why i blog

I shared this article on Facebook last week.  In my opinion the article nails my thoughts on “motherhood” today.  (Only after I read it, did I realize the article was written by a man.  Either way- nailed.)

I started blogging with the intent of better documenting life.  Because if my mom asked if I wanted to read her journal as a young mom.. I wouldn’t hesitate for a minute.  I’d want to know the details of her day, her passions, the random things my siblings and I did, her struggles.  Honestly, if I don’t write things down there is no way I’m going to remember. Anything.  (I can’t even remember Colette’s birthday.. well, I’m 50/50).

Either way- in no way do I want to pretend our days are perfect or only show pictures where the kids are matching and all would appear that we live a perfect/storybook life. We don’t.  We fall short.  So I struggle some days when I sit down to write.  I don’t want to ignore the real hard challenges we walk through but I also don’t want to “throw up” the details of our shortcomings either.

I believe the article is right on.. its time to level the field and boast in our weakness.  I’ve got plenty.  It just doesn’t feel as comfortable or look as pretty.

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One thought on “why i blog

  1. Thanks for linking to that article. I hadn’t seen it before (used to read Challies all the time but haven’t in a couple of years) and I’m off to read it closely now. Today is one of those mommy-guilt-heavy days…and getting off the computer would probably help! 🙂 But I’m enjoying your blog. Thanks for sharing those thoughts. I, too, struggle with the balance of what I put on my blog–I don’t want it to be a downer, and I do want to share the good things that I could easily overlook. I want it to have a balance that reflects what is real in our lives, both the good and the hard.

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