Saturday, April 27, 2013

A New Direction

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what direction I want to go with this blog. It started out as a way for me to journal my way through my first year as a mother. A place to document all of Ayden's milestones and a safe place to back up all of the random pictures and videos that I take on my phone everyday. It has also been a great place for me to sort through my thoughts and feelings as a new mother and to share what I have learned along the way in case any of you might encounter the same things during your journeys. I still love using it for all of those things but now I feel compelled to cover more ground.

We have sold our house and moved onto my family's farm. We plan to build a home, debt free. We plan to grow and raise as much of our food as possible. We hope to eventually start a CSA and make a community for the folks in our area that will allow access to wholesome foods as well as provide educational opportunities for preparing those foods. We are pretty passionate about green living and holistic healing. I enjoy being creative and plan to undertake my fair share of DIY projects once we do make it into our new house as well as putting my new sewing machine to work (the one that I got for CHRISTMAS and still haven't even plugged in...).

I suppose what I am tying to say is that this blog is titled "Life With the Ladniers" and our lives have got a lot more going on now than they did 15 months ago. I want to write about it ALL! I never knew when I started this blog that I would enjoy it as much as I do. Along with posts about Ayden and his development, I want to start including posts about our bees (which I've started doing already) and other farmstead related fun. I want to write about the purging and organizing processes while we work to simplify our lives. I want to share recipes, craft projects and our DIY home decorating adventures. I want to write about... Our lives! Everything that makes our little family what it is.

I know that most of you started reading when this was "a daily diary of a stay at home mom" and I hope you'll continue to follow us during this next chapter of our lives. We have a pretty long but exciting road ahead and I'd love to take you along.

Thank you so much for reading along here at Life With the Ladniers. Leave a comment below letting me know what you think! I read and enjoy each and every comment (and want to get better about responding!). Any post topic requests?? I am so excited about the changes ahead. For this little blog and in our lives!!



  1. I that sounds like a natural change in direction for your blog. More than anything you have been an inspiring role model to me and the more you share the more I feel I can learn so I'm excited for the change!

  2. I love both your parenting blogs as well as your farm life updates (I also read David's blog) so I totally like the idea that you will extend the content of this blog. You are on an exciting journey and I am glad that you let us take part in it.

  3. I love the new addition ideas. I did start reading because of the daily mommy blog. I got really excited when you started including more things that you include in your YouTube videos. We also plan to move to the country and live in some more green ways. We are waiting on having the funds to do it debt free though, so it'll take a couple more years. It is very exciting to watch your dream become a reality. Thanks for openly sharing along the way.