Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Things I Wish I Would Have Blogged About... And Why I Didn't

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Things I Wished I Blogged About Hunter stretching, and perhaps dawdling a bit, while reading his pre-algebra book[/caption]
Going through old blog posts recently, I have certain regrets about the many things I failed to write about.

My biggest regret? Not writing more about the personal journey side of it all.

About how we were growing and developing as a parent-child, teacher-student team. About where I was at that moment in time in figuring out how to organize it all, how to adapt to my child's ever-changing needs, how to find enough hours in the day, how to find balance and peace and sanity.

Because it has been such an adventure.

I have felt that regret for a while now. And I always think, "Oh, I should start writing more about the behind-the-scenes, organizational, parenting type stuff. I should do a weekly journal of everything that is going on in my 'life as Doman Mom'."

But I never do.

I always promise myself that I will start, but I seemingly always fall short, and to be honest to myself, I know the reason why.

It's because life isn't usually very glamorous.

What I Wish I Would Have Blogged About

It is so hard for me to see the beauty in the struggles, the progress that really has been happening even though it all too often feels so stagnant.

I always feel like I could be doing more or doing better. And writing about everything, at least in the moment of it all, feels like airing my dirty laundry and proclaiming my constant failures.

But when I look back and think, "Holy cow, how did Hunter get to 5th grade language arts so quickly? And when did Damien suddenly learn all those colors and letter sounds? And bygone, look at how far I've come in my household organization."

And I realize that I'm not a constant failure. I realize that I have come, and continue to come, a long way.

The journey is such an important part of it.

The struggles, the triumphs, the painfully slow progress, the little projects in between those big ones, it matters.

Even if it's not always glamorous, it's worth documenting.

Cause there is always more to the story than the finished product.

"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"
Philippians 1:6

Hunter is 7 years, 9 months old
Damien is 1 year, 7 months old


  1. 2013/01/09 at 1:09 am

    I love your blog anyway! Always some interesting reading to be had…
    And my boys are almost the same age as yours, so it’s nice to read about what they are doing, as it looks the same in our house ��

    1. 2013/01/09 at 7:59 am

      Thanks for your kind words! Always appreciate hearing from readers who are encouraged by what I write. Such a fun age these boys are!

  2. 2013/01/11 at 7:03 am

    Wow, this was such a meaningful post :).
    I love reading your blog. I am an early learning enthusiast, not yet a mom. But I actually pray that I can be an involved and devoted mom like you.

    I LOVE reading about your families trials and triumphs. One day, if God ever blesses me with a couple of little guys and gals of my own, I know that I have a role model in your blog. Thank you for sharing all that you have shared over the years with readers like me.

    –Sincerely, me

    1. 2013/01/11 at 7:48 am

      Thank you very much for your encouragement! It means a lot to me to hear positive impacts I’ve had on readers.

  3. 2013/06/26 at 2:54 am

    I am a not so new mom (age 44) to a four month old baby girl Robyn. We are 1 month in to Doman Math and Reading. I would like to see how you organize your reading, math and intelligence bits. Can you give some advice on organization? Last week when my materials were spreead all over the room, I learned that
    having easy to access materials is so important to each day’s lesson.

    1. 2013/06/27 at 7:49 am

      LaTonia, I like to use an accordion file folder, like this one: http://amzn.to/10nlpnK. Helps keep everything separated and in one place. I hope that helps!


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