Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Name For A Rejuvenated Outlook!

Don't worry! You're in the right place. Dinosaurs And Octopuses has had a name change and design overhaul. I personally love the new changes because they were brought about with careful thought and reflection. The new name really means something to me and the design really captures the feeling behind it.

I really appreciate all the support I've been given by my readers and blogger friends. I'm sorry I've been away for so long. I've truly missed this place and all of you. I didn't forget about this blog or the connections I've made. How could I?

While I was away, I was doing a lot of reflecting. I realized (all over again) that even though I'm trying to balance a lot of stressful tasks, I needed to make sure I was continuously making time and putting forth effort to ensure that R has the kind of childhood he deserves.  I want to give him the best childhood I can. I want him to experience things first hand and make happy memories that he can carry with him into adulthood. Childhood, like life, isn't only comprised of these idyllic moments, but I want to strive to make the most of this time.

"Childhood Beckons" was born. It is now something I say to myself when I am tempted to brush him off to do something else. It's a reminder for me to prioritize thoughtfully. Maybe I really can't read that book right then. But often times, I can.

Childhood is calling him to play and explore. And childhood is calling me to help him on his journey. It is beckoning to us. I am going to listen.

What this means for you:

This blog is a natural outlet and resource for me. It helps remind me of my goals. And it is a part of an incredibly helpful network of like minded people. I'm going to be here more than ever as I strive to remember what's important. As I strive to remember that time is fleeting and that I need to make the most out of this precious commodity that is childhood.

I've prioritized. I've focused. I've worked things out.

I'm here. And I'm here to bring you new material that will help you focus on your family and the childhood that beckons you. 

I'd also like to take this time to send out a great big thank you to My Cute Lobster Designs for doing such a fantastic job and giving me something even better than what I had envisioned. Thank you!

So what do you think of the new name and look? 


  1. I love your new name and look. What a wonderful mission this blog is going to have!

  2. I like it: it's good to change things up sometimes.

  3. What a beautiful new look!! I love your new name and renewed mission! I can't wait until you are able and ready to give us inspiration.
    I am sorry that I have not sent your package yet...our lives suddenly went crazy as well. You are in our thoughts and prayers daily, however.

  4. Looks fantastic and best of all I love the passion and motivation behind the change. Spring, time for a change! Well done.

  5. I love it!!!! So glad you are back! This post made me teary as I have been struggling to prioritize all the things in my life. I always want to put my little ones first too, and have recently made a promise to do just that! Love the new name!

  6. I love the new name, and your site looks great!

  7. Thank you everyone for the kind words. I'm glad to be back! And I'm so happy you like the changes too. This one feel right!

    Phyllis, absolutely do not worry about that! That's sweet of you to think of me. I've been thinking of you too. I hope everything is okay! If you need to talk, you can email me. Talk soon. <3

    I'm glad you could connect with the post, Growing A Jeweled Rose. I figured I couldn't be alone in my feelings, so thank you for showing me that I'm not. :) We'll do great though, you and me. I know we will.

  8. I love your new design and your new look! Can't wait to read more :)

  9. Love the new name and look! It's good to see you back blogging again. :)

  10. Looks great! I would love to have someone help me with my blog design and the company you used looks wonderful! May look into it! If I sent them a link to my blog could they make suggestions?

  11. Thank you so much! It's good to be blogging again!

    And thank you, Melissa! I'm glad you like it. I'll message you with some information :) Talk to you soon!

  12. The new layout looks fantastic. I love your new name, and the thought process behind the name. They only get one childhood, and it is our job to guide them on their journey. Well said. It's great to have you back! :-)


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