Before I was a mother I could have never understood how uniquely complicated that word is, how competitive it can be, how much it can tear women apart and yet how unifying it can be—even when the same language isn’t spoken. How can that be? How can one word have so many contradictions?
I believe it is because it the nature of women. The nature of being a woman. Which also answers the question of why so many women who are not yet mothers also read my blog. But perhaps I should start at the beginning. I am getting ahead of myself a bit.
I wanted 3 blogs because I felt I had very different and yet specific things I wanted to share on each blog. Passport Academy is our personal homeschooling journey. Young Naturalists Guide is an online nature study based on a popular book. But Mommy Matters was something I felt I could never pin down and yet I couldn’t stop writing on it.
My posts felt as if they were all over the place. It was exactly what I felt one shouldn’t do when they blogged and yet, when polled it was the number one reason people liked reading my blog. It was eclectic. Like me. Perhaps like you too? Aren’t we all a mixture of desires, personalities, interests and experiences?
So, what is Mommy Matters?
It is about being a wife, a Mommy, a woman struggling to be a Mommy, the dreamer, the decorator, organizer, shopper, homemaker, reader, hostess, the ponderer of politics, celebrities, nonsense, marriage, faith, adoption and even gadgets and technology.
It is about everything and sometimes nothing.
I remain in awe that so many of you faithfully read this blog and take the time to comment or send me an email. I hope you will join in on the conversation and share with me what matters to you.
Now 5 through the gift and magic of adoption!