I battle with myself on writing anything these passed couple of days. Does what I write really matter? How is what I say any different from anyone else who has said the same thing?
So I close it up. Hold it in. Push it down. What's the point? Why write what has already been written? Every time I think I have a great idea or a great series swirling, I see someone else announce they're going to write it.
Why am I hesitating and letting the words slip from me? I find it difficult to see anything unique in my story or in what I write.
I dream of this space being a place where moms are not only encouraged, but equipped. My challenge? Getting from point A to point B. How do I move from the encouraging to the equipping?
In a Facebook poll I took from the Joyful Mothering FB community, moms spoke of their needs for
- age appropriate resources
- "how to" help
- finding resources
- how to utilize these resources
- time management help
- learning to model grace
- discipleship for them
- good habits
Can you relate to any of this? Is there anything you need as a mother that isn't listed here?
Because even though I wrote all of the above--that I'm holding back writing because someone else, somewhere has already said what I need to say--I still see moms who have great needs that aren't being met. If that's you, raise your hand (or leave a comment) and tell me what it is you need.
If you need it, I'll stop holding back and write it.
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