It’s bittersweet to be saying goodbye to my platform here at RaisingtheBarrs.com. There are years and years of archived posts here that chronicle my journey from an over-sharing mommy blogger, to a health and wellness blogger, to an oh-my-goodness-we-are-having-a-fourth-child-and-I-can’t-find-time-to write “blogger.”
My time spent writing here has grown me in so many ways. I have loved making friends through blogging, and have loved having a place to share my thoughts. Thank you so much for being a part of this community and this time of my life!
I’ve taken a long maternity leave (baby #4 is nine months old now) to think through the place that writing (and blogging) should have in my life. I feel blessed to be able to utilize the internet and other media to encourage others, and I have no desire to stop!
I’m excited to announce that I’m starting over from scratch at a new online home that will allow me to maintain an easy contact point without the pressure to post a certain number of blog posts per week (there are all kinds of arbitrary formulas and deadlines we bloggers love to impose on ourselves).
You’ll now be able to find me at AnjanetteBarr.com.
But don’t click over just yet!!! I have another exciting announcement to make!!
If you’ve been following me all these years, you’ve probably heard/read me talking about this book that I have supposedly been writing. Turns out that a long maternity leave was exactly what I needed to finally buckle down and make it happen!
What started out as an idea for a pamphlet to pass out at the local transitional housing facility to families in crisis, has become a 131 page book that I believe will truly benefit everyone who is forced to regularly use a kitchen and eat food. :)
Dinner at Home: Advice and Encouragement for the Untrained Home Cook is both an encouraging resource and the hilarious account of all of the mistakes I’ve made and adventures I’ve had while learning to cook.
I’ve written it with the hope of helping each of you feel supported as you try new foods and methods of food preparation. I want to hold your hand while you take the next step in better providing for your family, no matter where in your journey you are starting from.
I also feel very strongly that it’s my privilege to be convicted to continue reaching out to families in crisis, and I’ll be donating a print copy of my book for every ten copies sold to organizations that help families into self-sufficiency. Your purchase helps me help them.
You can purchase my just-finished and oh-so-pretty .pdf version starting TODAY (February 1st, 2016), and the Kindle and print versions will roll out just as soon as they are formatted. Sign up for my email newsletter to be notified when they are ready!