And so it begins

I embarked on my wife/motherhood journey several years ago with the highest of hopes for a beautiful, happily-ever-after life.

I didn’t have a clue.

It occurred to me that I had no real understanding of how to be a wife (my parents have both been divorced several times), and I didn’t know the first thing about raising children. Oh! Was I in for a rude awakening!

I suppose “we” are the product of this feminist movement that preached women were “better than just” staying home with the children. So our mothers did a piss poor job of teaching us young girls in the way of motherhood. We grew up not knowing how to be wives or mothers, and we stumble along, trusting the next fad or parenting magazine, always searching for answers to the questions we don’t even know how to ask. I’m not the only one, right?

I feel there is, however, a growing movement towards getting back to the basic stuff of life, to more simpler things. I think society as a whole has really pushed us to the brink of being completely separated from everything: family, where our food comes from, who teaches our children, who we trust, God.

Anyway, I resolved to be better than that. If Ma Ingalls could do it, why can’t I? I decided not to stand by as we become so sophisticated in our technological know-how, but so ignorant in the ways of life. How do we not know how to do the basic things our great grandmothers did? What a shame.

I created this blog mainly for my own reference. I found that I would oftentimes write notes to myself on tidbits of things I wanted to learn, things I wanted to remember or reference at a later time, but the notes would disappear or the kids would draw all over them, rendering them illegible. This blog is my journey out of this dark ages of technology, where i document those things I’m learning that I believe we should have never forgotten. I sure hope you enjoy reading, and hopefully, learn something new as I pass information along.

There certainly is more to life than the 9-5 and the glowing, humming screens of technology.

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