Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
It reads "Home sweet home" and is in honour of us deciding to stay in
our house & do it up. This photo doesn't really do it justice. Thank
you so much Louise for such a thoughtful present. Mmm handmade
loveliness. Louise's blog can be found at www.slugandsnail.Blogspot.com
Posted by Laura at 01:02
Thursday, 9 December 2010
I am barely having time for blogging right now but have decided to delete my other two blogs and just post here. So there will be a more normal mix of pictures and words (I hope) and everything will be in one place. It feels a bit fragmented having two blogs on the go and neither one is a true picture on us, or me, on its own.
I would like to use this place more to document our days and connect with people and I do enjoy posting so much so I think I'd like to try and make writing here regularly an aim for next year... but I'll start now.
So I'll be trying to merge my sidebar content and get everything in one place. I think I will transfer my posts over too. It might take a little while. I haven't been online very much lately but I have found I am missing a few things, so am going to strive for balance. Hopefully this will mean regular but perhaps shorter blog posts... I don't know yet. But I just wanted to let you know I am still here. We are in the midst of doing lots of work to our home whilst I (not so) secretly dream of living like Gina and family and I try to encourage my husband to picture the future, whilst he encourages me to live more in the moment. More about that another time I guess.
I feel I have changed a lot over the past few months and I'd like to write about that at some point. Probably the best description of my inner thought processes for now would come from reading this post by Amelia. I too have taken off my badges. Not that that means I am less confident in our choices. I still know I am doing what is right for us by choosing child led weaning, cosleeping, unschooling etc, but I don't feel the need to attain every 'natural parenting' badge. I want to be a better parent, a better person, but it won't help by beating myself up over what I didn't do. I strive not to judge people for their choices, and in the same way I hope people will not judge me for mine - whether its because I 'still' breastfeed my daughter, or i failed at EC. I strongly believe in attachment parenting, with all my heart, but I acknowledge other people's lives and choices are their own. What I think or feel or say is exactly that - my thoughts, feelings and words.
I hope that through conversations and writing I may challenge some people or provide some help to them on their journey but I must remember...
"God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me." ~Author Unknown
and possibly my most favourite quote ever:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi
You can read a great definition of what is meant by that here.
For now I must go. In striving for balance I am off to do a bit of secret sewing!
Wishing you love and peace.