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!