Part of accepting this fun little button is writing out seven things about yourself. I've never been good at this, so if I am allowed to tweak it a little I am going to write seven things about myself in terms of motherhood (an area of my life I am most comfortable with.)
1. I'm gross. Showers are no longer a luxury but a race against time. Bathing is so far down on the list of priorities people might mistake me for a contestant on Survivor. But I've never been comfortable taking a shower and leaving my baby unattended, even when she is sleeping. I still drag the bouncy chair into the bathroom where I take a lukewarm shower and try to be rinsing the soap from my hair before I run out of animals to sing about on Old McDonalds farm.
2. I hate "mompetitors"- women who say their baby is advanced in every aspect of life. It's like they are trying to win an award for fastest development of motor skills, or first place in the ability to say "Bah!" Can't we just appreciate that our children are happy and healthy instead of trying to make a point that our baby is the MOST special of all babies ever? My daughter can not crawl yet. So effing what.
3. I'm obsessed with reality show moms. Not like Toddlers in Tiaras, but my favorite guilty pleasure reality stars who happen to have surprise babies like I did. Kourtney Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, Bethenny Frankel - I DVR everything they are on and in my fantasy world I sincerely believe we would all be friends.
4. CeCe was an absolute surprise. I would even say a shock. Honestly, it more of a "What. The. Hell." moment. But she is my happiest accident. I don't know what I would be doing right now if I didn't have her, but I bet I couldn't have been this happy in that alternate reality.
5. The days of dry-clean only are gone. I don't wear anything I can't wipe my hands on, because the snot, spit and poop is inevitably going to end up on all my clothes anyway. I enjoy fashion but have learned that I am a human spit rag and CeCe doesn't care if my shirt is second-hand or name brand.
6. My blog combines my two careers. Journalism and motherhood. I graduated from the University of Kentucky (go Cats!) with a degree in print journalism, and this is my way of keeping up my writing skills while exploring the parenting side of life. I also freelance for a few Kentucky publications.
7. I have baby fever. Motherhood is harder than anything I've tackled, but I want to do it again. And again. And again ... People think I'm insane when I say I want three by 30. I'm not looking for enough kids to have our own TLC show, but I definitely envision a house full of screaming and laughter and crying and love.
Now I get to give out this award to some of my favorite bloggers! Here are some ladies I find to be versatile blogs:
My Dishwasher's Possessed! - Kathy uses her blog to weave stories and reveal parts of motherhood that are so relatable. She writes with lovely detail and good dose of humor.
Life Loss and Other Things - I appreciate Maria's candidness about sharing her journey through her miscarriages. Those experiences give her such an endearing tone, when you read about her children you can tell how grateful she is for them.
Five Foot Mama - I love this blog's Wordless Wednesdays. Her design is so cheerful and she incorporates fun tips and how-to's as well.
Mom Blog of Two Little Misters - I like the mix of tips, news, and personal thoughts on this blog. Useful and relatable.
Confessions from Boystown - Raising 3 boys, this woman deserves far more than any award I can give her.