March 14, 2010 |  Category:   life



I might take a blog break for awhile. I’m not really feeling it these days. Sometimes you lose sight of what the point is, who it’s for, what it’s about, but it’s a sign of something if lately you’re not getting anything from it. Or maybe I’ll just post some photos for awhile. See you soon.

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  • Rachel | Fog and Thistle March 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Breaks are good.

  • Ariel March 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Going to miss you! Would love to see tidbits of your life through your photos. Wishing you explorations that bring meaning to you and your family. I am touched and inspired by your blog. This will be a good chance to go back and read over previous posts…that’s important too…like reading back through a journal and realizing how much we have/have not changed.

  • Rosa March 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Your blog is my favorite. I enjoy your pictures from Argentina.I hope you’ll get better! See ya.

  • Janet March 14, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I really understand needing a break, and I hope you have a restorative one. I did want to say, though, how much I’ve enjoyed your blog since I discovered it last month. As a writer and teacher planning to have a baby sometime soon, it’s been so inspiring and encouraging to experience your honesty about being a parent and your insights in the area of being creative and having a meaningful job. It’s also allowed me a connection to NYC, especially Brooklyn, which I miss terribly. πŸ™‚ So, I just wanted to say thanks for that.

  • EmmaC March 14, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I’ll miss hearing snippets of your day, but totally understand the need for a break. Take good care of yourself!

  • ninja March 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I don’t know how you kept up blogging at this pace the whole time, while juggling family and two jobs. I am glad to hear you’re taking a break to re-charge, but i will miss checking in every late night as i am (almost) on the same crazy schedule. If you feel like posting just photos every now and then, that would be much appreciated πŸ™‚

  • Chai Ling and Lem (Singapore) March 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Dear Jenna, take good care of yourself and have a good break! Good luck on your next blogging journey πŸ™‚ Always your blog reader, Ling. xoxo from Singapore

  • Tina March 14, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I will miss you but will continue to keep on the lookout. Definitely, one of my favorite blogs. Take care.

  • Helena March 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Have a great break – I will miss your daily posts. I only started reading about a month ago and it’s been inspiring and relatable. Look forward to your return.

  • Shelly March 14, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    You will be missed. I look forward to your postings every day, but I know how hard it is when you aren’t feeling it. Your photography is gorgeous, your observations are always insightful. Of the 20 or so blogs I read each day, yours is one of the best. I can live in NY vicariously.
    Take care.

  • tina March 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I’m a big big fan of your blog and there will be something missing in my daily routine. I hope you come back refreshed from your break. =)

  • Annie From Seattle March 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Blogging mojo always comes back πŸ˜‰ Why not take a month completely off? Like…a sabbatical?

  • Lauren March 15, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I thoroughly enjoy your blog each and every day. What a sweet fine day it is for me to take a break from my work and read your posts.

    Anticipating your return but in the meantime, take the time and enjoy πŸ™‚

  • mau March 15, 2010 at 12:53 am

    i’ll miss your blog…but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. hope you’ll feel better about it soon. photos would still be great though πŸ˜‰ a kiss to the girls.

  • Ryan March 15, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Amazing how many people read your blog as part of their daily routine! I feel the same as everyone else- something in my day will be missing until you come back but I wish you, Mark, and the girls the best.

  • jun March 15, 2010 at 1:06 am

    I will miss you and your girls a lot. I bought a pasta machine and I would like to try fresh pasta with my boys and ox tail ragu from Mark’s recipe. Your blog gave me very positive influence and I’ve been here every single morning for more than a year. I wish you come back soon after good break.

  • jun March 15, 2010 at 1:08 am

    I love your rug.

  • vicky March 15, 2010 at 1:41 am

    your photos always brighten up my day – thank you!

  • Kaho March 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

    I’ve become a big fan of yours since I discovered your blog about a month ago. Then I found Nordlejus thanks to you! I check your blog daily even though this is the first time I comment on your entry. Your blog makes me feel happy. I am saddened to know that you will be taking a break from this, but I also agree with other readers that taking a break is good for you. Love your photos. I just started writing a blog and you’re one of those who inspired me. I look forward to seeing your photos!!

  • kate March 15, 2010 at 3:58 am

    hey jenna,

    totally understand as i write my own blog and it is hard to constantly feel inspired…so take some time but as i only read yours and one other blog daily you will be missed. But….I really do think you are a brilliant photographer and the way you photograph your children is pretty darn special. Ever thought about getting a space and doing more of it?

  • montague March 15, 2010 at 4:45 am

    take it easy no matter what you do. we’re always around!

  • nath March 15, 2010 at 5:27 am

    i can relate to that, and i have taken one or two blog breaks myself. they work. you sound as though you have a lot going on in your life at the moment, and i find that when blogging becomes a chore rather than a pleasure then it truly is time for a break. we’ll all still be here! be well.

  • RenΓ©e March 15, 2010 at 5:52 am

    seize the break… they always come with something to whisper.

  • Nisha March 15, 2010 at 6:37 am

    I’ll miss checking in every day – you’re on my favorites list, but certainly understand needing a break. Your topics are honest and your pictures are a nice distraction to my day. I’ve enjoyed reading about your Brooklyn family and your day to day activities. Hang in there.

  • Bridgett || Perideau Designs March 15, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Breaks are good, it always rejuvenates the soul. We will miss you but understand. πŸ™‚

  • Sophia March 15, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Hi Jenna,

    Will definitely miss your posts. I hope you do decide to post photos. Your photography is beautiful. I love your honesty. It’s a breath of fresh air. It makes me feel like, ok, I am not the only one going through this. Like the others, I too check daily and will miss you.

    Enjoy your time off!

  • Kerstin March 15, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Dear Jenna,
    although I`ll be missing your posts I wish you all the best for the coming time. ItΒ΄s the healthiest if you realise yourself that you need a break from something.
    All the best to you!
    IΒ΄ll definitely be checking in anyway, love the pics you take.

  • sara m in boston March 15, 2010 at 9:28 am

    You’ll be missed! Your blog is a touchstone for a lot of people- it’s the most honest one I have ever read.

  • sarah March 15, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I’ll be missing checking in on the blog each morning… but will be anxiously awaiting it’s return. Enjoy your break! It’s pretty clear you’ve “earned” it. πŸ™‚

  • ellen March 15, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Really enjoyed your blog.. one of my fav daily reads!
    so inspiring.. full of life.. food.. and great pics!! looking forward to your return!

  • dee March 15, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I will miss you–your blog has become my first stop each morning. My daughter is now 13 and I love seeing the pictures of your girls and remembering each age. I have thought many times how exhausting your schedule must be!!! Enjoy your break. I’ll look forward to your return.

  • gizella March 15, 2010 at 11:26 am

    i have taken a break from mine, and am feeling the urge to go back. Its a worthwhile endeavor. I’ll miss your posts, but follow your heart

  • tlh March 15, 2010 at 11:27 am

    This is going to sound odd, but I stumbled upon your blog in-search of recipes. And I return regularly b/c I have 3 daughters, 5,3 &1 and I just relate well to your life and sometimes it is nice to know there is someone out there experiencing similar issues. So thank you for keeping the blog up as long as you have and best wishes in everything you do! Thank you for sharing.

  • Lulu March 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I will miss you guys so much. The first thing i do when i log in at work is check your website. I have two boys around your girls age and me and my husband both work long hours too so i can totally relate.Our life are kinda polar opposite since i live in the suburb but i do enjoy reading about your Brooklyn lifestyle so much. I just want to let you know how much joy your blog brings to my life and i hope you will be back soon. Can Mark take over with his recipes? Yes? Please?

  • Carly in PA March 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Your life blog is my favorite. Found it through your Etsy shop. (we LOVE your sweet treats – must order some today)

    As a 60s something with no more children/grandchildren in my now mostly quiet house, I look forward to your daily adventures and insights on the life of a modern working woman.

    The fact that you are a marvelous photographer beautifully enchances your words. Enjoy your much deserved break and we will be waiting for your return!

  • Tej March 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Jenna, Will miss reading your posts each day but understand the need to take a break and getting back your mojo… very important! Hope you’re feeling much happier and content in every way soon and can’t wait for your first comeback post already. Tejx

  • olivia rae March 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    breaks are great and sometimes much-needed, but I just wanted to let you know I love your blog more than anything, and it brings me so much inspiration and happiness daily. xo

  • katie March 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I adore your rug! Do you mind sharing where you got it?

  • janet March 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    just know you’ll be missed:-)

  • Bess | English Muffin Shop March 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    enjoy your break jenna. although I will miss checking in everyday to see what’s new…
    best wishes!

  • Nancy March 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I just adore your blog. Can it be a one day break?

  • Renita Gordon March 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Damn it!

  • Suzette March 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    I lost my blogging juice some time ago, so I can totally relate. But…I’m gonna miss you…and your beautiful children. Pictures of your girls light up the day for this grandchild-deprived old broad. πŸ™‚

  • selkie March 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Rest, relax.. We will miss you, and hope you re-emerge fully re-energized and re-inspired!

  • heesun March 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Not that it really changes anything in your day to day life but a lot of people have come to care about you and your family’s well being. Your honesty and insight often helps us understand our own lives. We hope you come back soon.

  • Maggie P March 15, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago, and I’ve been enchanted ever since. Enchanted, and more than a little impressed at your honesty, your talent and your obvious love for your family. One job is tough enough, and you’re holdng down four (!). I’ll miss your posting but this new Canadian fan wishes you the respite you deserve.

  • Raquel March 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    i completely understand as i rarely update my little blog i started when i had my daughter. but i will miss your posts, i check everyday. it was thanks to your blog (via decor8, I think, i can’t remember) that i became a customer. your pictures are incredible and my favorites (besides your darling girls) are the ones from your childhood. that was a fantastic post!!
    i’ll still check in to see your snaps.

  • Lonnie March 15, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I’m a new reader here, and I love your blog.
    Sometimes a break is needed to re-charge yourself,
    but I just want to let you know how much I love your writing and photos….

  • Catherine March 16, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Rest up and come back if you feel like it – it’s been lovely to see snapshots of your life on this blog.

  • Caddy March 16, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I’ll miss your blog entries but I understand your reasons. Hope to see you back soon. πŸ™‚

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