First of all, I want to say “THANK YOU” to everyone who has recently followed The Peaceful Mom on Facebook and Twitter, or signed up for email updates. Welcome! 🙂
I am overwhelmed by the response to my “Living On Less Than $28,000 a Year” series–emotionally and literally. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the positive, supportive comments and emails I have received. It makes me so happy to know that people are being encouraged by the blog.
I am also overwhelmed with regards to my schedule. It has always been my policy to respond to every comment and email that I receive. I appreciate that you have taken the time to comment on the blog and I do not take those comments and emails for granted. With the increase in traffic, though, I am unable to keep up with all of my household responsibilities, blogging and spend the time it would take to respond to all the comments and emails I am receiving.
I feel badly about this, but I am sure you understand that my family comes first. I will read every comment, but please do not be offended or take it personally if I do not respond to yours. If you have sent an email, I will try to respond as soon as possible, but please understand if it takes a week or more for me to reply.
Thank you so much for your understanding and for following The Peaceful Mom!
Have a Peaceful Day!
***no reply needed :-)*** My husband lost his job yesterday, we are not worried, mostly because we KNOW there is plenty of room for improvement in our lifestyle. Our priority is the education of our daughter which is going to take sacrifice now and may mean home schooling eventually (not ready for that yet). I pinned your blog last week and remembered it today. I just wanted to thank you, I am a new subscriber and I look forward to learning some new tricks and changing some habits.
Thanks for saying “no reply needed”, but I want to say I am sorry for your husband’s job loss, but so happy for you that you are at peace about it. Blessings!
I was thinking the other day that I can’t believe you personally respond to each and every comment made.
Although we appreciate it, we also understand that it takes a lot of time and effort to do that.
Don’t feel obligated!
Thank you for sharing your dollar amounts too. It makes it very real and an inspiration!
Wickfree Woman says
Just discovered you from Pinterest. LOVING your blog thank you for doing this.
Kim/Garden Tenders says
Thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading more and helping my family live within our budget as well. Thank you and God bless.
karen b says
YOU take care of your family first. Thank you for such an awesome inspiration & comitment to your followers. I for one totally understand & have admired you for commenting on every post. Your series has really been a big help for me. THANK YOU
I rarely leave comments but had to let you know how much I appreciate this series. I do some financial counseling at my church and can’t tell you how much I respect families that stick to their principles and work to spend less than they make, whatever the number! I doubt you will ever regret passing up “things” for time with your family! You’re kids will also have it so much better as they grow up understanding priorities and that their worth is in God, not in “stuff”!
Thanks for being an encouragement to me and so many others through your willingness to be vulnerable!
Thank you so much for your kind encouragement Andy! 🙂
Totally understand! We love your post. Take care of you and your family first, and always!!!
I would like to join with many others in thanking you for the “Living on $28,000” series. My husband lost his job last October and we have had to tighten our belts a lot! This series has sparked a lot of discussion in our house about how little we really need. This may be the beginning of a new direction in our job search. Thank you for your transparency on this subject. It is giving us hope that we will make it!
I am new to your blog but look forward to reading it everyday. God bless you and keep blogging!
I completely understand. I was shocked that you responded to every comment in the first place. I even thought to myself “how does she have the time?”
No worries Kimberlee, you’re awesome!
Pepper Chapman says
I am a stay at home mom to 6 children and I am inspired by your blog! Thanks for what you can and do post!
I don’t think anyone will be offended by this… it’s wonderful that you are gaining a following! I hope your following multiplies as you share the truth of God’s word along with practical family applications for good stewardship with the world! Thanks for doing what you do! Please keep it up! 🙂
Kimberlee, of course your family comes first, and I think you should definitely let go of the pressure to respond to each and every comment! That will get less and less realistic as your blogging grows. you can always respond in a general way in follow-up posts. Your biggest gift to us is the ministry of your posts, so don’t feel guilty about failing to maintain an unrealistic standard! (And don’t respond to this comment; then I’ll be the one feeling guilty!)
Melissa K. says
In a day where standing firm is not the norm, I can’t thank you enough for the transparent and straight forward-ness of your Living on Less than $28000 a Year Series!
I pray that you are blessed just as we have been….
Thank you so much Melissa!
Blogs need a “Like” button, too. I agree with what Melissa K. said. Thank you Kimberlee!