Moms are not perfect. We want to do the best we can, but we fail. I cannot promise that I will always do the right thing, always be patient with you, or even always be pleasant to be around. All moms want to raise their children to be the best they can be, but how to do that is not always clear. All I can say is that I will try to take my job as your mother seriously. I won’t consider you just an extra chore I must squeeze into my day. I will try as often as possible to be purposeful in what we do together, and in how I interact with you. I want to parent you with planning and forethought and be intentional about what we do. Of course what we do can be fun, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be meaning behind what we are doing. I post this blog to keep me accountable and purposeful. Perhaps, in doing so, I will also be able to help other parents that also want to parent with a purpose. You are dear to me and I will always love you.