What A Girl (Mom) Needs
I was reading through some blog posts today, new for today ones and earlier ones... you know sometimes you just can't get to them all at once! In fact I usually can't get to them all at once. ;) Parents know that sometimes it's just not happening. The hubby and kiddos are priority #1 and blogs get squeezed into the cracks, those little 2-second lulls. Well hey if we didn't squeeze blogging into the cracks then there would be no such thing as mommy bloggers would there? ;)
Rabbit trail much?
K so back to where I was going with this! ;) The other day I became frustrated with the cold or downright condescending vibes I get from a few of the large family blogs out there. And the feeling of being underprepared and overwhelmed I share with alot of other moms in "young families." By young families I'm not saying the Mama herself is any particular age. What I mean by that term is that the oldest child of the family is still pretty young. A mom could be 45 with 2 or 3 or 6 kids under 6 years old and I would consider that a 'young family' because what I mean by young in that term is that it hasn't been so very many years since the couple decided to "start a family." Make sense? :) I wrote THIS blog post, pretty much begging for some encouragement for us "young families" after those thoughts went a-swirling around in my head for (*lets see, how old are my kids now?*) about 3 1/2 years. Since writing it I've been thinking about even more and since it was so much on my mind today I decided to share a few blog posts I found that relate. :)
First of all, I found THIS post that put into words perfectly just what I was trying to say it is that us "young family" mamas need: encouragement. I know the post is technically about encouraging your hubby, but it goes for anyone I think. Husbands, children, friends, even strangers... Encouragement gives strength to the weak and hope to those in the depths of despair. Encouragement is to people what super premium gas is to cars!
Then I was reading a blog I much enjoy HERE and her post really touched me as being a cry for Biblical mentorship along the same lines as the one I had just posted. I got tears in my eyes when I read it because it's what I feel too. It's what so many young family Mamas feel.
And finally, I am ending on an encouraging note! (Pun intended- yeah I know I'm easily amused.) A dear mom of many has posted a sweet bit of just such encouragement right HERE! Just for us moms of younger littles! If your kids are younger, whether you plan to have more or not, I think this post will be encouraging to you! It was to me and I'm so thankful she posted it.