More About Me

Like all new mothers, I came home from the hospital, still overwhelmed with wonderment at this tiny little girl in my care. It was beautiful and terrifying all at once. I also had every parenting magazine and What to Expect books I could get my hands on.

The first magazine reduced me to a mess of blubbering tears. I was doing it all wrong! The second magazine had me paralyzed. I was going to do it all wrong in the future!! By the time the third magazine was read, I wanted to put the baby up for adoption and run home to my mommy. This was impossible!

I don't feel that they're bad or wrong for publishing these magazines. It is their attempt at giving you an instruction manual that we so desperately need and desire. It's just too much at once, and a little candy coated. I am not candy coated.

So, here is where you will find my admissions of all things "wrong" or controversial in parenting and it may include raising my voice, cursing and even spankings. But it shows all of us that parenting is not a perfection to achieve, but a journey of bumps and bruises and amazing discoveries for a lifetime to come.

I have a 10 year old girl that is pure princess and a 6 year old girl that is a total tomboy and a 22 month old prince that blows me away with his stubbornness, rough play and nonstop action. I'm still learning from them every day. I love sharing with other parents, so I hope to hear from you soon!