Over the past couple of months, I’ve been thinking about the direction I want my blog to take. I loved doing what I was doing last year, but not when it comes to my motherhood posts. Sometimes I would write a post and then worry so much about it that it would never get posted. I was so afraid of offending, of being accused of mom shaming, of finding no one else quite like me who could relate.
This year, I’ve decided to kiss that fear good-bye. This is my blog. This is my space. I make absolutely zero dollars from anything I do here. All I get is the occasional free book, but that has nothing to do with how I mom. So, I’m going to write whatever the heck I want in whatever way I want. I want to live my life, write my truth, and see if there’s anyone else like me out there.
I’m not going to give advice, provide how-to guides, or otherwise suggest how other parents should do things. I’m going to write about what I do, what works for me, and what I think as a mother. If any of it is construed as shaming or otherwise mean, it isn’t my intention. I simply want to be me and talk about how I mom and not how other moms should do it. I don’t know you or your kids. I can’t tell you what works for you. I only know me and my kids. I’ll tell you what I do.
So, here’s my mom truth: I have a pretty good idea of what I’m doing.
There. I said it. Motherhood isn’t mysterious to me. I don’t long for guides. I don’t read parenting books. I don’t think being a mom is hard. I think life will be hard when I start working full-time, but I don’t think motherhood is hard. As a matter of fact, I have a boatload of fun. It’s exhausting, but I’m not crying into my coffee or wine (I drink neither, anyways).
That’s the direction I’m choosing for this year. I’m going to speak my truth and my mind. If it angers you or you feel shamed, it’s not my intention, but I would like to engage in conversation with you about it. I only know me and the kind of mom my kids need me to be. I can understand other perspectives and methods, but I’ll never fully know where you are coming from, so I’d like to hear from you. Feel free to share with me as I share with you (anyone interested in doing a guest post?).
I hope you’ll continue on this journey with me, but totally understand if you’d rather jump ship. I’m going to be honest this year, but I think my voice will still shine through. I just want to be me.