And here we go…..

Welcome to my blog! I’ve decided to create this blog as a way to connect with other women just like me as well as preserve the memories of motherhood and married life. So, as the title says…here we go!

I am your typical mom and wife. I start my days just like everyone else: late, hectic and unprepared! I’ve never been the “how does she do it” mom. You know, the ones who make you sick because they are so put together! I once showed up at my daughter’s school for pick up with baby poop on my face. I’d like to blame that on the sleep deprivation but in all honesty it could easily happen to me again. I’m not the mom with the sick abs who rocks the skinny jeans. I’ve accepted that I’ll never be that. I’m the mom who cherishes the stretch marks and celebrates a pair of jeans that hides my extra baggage. Although I refuse to wear “mom jeans” I can appreciate the idea!

I’m not the wife who has 5 course meals made strictly from organic vegetables and free ranging meat prepared for my husband when he gets home every night. While I do cook the majority of dinners, I may or may not have fallen asleep on the couch and been woken up from my husband as he got home for the evening. He gets home at 6 pm. This may or may not have been last week. I’m not the wife who touches up hair and makeup before the hubby gets home. Nope. My man’s special treat is if he comes home and I haven’t changed into my pajamas yet. It’s an added bonus if I’m not passed out on the couch!

These are a few examples of the realness of my life. I may not be perfect and I may not be glamorous but my life is exactly how I want it to be. I look forward to sharing the joys, pains, laughter, fears and realness of the life of a mom of 2 plus a dog, wife of one, sister to 2, daughter to 2 and friend to many!