Writing and scribbling on paper and via this keyboard are like one giant exhale. Whether I am holding in air or thoughts, it is important to breathe a sigh of relief and exhale out all the emotions, feelings and frustration that is pent up inside.
When I started this blog, I wanted to write with a group of like minded mothers so I would be accountable to keep up with a blog. What I got from my blog mates was more than accountability, it was friendship on a very deep level. My “Internet friends” became my real friends, and when we weren’t writing on TMD, we were texting or emailing. Over the course of 18 months, we talked an ungodly amount.
I would set my phone down and come back an hour later to 150 text messages, and my monthly texts soared to well over 35,000 per month whether I replied to every message or not.
As our friendship blossomed,
our following grew, and while my passion for natural parenting flourished, I felt my posts were becoming robotic. The schedule that I created to hold us all accountable, was turning my passion into something that I wasn’t exactly comfortable with.
As I tried to distance myself from the schedule and monotony, I could tell my blog sisters, struggled as well. Life is chaotic, and blogging shouldn’t add to the chaos, it should be a release, or in my case; an exhale.
If you read this blog frequently, you know that we have experienced some changes. We have had writers come and writers go, and as we say goodbye to two more, it has made me realize that I need to exhale more often.
My surroundings are precious. My son is a miracle. My husband is heroic. And this community, TMD, it is a sacred place for all mothers to feel welcome and to reenergize.
Creating TMD was like creating a safe haven for other crunchy moms that just didn’t fit in. Instead of scouring the interwebs for alternatives to the norm, mothers flock here to see a new type of normal. While we say goodbye to writers, our doors are always welcome for others. We will never replace those that have moved on, but we will be welcoming new souls to our community, and work hard to ensure that no mom feels alone in this journey that is motherhood.
That’s why TMD will always be here, it won’t be going away.