Lately, I’ve been a little overwhelmed with this whole parenting thing. I’ve been thinking, why is it so hard??? So overwhelming? Well, it is hard. One of the hardest things you will ever have to do. It is wonderful but still hard. One of the most important jobs in the world, if not THE most important job, yet most of us have not been properly trained. We go to college to learn how to be proper employees but in parenting, the 24/7 job, we aren’t really trained at all. Our training comes from our parents, their trained by theirs and so on and so on. Most of them probably flying by the seat of their pants. Not saying they were bad parents, I’m sure they did the best they could or were just so overwhelmed with the severity of raising another human being that they just gave up….which I would like to do on more days that I’d care to admit.
In my early days of child rearing I turned to the internet quite a bit. All the questions I had about pregnancy or babies, I googled. The internet won’t judge you. It won’t make you feel stupid for asking if you can microwave your baby’s milk or not. It shouldn’t be this way but unfortunately it is. Some women will make you feel stupid, whether they’re trying to or not. So we shy away from asking other mommies questions. Sometimes you don’t have to ask anything….they will tell you everything they know about motherhood. And some women can be so one-size-fits-all for motherhood. We are all different and have different life situations. What works best for one person may not work for another. But I do believe we should be informed about the many different ways and techniques to go about raising children. Children are not one-size-fits-all. That’s why I like looking online and going through mom blogs to see what other women have to say.
The internet isn’t perfect though. It can be overwhelming at times. So, I’d like to help you sift through ALL the information on mothering and put it together in a kind of teaching format. So we aren’t just flying by the seat of our pants while we’re doing “the most important job on the world.” I’m not gonna pretend to be an expert because I’m not. I would love for you to join me on this journey called life.
Before I get too long winded, because, seriously, who has the time to read a novel in one sitting….I believe that people need to have community. And sometimes, these days, it’s just hard to get that in person. So I’d like to encourage a community of parents that will encourage and teach one another. Because, face it, as awesome as it sounds there is no such thing as “Mom School”. We’re just left to figure it out. So let’s get together and start learning from one another.
Hope to hear from anyone reading. Thanks and God bless!