About Me

And welcome.  

I started this blog back in 2010. I was 27 years old, I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't have a vision for my blog, it was just a "lifestyle" blog. I didn't post often. I wasn't being honest with my writing, and therefore my readers.

In other words, my blog kinda sucked.

But then in 2014, I got pregnant with our first baby, and gave birth to him in December 2014. Thus started a new chapter in my life, and simultaneously, I began to feel more of a purpose for my writing.

When I read something and think, "YES. This. ALL OF THIS." That is my favorite moment. That connection is what drives me to write, because I want people to feel that when they read MY writing. I strive for that same connection, that people can relate to and when I get it - that is why I love to write. To connect, relate, teach and learn.

The more that I wrote about struggling with pregnancy and parenthood, the more I began to hear from people. And then I started to submit my writing to places like Scary Mommy and The Huffington Post, and THEY liked my writing. It gave me validation that this is what I'm supposed to be doing.

I feel like I can now use this platform to connect on a bigger level. So I guess maybe I'm a "mommy blogger," and I'm totally cool with that.

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.

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. But I have been doing it long enough to feel like I have something to contribute to the conversation.

So 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.