August 03, 2009

Blogging For Bliss

Today in celebration of Tara Frey's book, Blogging For Bliss, one of the blogs I admire most Artsty Mama, is hosting a blog party. We are posting why we blog, how we came to blog, or why we dare to blog.

Although I am fairly new to the blogosphere if you will, I find it to be so rewarding. It helps me to see clearly, perhaps sort out my thoughts. I'm so often times a speak before I think kind of girl, so blogging helps me to sort through my brain clutter a bit. I started blogging shortly after my 2 year old son's diagnosis with Autism. I thought my blog would soon be renamed the "Autism Times", however, it was quite the opposite. In a life that seemed to be all consumed with Autism and diets and therapies, my posts didn't reflect that. In fact I don't often times post about Autism, not that I don't have anything to report on the matter, but my posts reflect what I feel inspired about at that moment. That was a wonderful discovery! I had found a way to see outside of the bubble I had been living in. To see that I was LIVING. I found myself and my voice in my posting, and I kinda like me.

My family and I are facing a lot of trials right now, and perhaps this should be the time when I blog the most; to find clarity. There will be so many changes to come, and I'm okay with that, maybe even a little excited.

Blogging IS bliss, release, truth (good or bad), and perspective. Thanks to all of you who blog and who read my blog.




  1. Hi! What I like about a blogging party is meeting new people. Hello there, nice to meet you! My son was diagnosed with pdd-nos a kind of autism at the age of 3, he is 13 now and such a wonderful boy. Just keep looking at your kid and enjoy him for being him, never see him as a problem or as a typical autist. Believe me there are so many ways to be happy as there are ways to be autistic. Have a great day.

    ps I never blog about my son's autism while he doesn't want that and of course I respect that.

  2. Heyya chickadee!!
    Lovely blog post! I hope your bloggin keeps the way you want and you never change the reason for starting a blog!

    Big Mermaid Hugs


    ps come to my party!

  3. I found your blog through the blog party too, and I'm glad I did, it's a beautiful layout and blog, and you have a beautiful family! It does sound you like are facing a lot of trials; in those times, having God by your side and a blog for, as you say, finding clarity, can be so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your blog!!

  4. Through reading your past posts, I see that you are going through some tough times. Blogging can help you sort through your thoughts and feelings. Sharing them with others helps. Thanks for sharing your blog bliss.

  5. I'm so sorry for all your tough times! This too shall FAVORITE quote! So happy to hear that your husband is recovering.

  6. Just wanted to say that I am really pleased to have found your blog through the blog party. I am so sorry to hear that you are going through difficult times, but your positive outlook and faith is inspiring.

  7. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I'm sorry to hear that times are hard. I hope that blogging can bring you some comfort and support.

  8. OMG Cari - I've been vacationing from the blogosphere a bit myself but you'd been in my thoughts and prayers after that post about your hubby's business closing the doors. I'm so shocked reading back. What a shake up! It sure does put what's REALLY important into perspective... And I LOVE your perspective, your obvious faith... And that you blog. Praying for you, your hubby and your children that all will turn out well and as it should. There are great things waiting...

    xo maggie

  9. I'm sorry to hear about these upsetting events. Keep in mind that change doesn't have to be a bad thing. Keep your head up!

    I discovered your blog through the blog party! I am new to the blogging world as well. I am glad you are enjoying it so much. Take care :)


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