Unschooling Catholics email list, a friend inadvertantly began a thread on True Confessions.
These are not the sensational, soap opera type of confessions.
But the thoughts of homeschooling Catholic mothers, with regard to parenting.
Sometimes honest sharing is what is needed. It is through sharing our weaknesses that we can often build each other up - we realize that not everyone is perfect and not everyone has it all together.
We share ideas and resources and tips along the way.
A true confession for me ~ I feel a kind of jealousy, when my friends say that they are expecting another child.
I have had to deal with my sin of envy and accept my miscarriages and infertile times.
And ~ I often feel pangs over being what I think is a terrible mother - now or in the past - not always being patient when my older sons were little, or being too busy. Or not teaching enough Science. Or being a bad role model at decision making. Or not converting to Catholicism sooner - my older kids have been Catholics longer than I have.
I am trying to accept that I will always fail at something in this mothering and wifely role ( I am not naturally good at these things!) - so I just have to keep on picking myself up, praying and moving on.
I hope my sharing helps. We all have areas of concern and I get SO tired of blogs describing perfect mothers and perfect children.
I am not criticizing the perfect bloggers, these families are truly blessed and are blessings themselves .
But I am not there yet.
I am working on getting there, however, with prayer - and blogging!