Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Monday, October 12, 2015


I went away.

I went away to learn, to reconnect with friends and to figure out why I keep at this, even as intermittently as I do.

It was an amazing five days. I felt wonderful as I stepped out of my regular role as Mommy-in-Chief and acted like a 100-percent adult for a few days. I didn't raise my voice in anger or frustration; didn't have to supervise homework or bath time: and I ate what I wanted. (I did eat my veggies, mom...) 

I sat in wonderful sessions; took notes; enjoyed meaningful conversations about politics; about writing; and everything in between. I went to parties and acted silly. I nourished myself at the well, as everyone should get to do once in a while.

And now I am home again. I had to yell this morning and supervise homework, as it happens, but I have this warm place in my heart right now. I have a mission, and I think I found something to say.

I know I don't post often, nor do I do it regularly. I struggle with that, constantly. Is it worthwhile to add content here just to keep at it? Or should I wait until I have a story? It's confusing, because on the one hand, we're supposed to be searching for the key to making blogging profitable; but on the other hand; we're supposed to be generating story moments and being our genuine selves. How do I do both?

Or is it that you write the stories from your heart, and bear your genuine self to the world, and eventually, you will profit from it?

Even better, will we learn that there are more than one sort of way to profit from this?


Andrea Bates said...

Both. All of it. Everything. XO

Holli Ann said...

I am so unbelievably grateful to have spent the weekend with you and I can't wait to hear what you have to say- no matter how frequent or infrequent that may be! Love love love to you, my friend. 💕💕💕

Alexia said...

Good questions! The answer is, write about it!