This post is by Sarah Powers, Happiest Home contributor and Managing Editor, and blogger at Powers of Mine.
photo: dixieroadrash via Flickr Creative Commons
Since joining Meagan as Managing Editor of The Happiest Home last fall, one thing has surprised me time and again: you guys. You, our readers, continue to delight and impress me with your comments here on the blog, on our Facebook page and in our Twitter conversations.
You’re supportive – of Meagan and me, of our guest writers, and of each other. You’re helpful – I mean, really helpful – and generous with your ideas and advice. And you’re wonderfully nonjudgmental, in an environment where it’s become commonplace (unfortunately) to squabble over differences of opinion behind the relative anonymity of an avatar.
Basically? Y’all are awesome.
And there are a whole lot more of you recently, which Meagan and I are thrilled about. As this community grows, we want it to continue to be a place where moms can come for help and inspiration – whether in the form of a blog post or a Facebook conversation. We want you to come and read our words, and we also want to hear your questions, your challenges, and your ideas as you navigate family life and the experience of motherhood.
Happy mom help – all in one place.
Recently we’ve done a couple things to make sure we’re really nurturing this community aspect of the blog. For starters, we’ve updated our Struggling, Mom? page.
This page – you can find it right in the navigation bar on the top of the home page – is a collection of our most popular posts divided into categories that we think represent pretty common struggles moms face: boredom, stress, feelings of guilt, issues with marriage and friendships, and, of course, the never-ending challenge to keep the house clean and get dinner on the table.
We’d love for you to check out the Struggling, mom? page. And if you or a mom you know is struggling, this would be a great place to start reading and get connected to our community.
You ask. Our community answers.
Another thing we’ve been doing periodically is taking your questions (sent in via email or posted to our Facebook page) and getting our community to weigh in.
These conversations are happening over on our Facebook page, and just in the past few months we’ve covered:
- preschoolers and bedtime struggles
- a baby who won’t take a bottle
- feeling overwhelmed about having a third baby
- a young first-time mom looking for support
- a super-common (but super-frustrating) potty training obstacle
One of the beautiful things about connecting online is that whatever you’re facing in your life as a mom, chances are somebody else has been through it and has words of advice or encouragement to share.
Will you join the conversation?
If you have a question you’d like to get input on from other moms, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you want posts delivered directly to your in-box, we’d love for you to subscribe to the blog by email.
Thanks for being here, and thanks for being a part of the conversation.
Are you a new reader? We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment introducing yourself, or let us know what area of happy motherhood and happy home life you’d like to see more of on the blog.