Welcome to Tween Season. This blog has been created to navigate us down a windy road of motherhood during this crazy time where our kids have decided they no longer needs us for everything, but we know they are not ready to face the world alone!
I remember so many firsts – first time my kids crawled, first time they said mama (although one held out for almost 14 months), first booster seat, first day of preschool, first day of kindergarten…there were so many blogs/stories/articles out there preparing me for all of those “firsts.”
So as my boys entered (are entering) into the world of first crushes (and therefore first heartbreaks), first time going into middle school, firsts that honestly I’m not even sure of yet…I went online searching for blogs, articles and helpful words of wisdom…and well there was very little. I found a few to help me when my daughter begins her tween years albeit not that much. But, my boys…there’s so little for me to read as I walk through the tween years with my boys…so so so little.
I knew, if I was looking, so were you. So, Tween Season came to life. I won’t ever claim to have ANY answers. What I will hope to do is provide a place we can go to share our ups and downs. Not all of us have a girl friend we can call when one of our boys asks us those scary/uncomfortable questions (I’ll save you the embarrassment of what my son asked the other day…oy!). So that’s where Tween Season comes into play! Picture it – you’ve picked up the phone, scheduled a girls night in and now we’re all sitting around the kitchen table laughing/complaining (maybe crying) about our schedules, our kids (what they just did or what we think they are going to do next)…you know Our Life!!
This Tween Season of life, like any season of life was not meant to be spent alone. The Bible says “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble” Ecc 4:9-10 (NLT). It goes on to say “three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken” Ecc 4: 12b (NLT).
Let’s go on this journey together. I know I wasn’t meant to spend it by myself.