Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Boy it's been a crazy year!  Another homebirth, tandem nursing, a growing business, death of loved ones :(

I have not been here much because well, life got too crazy and my priorities changed.. I also started getting jaded with the "blogosphere"  particularly parenting related blogs, why? Because  people have so many different opinions and beliefs and who is one to say that one has all the answers?  I no longer care to read about how telling your kid about the tooth faerie is lying to them or how you must ban the color pink from your house.. or preachings of being gentle (which are good but realistically and in all honesty it doesn't always work that way)  I would much rather take advice from parents of adult children who are awesome people.. so that I can take in some knowledge from them, than to listen to a parent of a 10 month old about how they got this whole parenting figured out completely.

We are all constantly changing and growing, the fact that we have children doesn't mean we are done learning ourselves, we will learn new things, change our minds, start anew each day.. we will make mistakes and perhaps have regrets but it's all part of growing, we are far from perfect.

I want to start blogging again though..  I am not sure if I ever came across as preachy or like I had it all figured out.. if I did I apologize and if I didn't .. Phew!   I want to continue to put my thoughts out there for whoever wants to read them .... and perhaps if blogger is around that long... as a way my children can go back and have an insight as to how much their mom loved them and how silly and crazy she was though I think they would know that anyway as I damn hope I live to see my great grandkids.. though no one has guarantees on that but I'll be optimistic :)

Anyway...  Here's to 2012 and hope you don't mind seeing more of me :)

A mommy to 3 drama queens :)

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  1. Yay! So glad to see you back in the blogosphere! Hope to see more of you in 2012! :)

  2. True all of that. I have stopped reading a lot of posts because I've realized how easy it is to get caught up in ideals that aren't even your own. I ended up feeling guilty for exposing my child to technology... Until I really thought about it and realized that I have no problem with toddlers and TV so long as you're also engaging them everyday and going places. I feel like I don't measure up because we have so many plastic toys... Even though many of them are gifts that my son LOVES and plays with imaginatively. The worst is that I had an amazing birth... until reading other blogs and starting to feel like it wasn't so great after all. The damn internet tainted one of my best memories!

    It is definitely one of my goals for 2012 to disregard the bullshit advice and stop trying to keep up with values that aren't really even my own.



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