Showing posts from April, 2012

Perfection and Motherhood

“There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one” 
(Jill Churchill)

These words of wisdom are so true and useful, and I have been thinking a lot about this statement lately.  It has taken me 5 years to understand that perfection is really impossible when it comes to being a mother and just about anything else.  I think that it is easy to get wrapped up in the idea of doing everything perfectly when one becomes a mother if for no other reason than we just want to be awesome at it.  That said, if you are accomplished and together prior to the birth of your child,  I am sure you will experience the opposite shortly thereafter.  I have not met one woman, so far, that has not been completely undone by the process of birth and the transition that follows.  I don't mean this in a negative way at all.  I see this transformation as a positive. Having two children myself, I see such immense change as absolutely appropriate, necessary and ultimately inevitable. It&#…

The Wheel of Life~

The cycles of nature teach us that all of life moves in a wheel. Wherever we stand on this wheel, we are certain to move to the next point and the one after that, until we are brought full circle to the place where we started, and as T.S. Eliot wrote, we “know the place for the first time.”

Where to begin?  It's been so long since my last post that I don't even know where to begin.  Let me begin with this... I have tried 4 times to get this  post up.  By the time I get a chance to sit down at the end of the day, it is 9 p.m., and  I am so tired and brain dead that all I want to do is sit and do nothing.  And so I sit and read a magazine or watch a show on the television. What can I say? This is my life with kids. 

Let's see, since my last post, I have had a birthday and am one year older. I am 38! Yup, I am 38 and married with two children. I am a young woman at heart at the tail end of my thirties, fast approaching my forties, and can hardly believe it.  That being said, I …