Welcome to my blog! My name is Suzanne, and the goal of this blog is to be able to share my thoughts and emotions around being a mom of two (one girl and one boy) while working a full-time job in addition to offering support and parenting ideas to other moms (and dads too).
So why start a blog? In doing a self-inventory, I discovered many reasons. First of all, I want to practice what I preach. As a therapist, I encourage many different types of techniques for increasing self-awareness, practicing self-care, and managing emotions. One such coping strategy I might advise is journaling, which can more or less be blogging. Through blogging, I can share my journey on how to “do it all” while staying sane (or at least portraying sanity). Through blogging, I gain insight and motivation so I will be much better able to use my counseling skills on myself.
Often, the SAHM’s (stay-at-home-moms) or part-time employed moms will say, “I don’t know how you do it.” Well, neither do I. Working-mom guilt, exhaustion (both emotional and physical), and trying to keep up with all of the societal and cultural expectations of being a mommy, a wife, and a woman has got me constantly questioning what I am doing. I want to provide support to others who feel this way, because many of us live in a world where we have to work. More importantly, I want to work. My job isn’t just something to keep me busy and pay the bills. It’s a calling, something I feel I was meant to do in life. I’m naturally gifted when it comes to counseling and find it personally rewarding. I love, love, love being a mom, but I cannot imagine a life where mommy and wife is my only job. This blog documents how I do this.
Furthermore, I am confident that I have the skills, wisdom, and creativity write a successful blog. I’ve got all kinds of ideas, and I’m inspired to share them with world.
Thank you for reading and I hope this blog will provide you with words that inform, provide support, help heal, and entertain you.