What you can expect… from The Measured Mom

If you’ve been following along for a while, you may have caught that we’re expecting our fifth blessing in mid-January… which is coming up soon!  What will that mean for themeasuredmom.com?

what you can expect from the measured mom when the baby comes

 Yup, that’s me.  Do I look a little tired?  (Actually I’m more tired than I look – I did a little photo editing, ha!)

Believe me, I’m going to be much more tired come January!  Lord willing, we’ll have kids ages 6, 5, 3, 2, and a newborn.  And it’s very possible that four of them will be boys (I’ll be sure to let you know when we find out!).

Because of that, I’ll have to scale back a bit for a while.  But I’ve worked really hard to work ahead on my blog so that you’ll still be able to come here for the resources you love to find – for free, of course!

What can you expect for the rest of December?

1) I’m guessing that many of you won’t be spending much time at my blog over the Christmas break, and neither will I!  Please check in on December 23 for a fabulous round-up of learning ideas from the hosts of the After School Linky. You won’t want to miss our top ten lists from ten learning areas!

2)  I won’t be sharing new posts from December 24- January 1.

3) In the meantime, I plan to be spending time with my family and preparing meals for the freezer to ease our transition into life with a new baby.

What can you expect from The Measured Mom for the new year?

1) Additions to our emergent reader collection — I’m still hoping to share about two sets per month.

2) Long vowel word family activities (new!)

3) More beginning sounds printables

4)  Alphabet learning ideas and printables — moving on to letters Y, A, Z, and C

5) Seasonal spelling games you can use with any word list

6) Continued hosting and sharing of learning ideas on Monday’s After School Linky

7) A series of weekly guest posts from fabulous bloggers — from late January to mid-April

You can also expect

1) a longer wait time for responses to comments and e-mails

2) less interaction on Facebook and other social media

3) some weekdays where I’m not able to post at all

Of course, the reaching of my goals depends on the health and temperament of our new baby, as well as the energy level  that God sees fit to give me.  He has certainly blessed me in this pregnancy … my first pregnancy of “advanced maternal age,” and I’ve had more energy than in any of my other pregnancies.  To me, that’s nothing short of a miracle — but I don’t know yet if he’s going to give me another one. :)

I do hope you’ll keep following along for more learning resources for your home or classroom!

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  1. says

    Having 4 boys of my own (14 1/2, 11 1/2, 8 1/2 and just turned 7!), I would completely understand and sympathize what that is like! Wishing you all the best with the birth of your new baby….all wonderful and exciting things for the New Year!

    Carla M.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you so much, Carla! You definitely know what I’m in for. :) We’re excited to celebrate our last Christmas as a family of six.

    • Anna Geiger says

      Not so amazing… plenty of melt-downs along the way :) But I’m thankful for the extra energy I’ve had this time around – looking forward to your guest post! Enjoy your Christmas, Shaunna!

  2. Shonda says

    I don’t even know how you do it with 4 kids. I have 2 (ages 2 and 5) and I don’t blog any more. I do appreciate all the hard work you do. Take the breaks that you need.

    • Anna Geiger says

      I actually didn’t feel ready to start blogging until I had four kids… not sure why that was, but they do entertain each other a lot of the time. Believe me, it gets crazy around here! I hope you keep finding things you can use, Shonda! I’m sure I’ll be slowing down a bit real soon. :)

  3. says

    Wishing you a safe and easy labor! God bless you all! Thank you for the free resources and you are so amazing to be planning ahead :) We are our second baby in 1st week of March, and I am already so so so tired ; I have no idea how you do all of this and more, you are fab! Merry Christmas to you and yours and I hope you have fab New Year as well. God Bless!

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you, Veens — I sure pray it’s shorter and easier than my last three… but God knows best. Mostly I pray for energy and stamina, and a safe delivery. Blessings to you on your pregnancy — I know how exhausting it can be!! Blessings on your Christmas!

  4. says

    Wishing you all the best! You are simply amazing in all that you do, and I’m sure that the Lord will bless you with whatever you need, and more!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Heidi Butkus

    • Anna Geiger says

      Thank you, Amy – the best part of being pregnant is that I don’t have to suck in my stomach, ha! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and thanks so much for the prayers!

    • Anna Geiger says

      It’s great to take some time off … I got so much organizing done the week and a half I didn’t post! (Of course, when I say organizing, I mean organizing my blog’s categories and tags ;). No baby yet — thanks for the good wishes!

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