Hey there, I’m Merrawyn!
I am so super stoked to be able to share with you who actually is behind the voice of Parenting Puh-lease!
This blog is for those gentle attachment parenting mommas out there who are seeking for creative ideas to create strong family relationships!! Here you will find ideas for the daily parenting battles, to ideas for nurture and play, to the secrets of planning solid family traditions that your kids will look forward to for years to come!!
I like you was on the hunt for how to create a family had fun in creating cherished memories that my girls would always remember, which in turn would lead to lasting friendships with one another as they grew older. This was my goal as a momma and my blog is a way to share all the amazing information I have found along with our big wins and devastating fails!!
So, without further ado, I am a single mom of three beautiful girls who inspire, teach, challenge and humble me on a daily basis! Before becoming a mother, I taught preschool and then continued on to complete my Elementary Education degree. I had all three babies during my university journey and am so blessed to have them in my life!!
I actually hid my brand new baby under my graduation robes and walked her across the stage with me!!
A super fun story about my Elementary Education convocation is that I walked the stage with my littlest, who would have been 2 weeks old at the time, swaddled in a Moby wrap under my graduation robe! I was so scared that if someone found out they wouldn’t let me walk the stage but instead I had professors, who saw the baby afterwards, tell me I should have walked the stage with her peeking out of my robe or in my arms! When there is a will there is always a way to accomplish your dreams!
If I can do it, so can you
Really my whole life has been one where I have constantly beat the odds and have seen the hand of God constantly and gently guiding and sometimes nudging me to where I needed to go. Despite having the desire to please everyone around me!
I grew up in a single parent household due to a father who suffered with mental illness. He would bounce back and forth between being present and then unavailable until I was twelve. My mother was the sole provider in our home. She tried the best she could with what she knew. She took us to church every Sunday and taught us to trust in God. When things weren’t going as they should, she taught us to pray. And when that didn’t work she taught us to pray some more. Our clunker car worked on faith and a prayer. It was through these life changing experiences that I developed a close relationship with God and what helps lead me to HIS perfection and grace!
I was the first family member to go to university and get a degree! And I know it is through God’s constant presence that allowed me to have a path prepared for me to do so.
Despite having a close relationship with Him, I ended up landing in an unhappy marriage. Through, God’s grace again I was able to find His grace to heal despite the heartaches that came.
We are now on a pathway to healing and peace, and doing what makes everyone happy. I am no longer giving up myself to make others happy (for the most part anyway!) And God again is present and near.
I love country music and my story reminds me of the song lyrics, “God is great, beer is good and people are crazy”. Now I actually don’t drink alcohol but I find the lyrics true that God is great and people are crazy. But despite the imperfections and heartache I am grateful for my life.
We can take our broken and be mended by amazing hands. His hands for we are of worth.
Who I really am
So in a nutshell, I am a DIYer, a teacher (in every sense of the word), a 50’s lover, a country music listener, a chick flick watching, play based learning, homeschooler, and teaching momma.
I love me some good chick flicks and I would rather stay at home with my favourite people and watch a good movie. I truly believe that my home finally is my solace from the world.
I am a minimalist in the making. I have spent the last year purging the excess. In the last year I have given away over 95 black garbage bags of stuff that we no longer, use, need or want. It does wonders for the soul. Feeling heavy and burdened down?? Dejunk your house!!
I am a recovering people pleaser. I am learning to say no and stand up for myself. I am learning that it is okay to make mistakes and not be perfect. I have learned a fantastic and profound truth that not everyone is going to like you and that’s okay!!
I am a digger! I love to research and research some more. I love to educate myself on my passions! Parenting, play, teaching and learning. Have a question, idea, suggestion! Hit me with your best shot! We are up for the challenge!
I am a player. No not that kind!! I won’t break your heart! I love to play!! I feel like we can learn much about life through play. We can learn all that is needed to be taught through play. Our homes are happier. Our children are move loving and kind when we learn to stop and play.
I am a homeschool advocate because that’s what’s best for our family!! My girls will learn through songs, play, and games!! Because in our home we do fun!!
So welcome friend!! I’m so glad you’re here!!
I am excited to share my recovering old pleasing, parenting and teaching journey with you and hope that I can inspire you to be all that you want to be and more as an individual and as a family! Come stay a while as we figure out this journey called life together <3
Not sure where to start?
If you want to know why Parenting Puh-lease was started, you’ll want to read the new here? page!!
If you are interested in taking your home from chaos to calm, read about establishing family rules
or how to clean your house and still play with your kids!!
If you are looking for some new holiday traditions, you’ll want to read about creating a family culture!!