I’m a mother of seven kids in a blended family and I believe in bending the rules to live life to it’s fullest, even if we have to learn some hard lessons along the way. I’m all about making room for us women to reclaim ourselves outside of momhood. Why? Because we keep striving to exist in a world where being a mom is only one thing. It only looks one certain way. And this sole description tells the rest of the world what a good mom looks like and what a bad mom looks like. This So-Called Mom is not good or bad. She is complex, has “me time” and knows how to pick damn good looking underwear.
When we become wives and mothers we loose a big chunk of who we are and it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes it feels as though we’ve woken up in the middle of this baby-gym life and the kid’s are much older and everything feels out of control. When we return to being women first, who just so happen to be moms and wives too, we are happier; more complete–and maybe this is ultimately what helps us embrace the chaos even more. My blog is the episiotomy…er, epitome of this and so much more, it might make you uncomfortable.
Please join me on a daily adventure where I share everything from my Luxury Hotel Birth to letting my nine year old girl quit school to skateboard full-time, or how I bought a stolen vehicle for my teenage sons 17th birthday, and let’s not forget parenting advice when you have FOUR teenagers to get off the couch on a daily basis, or how bad my husband’s tennis elbow is because he won’t stop trying to balance the baby in the palm of his hand. All of this material comes from the most dynamic family subjects I know–my own!
This is us, living real life out loud. <3
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