Throughout the almost 4 years of having this particular blog, I’ve received quite a few emails asking me all kinds of questions. I think it may be interesting to put some reader questions up as their own posts, especially the ones I’ve gotten from young girls and women. I definitely don’t have all the answers, so it’s nice to allow regular readers or even passing through commenters a chance to answer something in their own way. If you’re a mom to young women, feel free to comment adding your own input – even if we’ve clashed in the past, these posts will be pretty much unmoderated in comments and I probably won’t argue with you because I’m too exhausted most of the time anyway. 🙂
It won’t be anything political or focusing too much on negativity (like Islam’s influence in the world…). Those posts are just honestly way too much for me to handle with being a mom of an infant and 2 other young children that need all my mental energy and emotional stability for them. My husband’s work also demands that I be able to hold down the fort so to speak at our home, and those kinds of posts with the kinds of people they bring here, are just NOT what or who I want to be entertaining. Some women can handle that kind of constant online drama, and handle it really well! For me I’d rather be doing something more constructive with my time… like getting cleaning done… or dancing around with my boys in the living room to funny music. Or cuddling with our new baby girl. Being so overwhelmed with gratitude that God’s given me this life and children and husband to take care of. The beauty is beyond words….
But about the negative/dramatic posts… it just drains me too much to put my energy into arguing with someone online, even if it’s someone sincere and good-hearted. I can’t do it at this point, my family needs all of that time and energy for them.
Keeping the house clean and organized, managing our household needs and schedules, along with watching all three of them and starting the basics of homeschool with the preschooler this fall, is about all I can do. In my sparest of spare time, I edit and rewrite parts of our family book on the Proverbs 31 woman & the police wife version, or read funny sites that make me laugh and relax, and sometimes… I make a post here.
Another thing I hope to be able to do, is to write maybe one post a week (or month lol) on issues we want our daughter to learn and know about. So these will be solely female topics, although men are very welcome to add their input, especially if they have experience in raising a daughter. We’d love to hear your thoughts or advice.
My husband may do some posts like that for our boys, too, he has so much wisdom on this topic and has been applying these things for 7 years now. It truly amazes me seeing his wisdom in action with our boys. I’ve written before that he acts at least 7 years older than me in maturity, and it’s still true. That would put him close to 40 in how he thinks and acts… it’s very different from men his age and I love it. I am so humbled by this man and still so crazy in love, especially when I see what a great father he is. He is even busier than I am though, and writing just isn’t something really that high of a priority for him, so we’ll see if that is able to happen or not.
So here’s my email if you want to ask us questions featured here:
We don’t have all the answers… far from it! But I’m hoping these posts could inspire conversations and input from other people as well.