Well I guess I should start with a little background information that will help you realize why I started this blog! I feel like it is mommy central out there today! Every time I sign onto Facebook or Twitter, another person is announcing their pregnancy and talking about mommy things!
I wanted so badly to join in and experience the “mommy” side of life, but it wasn’t easy for us. It took us about a year to finally conceive and we are just about ready to welcome our little girl into the world! During this time, I have read and re-read tons and tons of mommy blogs and always wish I had something to contribute, but I have had such a hard time finding something to consistently write about.
I read many blogs that talk about product reviews, which are great and all, but I am a pretty easy person to please so that won’t work out. I also read and am very jealous of the people who constantly write about how wonderful their journey to mommy-hood is with their parents and in-laws and how everything is extra special.
Fail. Super duper fail in my world! My father passed away when I was four and my mother passed away three years ago, leaving me, an only child, to go at it alone. If that wasn’t enough my family pretty much abandoned me immediately following the funeral. Fun times. So that got me thinking… maybe I should start a blog about do-it-yourself parenting. There doesn’t seem to be too much out there and I KNOW there are plenty of people like me out there that are going at it alone!
On top of my family drama, my husband’s side of the family may actually be worse. His father died about seven years ago and his mom is crazy… like bat-sh*t crazy! She is a delusional liar whose stories are legendary in my world and who never lets any occasion pass by without drama! If you think you have the monster-in-law, think again!
So… what do I want to do in this blog? Well, when my mother was alive she was all but the typical Joan Cleaver mom. She taught me SO MANY things in life and really made me be the strong, independent person that I am. The lessons were perfect but the journey to the lesson was anything but ordinary. So I want to share those stories and lessons and how sometimes crazy parenting is way better than the text-book version!
I also want to share my own stories about our journey as it goes and how sometimes you need to take things into your own hands! And from time to time a story or picture may appear of our first baby… our dog Comet who I am concerned that I will continue to love more than our child! Opps, I probably shouldn’t admit that out loud!
So I hope you stick around and read more… I promise it will be anything but boring!