When I began blogging we were in transition, and this blog was a space for me to sort things out.
I was able to discover that I love to write, and it has led to other writing opportunities.
I am so thankful for the beautiful people I have "met" through blogging, the insight that they have given me in their comments, the friends I have made.
I have been able to connect with other moms through blogging and learn from them, it truly helped me to not feel so isolated as a stay-at-home-mom through the long winter months.
I have learned so much through other people's blogs! Thanks to my Google Reader I have an endless supply of preschool activities, parenting tips, household solutions, inspiring thoughts and ideas, beautiful people seeking God . . . .
I didn't realize that the time I was spending reading and interacting with blogs was also preparing me with tools and ideas for when we launched tuscMom this spring.
It seems appropriate that I give credit to two of the people who I have most enjoyed getting to know through blogging:
Heather is a fun mom with such a great perspective on parenting and it's joys and tribulations. Her blog is sweet, without being sappy, and honest with a good balance of wise and hilarious. And, she was recently named as "one of the leading voices in the mom blogosphere." She deserves it! This is one of my favorite posts she's written recently: the hours are turtles, the summer a hare.
I have so much respect for Charette in every way: she's a (real) artist, a wise mother, and a lovely writer and storyteller. The stories she tells inspire me to live gracefully, artfully, and open to life's great beauty. I love this poem she posted recently, Standing Still and Motion Sick.
So thanks to the lovely people I have met and those I haven't yet but hope to, who still keep coming back . . . you all make blogging so much fun!