The pieces I see missing from mothers is this scattered sense of too much information and too much time gathering information and not enough doing. The practical piece, that willing and doing, just has to be there.
That's me! I identified this in myself a week or so ago and I have been trying really hard to just get on with the business of raising my children and stop searching for information to check how I'm going. Or if there's a better way I could be doing it.
My calling...a teacher, most defiently. I love getting in there with the kids, singing and being part of their learning journey. Of course, this transfers over to my children as well.
What are you passionate about?
The natural world. Teaching my children that the earth is sacred and to be thoughtful in what we do.
What were you passionate about before you had kids?
The teaching profession. Classroom teaching. The kids I taught.
What are two strengths that you have?
I am reflective. I am patient.
How could you use these two strengths?
In my reflection look for the positives or put a positive spin, if things are not so good. Maintain my patience during stressful times.
How does your homemaking and raising a beautiful family fit into doing something for your community or the rest of the world?
I am growing great people! Respectful people. People that will treasure the earth.
What are the things you model for your children that you are most proud of?
Problem solving. Independence. Self reliance. Being friendly/helpful towards others.
If you had to name three things that are your top values, what would they be? Here is a pretty long list of different values to choose from: http://www.timethoughts.com/goalsetting/ListOfSampleValues.htm
Communication. Unity. Honesty.
Where does your spiritual and religious life fit into your experiences of mothering, parenting, and/or homeschooling?
My walk in the morning. Celebrating as a family christian festivals. Acknowledging the festivals of other cultures. Renewing my spirit on Saturday's. Being thankful for our food. Greeting the day with a song. Being thankful to our Creator on our nature walks, gardening, etc.
The Twenty Days will not be daily but will go over a period of several weeks. I am really looking forward to completing the tasks that lie ahead!
If you're feeling a bit lost why not have a go at asking yourself these questions?