So sorry for my very long "vacation" - which really was no vacation at all. Where have I been? Well...I've been right here - just not blogging so much for Let's Talk About Boys. I've had a couple of new irons in the fire, that are kind of like having a newborn!
- First of all, I launched by first book in November. Never Go Hungry Again: A Spiritual Nutrition Guide for Moms is now available on its own site and on Amazon.com. You can watch a video interview about the content by clicking here.
- Secondly, I led our church in launching a new ministry for moms. Lifer MOMS was a huge blessing to me, allowing myself and many other moms begin to use their leadership gifts and love on moms all ages and from all walks of life. We had over 100 moms join our group, and we met every Tuesday - meaning we had to have content every Tuesday. I was more than happy to put my writing and web life in the backseat to be a part of 100 real live moms! It's been an adventure, and I can't wait to start all over again in the fall.
Besides those busyness factors, we've truly been going through a season of parenting that has taken a lot out of us. I've learned that there are a couple of ways to blog. You can blog your every trial, insecurity, and question to be open and honest and get feedback. (I've heard you get more traffic that way, because after all, moms certainly enjoy sharing their opinions). You can also blog what you know and sound confident and take feedback appreciatively, but securely. I think that for this specific topic, at least, I fall in the latter style. I've not really been up for 100 opinions from people that may or may not know what they are talking about when we've been confused enough about the myriad of opinions and resources from the professionals attempting to guide us.
I still don't consider myself to be confident in every step we take, but I do feel that we've muddled through enough that I can began talking again. What I'm I eluding to? God seems to have blessed our home with Asperger Syndrome (which is in the Autisum spectrum). It isn't new to our house. It has been present for years, but was a mystery to small town doctors during critical years of begging for diagnosis and has been a point of contention with local providers who may not have been "read up" enough on the syndrome or sensitive enough to symptoms.
Either way, we have muddled through years and years of frustration, anger, tears, hurt feelings, feelings of failure, etc., etc., etc. until about a year ago when we began to get some real help. We are still on an incredible journey, but are thankful that we are know filling our toolbox with tools to help us on the journey and a pocket full of professionals who have joined us for the ride.
So! You ready to get back at it? You can bet I've got a lot to share!