Friday, December 28, 2012

Everyday Life: I Need Your Help!

Undercover Mother is getting a makeover to make it more user friendly and satisfying {for you and me}!

I'm working on simplicity and ease of finding answers regarding the following topics

*faith and growing in faith
*gentle parenting in relationship to our relationship with Christ
*health and wellness
*healthy recipes
*motherhood and the parts we don't often talk openly about
*grief {miscarriage and death} and hope


If you could, I'd love your help! 

*Are there any burning questions you have about any of those topics?
*Do you want to know more about something we've experienced?
*What do you MOST enjoy reading about when you come here?
*What do you least enjoy?
*Do you want to see any specific topic covered in 2013?

I don't normally ask such things because I've viewed this blog mostly as a creative outlet where I can share our story, my story. But I've realized that in sharing our story sometimes we have to come to the table and just openly ask of others what they think.

So I'm asking. What do you think, friends?

14 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your insight - I love the combo of your creativity and real life - you always encourage me to stay tapped into my creativity & that overflows into my life with kids, blog, writing, and life in general. Using our God given gifts and talents to reach others is a topic I am interested in - best of luck in 2013 - look forward to spending time with you IRL and online ;)

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    1. Kelli, thanks so much for your feedback! I'm so excited to be seeing you in person SOON!

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  2. I really enjoy reading your REAL thoughts on life, mothering, and following Jesus,in this imperfect world. Your writing often reminds me to keep an eternal perspective. :) When you share your recipes, I'm always intrigued.... I've tried a few (yum!)... perhaps writing about being a good steward of financial resources while providing healthful meals for your family --- it seems SO expensive to make the best health choices. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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    1. Sarah, I so appreciate your feedback! Thanks for mentioning that topic -- I've often pondered what it means to be a good steward of our resources and spend the kind of money we used to think was so much on groceries. This has been a post long in the making with in my mind, so thankful you for bringing it to the forefront! Thanks SO much for sharing.

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  3. I love your faith and how you share it here and I know it is real because we've chatted in real life!

    I appreciate all the insight on healthy eating which is less about a diet and more about a lifestyle.

    I would love to see what your weekly meal plan looks like. I struggle to put all the pieces together and feed my family well.

    I have been looking for a "farm" to get meat, eggs and milk from but I am uncertain what is legit. Sadly it is not very popular in my community to be that conscientious about food choices, especially with respect to where the food comes from.

    Is there a checklist of items to consider when choosing a farm or CSA.

    Thanks Hyacynth! I love this place!

    Happy New Year!
    Jen

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    1. Aw, Jen! Thanks. It so makes me smile to know you love coming here. Excellent idea about what a week's worth of meals looks like. I'd love to help with a check list for choosing a farm or CSA in a post. If you're not buying raw milk, it's a lot more cut and dry: I like to know if pesticides are used and when. I like to know what the animals eat - mostly I want all the animals to be on pasture and eat what they are meant to eat -- cows, chickens, pigs and turkeys. All of them. :-)

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  4. Your sense of humor makes me smile! Write something funny. Or random. How about funny and random?

    Ok I want funny and random, stat. :)

    Alita

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    1. Funny and witty on demand?! Oh, Alita, if only you lived in my house. The best things that come out of my mouth are unplanned and totally can't be edited. :-)

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  5. I most enjoy reading about your faith and the kids...maybe more about marriage? And how you work things out when you disagree on something when it comes to the kids. I'm always wondering how this will be with us since we can't foresee everything. I read pretty much everything you write and like it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kaila! Appreciate your feedback! More about marriage is on the plate for this year, and I'm excited to have the green flag from John on this!

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  6. I like reading about your boys and seeing all your pictures. More pictures please!

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    1. Thanks, Julie, for weighing in. Sadly, that's probably the one thing I won't be doing more of this year -- pictures of the boys. My five year old doesn't want to be on the computer anymore, so I'm respecting his privacy and keeping his cuteness all to myself. But if you want more pictures of things I cook, well, I can do that. ;-) Thanks, friend!

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  7. I love your site. I read it when I need encouragement, a laugh, or to just realize that I am not the only human that makes mistakes. Thank you for being so open with your life and your struggles. You are an inspiration. I have a two year old boy and another boy on the way- perhaps you can share on how you share your faith with your children? I know it seems simple, as children do what they see, but at times it is more in depth than that. Thankfully my son loves to pray and 'read' the Bible. I have had friends who make their little ones have prayer time, ect. While I feel this is important, I don't feel it should ever be forced, lest my child begins to foster a feeling of dislike. Maybe I am just over-thinking it.

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  8. Good New Years Eve morning! My connection with you and BPB has been one of the greatest blessings of this past year for me! My prayer for you {all of us as we write!} is that we write for us ... My favorite thing is connecting to your heart, as you wrestle...as you discover and learn. I think it's wonderful to share what we know and helpful information about things (I've learned tons reading here)...but I think it's awe inspiring to share who we are from the inside out. It's that honesty and boldness that I see in you that draws me here and has pushed/will push me to write more and more. BIG, HUGE New Years HUG!!

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There's nothing better than good conversation ... but not while talking to myself. Will you play a part in this discussion?

AND will you pretty please have your email linked to your account or leave it for me so I can respond?

Thanks for taking the time to make these thoughts into conversation.

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