Hi readers! The last few posts have been strictly reviews and while I know some of you come here for that, I know some are interested in my story. In that, I’ve failed and I apologize.
The reality of life, though, is that even the best childcare providers go on vacation, even the most cautious mommies misread how long they’ll be gone, and nothing can stop the immutable forces of painful periods and blinding sinus headaches. That accounts for a small part of the many reasons I have not blogged on my personal life of late.
Lately, though, I’ve just felt this shift. In teaching that Mommy Blogger course (the trial run), I got lots of interesting questions that made me think about authenticity, who I am, and what I want to accomplish with my blog. I’m still struggling to be authentic here: To write stuff you will enjoy, that will improve my craft, that will help others in some way, and more. To not just give you “updates” on the kids and my life, but to turn what’s going on into something meaningful and revelatory. (And yes, I’m excited to be able to use that word in my blog, lol!) I won’t stop doing reviews and giveaways on stuff that interests me and hopefully you.
I’m still defining so many things: What is it to be an autism mom? What is it to be a Down syndrome mom? Where and how can I help special needs parents? How can I use this blog to do good in the world, to open people eyes that having a disability doesn’t mean you are an amazing person, more than worthy to call friend? How can I let go of me and put more of you in here, while still learning to be a good, provocative, journalistic logger?
A recent blog gig just expanded, allowing me to review a book on bullying. This has thrown all sorts of good vibrations into the mix, as I finally get to earn pay doing something I love that can truly make a difference! Isn’t that the holy grail of a career? I have one clue only and that is that I need to give this blog to God. He can manage, direct, and lead it where it needs to go. It may mean some hard choices…like letting go of things that seem helpful but truly are not.
I hope you stay with me as I learn and grow and give root to some things that have huge potential, for both you and me.
If you have needs, resources, ideas, and if you have specific things you’d be interested to learn if you were to take a mommy blogging course, please comment on this post. I’m in a collecting phase right now, adding up all the pieces to bring it into some kind of cohesive whole that will make you and me very happy.
peace out, g