3.03.2006

Crazy (Yes) Hip (No) Blog (Yup) Mama (Always)

This is my entry for the writing collaboration at CHBM.

I love being a Crazy Hip Blog Mama!

My blog is a place where I can come and be brutally honest with myself. It's a place where I can breathe a sigh of relief after a hard day with J. It's a place to meet other moms who are struggling with the same issues. I don't feel so lonely knowing somewhere out there is another mom who is dealing with tantrums and potty training and sleepless nights.

It's also a place for me to express myself through writing. To practice the art of finding the right words. To feel like I'm more than just J's Mommy! Before I had my daughter I used to write all the time. In fact, that was my job. After I gave birth, it was impossible for me to put together an intelligent sentence, let alone write a story. My brain turned to mush after countless hours of baby talk and lullabys. Now that I have this blog, it forces me to think. To really think.

Plus, it's something that's all mine. That's a rare thing with kids ~ to have something all to yourself. I share everything with J. Heck, I can't go to the bathroom these days without having the door WIDE open. There's nowhere to hide when you have children. No place to drift off and daydream unless your little one is napping or it's late at night. This has become that place for me. I don't have to apologize for things I write. You have no idea who I am so I can be whoever I want to be. The real me!

Ahhh, it's feel so good to take my shoes off and let my belly hang out ~ stretch marks and all!

12 comments:

Carrcakes said...

Yay, I'm not the only one participating in this exercise! I love the title.

Kristen said...

Aren't we supposed to put them up on Wednesday? I'm totally out of it. Clue me in here.

Antique Mommy said...

People blog for so many reasons. It's weird how being annonymous can allow you to be anyone you want to be when you would think it should alllow you to totally be who you are! Ow. I hurt my brain on that one...

Belle said...

I couldn't agree more, especially with your statement that there's nowhere to hide when you have children!! Now that mine are older, it's a bit easier. Now that I have learned to do a million things at the same time!

Okay, that's a stretch. But not by much!

chichimama said...

This was a great respnse! I didn't do it because I couldn't figure out how to address it!

grayelephant said...

you seem pretty darn hip to me!

Mom101 said...

I'm so with you! Pregnancy just knocked the writer right out of me. The blog is bringing it back. Good for you for reclaiming yourself (and for taking this prompt more seriously then *ahem* some of us).

Mrs. Chicky said...

Oh, this brought back memories of pregnancy... when I couldn't settle my mind long enough to read a magazine, never mind a book. And write? HA!
That's the great thing about blogs - for me anyway - it helps to settle the voices in your head long enough to write an intelligent sentence. Two sentences, tops. After that it gets fuzzy!

Andie D. said...

I too began blogging in an attempt to keep my previously "sharp" mind from becoming addelpated!

And is it ever affirming to find such a great group of people who are sharing similar experiences.

Phew!

Chaotic Mom said...

HA! YES! I feel the same way, right down to the brain mush and stretch marks! :)

HeatherJ said...

You are so right on about the blog as something just for you. That was the primary reason that I started mine earlier this year. I needed a space to reconnect and get my groove back. I was reading some of my writing before I was ever pregnant with my first daughter and it was so much better than I anything I have written lately. Hopefully we all can find a little piece of our old selves through these pages.

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