Welcome to M is for Mama! In honor of launching my brand spankin’ new site, I’m celebrating with a month of all things M. Each day’s title will begin with the letter M and will range from recipes (macaroons, anyone?) to deep thoughts (I might even mull a little) to home decor (makeovers are my fave!), with a little mayhem thrown in for good measure, I’m sure. What else could you expect with 5 little munchkins running around (Wow, I promise I won’t always be this alliterative, but I can’t promise we won’t all hate the letter M by the time we’re done).
If you’re new here, I’m so glad you stopped by! I’ve blogged for over two years over at Five days…5 ways, and I’m super-excited to begin a new blogging chapter here at M is for Mama. If you’re a long-time reader, I’ll give you a second to catch your breath as I’m sure you’re reeling from all the changes.
The thing is…not much has changed really. I won’t be using specific-topic-per-day schedule that you’re used to, but otherwise…I’m still me.
I still love Jesus, my family, good grammar, thrifting, DIY, exercising (and, of course, parentheses).
So, why the change? Well, if you’re a regular reader, then you probably read my M is for Mama post from this past spring. Ever since I wrote that post (and all of your kind, encouraging responses), the thought of motherhood as my defining role has niggled at the back of my brain. I talked about embracing that role even though it has always been hard for me to define myself as “just” a mama. And I acknowledged it for what is–the most important chance I will ever have to shape, nurture, and
brainwash guide another human being (or five).
It got me to thinking about the way I blog and the limitations of a particular posting theme for each day. So, I decided, with guidance from my uber-wise (yes, he reads my blog) husband, to throw off the shackles of my blogging schedule and leap into the great unknown of blogging about whatever-the-heck-I-want-whatever-day-I-want (oh, what a concept).
And I decided to write what I know. Which, at this point, is, admittedly, not much (motherhood…it does things to your brain). But the little I do is all about a hectic, crazy, creative, make-the-best-of-and-never-pay-more-than-you-absolutely-have-to-for-it life full of love, poopy diapers, and less sleep than I’d like (not sure why I didn’t make that my blog header).
I know so many of you can relate when I say that my children have unlocked a creative component in my heart that I didn’t even know I had, and I’m so grateful to the Lord for that inspirational gleam in their eyes (even when I’d give anything to not be able to see it because they’re asleep).
I hope you’ll join me as I laugh, paint, thrift, style, cook–but mostly–MAMA (which, yes, is sometimes interchangeable with “muddle”) my way through it all.
I. Can’t. Wait.