So I just read the Introduction to your new book, Mrs B’s Guide to Household Witchery: Everyday Magic, Spells and Recipes. Just so you know, I don’t do that. I avoid introductions, forwards and prologues like teenagers avoid their parents. I know I'm tired and the crazy hormone time of the month but I legit teared up. I think it's a combination of things.
For one I am so very very proud of you. You know how many people I know who say they want to or are writing a book? Myself included. Do you know how many people I know actually did it? 1. You.
Moreover, I am inspired by you. In awe. You live a courageous and happy life. That's my plan as well. I'm just learning how much courage it takes to decide to be a stay-at-home mom. I must make this decision on what seems like a daily basis. But I'm happier than I think I've ever been (the Girl Tribe factors into this greatly). I’m happy because I’ve chosen to focus on what matters most to me - my family and home.
It’s more than that though. For the first time in my life, I am filling an identity that fits me like a tailored suit. I walk my Spiritual Path every day. The magic is finally seeping into the mundane. And the blend is beautiful. I’ve donned the apron of the domestic witch and it feels good.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that this book feels like it was written for me. I’ve never picked up a book that felt so completely written for someone in my identity suit. And I’ve picked up lots of books. “[This book] will hopefully lead you to some ideas on creating a house filled with magic and give you a broader view of what it means to be domestic,” (xi). YES PLEASE. “[Domestic witches] are attempting to restore things that have started to get put on the back burner in this busy, often chaotic world. However, being a domestic witch is still about being a modern witch who works as an equal to their partner and with their chosen deity to make a warm, welcoming environment in their home. For those who choose to be parents, it’s also about brining up healthy, happy children who are self-sufficient, self-assured, and who have a well-rounded spiritual upbringing,” (xii). Yup that sounds like who I am and who I want to be!
So of course this books speaks to me. You shown me, Mrs. B, that being a stay-at-home mom and domestic mini-goddess is something to be proud of. You’ve shown me that it can be so much more. It is a true opportunity for one to get to know herself, come into her own, and follow her dreams. And for that I thank you. Now that the purging and organizing I started when going through the nesting phase of late pregnancy is finally complete, I can’t wait to infuse magic into each room, each chore and each meal. Luckily I’ve got the manual.
You too can have The Manual, aka Mrs. B's Guide to Household Witchery: Everyday Magic, Spells, and Recipes: Available on Amazon in Paperback or for your Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Bs-Guide-Household-Witchery/dp/1578635152/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349205491&sr=8-1&keywords=mrs+bs+guide+to+household+witchery
Make sure to visit Mrs. B over at Patheos.com on her bodacious blog Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/confessionsofapagansoccermom/