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Hi There!

Before I begin diving into regular posts at Inspiration for Modern Moms, I wanted to spend my very first post here at Beliefnet introducing myself. My name is Mary, and I am the author of this blog. I am a wife and a young mom to two toddler girls. During the day, I spend most of my time at home with my girls. I love being home with them; I love being a mom; and I love managing my home (most of the time).

I am also a work-at-home mom. As a freelance writer, I have more freedom to manage my schedule my way and that has given me the ability to parent my way as well. I love that! At the same time, being a work-at-home mom has been quite the adjustment. I left my outside of the home job a little over three months ago and I am still working hard to figure out what my new normal looks like for our family.

This new tension of managing my professional and personal life in the same space of our home has evolved into some of the inspiration behind creating this space. I have been thinking a lot about what modern motherhood looks like and I have come to one conclusion: modern motherhood looks different for every mom! Some moms stay at home with their children full-time; an increasing number of women are managing home and work in the same space; many moms have part-time or full-time work outside of the home.

Modern moms are all so different, but our differences do not need to be a reason for division. We can find unity in the common threads of our love for our children, our shared faith, and our vision of being a part of a better world. And our differences? Do we ignore the, or pretend they don’t exist? No! I see so much benefit in embracing our differences and learning from one another, becoming better wives, mothers, and citizens along the way.

I write about motherhood all of the time, about breastfeeding and meal planning and discipline techniques. But in this space, I want to spend more time writing about the heart of motherhood.  And I want to explore what it means to be a whole woman—to be a wife, friend, employee, artist, and person of faith—at the same time. I am excited and a little terrified to be writing here. I am nervous to tackle topics I honestly feel largely unqualified to tackle but I am excited to dig a little deeper into writing about passion topics of mine.

You can expect a post here two to three times a week. I can’t wait to get started!




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