Why I Write

Writing is one of those things that you either love or you hate. It goes without saying - I love it. It's how I best communicate. It's how I de-stress. It's how I think through things. It's how I connect with people.

That connection is what drives me to write. When I read something by someone else and think, "YES. This. ALL OF THIS." That is my favorite moment.

When I write something that provides that same connection, that people can relate to - that is why I love to write. To connect, relate, teach and learn.

My voice is only mine, and my experiences are only my own. But if I can use that voice and those experiences to help other people, empathize with other people, or at the very least, make someone smile - I'm fulfilled.

When I first started this blog, I didn't have a vision for it. It was a "lifestyle" blog. And it still is. But now, since getting pregnant and then having the baby, I feel like I can now use this platform to connect on a bigger level. I guess maybe I'm a "mommy blogger," and I'm totally cool with that.

Parenting is a trip, I'll tell you that. It's the hardest, easiest, most challenging, rewarding, hilarious, bittersweet, amazing journey you'll ever go on. There is no shortage of opinions, ways to do things, methods of coping, ways to teach, things to learn.

My goal is to give you honesty and candor. Sympathy and empathy. Smiles and a giggle. Having a baby is not all baby snuggles and warm fuzzy feelings. People who say, or think it is, are full of shit. Parents need to know that there are others going through what they are, feeling what they're feeling. And they need to laugh. You will not survive as a parent without laughing - at yourself, at your kids, at what your life has become.

I have not been a parent long enough to think I know everything. Hell no. But I have been doing it long enough to feel like I have something to contribute to the conversation.

In seeing some of my recent posts being published on national media outlets, it gives me validation that this is what I'm supposed to be doing. Writing is my passion, my outlet, my gift. It's up to me to use it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for coming to my corner of the world, even if it was just one time. I may not have thousands of followers, but I do have you, and your support means the world.


  1. I love your writing. I'm not sure how and when I found your blog, but I read it every time a new post comes in. We're at different stages in life - I don't have a child but I still find your writing interesting and somewhat relatable.

    I'm trying to better my writing at the moment, through a new blog I created although I haven't published most posts. Slowly, slowly.

  2. Go Rachel!!! So happy for you :)


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