It’s been an amazing year.
I started blogging on Mothers Day and am so glad that I did.
Beginning my “mama blog” has helped me to find my voice as a writer again. It’s helped me to process the changes that come with starting a family. It’s helped me to share and teach… as well as learn and grow. It’s helped me to record, remember, and reflect on the magic of motherhood and the miracle of life. It’s helped me to connect… with so many women on so many levels. Some are mothers. Some are grandmothers. Some are wanna-be (future) mothers. Some are “just” supporters of mothers.
Many of these women are now my friends.
Thank you for sharing part of this journey with me these last seven months of blogging. I’ve deeply enjoyed finding friendships in unexpected places.
In celebration of the beginning of the Memos, here are some of my best from 2010 (in no particular order):
:: dear natural birth club | My most clicked post… a little snarky, a little fun, and hopefully a little spurring to make women think.
:: oh fair Nap Time, where art thou? | My love-hate relationship with nap time… no doubt most mamas can relate with this one. I think this one (and Dear Natural Birth Club) have been my most shared posts on facebook.
:: the line | A poem about dealing with my unexpected c-section.
Dear friends, thank you so much for encouraging me, supporting me, befriending me, following me, and cheering for me on the journey of motherhood through the Mommyhood Memos so far. I’m so grateful. As I’ve made the leap into motherhood, it’s been a delight to also stumble into this blogging world that I didn’t before know existed…. What a year.
adriel booker | the mommyhood memos | 2010
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Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️
Sommer J1 January 2011 at 2:40 pm
LOVED the posts!! I shared some with friends as well. I wish you and your gawjus family a very happy new year!!
alicia2 January 2011 at 2:01 am
I am fairly new here. I am happy for you that the blogging experience has been good. Looking forward to stopping back to catch up on some favs. Happy New Year!
Cameron2 January 2011 at 3:43 am
I'm so happy you started blogging in 2010! You're one of my favorite people I met this year!!
Ana2 January 2011 at 7:12 am
I'm with Sommer J ^ up there…I shared some of your blogs with my friends who just became new mommies 😀 So glad you started blogging and so glad that Jesi sent me your link!
Carol4 January 2011 at 4:31 pm
Happy New Year! Here's to a wonderful 2011 and blogging memories and life stories ::cheers::!