Oh Boy Mom Is Going On A Hiatus

July 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

It’s not what you think…

I’m not throwing in the blogging towel or going on a long, exotic vacation, although I certainly wish that was the reason.

Sometimes a major event in your life — and especially one that involves your child’s health — makes you completely re-shuffle your priorities and focus on what’s truly important. If I didn’t have perspective before, I certainly do now.

I still plan to blog.

I love to write and I NEED to write, especially now.

However, I am in the process of figuring out HOW I want to write about this.

So far, this is what I know: I want my new off-shoot blog to still reflect Oh Boy Mom’s humor and occasional atypical angle on parenting. I also want my new blog to be a source of comfort, inspiration and comic relief to other parents who may be experiencing similar situations with their own children.

I always wondered if my blog had enough of a niche, and whether it was forever going to be overshadowed in the very saturated mom blog category.

As it turns out, sometimes you unintentionally stumble upon a niche for your blog.  I now know that my new blog most definitely will have a clearly defined role out there in blog-land.

Please stay tuned for further details. I hope you will join me on this new journey and stick with me as Oh Boy Mom changes direction. I will make several announcements when my first post goes live so please keep your subscriptions active. The new blog will most likely appear right here using the same domain (ohboymom.com), but will have a different header and design, reflecting its new focus.

I sincerely appreciate your loyalty and patience while I make this transition.

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Dana July 10, 2013 at 8:50 am

I’ll stay tuned and stick with you Emily – it’s good to hear from you!
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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thanks Dana — appreciate your loyalty!

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Kristi Campbell July 10, 2013 at 9:33 am

Emily.
I will always be back. Always.
XO
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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 9:49 am

I never doubted you leaving me my dear, but I still appreciate your reassurance…xo

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Janine Huldie July 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

I am totally staying tuned and will be here when you launch your new blog. Can’t wait to see it!! :) xoxo!!
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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

Janine, you were my very first faithful commenter and I never doubted you would leave me.:) Looking forward to seeing your comments on my new blog as well! Thanks for always sticking with me.

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Janine Huldie July 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

I wouldn’t have it any other way and seriously so excited for you on the new transition here!!
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Amy July 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

Thinking of you often. I hope your new direction will help you process all that is going on in your life as well as support others in their journey.

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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 11:32 am

Thanks Amy and really appreciate your thoughts too.

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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Thanks Amy, I know you’ve used your blog as a way to write about your own personal health and other challenges and I think you are a great model to show that it can be beneficial to yourself and others. I appreciate your thoughts too.

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Melissa@Home on Deranged July 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

You need not worry about me – I’ll be back. Let me try that in a less Terminator way – I’ll always be here, ready to read your gems. I’m excited to see what you’ve got in store!
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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I kind of like the Terminator “voice.” :) But seriously, thank you for your support.

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Stephanie @ Mommy, for real. July 10, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I will definitely be following you- your courage and humor is a gift! Thinking of you and your family often. Hugs…
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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Thanks Stephanie – I so appreciate your thoughts, praise, and support.

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Jessica Smock July 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I’ll be waiting your return! I can’t wait to hear what you have in mind… Thinking of you too!
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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Thanks Jessica – I appreciate your support of this transition/re-launch.

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Clark Farley July 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Emily
Will stand by. If there is anything we can here at the Doctrine (announcements or links or such) do not hesitate.
Wish you the best on this portion of your path.
Clark
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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Thanks Clark — appreciate your support and loyalty!

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Rich Rumple July 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm

As life presents many paths, we must each choose our own to travel. Whether the sun shines brighter, or the clouds block the golden rays, we will only find out by adjusting our course. As nothing is etched in stone, future adjustments can also be made. One day, the destination sought can be ours for the taking. It was once said, “One will never reach a destination if they don’t attempt to start the journey.” I wish you the best and really hope it works out. Btw, can’t wait to rake your new blog over the coals on a weekend blog critique!!!! lol Good luck!
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ohboymom July 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Yikes, I’m steering clear of that blog critique for a while Rich — I’m way too chicken to partake! Appreciate your thoughts on my upcoming journey…

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Michelle Liew July 10, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Emily, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
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ohboymom July 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Thanks Michelle – I appreciate it.

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Melanie Chisnall July 11, 2013 at 3:15 am

I will stick with you wherever you go, Emily because I love your writing and I think you are a fantastic person. I am a firm believer in a greater power sometimes steering us in a different direction…the one we’re supposed to be on, through things we might not have realised or thought of. Strongs to you and your family. Looking forward to your new blog. x
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ohboymom July 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Thanks Melanie and I agree with you about a greater power…I want you to know that I read your book while I was in the hospital with my son (lots of hours of just waiting and waiting) and even though the subject was geared towards people pursuing their dreams, I found your advice very helpful and inspirational in terms of giving me strength to overcome this challenge.

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Melanie Chisnall July 12, 2013 at 7:53 am

Thank you Emily! :) Reading that made me beam. I’m glad you found it helpful, especially at a time like this.
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Julia July 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

sticking with you Emily!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ohboymom July 12, 2013 at 11:06 pm

I never doubted your loyalty Julia and it’s one of the many things I love about you.:)

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Julia July 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Right back at’cha, Emily :) You are a loving, giving person who possesses so much grace under pressure (but, in case you hadn’t known that already, I wish you hadn’t had to find that out). xoxx

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Marina Feldman July 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Em,
You inspire me always! Especially during times of change! We are all a work in progress! Afterall if we are not changing we are not living. I know this new path will harness your strength of charachter, your humor during difficulty and your ability to elequently express it all. I am here to support you!

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ohboymom July 12, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Thanks so much Marina — I know you’re there for me always!

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Sandra Sallin July 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I’m with you on this journey. Sending lovinhg and healing thoughts.
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Angela McKeown Momopolize July 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Thinking of you oh soooo often Emily! We aren’t going anywhere. You do what YOU need to do and we will be here when you return!

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Chris Carter August 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Oh Emily, you have been in my thoughts and prayers for some time now.

You will surely have a great amount of support when you return to write and share your journey, my friend.

I will be here. :)
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Amy September 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Hi Emily, Just checking in on you. You are missed in the blogosphere. :) I think of you often and hope things are going okay.
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