I once heard a person describe their CD collection as eclectic. I loved that word! It was so ME!
A quick mac dictionary reference says eclectic means, “deriving ideas, style or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.” Webster defines eclectic in terms which I am trying to fulfill in life: “Selecting what appears to be best in various doctrines, methods, or styles.”
My interests are diverse and so is my experience. I love reading and history, music and math. I love nature and all things athletic. I love conversations with random people and dear friends. I thought I was a homebody, but after six moves in ten years of marriage (no, we’re not military), I’ve realized that while I always cry to leave and hate being far from family, I also love getting to know new people and places and having friends around the world. We have had varied opportunities living in places ranging from small town Idaho, to a Caribbean Island, to big city Chicago. I love my ginormous family. I love my kids. I love my husband. I love what my religion teaches me to be. While we’re on the subject, I love chocolate chip mint ice cream, puzzles, and my toilet paper to roll from the top. I love Life.
One of the greatest joys in my life right now is being a mother to four wonderful Littles. I have always looked forward to being a mother and am relishing the blessing now.
That’s not to say parenting is always easy. I am learning that parenting is some type of complex revolving door or never-ending university. As soon as I feel like I’ve got one aspect of parenting down, the child grows, the stage changes, and we’re working with a new set of rules (or personalities).
However, there is one thing that is constant: Love.
I believe that everyone should love and feel loved.
The home is the ideal place to nurture that love.
So, whether I am sharing what we are doing for home preschool or how we are keeping the home running in a fashion resembling sanity, I hope you feel love permeating all I write. Love for my husband, love for my kids, love for the village that is raising these Littles with me, and love for all of you out there, doing your very best to be the very best you can for your Littles.
In my ideal world, this blog is a place to interact with you. I want to know your joys and understand your challenges. I want to help you as I have been helped by so many. As you visit, comment, and share, we can build a community. Thank you for being here.
Let’s get on to Lovin’ Life with Littles.