There, I said it. I have a mom blog. I don’t have a problem with it. I don’t need to pretty it up because it’s beautiful the way it is. Why? I’ll tell you….
In 2005, I started writing on a platform that has been nonexistent so many years ago I can’t remember what it was called. I started writing out of frustration. I was in a failing marriage, the kids were driving me nuts and I was just plain tired of feeling alone. I know, I wasn’t alone physically but I really was mentally.
All I had to do was type out my day, my thoughts, my opinion and BAM, someone out there got me. IT WAS AWESOME!!
Then the doody really hit the fan. I found out in the parking lot of a Target that I was pregnant…again. I’m not going to lie, I was more than upset. This was my fourth kid, I was 35 and I was much too old to use the ignorance excuse.
I had to quit my job because she wouldn’t stay with anyone else. I joined parenting groups online but they all were in their twenties. I was once again, alone. So in 2006, this lovely section of the internet you are reading now, came alive. I blogged because it was the only place I could be me. I was raised in a family were you don’t complain. You don’t have messes. Everything is fine. (But it’s not.) In other words, my family doesn’t read this. In fact, I don’t tell too many people I even have this blog. It’s not really for them.
This is for me. This is for the people, not just women, out there who understand. Who also feel a little less alone when they see there is someone else out there just as screwy.
This is a blog about me. Plain and simple. Why do I have a mom blog. I’m a mom, number one. It’s my first job. It’s the reason I have to get up in the morning and figure out how I’m going to pay the bills. It’s the reason why I have to go to the grocery and fill the refrigerator. It’s the reason I shop for 3/4 of the things I buy, at least. It’s the reason I blog. I blog because I’m a mom.
My mom blog is about my life, my gripes, my family, my sadness, and the laughs. It’s the outlet where I can put down in words how I feel that day about the most important job I have. So I see no reason why I should label it any other way.
It’s also why I answer these questions like this;
“What type of blog do you have?”
“It’s a mom blog.”
“What do you write about?”