We all enter into parenting with certain dreams and expectations about what it will be like. Some of us have confidence that we will be the best parent ever, others face greater insecurity than ever before, and most of us are somewhere in between those two extremes. We hold this precious newborn in our arms and a tidal wave of emotions, thoughts, dreams, fears, and expectations begins to swirl about. There is no manual given to us, our mothers/aunts/grandmothers are usually not living next door to help us, our friends haven't figured things out, and the best books don't seem to include some of my questions. At some point, we all wonder if we have what it takes to raise this child/children to become healthy, well-balanced, happy adults. So, where do we turn when our greatest doubts, fears, and insecurities surface and we feel like we are failing at this job called parenting? What do we do when the dream of the perfect family we had dreamed of having doesn't materialize? We learn to alter our dreams and live in the reality of our personal circumstances with a hope and expectation that we will succeed, that life is good (in spite of it's challenges), and that we are never alone!
This is where SPIN and this BLOG come in! We want you all to know that you are NEVER ALONE!! There is a support network for you, people do care!
I will attempt to answer any questions you have - ask away! It is my desire to share some of the wisdom and insight I have gained through parenting my own children, hoping that when I do you will avoid some of the pitfalls that I fell into.
We are on a journey together and I welcome your comments, questions, frustrations, joys, etc. I look forward to connecting with you!
Please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Rotch has been married to her husband, John, for 37 years and is the mother of 7 children and grandmother to 8 (so far). She loves to share what she has learned about relationships and parenting; often learning what she knows best through her mistakes and difficulties. Enjoy her humor and wisdom as she shares her life with you.