Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Learn to Survive

I know most moms may think that they need to focus on earrings and piano classes, and I know that making your children feel safe and happy is important. But, I think it's also important to make sure your children learn how to take care of themselves.

That means that when they grow up, they can act like adults. It also means they if something goes wrong now, they will be able to take care of themselves and each other, now.

I got into a lot of survival type info, material,s groups and websites over the past few weeks. I really like some of the info and the approach that the site Zombie Nuggets takes in regard to gun safety and survival skills.

I want my daughters to know how to handle and not be afraid of firearms, but I want to keep them safe from accidents too.  That doesn't mean I want them to lose their feminine sides, I just want them to grow up to be confident capable women.

It's like Isabel Alldene said,"Feminism has never been sexy, but let me assure you that it never stopped me from flirting, and I have seldom suffered from lack of men."

The great thing about this approach is that my daughters don't only grow, but I grow as a person with them.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Life is About my Ekierra and Makayla

As a Mom of two very amazing little girls, I feel it's my duty to do everything I can to look out for them. So this blog is a documentation of all those things. Hopefully when they are older and angry at me over something silly, I can show them this and they will understand why I made the choices I did.

I won't be sharing on showing them here, though I know that's the big thing on a lot of mommy blogs. I don't want it to turn into a Facebook stream.

What I really want is to just keep a record of things that I have done and have thought about doing in order to benefit my babies, even if it doesn't do anything directly beneficially for me. Maybe it even goes against what I personal believe or want at the time.

I guess the word for what I am trying to explain would be sacrifice. Sometimes you need to sacrifice your own wants in order to help or give those your love a better life.

That is what being a parent means. That is what being a mom means.

So, here is the beginning of my documented diary of sacrifice.  I hope one day Ekierra and Makayla will not only understand all the sacrifices that I have and will make for them, but maybe one day they will be able to do the same for their children.