Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
It has taken me some time to muster up enough courage to start a blog. For years now this has been an objective of mine, but could never figure out exactly what I wanted to talk about or if what I wanted to talk about, was important enough to share.
Today I have enough courage to welcome you to Sometime Today, a blog for women trying to keep their heads through the incredible journey of motherhood. Though every journey is different, I find relief in connecting with women who are also going through the day-to-day battles of raising tiny beings. Quite frequently we tend to lose ourselves in parenthood and by finding connection in some else’s experience, we get the sense that we are not alone.
By creating this blog, I am not in any shape or form professing to be an expert in parenting. If anything, I am far from it. I learn something new everyday and remind myself of the kind of parent I want to be. I didn’t have the best upbringing, though my mom did everything she could as a single-parent of two. I doubt myself every day, wondering if I am affecting my little ones the way my mom affected me. And though I don’t know it all, in the five years I’ve been a mom, I’ve learned from the hardships of being a young mom/single parent to co-parenting and a whole lot more. By sharing my journey, I hope to inspire other mommies and provide reassurance that we are strong enough to be great parents without losing our minds.
Walk with me for a while, my friend—you in my shoes and I in yours—and then let us talk. — Richelle E. Goodrich
I had Emma Lucia, a sassy five year old, at 21 years old as I was finishing up my bachelor’s degree. She was born into a tumultuous relationship, one that did not end well, but her birth is what set my life straight. Her love taught me who I wanted to be and more importantly, what I didn’t want to be. After many court battles and senseless fights with her father, we are finally making peaceful co-parenting possible.
Jarred came into our lives in 2015 (unexpectedly—we met through Tinder) and we had a wonderful little boy, Oliver James, earlier this year. He stole our hearts and made Emma into the best big sister any one could have. Our family of four is far from perfect, but I have never been so fulfilled in my life.
Whether you are a young mom, a single mom, a working mom or just a woman trying to keep her head, I hope to offer you good company as we experience the joys—and difficulties—of parenthood.
If you have experiences you want to share with me, or anything you’d like to ask, please go to the contact page and fill out the form and/or comment on any blog post.