Do My Kid Play Too Much Minecraft?


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[self-care][blogging/internet] Today was a great day! I took a day off from editing videos to just blog. It was needed!
I LOVE making videos for you all, but working from sun up to sun down for fours days straight was starting to take its toll.
It was starting to add up a bit.

I actually don't have a problem with the girls playing "too much Minecraft". The problem is that I haven't been spending enough time with them.
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So, today I took a break from vlogging to just blog. I got some housework done, I made a good lunch for the kids (monkey platter!) instead of letting them rummage for food in the fridge and pantry, I cooked a triple portion of dinner so we can store some in the freezer, I spent time on the phone with two of my favorite people (my mentor and my aunt - I recommended having a mentor, btw, if you want to improve your life), and I got the kiddos to bed earlier than usual.

But more importantly, I played Minecraft with the kids (survival mode!), I spotted Jojo so she could safely jump off of the furniture (future athlete or circus performer, this one), and I read "In Grandma's Attic" to my kiddos.

We talked about how many of which resources we needed to craft and stay alive. We used team work and took turns modeling and practicing leadership skills. The kids didn't realize sandstone was a real thing until today.

Instead of scolding Jojo and preventing her from continuing to climb the furniture, I extended my hand and a smile and I got to see her face light up.

The girls and I spent quality time cuddling and giggling while I attempted to read to them with a toddler climbing all over us. I asked them if they knew what a hoop skirt was. I was astonished when Aria replied, "yeah." Their Halloween costumes from two years ago had hoop skirts, and Aria remembered! We also discussed how pride comes before a fall.

Would they have still learned plenty even if they played Minecraft by themselves today? Yes, of course. But one thing I don't want them to learn is that my website is more important than them. Because it's not.

Sometimes unschooling looks like your kids playing Minecraft for several days in a row. Sometimes it looks like meeting your child where they are in that moment and being present with them. Both are okay.


P.S. I'm going to cut back a bit on working on my website. I will probably still make content every day but maybe not a video every day. Thank you again for supporting me and cheering me on as I endeavor to become a successful blogger and vlogger. I have such a passion for making motherhood less work and more fun. I love moms so much and I want them to enjoy their lives and their families at least as much as I enjoy mine. But my priority is my family first, and that's why I sell ad space on my website.

If you've read my disclosure page, then you know I will never sell you anything. I don't like the business of trying to get people to part with their money. So please excuse me for allowing Google to place ads on and around my content. I want to get to the point where we don't have to worry about the veterinary cost when my daughter's cat gets injured. I want to get to the point where we can afford a second safe car so the girls and I can go out of the house easily whenever we want to go to a safe neighborhood to go to the park, or go on a little field trip, or go to the next library.

The website will always be about helping women find the joy in motherhood FIRST, so thank you for forgiving me for the ads. I appreciate you helping me take good care of my family. I hope to do the same for you.

Now, I am off to bed because it is NOT a healthy habit to not get enough sleep!

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    1. Parts of it were! This is just the highlight reel. The not-so-wonderful parts are in a video in working on. Thanks for your comment!

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