A Window into Life in the Suburbs


"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Name Change

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to have a name change to reflect my own desire to parent differently. The more I thought about it, the more I agreed with myself that a change would be good but it wouldn't just be about parenting.

I am a negative sort of lass and I'm acutely aware of it. A pessimist... with a sense of humour, I hope.
So the name change is meant to be change in direction in my attitude toward life in general.

I like Mothering Misadventures a lot... but "Misadventures" does sound like I get into all kinds of motherly scrapes on a regular basis, which I probably do, on a metaphysical level.

But on a metaphysical level, my life needs to reflect some of the beliefs I hold dear. When I parent, I need to parent consistently with the truths I hold dear.
For some, parenting comes more easily. They've got the right attitude and haven't been too brainwashed by feminism. For the rest of us, we look to our God and bring our limitations to him. We are earthen vessels, jars of clay or cracked pots that need filling.

I'm also looking ahead. As much as one can with the future so uncertain. The blog is becoming a lot more than just about parenting so I'm expanding my horizons and hopefully yours as well. I'll still be blogging about matters of faith, the children, my interest in pop culture and life in the suburbs. God willing, this blog will become a springboard for future writing projects that I'm dreaming up. With that in mind, I've taken the plunge and purchased a domain name.

So this year I'd like to be less whiny... about my life and embrace the challenges as opportunities. I don't doubt that a regular spot of ranting will make its way here from time to time. And most of all, I'd like to look into the world beyond my four walls but from my four walls.

All the best and thanks for reading thus far...
Lilian
http://www.theurbanlily.com

P.S. Google tells me that you can still access the blog using the old address.

2 comments:

  1. Like the name. :)

    You'll need to change your blog title too..

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  2. That'll happen either today or tomorrow.

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