I have been avoiding writing this post for weeks at this point.
Outside of the reality that I’m busy, I have no other excuse for not writing this sooner. For the past three months, I’ve been the mother of Agwe, the God of Water. Now I must admit, it’s been kind of cool being the Mother of a God, but this came with some interesting challenges and moments of self-discovery.
This week I had an opportunity to attend the Disney Social Media Moms tour when it came to Atlanta. Aside from being one of the most fantastic and informative conferences I’ve been to dealing with Social Media, it was also a game changer. I had an opportunity to have serious conversations with fellow bloggers from some amazing Mom/Kid/Family-focused sites (The Crunchy Mommy, Baby Shopaholic, & Hustle or Hyde). There were many more fabulous women in the room but between the talk from Kim Fields and the conversation with Trina at Baby Shopaholic,
When I woke up yesterday morning my bank’s account (all them) were looking a little thin, by 10 am one of them was in the red. By 1 pm all of them were positive and I no longer worried if we had enough. But at 11 am I had received some news from the doctor that was less than favorable. Dr. E told me I had lost weight since my last visit two months ago.
Three days ago I took my kids on a field trip to the chiropractor.
A few week’s ago I started seeing a chiropractor for issues with my lower back. This wasn’t a new issue for me. Five years ago when I was in culinary school I had a seriously bad sciatica flare up that caused me so much pain I was ordered to stay off my feet and to sleep in a chair in for 6 months.
This week’s focus has been on scrambling to find new homeschool resources and programs and resources that fit my families needs. I’ve never been a fan of “School at Home” and I recently had a lapse in judgment and decided to try online schooling. While this particular type of schooling doesn’t sit well with my family, it may work for yours, especially if it’s your first year and you simply want your children to do school work at home.
Regardless of your religious beliefs homeschooling requires a woman to find inner peace. Some moms pray, meditate or do yoga. Other’s find their center or follow their gut when it comes to making decisions. No matter what it’s called, it’s a deeper level of spiritual awareness that takes place.
Right now my spirit is troubled. This “school in a box” situation I’ve exposed my children too has reminded me that nothing was broken and my efforts to “fix” things are not working.
For the past three years, I have anticipated the first day of school with a welcoming heart. Okay, I’m exaggerating. The first year I was terrified but felt prepared as we were entering into a co-op that seemed welcoming and supportive. By the end of that first year, my measure of success was if we all survived the day or not.
Year two and three we joined a different co-op for my son and began unschooling,
Last week I said, maybe I should wait until Monday to start this new lifestyle change, right? I didn’t wait. I went ahead and started it. As you know I took charge and put my family on a healthier lifestyle track last week. You can read why we did that here. Well the only problem was that I had a grocery shopping trip and set up our monthly meal prep.
I’m not even going to lie, Day two was a serious struggle for me. Breakfast started very chill—-two sausage patties. For lunch, I had tuna and spinach again. After our workout, we ran into the grocery store deli and grabbed some roasted turkey. We devoured that slice of turkey while in the car. Shortly after I had pretzels and cheese. After eating every 2-3 hours, I realized I was more hungry than usual.