Good morning! It’s way too early in the morning and I’m hanging out at my kitchen counter with a hot mug of my beloved coffee and my MacBook. I’ve been up since 3 am washing sheets and jammies, holding a “puke bucket” for my Daughter who is too groggy and sick to make it to the toilet, and snuggling everyone back down to sleep–in our bed, of course, since they puked all over their own beds and, who am I kidding, they rarely sleep in their own beds all night anyway. My two crazy-ass dogs are wrestling on my feet and whining because they know this is normally when I’d start to wake up and stumble into some boots and a coat for their walk. Sorry doggies, but it’s going to be a long day and I need a dose of “me time” if I’m going to get it all done.
Welcome to my blog. I started this when I realized recently that I have been “blogging” for self-care for years: to myself in journals, to friends on Facebook messenger and a long-lost Blogspot account, and to no one in particular on yellow notepads and cocktail napkins. I’m constantly brain-dumping into my Notes app and onto post-its. I drink a glass or two of pinot noir at night and barrage my friends with texts full of potty humor. I read all this neuroscience and bookmark it “for later”. I throw my warm fuzzy mama feels all over Facebook. It’s all totally scattered. So I decided to teach myself to blog, with the idea that it would help me collect and make sense of everything that the squirrels in my brain are constantly chewing on and spitting out, and also provide an opportunity to connect with some like-minded working mamas who are also trying to achieve this thing called balance. I want this to be a place where we can recharge with a warm cup of coffee and try to figure out how to “Do It All” as best we can, and I want this to be a place to find a rare and needed minute to unwind with a good glass of wine and enjoy life.
If anyone’s reading this yet (though my brain-squirrels have learned from Google searches this week on “writing a first blog post” that no one probably is, because it’s a first blog post and that’s how this goes), I’d love your input. What do you want out of a mom blog?