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Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Serious Stuff | 6 comments

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

I recently mentioned to Dave that I wanted to shut down Cupcakes n Crunches. He stopped dead in his tracks and looked at me with an expression that made me think what he heard was not “I want to shut down Cupcakes n Crunches” but rather “I want to sell Atlas & Andi on Craigslist.” Actually, that’s not true. I think I’ve said that last statement to him before and he didn’t bat an eye. Anyways, I explained to him that since I blogged less than 20 times over the course of 2015, I felt like it was probably time to officially give up CnC. But that answer wasn’t good enough for my husband. He kept pushing me to really think about why I started this blog, how much I love writing and connecting with people via this platform and all the joy that’s been shared on the pages of this site. I had my mind made up though. I was done writing for this season of life. But then I started combing through old posts (because Dave encouraged me to at least save some of my favorite pieces if I was going to take down the blog). I read things I wrote that I completely forgot about. Like the post I wrote for Atlas’ first birthday and little peaks into our life in NYC. And I read sweet comments people left. And e-mails people sent. I was reminded what a happy space Cupcakes n Crunches is for my family and me and I realized Dave was right. {Yes, Dave – you were right. You can print this post for your records.} This little blog captures a lot of happiness from my life and I’m not ready to give it up, so I’m going to *attempt* to write more in 2016. I feel like the appropriate hashtag here would be #CantStopWontStop. No? Where did that hashtag even come from? I feel like it is a Miley Cyrus song? But I wouldn’t know – if a song was recorded after 2012 and the Gigglebellies don’t sing it, there’s a 98% chance I don’t know it.

…Anyways, coming out of that rabbit hole…

I’m going to put a disclaimer out there before I shut down this laptop and head to bed.

I envision this space turning into a place where I share my heart, my struggles, the lessons the Lord is teaching me and my daily musings of motherhood. I still love all the cupcakes and I actually did crunches this morning, but during this season of life those just aren’t the things I want to write about all of the time. Sure, there are going to be times when I write about fitness because I am passionate about it. And I’ll share my latest & greatest baked creation if I remember to snap a picture of it before I devour it straight from the pan because that’s what friends are for. (btw, I mixed marshmallow fluff cream with peanut butter the other night and spread that over homemade brownies. Amazing!) But I think Cupcakes n Crunches is going to evolve with me and some of the content may change this year.

I hope that’s okay with you. I still plan to share workouts that challenge you physically, but I also hope this blog encourages you spiritually and stretches you mentally. And my prayer is that each posts on this site leaves you with a smile. ♥

Thank you so much for reading & I hope we see lots more of each other in 2016!


  1. This is so timely to read because I recently decided that once my subscription is up this year, I won’t renew my blog. I love that Dave encouraged you to revisit and reconsider, and selfishly, I’m really happy with your decision because I always enjoy reading what you have to say, and I’m confident that others feel the same 🙂
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    • Thank you, Kate! I sure hope you keep writing! I love reading your posts – they are always so uplifting! 🙂

  2. I’m glad you are sticking around – I’ve been waiting anxiously for a new post for a long time! <3

    • Aw, thank you so much, Jenn! I’m so glad you enjoy reading! 🙂 That makes me smile.

    • THanks, Katie! Sending so much love your way in 2016!

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