Hi! I am a mother, an English teacher, a lover of reading and theater, and a new blogger. I’m passionate about cloth diapering, breastfeeding, using natural products, and making parenting choices that are best for my little girl. Of course, I’m constantly worrying about whether the choices I make are the right ones, and that struggle is something I want to write about on this blog.
For the past seven years I have been an English teacher. My career has been unthinkably rewarding, and I have felt so fulfilled. Even though teaching is very time-consuming, having a job where I get to help people and make a difference every day has been amazing. However, my life changed in October of 2013 when my daughter was born. She is the most important thing in the world, and I need to spend as much time as I possibly can with her. I’m on a parental leave for the rest of the school year. Recently, I have made the decision not to return to teaching in the fall. I am hoping to do some freelance tutoring. I’m very nervous yet excited about this new stage in my life.
I am starting this blog because during my pregnancy I did a lot of research and read a lot of mommy blogs. I want to join the community and offer my honest perspective on motherhood. Hopefully I will be a helpful resource just like so many blogs were for me.
My Mothering Choices
I don’t think that I am ready to label myself as subscribing to a particular parenting method. I want to do what I believe to be best for my baby, and I think my entire life will be spent trying to figure out what is best! I do know that I am interested in more eco-friendly, natural choices for my daughter. I also know that I’m very concerned with being honest and sensitive as a parent. Hopefully, through this blog I can learn more about different viewpoints on the complex topic of being a parent!
My Personal Beliefs
I have a feeling I will talk about my belief in God sometimes on this blog, so I just wanted to mention a little about my spirituality. I was raised Catholic and I do go to a Presbyterian church, a pretty liberal one. The Christian faith is one that fits for me, and I believe in Jesus. However, I am very open-minded about faith and God and religion. I just feel that God is way beyond what any organized religion or human vision can understand. There are so many religions and faiths because God can be so many different things for different people. For me, God is love. God has given me so much love in my life and I believe my job in life is to love people. That belief is the center of everything for me, but I completely respect different perspectives.