I haven't told that many people that I am involved in a website. Those that I have told have mostly asked the same thing. "Why?"
Well, for me. Or, depending on how busy I am, why not?
When I first became a mother I was worried I wouldn't be a very good one. That I wouldn't be able to do everything that I should, or know how to do everything I would need to do.
I was right. However, not knowing everything does NOT make me a bad mother. I simply ask questions. I have been very lucky to have a great support group of friends and family who answered whatever questions I had. I even had friends who would run over to help me when my baby just wouldn't stop crying and there was no one else home. I consider that a pretty great friend to have.
Not everyone is that lucky. And some people don't know where to look for answers, or who to ask. Well, if you have medical questions, there are websites available, if you have worries about child development, there are professionals to question, but who do you ask when you are tired, or your kids are bored, or you feel like you're not doing everything you should?
Well, that's one reason this site is here. I have some great conversations with my friends, and they have made me feel much better about that pile of dirty laundry, or sink full of dishes. They help me realize that it happens to everyone, and it doesn't matter as much as I make it seem.If I can offer that same assurance to anyone, then I will have done what I set out to do. Or, if it gives others a place to share their opinions and views, then that's great too.
I also started it because I like to write, and I don't have the time or patience to create books, or stories, and I don't have the experience to work with a newspaper, so why not blog? Then, if no one ever reads it, I still wrote, and if someone does read it, well, either it will help them, entertain them, or I'll never know they wrote it so