Monday, September 20, 2010

On Advocacy

This mushy brain is really getting me down.  Last week, I had this great post in my mind all about advocacy.  It was inspired by my phenomenal cousin and all the work she does.  I can't remember a blasted thing about what I was going to say about it.  But I still feel that you all should read her blog, if you are interested in any kind of advocacy.

Right now, I'm in the "someday" phase.  Which I'm sure she would not approve of.  But I feel it is a little bit of the phase of life I've chosen.  I'm pregnant and take care of a toddler, and I recognize that choosing to do so means I've chosen to not do some things right now.  But it doesn't stop me from planning how I want to be involved someday.  There are actually quite a few issues I feel some passion for, and could really get into.  My first order of business is really thinking about the one I feel strongest for.  Anyway, the thing I love about my cousin's blog is in her most recent series of posts she gives a clear plan for anyone who seriously wants to take up a cause.  I find comfort knowing that the steps are laid out for me once I get over this whole mushy brain business.

Do any of you have ideas about how a stay-at-home-mom can be involved when our days are so consumed by feedings and messes and naptimes?

1 comment:

  1. I gained a lot on this from the book "Parenting is your highest calling... and 8 other myths that trap us in guilt and worry." Have you ever read it? It is fantastic, and totally changed my perspective on parenting and serving others like Jesus served them-- without "worshiping" our kids. Check it out! It might stretch your thinking as much as it did mine.