I started this blog for several reasons.
First, I love to write. I may not be great at it... I don't have the best grammar, punctuation, or spelling, and I can't always paint the same picture with words that I see in my mind. But I certainly can write better than I speak. I can share what's in my heart and on my mind. And after raising six children, a husband who works two jobs, and a mother who can't hear me... this is the closest I get to adult conversation! Even if I only write for myself... I love it!
Second, I love to learn and I love to share what I've learned. Having a family brings many challenges and when I'm met with one, I like to learn all I can about how to deal with it (or, how I should have dealt with it) correctly. Weather it's how to budget, how to feed a family of nine on a dime, how to parent, how to make my marriage better, how to care for aging parents... the list goes on. I'm sure I've had to deal with issues that most families go through. Sometimes with a good ending and sometimes not. Either way... I always find myself wishing I would have known more earlier on. And if I can help anyone out there, or maybe someone can help me... then it's all worth it!
Third... now let me be painfully honest. As cheesy as it may sound, I would love to make an income from blogging. Not sure if it will ever happen, but God can do miracles. He knows what I need, and when I need it and I trust Him to be in control. I know for sure that nothing will happen if I don't try. I've been a stay-at-home mom for about 15 years. My youngest is now 6 and while things are easier with the kids being older, my mother is older as well and can no longer be left alone. So a home job/income would be a blessing... especially since being a "home executive" doesn't really give you the skills or training for outside employment. (There you go... something else I wish I'd known earlier in life!)
My dad always says "Do what you love, and you won't have to work!" So this is my effort. If nothing else, it is great fun. And that is my blog in a nutshell. A LARGE nutshell... but a nutshell all the same. It may take a while to post all that I would like, but I hope you come back to find out.
Thanks for reading and God bless!
Mary Ann :)