So here it is, dear reader. The last in my bursts of inspiration for Mothering Spirit 2.0. (I hope it does not disappoint, or you may have to wait awhile for the next brainstorm.)
I’ve been reflecting lately on this space: how this blog lives and moves and has its being. And I’ve come to realize that it has many purposes. It motivates me to write. It helps me to reflect. It allows me to explore (and sometimes vent).
But it also reminds me that there are other seeking souls like me out there. And I’d love to make this space more of a place where we can connect and share what lifts us up.
You may have noticed that the blog’s tagline recently changed to “towards a spirituality of parenting.” That’s because over the past almost-two (!) years since I started writing here, I’ve come to discover that there is very little online for parents interested in reflecting on the spiritual side of their vocation.
Yes, there are forums where moms of the same faith can connect. Yes, there are great websites about religion and great websites about parenting. But the two rarely meet. And I’d like to explore more of these intersections.
So I’m hoping to nudge my writing and our conversations here together in this direction. We all have wisdom to share and we all have a deep yearning to connect with others and with the One who made us – no matter how solid or shaky or skeptical our faith may be at times. I am Catholic in my bones, but I’ve tried hard to cultivate an ecumenical heart. So I hope you will feel at home here, no matter what your practice or persuasion.
In this weekly space called “nurture your mothering spirit,” I’ll share a snippet of something I’ve discovered along my own journey of motherhood. A book, a prayer, a practice, or an artist that has helped me to see more clearly, reflect more deeply, or care more closely for my own spirit and soul. I hope you’ll share your own in turn, and we’ll be able to build up a collection of ideas to inspire our mothering – and fathering – spirits along the way.
So check back tomorrow for the first in the series. I’m excited to share a few surprises with you as we go – stay tuned!