Here it is.
The infamous introduction post. What is this blog all about? Who is this person? What the heck does the title even mean?
I have two daughters, and at the time of this post, they are fairly young - an infant and a toddler. I often find myself imagining future conversations with them. I think about topics that may come up, and what I would want to address within the topic. Sometimes, I recognize that I have a few good points and then I say to myself, "Gosh, I hope I'll remember to say that in 10 years!"
But, I don't NEED to remember any of it in 10 years, let alone 10 days. I'm going to use this blog as a place to share my thoughts with my girls. It will have the dual purpose of allowing me to start logging advice for the them as well as providing them with a glimpse into my mind. Through the process, I'm sure I will enjoy sharing my thoughts out into the world and with any luck, a few people out there will enjoy them also.
As for the title of the blog... I think every possible combination of "mom" and "journal" and "musings" and so forth was taken. I found myself in a thesaurus rabbit hole and saw the word "flock" as a synonym for offspring and family (and funnily enough, a new word for me: "brood" - a cluster of children). At this point, I was getting frustrated with my quest to find a blog and out of nowhere, my brain thought, "oh, for flock's sake!" ForFlocksSake was available so, I went with it. And it cannot be changed so I am stuck with it. I suspect the name will grow on me over time, and if it doesn't, I guess that's my flocking problem.