For a year and a half I have been blogging about parenting. However the continued positive feedback I have received has been evenly split between those that are parents and those that aren't. From heartfelt emails from teenagers to comments from single ladies in their thirties without children, I have seen that I have touched a much wider audience than I had ever expected to.
My biggest surprise came last year when my husband called to tell me that a customer called him from out of state and asked if he was related to me. The customer, of course, had some work related questions but wanted to mention that he and his wife had been thinking about school for their child and was able to find their own way with the help of a couple of things I had written about. My blog was shared with them by someone in their local homeschool community. Needless to say, I almost dropped my cell phone!
From that moment on I realized the true impact of anything I wrote about. I also realized that my inner drive to keep writing was something I needed to honor by continuing to write. With that said I have to admit I write a lot more than I post. Most of it ends up sitting in a folder because I am unsure of whether or not it will serve the highest good of my readers. My usual gauge is to note how I am feeling when I write it. If it's not something I am nervously excited about then I know that's not my post for the day. I understand the power of my words and I do not ever want to sway someone to do something that could change their or their child's life forever in any negative way. Sure there are people out there just looking for any excuse to not take responsibility for themselves but I will not willingly put anything out there knowing that it may be easy fodder for someone like that.
In taking all of this into account I am starting a new writing journey. I have wanted to write my own story for many years now but couldn't envision how it could help anyone. About a month ago I had written a new About The Author where I shared a little more about who I am and how I became the parent I am today. The emails started pouring in. Little did I realize that my life experiences and what I learned from them were enough. That is what drives me to continually be a better parent. And that is what drives me to write. And so my new journey begins where I take all of it and write about it not only for myself, but all of you who continue to inspire me to keep going.
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon or directly on my website. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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This blog is a collection of thoughts, articles and perspectives I have at any one time. While I am pretty consistent in my beliefs, life changes and evolves along with experiences. You may feel a connection with me through my writing yet I never want any of my readers to misunderstand that the connection you feel is with a perspective I have shared and not me as a person. I am continually humbled that I am able to connect with my readers, and I hope to continue to be able to for many years to come, but it doesn't make us connected in any way beyond this. If you connect with what I write and know me as an acquaintance, this in no way reflects that I have any knowledge of you, your situation in life or that I am writing with you in mind. It is merely that I have shared a human experience that most likely very many others have had has well. This also goes for anything I post on my Twitter account, Facebook Page and Facebook personal page. I wanted to make this disclaimer as clear as possible so you know that any misunderstanding you choose to have is not my responsibility.