Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Welcome to Mom School!

Welcome to Mom School!
What's Mom School?
Well, when I was a kid and questioned anything my mom said to me, she would reply "I learned it in Mom School." I guess it was sort of her personal version of "Because I said so."
I always wondered about Mom School. I envisioned a college-type setting with classrooms and professors, where women would go learn all the things they needed to know to be good moms.
Oh, if only such a place existed!
Since then, I've learned that Mom School is actually just life. It's experience. It's common sense combined with learning from your mistakes. The only way you can get accepted to Mom School is to become a mother, and then once you're in, you're in for good. You'll always be a mom, and there will always be lessons to learn.
I'm a 33-year-old Michigan mom of two boys, Logan, 4, and Jordan, 6 months. I am enjoying every minute of Mom School, even those irritating moments that don't seem so enjoyable at the time. I'm learning more every day, just by living it.
I'm also a firm believer in learning in general. I love to try new things and investigate what interests me to learn more about it. I think that's why I enjoyed my pre-baby career as a newspaper reporter so much. I learned a lot, just by doing my job.
Well, I'm still learning a lot, whether it's how to be a better wife or mom, how to take better care of myself and my family through nutrition and fitness, or how to take better care of the planet so it's still livable and enjoyable for future generations.
This blog will be my place to share my daily experiences and maybe even some little tidbits here and there that could help others live a fuller life. I hope you, as a reader, enjoy your visit to Mom School.