As an educated, stay at home mother of 2, it irks me that our society is constantly using labels to categorise people and their roles in our community.
Now, before I begin, please know that I am not writing this post to undermine or undervalue blogs that cover topics of the home. Blogs that cover recipes, home cleaning tips, parenting tips etc. are a valuable source of information for anyone who has a home or is a parent, and I too regularly contribute to them. However, put simply, I want more.
Just because I am a mum that blogs, please don't label me a 'mummy blogger' Image Source: freedigitalphotos.net "Blog On Laptop Shows Online Web Blogging Or Weblog Website" by Stuart Miles
I want to write about issues in our communities, issues that other people in society weigh into day in, day out. It frustrates me that the majority of modern women feel that once they become SAHM, they are only qualified to write about 'home duties'.
Yes, I am a mum and yes, I choose to spend my days in an attempt to raise 2 intelligent, polite, respectful young ladies - my husband and I both agree, this is the best use of my time at the moment. What an honour to be able to mould the next generation.
At the same time, I also want to set an example my girls that women can actively contribute to community conversation and issues outside the home environment - news, trends, politics, community values. These issues are important to everyone in society and I am here to let you know that just because I had children, does not mean that I misplaced my brain! My opinion, and that of any other stay at home parent, is no less valid than the that of anyone else in society.
I recently started blogging for a friend and became part of an online community. When I took a look around, I found a clear deficiency in the space of social commentary, yet, an abundance of 'home duty' themed hubs. That is what inspired me to start 'In The Know'. I want to give all members of the online community, whether you are a stay at home parent, a working parent, a retiree, a DINK, a SINK whatever, the opportunity to voice your opinion on what's going on in our society.
I believe that we have the power to change. We have the power to voice our opinion on trends and issues that we don't agree with in our community. Use this post to put a fire in your belly to share your thoughts on important issues that affect our society, no matter who you are or where you are from.