Recently, MMB received an e-mail which asked a very interesting question. Her friend had written a post about raising teen aged kids. She wanted to know where the "Mommy Blogs" are that cover the challenges and joys of potty training, writing on the walls, teething stages, and have moved on to the stages where, frankly, the stakes are higher.who are past the
We at MMB would like to answer her question. And we need your help. Among the more than 1,000 blogs listed on our site are a number written by mothers who are in that next chapter of parenthood. Women who are dealing with driving and dating, after-school jobs and extra-curricular activities. Women who, with their children, have navigated the often treacherous waters of puberty and beyond, who find themselves perhaps taking a place on the side line while still understanding, even when their children do not, that the game is far from over.
So we are inviting you women who are parenting teenagers, or have perhaps moved on to the role of parent to young adults, to submit mini-posts, sharing any insights or experiences you feel may be of value to your fellow mothers.
We are not looking for comments; rather, we would like you to submit a post, of no more than 200 words, addressing any subject you feel is consistent with this theme. Talk about kids and friends. Talk about kids who choose to leave the church. Talk about your kids who struggle with substance issues, who struggle in school, who struggle with, well, with being a kid.
And share your good news, too! Let's show our young moms that there is joy and satisfaction to be found in parenting older kids. Talk about mission calls and college acceptance letters and proms and weddings. Talk about your empty-nest, about life beyond the immediate demands and occasional isolation of young motherhood.
Submissions should be sent to the Guest Post department mmbguestpost@gmail DOT com , and must be received no later than Thursday, April 30. Those selected will be published the week of May 3 - 9, which is the week leading up to Mother's Day. We can't publish all of the submissions, but we will publish as many as we can.
Thank you, in advance, for what we know will be wonderful, uplifting contributions to this special week dedicated to -- let's call them our "more experienced" Mormon Moms! We look forward to hearing from you all.
And young moms, get ready to take some notes! This time in your life comes sooner than you think!