I recently lost (to a hard drive crash) almost an entire book that I have been writing. Yes, I am clear that I should have had it backed up, but I didn't and there is no more to be said about that. I am determined that I will re-write said book, but it is just too discouraging to think about right at the moment.
I also have contemplated a blog from time to time and it seems as good a time as any to start. So, that's the beginning of my story.
Parenting is a passion of mine. I have 5 children and they are the joy of my days. Also, they sometimes drive me crazy. I have learned MANY things over the last 14 years of parenting - like, no, you can't toast marshmallows in the toaster and no, you can't force potty training on someone who is afraid of the toilet - but mostly I've learned that I don't know it all. I don't even know one quarter of it all. No Mom does no matter what they tell you. All of us Moms have our own way of doing things and the most awful thing we do to each other is compare and try to create a pecking order of who is better at "momming." The truth is, we all love our children and try to do what is best for them. It is damaging and hurtful when another Mom tells you your best isn't right or isn't good enough.
So, I ask you, can't we all just get along?
I'd be thrilled if you'd join me in this discovery of ourselves. I promise it will be mostly funny and we all might learn a thing or three. ;-)