Well, welcome to, well, not quite sure what exactly. See, I’m just a real mom like you, working with what I refer to as real mom time (hence, the name of this blog). Each day is a little different; some might be a little more planned than others, others a little more casual than the last. While I strive day-to-day for routine as it’s what keeps us all most sane, unpredictability and going-with-the-flow are both key elements to being on Real Mom Time.
The gist of my posts will center on the cool and/or helpful things I come across during my day-to-day journey as a mother in this crazy world of ours. Whether it’s a tasty recipe, an easy craft, a simple playtime idea, a great deal I see in a store or online somewhere, or just something about our daily interactions throughout our day – think manners, basic parenting scenarios, play date dilemmas, or preschool predicaments – I’ll share it. It’ll be a mix of my own original thought and experiences as well as other ideas I gleam and admire from others. The source could be a friend’s social networking post or blog (with their permission, of course) or another online or real world find (attributed of course). I am going to try, try, try to post daily, Monday through Friday, and limit posts to somewhere around 500 words (give or take depending on the subject) for a nice, quick-and-dirty read before you start or finish (or take a break from) your parenting day.
Just a little background about me, not too much though so as not to bore you… I’m a full-time mom to a right-now 3 ½ year-old boy (whom I’ll refer to simply as “T”) with seemingly endless energy and zest for even the simplest things in this life (he’s been known to exclaim pretty much every Wednesday morning, “Garbage truck is here! Garbage truck is here!”). It’s a pleasure being at home raising this little bundle of energy and most-times shiny, happy child. But let me be honest… of course there are those, um, moments (you moms all know “those moments” if you know or have had the pleasure of being around any three-year-olds, heh). So right here, right now, I promise to do my absolute best to highlight both the highs and the lows – AKA reality – of our ordinary days together. I’ve been married for more than seven years now to my husband, T’s dad, whom I’ll refer to on the blog as “C” when he might warrant a mention (which might be often, he’s a very involved daddy, and yay for that!).
So if this intrigues you, thanks for reading. You can’t be early or late really, so welcome whenever you get here – and don’t forget to adjust your clocks to “Real Mom Time”!