My First Post
Hello, and welcome to Lucinda’s Corner. Obviously my name is Lucinda, and I’m a stay-at-home mom who lives in a semi-rural area of east Tennessee and homeschools two teenagers. This blog will be about things that are a part of my stay-at-home mom life.
I intend to talk about nutrition and cooking, homeschooling, gardening, crafts, good books and video games, decorating and organizing my home, living a Christian life, and anything else that seems relevant. I don’t claim to be an expert at any of it but homeschooling has taught me you can learn and teach at the same time. What this blog ends up being about will depend on what I feel most comfortable writing about, what goes on in the world and my life, and feedback from my readers and God. I hope some of what I write will help and encourage other homemakers whatever their situation.
I love being a stay-at-home mom. I love teaching my children and learning new things. I’m not so in love with the housework part of my life, but I keep working at it.
I think I should let everyone out there know that I’m not yet real comfortable with writing things for other people to read. In fact it has taken me 3 days and several attempts to write this introduction. I have this one very traumatic memory from early in grade school of getting a writing assignment back with an “A” on the top but with lots of red marks all over my paper. I got a good grade because I had done the assignment correctly but my teacher decided to point out all my mistakes in areas we hadn’t learned about yet to “help me out since I was such a good student”. I have had a hard time letting other people read my writing ever since.
Why am I blogging then? 1) To help me get over my perfectionist attitude about writing. I’ve been helped by other people’s writings even when they weren’t perfect. I’m trying to reinforce the idea in my own head that it doesn’t have to be worded perfectly to be worth saying. 2) To connect more with other people in similar situations. My circle of friends I talk with face to face is small and as my kids get older I’m feeling the need to make contacts outside my current circle. 3) To encourage my children. My daughter is a writer and my son is like me, not shy but not outgoing either. I’m trying to set a good example about doing things. 4) My husband suggested I should.
Hopefully this hasn’t been too long. I welcome your comments even if you disagree with me (I will block spam and vulgar or abusive language). I look forward to writing again soon and to being part of the blogging community.