Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Is it a job?

I went down a comment thread rabbit hole on a Facebook post today. One of the commenters made the statement that being a SAHM was not a job, because a job is a means to an end. With a job someday you will be done, you will retire, but you will never stop being a parent. We will never stop mothering.

This is in no way an attempt to start any argument or discussion about WOHMs vs SAHMs, or any other version of Mommy Wars. Just my disclaimer.

I am completely content in what my husband and I have chosen as the best path for our family. I am a homemaker, I have no issues telling people that, and I do not feel the need to justify it in any way. However, it is not a job. Being a mother is not a job, it is so much more. We really denegrate our status as mothers when we call it a job. It is a calling, a passion, a lifelong persuit and process! We will never stop trying to mother our babies, even when they leave home and have babies of their own. We are adaptable people, we mothers. We will find ways to mother our children no matter what their ages!

So mother on, ladies! Mother on.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Why Blog?

Why blog? Why bother? I have no idea really. Maybe its because I have an English degree and I feel drawn to use it somehow. Doubtful. I suppose its mostly a way for me to keep track (only for myself, really) of our life.

We live in Maine, just recently moved to a new home, have four beautiful children, and we are just living day by day.

I like (in no particular order) God, chickens, gardening, traditional living, traditional foods (such as described by Weston Price and Sally Fallon), horses, knitting, and reading everything.