I've been thinking about this post for a while. It never seemed quite finished but now I think perhaps I'm not supposed to finish it. Perhaps YOU are...
Remember in May I went to the Christian Women's Conference. Well after that I was thinking that it'd be pretty cool if there was something like that for Mum's. Just Mum's, not "women" generally. Not that big though because it would be near impossible to get through what you wanted to get through. Much like a typical day as a Mum I guess, but when you are taking time out from your normal day to learn about how you can better connect with your kids or get some useful advice about dealing with particular ages & stages you want it to be time well spent.
Then a few weeks ago I read this post. I quite like the blog 71 Toes. I've been quite busy dealing with sick kids, and trying to catch up with things in between, but I thoroughly enjoyed this post. Especially the first lot of dot points in the post.
They called it a Motherhood Retreat.
I think it sounds like a fabulous idea. They ALL stayed at someones house. I can't imagine anyone having a house big enough to accommodate all those women, however, it wouldn't be that difficult to rent a furnished house for a long weekend and find a bunch of cheap hotel rooms nearby to fit everyone in.
Each of the women seemed to take a turn to present 'something' of interest to everyone regarding motherhood. I think the fact that each of them prepared information to share is really great. It says to me that they really are interested in being better mothers. They are seeking out information to help themselves and other Mum's to grow in their roles. After reading the post I'd really like to take a look at the book Your Child's Self Esteem.
Don't you think it would be AWESOME to participate in something like this. You contribute but also learn!! I think I would LOVE it!!
Bye for now, K