A Fresh Start

Hello there,

If you remember me from my old blog, welcome! If you're new, that's cool too! It's been 6+ months since I stopped blogging because of various things, including, but not limited to: my e-mail account being hacked, a need for more privacy because of someone harassing me, and the fact that I had a baby and was working.

Needless to say, I was busy!

But, I've missed blogging terribly. I'm not even sure I could pinpoint exactly why... I just have. My best guess is that I miss the writing, the sharing, the creativity, and the ability to keep a long-term, if sporadic, record of our lives.

Raising kids can be a fairly individual and hidden task. As Kathleen Norris describes in her book The Quotidian Mysteries, when we work in secret at difficult and worthwhile things a kind of melancholy, or acedia, can set in. Writing and sharing about this hidden life of laundry and learning and liturgy somehow helps to keep the acedia at bay. It allows me to reflect and gain perspective. It allows me to participate in a kind of community of other mothers doing the same thing. And it allows me to craft a vision for what I'm doing here at home raising and educating my children with my husband.

I will be using pseudo-names for my children and my own personal nickname here because I don't care to have their names become google-able. It's s shame because I do love their given names, but of course I need to respect their privacy and balance my love of openness and, dare I say....over-sharing??....with a long-term view. And I hate my own name anyway, so no fuss no muss shortening that one up for ya as I do with some friends!

I'll be updating soon with updating you on where we left off and where my family and I have been since I stopped recording stuff on the internet. In the meantime, I just wanted to say Welcome!

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