Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The idea for this blog came to me one afternoon while I was in my car (the place I can usually be found if I'm not at home or work) listening to Oprah Radio on Sirius XM. The fact that I listen to Oprah Radio cracks me up, because I think I could count on one hand the number of times I watched her show the first 24 years it was on the air. But while you're on bed rest you'll do just about anything to keep from losing your mind... and for me that was watching Oprah's Farewell Season. (I actually became somewhat obsessed with Oprah fever, a little late I know. When I found out my girls were coming on May 25, my first question for my nurses was if I could get into a room in time to watch Oprah's final episode.)
Anyway, there was an old episode on the radio and Suze Orman was talking to this twenty-something living well above her means in Manhattan. It was as if Suze was speaking directly to me. This young woman was going out to dinner, taking weekend vacations with friends, and getting regular treatments at the spa. But she didn't have any money.... zero, zilch, nadda.
Suze told her to snap out of it! If she didn't have the money, she couldn't enjoy the perks she felt that she deserved!
I knew the only way I could hold myself accountable would be to report to someone. And who better to report to than the billions of people called the Internet?
I never in a million years thought anyone would read this - let alone care one iota about my daily life as a mother of five, but what I've found is people actually do. And I can't tell you how happy that makes me! Life is so much easier when we feel like we're not alone in the challenges we face.
Now I am NO expert on parenting. But I am a reporter. And I know how to ask questions to try and find answers.
If there's anything you want to learn about, share, comment on, vent about - please subscribe to this blog and comment on the posts. I'm hoping to begin sharing articles with tips from people who actually do know what they're talking about.
I'm just a mom with a blog and one crazy, hectic life. And if my stories of getting stuck in the carwash (that's definitely on the upcoming blog list) put a smile on just one person's face - then I will gladly get stuck in the carwash any day of the week!
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