you do. I’m excited to read the next series!! Such an important topic. Thank you for trusting Him to take you places and being raw through it all…through your journey, we are all blessed! Hugs, Whitney 😘

     
  13. Whitney Ruddock

    An arms-open welcome back to you Deidre!!! I have always enjoyed your boldness, your honesty, your style (writing & clothing haha), and bravery! You are such an inspiration to me and I know others. You go before the Lord and chase after Him with everything you do. I’m excited to read the next series!! Such an important topic. Thank you for trusting Him to take you places and being raw through it all…through your journey, we are all blessed! Hugs, Whitney 😘

     
  14. Jo

    I tapped into your passions via Pinterest when you were so open and responses regarding Mental Illness–not that all passions aren’t important. I am what is referred to as a “spiritual” person and Pro-Choice for personal reasons. Your blog and comments regarding Mental Health issues is a great resource and hopefully you will continue to share your own coping mechanisms regarding your very busy schedule and causes that awaken your passion. Often this very drive seems to be a trigger for many of us to reach that point of “throwing up our hands and saying I can’t do this anymore,” sinking us back into despair. Of course, learning about ourselves also helps us maintain in a more functional manner eventually, even at 73

     

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