A “short bio…” you’ve got to be kidding! My life has been too complicated and I can’t tell just part of the story without all the details. I can tell you I have logged thousands of hours as a volunteer trying to help parents be good moms and dads because that’s what we all want. I can tell you I have worked on my anger (and sometimes rage) and parenting skills for about thirty years. Is that all? No, but I realize now that everyone reading these posts on my Soup to Nuts blog deserves to know my whole story. You may learn from it, you may not believe it, but you do deserve to know my background. I am in the process of writing my full bio to fill the need most readers have to know WHO this person is and WHAT makes them qualified to write this— it’s the first thing I want to know about other bloggers myself. Be as patient with me as you would want me to be with a parent who asks for my help.
CHANGE OF PLANS
My short bio is going to be a statement of the purpose this blog. The actual “about me” piece will become an article that I will post with all the other information. This will not be e-mailed in the “Reminder” but a URL link will be provided for those who may be interested. (I hate the word “Blog,” it sounds like “Blah” or “Eggnog!”)
This blog will be my avenue to get bits and pieces of parenting information out there for any parent who may be searching or reaching out for help. I want parents to use those “tools” I share only if they work for them in their family. I don’t think parenting should be that complicated and should not need a $17.98 manual from a bookstore to figure it out. I share positions, thoughts and ideas about parenting that I believe in like, not spanking and non-violence. Parenting should be rewarding and I know it’s more fun when you are not hitting your kids. I try to write simply and in a nonjudgmental manner because we all start out knowing very little. A workshop presenter once said, “Meet people where they are, not where you want them to be.” We each travel our own parenting journey in our own way and in our own time. Hopefully we will produce children that are well-adjusted, healthy and know they are loved.
I am not a social worker or a professional as far as writing and parenting go. I try to write concisely because parents are busy people and they don’t need the fluff. There will be spelling and grammar mistakes, I don’t write to teach English, I write to fill a need.
I hope to have the article about me finished soon. It is taking longer than I planned in part because it is about a very difficult time in my life and the pain is sometimes unbearable. When it gets too sad for me, I will take a break and work on other things
Did I leave anything out? If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.
NOTE: I have changed my daughters’ names as of 2/17/2013 to protect their privacy.