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.