Simply put, I am a mother, a geek, and a writer at heart who wants to help others.
I want to help other parents maybe not make the mistakes I have, or maybe to learn more quickly. I want to pass on what seems to easy to me to those who it seems near impossible to. I want to challenge the sheeple who think their way is the only right way because some authority says so and so they never question things.
I am not an authority on anything. Please know this about me as I am just like you, a mother striving to do my best. I share advice and information not to tell you what to do but to help give you information to make informed choices, and then to make them again and again.
I could always be wrong.
I think there is a dark beauty to think way of thinking.
It leaves room for beautiful things to grow in those dark places till they reach the light of day.
Did you know once I thought home births where nuts?
Did you know that I thought unschooling was unparenting?
So many things I thought I knew and thankfully friends put up with me, friends pushed me, friends fought with me. I am better for it. Granted I did not always see things that way at the time.
So here I am, someone who wants to learn beside you.
I might push when it comes to breastfeeding, no spanking, and a few other hot topics. Not to make you feel badly but because I have passion. I do know I could be wrong, I do. I also value your experience. Sometimes though we defend what is not working, or what is working but for bad reasons because we get defensive about being judged. Please remember it is not personal, it is about topics. Your doing your best, I do believe that, else you would not even be reading this.
So I blog because I have an audience to blog for. I am often called in the middle of the night, texted at 4am, and e-mailed with parenting questions from parents at whits end. Some how they got this idea by seeing my family or reading about us that I have everything together. I don’t, believe me, I have dropped the ball before. I admit though most days are…. really good. I love my life, my family, and so many of my choices. When they stop working or I learn better, I change things. I am ok with being wrong, just because something is wrong for someone does not mean it is bad. Bad is a judgement. Maybe it is not best, maybe it is not ideal, maybe it is not helpful. Bad though seems to indicate intent and I don’t know any parent that intends to do badly when it comes to raising their children. (I am sure there are some sick souls out there of course) I highly doubt though they have taken the time to find their way here and read this.
We are all so busy, myself very much so the last few days. Without diving into it too deeply, just know that I value all the messages asking how things are and please never be sorry for “bugging” me with questions. Your not a bother. If it takes me a bit to get back to you, just know that I too am a mommy and often one with a giant laundry monster threatening to bury me under it. LOL I am human and imperfect just like you.
I am not just here thought to talk at people but with them, I am happy to listen and happy to be a friend and offer advice or just a sympathetic ear. You matter. We have to make connections where we can. So keep e-mailing me and contacting me. I promise I will respond as soon as I can!
To my other wonderful readers who just love giveaways, I know your out there waiting, no more messages needed please. LOL I promised a big giveaway, it is coming I swear it! It will be live on May 1st and will be first posted on Facebook to celebrate 3,000 of you there!