In a nutshell, the journaling is based on some feelings that come + go about motherhood. When I first wrote it (and it was much much longer at the time) I was feeling frustrated by women, mothers, who feel the need to put each other down for what we do and don't do for our children + families. The ones who feel the need to one-up each other. The ones who like to throw their opinions around (especially when no one asked for it) and think the way they mother their children is 'the right way.' I could go on and on.
Journaling reads : Being a mother. It's the most rewarding job I've ever had. It's also the hardest. And it comes with a lot of unnecessary judgments from other women. Other mothers. Why do we do that? Let's stop with the guilt and opinions and bring on the support and compassion. Let's assume we are all doing the very best we can to mother our children. What works for you might not work for me. No one knows my family better than I do. And I'm not perfect, but neither are you. And that's ok.
I don't like to argue but even more I don't like to feel personally attacked because of my choices. They are after all, my choices. I don't know a mother out there that doesn't get defensive or protective of her family when their values are being questioned. Women are so damn harsh with one another it has resulted in me choosing my friends very wisely. Sometimes I can ignore the crap, sometimes I can't. I don't think I'm alone.
Phew. So that's where this layout came from. Creatively, it was an experiment with lots of black and white from the new collections at Studio Calico plus a great pop of color, mostly from those ombre aqua thickers I used for the title.
You can see this layout and full supply list here at Two Peas in a Bucket. Happy Monday!