For years, I wrote notes to myself when I realized I was secretly chuckling about something that only another mom could appreciate. When I realized I had experienced a beautiful moment with one of my kids, I wrote it down on a Post-It. I filled an entire kitchen drawer with sticky notes.
I’d always had the idea that, in some way, I would share my journey through life and motherhood with the world-at-large. And I had often wondered how I might create a conversation with other women using the stories created by my journey.
When my now 4 year-old daughter came along, I exited the corporate culture and kissed my career good-bye. It was a difficult decision to make, but it was something I really wanted to do for my children.
Then it happened. I found myself absolutely starved for an adult community of like-minded women.
Enter Scary Mommy.
It was one of the first blogs I read. Ever. I don’t know how I found it or what I was doing on the Internet when I bumped into Scary Mommy, but there she was. Happily exposed to all the world with nothing but her generous honesty for cover.
Today, I’m thanking Scary Mommy for adding to the swift kicks in the panties I needed to clean out that kitchen drawer and get my own blog started. In her honor, I’m giving away several copies of her brand new book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy.
I’m more than a mom. I’m proud to be a scary mommy, too. How about you?
Disclaimer: To be eligible to win, you must be a current or new verified subscriber to Sweetness of Life & Motherhood. If you’re not a subscriber yet, go here. The winners will be chosen at random. Winning entries will be verified. U.S. entries only. No P.O. Boxes. Winners will be publicly announced on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google-Plus.
Update April 21 - And the winners are…
Congratulations to Samantha Navarro, Jennifer McLucas, Rose Mary Burkett and Ashley Taylor!
You will each receive an email from me with instructions.