Welcome to yet-another Mommy Blog. There are many, many, many to choose from… so many, in fact, that pretty much every clever name I concocted for this little gem of musings was already taken. And to be honest, I am a pretty typical suburban mom. I’m 34 years old, married to an IT guy, and have two kids, ages 4 and 2. I struggle with money, how to get my kids to eat vegetables, how to justify how much tv they actually watch, and how rectify that my kids can use technology as if they came out of the womb with a cell phone in hand while I spend hours trying to figure out how to format this blog.
So, you ask, why should I read THIS blog when there are so many others to choose from? Here are some ideas:
1) I’m not perfect.
I don’t know the best way to do things, and I certainly have no desire to tell other moms how they should parent. Community over criticism.
2) I have a degree in writing.
Yep, I spent tons of mula and time getting that awesome little degree that says I can write. That said, I’m rusty. So if you’d like to correct my grammar, go ahead.
3) I will never post pictures of poop.
I may talk about it (as planning around it, wiping it, convincing little people it should go in a potty is a big part of my day), but there will never ever be pictures of it.
4) My kids aren’t geniuses.
To me, they are the smartest, funniest, cutest little things that ever walked the planet. But I am quite aware that your kids are too. I’m not interested in creating a brag board. That’s what Facebook is for.
5) I will always try to be honest.
As I said, I’m not perfect, and I certainly am not a perfect parent. I make mistakes. And reading about other moms’ mistakes make us both a) laugh and b) feel better about ourselves. So, if that means writing about when I f**k up, then so be it.
6) I probably will not use perfect language.
Number 5 kind of prompted this one, as I probably won’t always think to bleep out my indiscreet language. I’m not a huge fowl-mouth, but I also identified early on in motherhood that swearing sometimes made me feel better. So, on occasion, a well-placed expletive can relieve stress. It’s no different in writing
7) I enjoy talking about my kids.
Let me expound on this a little….I actually don’t really have much else to talk about. I have a part time, retail job out of the home as well as a little freelance writing business on the side, but primarily, my job is as a stay-at-home mom. I live in a really tiny bubble and most of the news I discover comes from other parents at preschool drop-offs. Thus, what I know is kids, and so that’s all I have to talk about.
And so, in conclusion, thank you for visiting my blog’s first entry.