“Let’s see, that was on Tuesday, or was it Wednesday?” this is me trying to remember when exactly I moved the meat from the freezer to the fridge, determining if I’d rather deal with the guilt from wasting food, or the possibility of poisoning a family of 6!
Questions like these could be answered with a quick internet search, but truthfully, I text my mom and older sister simultaneously in hopes of catching the right answer from one of them. This way, if we end up hospitalized, it is their fault, or if I do toss it, I can feel justified by the experts weighing in.
Can you relate?
Who answers your questions?
Who do you trust as a reliable source in your daily life?
It depends, right? Typically we not only want answers, but answers which come from someone with experience, we want recommendations with our answers.
When I began homeschooling in 2007, I stepped right into a group of seasoned moms willing to listen, recommend, and help me determine what would work for me and mine. The support provided through R.E.A.C.H. was invaluable to a mom uncertain of exactly how to approach this homeschool thing.
Sure there are blogs and websites and no less than 7 million voices providing you options, but nothing can replace the connection of a local support group providing space and opportunities for conversation.