Wednesday, September 12, 2007

For when you need to use your Mommy voice

I just found this neat site after An Iowa Mom left me a comment the other day! She states the exact dilemma I have been pondering lately. While most of the time, I do feel I can say what I want on my own site. Kinda the point, huh- what I feel on my site ;) There are days, when I don't say exactly or everything I feel. It is probably just that whole don't want to start controversy or hurt anyone's feelings guilt factor. You understand.

And besides, none of my family and only a few friends know about me and this blog thing. So, knowing that one day I might have to let them in on the secret. Even if it is just to let the grandparents have another avenue of doting how precious their grand kids are. That whole idea has left me silent at times knowing that they may actually go back AND READ EVERYTHING! Not that I have anything bad to say about my family or his family. Just wondering what they would think of how I perceive and think about things sometimes. Oh, just the thought of explaining myself wears me out!

Anyhoo, go check this out! I think it has great potential. And might actually keep me from slitting my wrists should it get really bad.

Just Kidding!

And it doesn't hurt that she is offering goodies just to spread the word.

So read below for all the details and go visit the site.

Then, go. Go spread the word!


What Is Moms Turn All About?

For most of us, we began our blogging experience with one, two or both of the following goals in mind:

1. As an outlet to vent our frustrations of motherhood, womanhood, and adulthood.

2. To chronicle the everyday life, as well as the milestones and special memories, of our children as so we never forget.

As our blogs grow in popularity, not only strangers (now our "blogger" buddies), but our family and close friends have begun reading and commenting. It is no longer possible to really vent about the things we want and need to in order to maintain some balance of sanity.

We don't want to offend a friend, insult a teacher, embarrass our children or start a family feud ... so we don't write about some of the things we are feeling. We just sit and wonder why we don't feel we have the freedom to write and say what we want on our own blog. Well, guess what? It's our turn. MOM'S TURN ... to let it all out.

I created "Moms Turn" as a place where you could post anonymously ... getting whatever it is off your chest that you need to use writing as an outlet for. Most of the time writing and getting it out, is exactly the "therapy" we need.

Do you have something on your mind that you just want to get off your chest? Go ahead. Try it! It's as easy as 1-2-3!

This is how:

Just email what you'd like posted to: Moms Turn
I will publish the post on on a first come first serve basis, with up to 5 posts per day. Your name/email address will NOT be revealed.
You will feel so much better.
As a Mom's Turn Reader ... I encourage you to comment, support, and share your knowledge when you read a post that touches you or that you can relate to.

Thanks!! I hope you enjoy Mom's Turn as well as finding it a beneficial resource for your sanity.


Kimmy said...

Stacey, thanks for this post. I too question what my friends, family, church acquaintances "think" of me after reading my blog posts. I know there are many lurkers out there (particularly from my church community who never comment), and it is a bit un-nerving to think that they are reading my "heart on a sleeve" posts at times. But I don't hold back a lot . . . because I feel like I'd be cheating myself out of the ability to say what's on my heart just because of who may or not be reading my blog. However, having said that, I DO spend a lot of time editing posts to ensure that I will not offend anyone, or give people reason to think that I'm totally off my rocker. So, I think this new Iowa Mom's blog to vent is a great thing. Again, thanks for sharing the link. BTW, I think you are great and I've been meaning to let you know again that I am SO enjoying the prize package you sent my way last month. The sugar scrub is my absolute favorite!!!

Jenna said...

I love it! It is so true that you censor some of what you write and you also worry about some things that you have already written. What a great idea! I can't wait to read some of them.

Cara said...

Oh, I've just come to realize this when my SIL was almost apologizing for buying her daughter a shirt with a ballerina on it. It took me a while to figure out what she was doing, but then I realized she must have read my post about 'dressing children simply' and thought I'd judge her. No no no, that's not what I mean to do at all! I post about ideas and ideals, but I don't follow anything that I post 100%! I hope I don't come across as judgmental or legalistic, watching how people 'in real life' respond to my blog has been an eye opener.

And thanks for the 'fuzzies' :) I've got yours bookmarked too :)