Monday, August 18, 2008

What's this blog about?

We planted the seeds for these sunflowers together and now they are taller than she is!

Becoming a mother awakened in me a drive to be creative. Having worked outside the home for many years, it has taken--is still taking--me some time to find meaning and fulfillment in domestic life. But recently I found myself sharing with someone--somewhat bashfully--that I actually enjoy being a "homemaker". In trying to create warm, safe, vibrant, educational, healthy, joyful, verdant surroundings for my daughter, I've come to appreciate the domestic arts--cooking, sewing, gardening, reading, singing, teaching, learning,playing.

After almost two years with my little person, I can see that being a good mother is a lot about being creative and being open to creativity. I have another blog for friends and family that celebrates the magic of my daughter's growth and development. This blog--even if it just becomes a sort of online journal for me--gives me a place to explore what some of these life changes have meant for me and a public forum to share, and hopefully hear others' observations of, some of the beautiful things about being a mother and homemaker.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you'll leave comments to share your own experiences, too.


Katie and Maeve said...

Wow! Talk about the evolution of the human being---when I met you 8 years ago, I don't think either one of us would have seen this coming. Hopefully, I can reach the same end to my journey(not that there is an end)--which always strikes me as a bit odd since I always yearned for "domestic bliss!"

Keep the great posts coming!

Cotyledon Creative said...

Thanks, Katie. Remember, I'm just using this blog to share the bliss part. There's plenty of drudgery off line! Believe me, some days feel more like an endless marathon than a journey! :)