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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pullin' a Switcharoo!

I started Intentional Womanhood because I felt like God was calling me to minister to other women and encourage them to be purposeful in fulfilling their God-given roles {wife, mother, homemaker}.  I still very much feel that way however, I feel like I haven't been as authentic as I probably should have been.

This is as transparent as I can possibly be: Recently I started a new blog: HOME: MADE.  The idea was that over there I would be able to write about organizing and decorating from the perspective of being more intentional about my role as a homemaker and over here, I would write about being an intentional person, in general.  Seemed like a logical plan to me.  So what's the problem?

Yesterday I started thinking about how tough it can be to be consistent with one blog, let alone two, and how I feel like Intentional Womanhood kind of got away from its true purpose.  Instead of encouraging women, I feel like I've just used this blog as a virtual soap box.

With that being said, my faith is still very important to me and I still feel the same way about things like modesty, family unplanning, and homeschooling as I always have.  The thing is, I don't want to "preach" at anyone.  I'd rather encourage others to lead out their lives the way God is calling them to... which may or may not be the way He is calling me to live mine.  So, I want to write about intentional living and intentional homemaking, but do it more from an educational standpoint {meaning, I want to teach you something} rather than preach about how I do it.  Make sense?

Having said all that, I am going to move most posts from Intentional Womanhood over to HOME: MADE and let that blog be a fresh start for me, so to speak.  The content is still about intentional living but the focus is more on our role as homemakers.  I don't yet feel qualified to write about marriage {I've only been married 4 years} or motherhood {I only have one son and he's three}.  So, I'm going to stick to what I know: organizing and decorating {both of which I've been doing since I was a little girl}.  As I learn life lessons and domestic skills, I'll share that with you as well.

So, from here on out, please join me at HOME: MADE!!

{P.S. Before you ask: Yes, an eBook is still in the works!}