A blogging mom I know who produced an abundance of children wrote a post the other day about how hard motherhood can be, in fact she said it feels like a thankless job. She was truly venting, showing an honest and vulnerable parenting moment, and for the most part she got a ton of comments from women, including me, who were all very much like, "Yeah, I hear you."
But she also got the comment about how she basically is doing motherhood wrong and if she could only learn to do it right, she would find that her now well-behaved children make her feel like motherhood is a "thankful" job, although really, that is not the opposite of thankless in this context, but hey... when you are preaching there is no need to check your semantics.
Anyway, this blogger really puts herself out there and over the years I have noticed that she gets a lot of "You made your bed now lie in it, and don’t bitch about it" crap. And I have been thinking about that because I made a bed too, and I would love to share the reality, the struggles of living with all my choices but I really don’t want to listen to all that self-righteous baloney from readers in glass houses.
Because all of us live in glass houses. I don’t care who you are or how much you Fakebook, there are truths in your life that are just as tough as the ones in mine, or Lisa’s. And furthermore, many people who "make their bed" give up and get out of it... for example, half of all marriages end in divorce.
Life is filled with choices that have both positive and negative consequences. So why is it only ok to talk about the positive ones?
There is a loss of integrity in our own lives when we are unwilling to let people talk about the difficulties that came with their choices, when we condemn and attempt to silence them with our judgements.
Reorganization Motivation to Lift Your Organizing Spirits - The following is a guest post on reorganization motivation from regular contributor, Rachel at Useful Beautiful Home. I’ve tried writing this post several...