The Voices Among Us
Introducing the Voices of Simply Family Magazine. We've selected several influential voices from within our community to be a part of this exclusive project. We believe a voice can carry with it wisdom, impact, strength, influence, persuasion, love, and passion, and we’ve devoted this month’s entire issue to giving our team a chance to share their unique, perspective-style pieces. Keep watch in coming months for more Voices.
Releasing Air: You Can’t Keep Them in a Bubble Forever
Parenting is a tough job – the most in-your-face, never-gonna-end job ever. And, frankly, it’s easier to keep our kiddos in the bubble. We can control the bubble. The bubble is safe – physically, and emotionally. But the bubble is sterile. It’s lifeless. It’s life in monotone.
The Motherhood Narrative
“I don’t know why this is so hard for me and easier for everyone else.” Hearing her say it out loud helped me recognize it. This is the lie that is so easy for us to believe. Actually, it is more than just one lie; it is a whole narrative. It is the story we are telling ourselves about motherhood.
Originally printed in the July 2019 issue of Simply Family Magazine
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Meet the Authors >>>
Anna Rogers is a transplant from the Carolinas with a background in marketing and graphic communications. She is a wife and mother who loves to garden, cook, and practice yoga. Anna is passionate about travel, which at its core is really a passion for people, as she believes people and community are what truly bring life and beauty into a place.
Here’s the thing…I love my kids, more than life itself. I care about raising them, and parenting them, and investing in them more than anything. It's my main priority. I consciously purpose to be patient and calm…and a lot of times I am! Actually most of the time! But things build up…I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm fine. And then I'M NOT FINE.