It has come to my attention as of late, that my blog sometimes leaves moms feeling inadequate in their role as parent. Please know, this has never been my intention.
Two and a half years ago, when I made the enormous leap to leave my paying job and stay home with my little ones, I was met with reactions that I never expected. People flooded me with questions like, “Why would you want to just stay home?” and “What on earth will you do all day when you are sitting at home?” and “Why would you want to leave a career you have worked so hard for, and invested so many educational hours and dollars.” This reaction sent me reeling for a very long time.
Then, as I stated in my “About” page, once I took the step and was enjoying my time home with my daughters, I still felt a sense of isolation because I didn’t feel as if I fit in with many of the moms I came into contact with. It was at this time that I leaned heavily upon the holistic-momma-type blogs that I regularly follow, for the support I needed to get through the day to day that we all know can seem so very long sometimes.
I then decided to create a space of my own, right here, where other moms like me could go for crafty ideas, recipes, or just plan ole mommy support. My sincere intention was, and still is, to simply put forth musings that may be useful to others. And please do remember, this space is offering just that, musings. This is not, by any means, a minute by minute account of my life. You may see a sewing project I just completed, but you don’t see the enormous pile of laundry that has been sitting in front of my Christmas tree for over a week now, so that I could complete that sewing project. (I have included a picture of this now for your enjoyment 🙂 ) You may see a yummy home-cooked meal I prepared on a Monday night, but you don’t see me serving up popcorn, apples and cheese for dinner on a Friday night as we rush out the door for a tumbling lesson. My point being, we are all human, and no one is super woman. At least I’ve never met her. We are all just trying to do the best we can for the little people God blessed us with.
And through this space, conversations have been opened up and valuable discussion has flourish in the waiting room of my daughters’ dance school, and in the parking lot of their preschool. This blog has helped me to realize I am not alone in many of the decisions I make, and there are many people, right here in my very own community, who are trying to live a more conscious lifestyle in which they try to dig deeper and live more closely to the earth. And I am so very grateful for each and every one of you who visit my blog daily, and for those that just stop by every once in awhile. All of you have sincerely helped me to feel better in my own skin, and for that I am eternally thankful.