My sisters and I are starting off on a new venture that we’re pretty excited about.
But let me back up first to explain:
A couple years ago I was really inspired as I immersed myself in reading some memoirs.
I think the reason I loved them so much was because they told the deep-down stories of families from an insider’s perspective.
It seems that there are so many facets to a family.
Dysfunction mixed in with things done right.
And when you get down to those nitty-gritties it makes you really appreciate the parenting journey. Makes you reflect on where you came from, and when you do that, it’s easier to figure out where you’re going.
Makes you realize how much you can learn from mistakes (and that mistakes are inevitable), and you can be inspired to try new things fix things that may be broken.
Kind of like Socrates famous quote: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
So, honestly for a few years I’ve had this little nagging feeling saying to me, “Write your own memoir!” because there are some stories from our growing-up years, I tell you! Growing up in a family with nine kids, our parents had a pretty unique way they raised us that is kind of fun to examine.
But rather than writing a memoir, I thought it would be so much more interesting to “talk” a memoir. Meaning, talk it through with sisters (and sometimes brothers as guests?) in a podcast.
And guess what?
My sisters were kind of having the same sorts of nudges.
And finally, we are getting going on this little idea.
We have the introductory episode recorded and ready to go. Here we are recording that sucker:
We also recorded an episode explaining some of the details behind one summer when my parents packed us all up and we went to camp out in the wilderness of the mountains of Oregon while building a log cabin with our blood and sweat and tears.
Really, we did that!
And that, and so many other quirky things we did growing up as a family need to be documented.
So here we go.
We are going to delve into all kinds of parenting and family ideas as we examine how being raised in our particular family has helped us maneuver and grow in our own modern mothering.
Our biggest worry, to be honest, is that we may sound like we have it all together.
Because we don’t.
We are definitely struggling through this thing, right in the trenches.
But for some reason it helps to talk through those trenches, don’t you think?
Put a voice with the woes and worries. Fall in love with (and recognize) the triumphs.
Ok, so here’s where you as blog readers come in. I have a few requests:
- Please share what you like and don’t like in podcasts. We are open for any ideas/inspiration/guidance we can get.
- Does anyone have ideas as to how to include listeners in some types of listener-interaction? Elle mentioned she thought some podcasts have this kind of capacity and we’d love to include listeners any way we can.
- Please share any questions or topics you think would be fun to hear us discuss.
- Please share ideas for a title!
Our “rough” title is “71 Loosli Wright Ways” (trying to cleverly incorporate something about all four of us), but it’s too long and not as catchy as we’d like.
Please send any ideas our way!
We will be forever grateful.
Sending love on over your way (and also crossing my fingers that some of you readers out there won’t be shy to answer some of those four questions in the comment section!)