Saturday, September 5, 2009

A New Favorite

I recently stumbled over a wonderful blog that I've been enjoying very much! Too much, if that's possible. When I find a new blog that I love I like to go back in the archives and start "from the beginning". Needless to say, I love to read, and it's very easy to lose track of time reading through a month - or two - of posts from 2 years ago.

It is Life as MOM. It's great!!! This girl is an amazing woman and MOM to 6 kids. She budgets, uses coupons, makes her own meals, has her own set of frustrations, dirty dishes and laundry to do.

Since discovering the world of blogs, I've been intrigued by "mom" blogs. Blogs by real moms, who have real kids, real lives, real situations... and they post about them. I soak those kind of things up! Having always wanted to be a mom, and now that I will be bringing a child into this world and our home early March (Lord willing), I read blogs like this one and try to learn as much as I can about how to be a good mom in all situations and circumstances. Are we ever "perfect" moms? Never. But I can look at (read about) other moms and learn about what works for them, 'cause maybe it'll work for me. And they keep me reminded that life as a mom is tough. It's not all cutesy-wootsy powder puffs and roses, but it's doable. and if you have the right heart and attitude there's plenty of good times...that can far outweigh the bad.


Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

I'm going to check out her blog, thanks!

I know you'll be a wonderful mom. I know that because you've already realized you won't be a perfect one :)

I told my doctor during my first pregnancy that I was reading all the books on parenting that I could find so I'd know what to do in every situation. He laughed at me and said "good luck with that... but remember, babies don't read books."

And boy was he right. Those books were useless.

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

I wish you all the best. Being a full-time Mom has been a hard adjustment for me, and I really hope it is smoother for you. Sometimes I realize I am still adjusting.