I’ve been toying with some new ideas for my blog and I started to think about the deeper blog questions like: Who am I? Why do I blog? What am I saying here?
Going back over my past posts one theme I did notice is that I seem to write a lot about being a SAHM. That’s not unique at all in the blogging world, but those posts touch me and it looks like the topic of being joyful and pursuing your passions as a SAHM touches other blog readers, too. So I wanted to share my 5 favorite posts (so far!) about being a SAHM.
1. So you’re going to be an at-home mom? Tips for the new SAHM. This one is obviously going to make the list. I wrote it after being told that what I have to say might make a good post. Well I think it did, and I even read it again occasionally.
2. A space of my own: why every mom should have a mom cave. One sanity saver I’ve found is to enforce the idea that mama needs her space. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’ll never be alone in the bathroom again, but I have put my foot down about my mom cave. I love having my own space in the house, and I believe it makes me a better mom.
3. When his hand is holding mine. Sometimes as a SAHM I think you wonder how long you’ll be needed the way you are now. This post was kind of wistful, with that sweet sadness that comes when you’re sleep-deprived but still madly in love with your little ones. Those moments are quiet and deep and this one made me tear up again to read it.
4. Maybe we should have skipped the ice cream. When I started taking on more freelance writing work there was some push-pull with the way things had been. I worked as an attorney when my twins were babies and became a SAHM when they were 2 years old after a lot of struggling. This post was about the uneasiness of re-ordering things again and a good dose of mommy guilt about getting back to doing something I love.
5. Honoring my kids: a review of The Still Point of the Turning World. If there was one kick in the rear book I needed to read about motherhood this was it. I pshaw all parenting books in comparison to this one. The author Emily Rapp cared for her sick baby until he died at almost 3 years old. What she reminded me about appreciating the days with my kids, even and especially the hard ones, was priceless.
So that’s my list of 5 favorite SAHM posts – so far. I’d love if you shared your own favorite posts about motherhood, or your SAHM tips, in the comments.
And if you want to read more about being a SAHM, check out my category here.
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