My first blog award

I was so excited to log on and see that one of my regular reads, Onesie Mommy, left me a blog award. I love reading her adventures of Miss B so it was special to know people are actually relating to what I have to say.

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.


  1. First off, THANK YOU for the award! I love it when someone reads my writing and thinks as highly of me as you do. You rock, as my 10 year old says.
    Secondly, I'm pretty sure that if we lived near each other WE would be best friends. We'd have our own little club with a special handshake, password, and t-shirt (easily washed, of course!)
    Thanks again and feel free to "stop by" anytime!

  2. Oh, and I'm following you now, btw- how can I not? We have so much in common!

  3. Thanks so much for the award! How cool! It makes me feel just great when someone gives such nice compliments! I'm definitely going to be following you back- what a great blog!

    Thanks again!

    Five Foot Mama

  4. Thank you so much for the award and your sweet compliments! I look forward to checking out the other winners too!

  5. I couldn't help but laugh at your list! I'm so glad you mentioned the shower thing. I don't usually get around to it either on weekends. By Sunday night, my hair is a classier version of dreadlocks, my scent is BO and my teeth are growing fur. But, my kid can't get enough of me so what do I care?

    I don't like mompetitors either. When Miss B was first born, a co-worker had her little girl days later. She couldn't wait to put out an email saying that her DD was sleeping through the night already. It made me feel like poop for so long. Then, one of my friends said "has it ever occurred to you that she's lying? I mean, really... how many newborns sleep through the night? Besides, her definition of sleep through the night might be 4 hours!!" YEAH... I let that go fast. In one ear, out the other.

    Miss B was a surprise also. And I mean, SURPRISE. Fertility doctors told us our chances of having a baby were less than 5%. You can imagine the shock on my face when that pregnancy test said "pregnant!" I don't remember what happened the week after I found out.

    Have a great week!