I’ve always been intrigued by the thought of writing a blog. I even tried it once or twice when I was single. Part of me thought, by writing about how fabulous it was being single, maybe I would actually believe it. I was horrible at being single and I really hate it. So, the blogs were a no-go. I’ve heard it said before the best writes write what they know and where their passions are. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but for me passion is definitely key in most of what I do.
For the first time in my life, I find myself consumed by my passions — being a mom, being a wife, helping my community, and ministry. So, it seems now was the time to try blogging again. However, there are so many blogs about motherhood and such, is there really room for one more?
As I explored the mom blog world out there, I found most of them fit into two categories — those who lived-in pineterest perfect worlds and those who lived a simple/minimalist life. I’m most definitely do not live a life that will ever be featured on pinterest, but I have no desire to live a minimalist/simple life. Most people I know are some where in the middle too.
As I think about raising my son and the life I want to create for him, I want him to have large magical memories of the over the top things his mom did for him. However, I would rather him have an uneven cake that was made with love by me, instead of a three tiered fondant master piece that perfectly matches the theme. I want him to see the magic in picking wildflowers and playing in the dirt. My hope is that he never has a Christmas where he doesn’t receive just what he wants. I love being the room mother of his preschool classroom and hope to keep that title until he graduates college (I can be a dorm mom, can’t I?). However, I want Charley to be fiercely independent.
I spend every day trying to create a childhood that is authentically imperfect, filled with magic, love, giving, community, and gratitude.
I believe every mother’s journey is different and everyone has to make decisions that are best for their kids. In writing this blog, in no way I’m saying that my way of doing things is “right” or even “best.” It’s just what we decided is works for our family at this time. My hope is maybe, I’ll inspire other mothers to do the same because man there’s way too much pressure to do the “right” thing.
As much as I can, I will try to explain why I do what I do and how we came to that decision. As mothers, we rarely share the behind the scenes processes to get to where we are. Yet, it’s the process where most of the magic happens.
I promise not all the post will be long and filled with so many details without really being about anything. I’ve delayed launching because I couldn’t find a good way to launch without being boring. Hopefully, this wasn’t so bad you won’t come back.
I look forward to sharing this journey with you.