Friday, January 30, 2015

Seven Quick Takes

I am linking up with Kelly over at This Ain't the Lyceum for my first 7 quick takes, 
so mucho thanks to Kelly for hosting!

Since this is my first 7QT so I thought I would go for 

the easy stuff first and do seven reasons to read my blog.

Actually doing the link up was harder. Somehow I got an image of ME on the link instead of the carefully crafted image above.  No, I am not vain, I am just fairly incompetent!  Now on to the 7QT...

1.  Reading this blog is way more interesting than the dishes or laundry.  Besides, you will get to those eventually and in the mean time more will be dirtied.  You might as well finish your coffee first while you read this.  The dishes will always wait.

2.  I wrote it just for you.  Really.   I don't like diaries or journals.  My blog is not a place for me to doodle my thoughts for my own pleasure.  I sit down with the intent of producing something that will enrich your life, not mine.

3.  It is a great way to pass the time.  Kind of like being in a casino.  Lots of stuff to look at and a lots of journalistic rabbit holes to travel down.  Time is something I am sure you have in excess (don't we all?) along with money and patience.

4.  It will make you feel better about yourself.  Think of like going running with someone who is really out of shape.  Even if you are out of shape too, you feel better about yourself.  Honestly we are all struggling through this together.  I have a PhD in child development and an awesomely involved husband and I still feel like I am pulling my hair out most days.   Reading about our struggles and solutions should help you to feel better about where you are and where you are going!

5.  You should get at least a nugget or two out of each post.  I try to make sure each post has something practical to help you with your parenting journey. Sometimes it is stuff you can file away in the mental filing cabinet, other times it is something that you could use immediately.  Either way it is practical.

6.   I went to school for a really long time and think I have finally found my second calling… a place to bring together knowledge from research and parentings and then filter it though my Catholic lens.  Your readership gives the confidence that this IS in fact where God wants me!

7.  I want to get to know you, and know how I can help you in your vocation of parenthood.  So leave me a note, read some of my other posts, ask me a question, let me know your thoughts.  I called my blog Parenting with Peer Review because I think parenting is something that is peer reviewed all the time.  So lets be honest about it here and tell me what you think!  I mean really, how often does someone ASK you to comment about their parenting styles and strategies!  Ironically enough my first post was all about how inappropriate it is to do just that!

But really, THANK YOU for stopping by. I hope you find something that you like here and return often!

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