I feel like it's been a long time now that I've mothered with a clear head. Every time I have a moment to catch my breath and actually reflect on the parenting process, I fall asleep. Perhaps it is the start of a new school year (and with two of the four away all day) that has squeezed in just enough space to make those breathes come a little easier, but I have reflected and feel I need a mother makeover. There are days that I hardly recognize myself in myself any more. It is like I have to step out of my boots into someone else's to really evaluate the environment of our home. And I've discovered a beautiful place to do that.
Jane is the mother of eleven! children. One of her daughters started a blog called Asking Jane. Mothers write in with questions that plague their minds. I ask you this question: is there a question (as a mother) that doesn't plague your mind?
If I could choose three words to describe Jane's style they would be: calm, loving, and positive. What?! That's JUST how I would like to be known as a mother. I think I have a long way to go, but this letter is a good place to start. I've added her button on my sidebar for quick reference.
For the first time since April, the air got a little bit crisp tonight. A reprieve. I always seem to have these self-improvement urges when the seasons begin to shift. A tender mercy? Yes. Sending happy mothering vibes your way and hoping you're sending some mine.