We are an odd bunch here at All Mom Does.
On the surface, we don’t seem to have anything in common. We range in age from 24 – 61 years old. Some of us work full-time, some part-time, some of us are stay-at-home moms and some of us are retired.
In our little group we have introverts and extroverts (and some who are a combination of both). We have women who love to cook creatively for their families (Kristina) and women who avoid cooking like the plague. We have Stephanie, who loves to work out (she’s weird!), some of us who view exercise as a necessary evil and one of us who would rather eat dirt (me).
Some of us have struggled with anxiety and depression, some of us are chronically ill and some of us are ridiculously healthy. Some of us believe in swatting a bottom now and then and some of us believe in using words to discipline.
Our backgrounds are completely different too. A few of us came from wonderful, loving Christian homes and some of us grew up in broken homes where God was never mentioned (much less worshipped).
But, here’s the weird thing: In spite of our uncountable differences, we love each other dearly. Even weirder is the fact that we have only met face-to-face a few times in our entire lives. Yet, we have closer relationships with each other than we do with many of the people we see every day.
We credit this to the fact that when we chat online to plan content for our site, we drop all pretenses and are completely open and raw with each other. We have prayed each other through illnesses, deaths of loved ones, and marital issues. We have applauded each other’s successes and have cried when one of us is in pain. And, we have laughed. Oh, how we’ve laughed!
And, that matches our mission statement for All Mom Does. It has always been our desire to create an online site where moms could come and feel at home and not “less than” (as so many social media sites make you feel).
The mere fact that a ragamuffin group of moms has been transformed into a loving group of “sisters” gives us hope that All Mom Does can do that for all of you too. So, please know that you are welcome here. We promise to be real with you about the messiness in our own lives so you can feel a little less alone. And, if you have subjects you want tackled, let us know. Chances are that one of our odd bunch has experience with just what you’re struggling through.
Because (as Emily wrote last week) motherhood is hard and messy and we need each other to get through it.