Dropping F-Bombs on My Blog... Just to Fit My Blog Name

I've been having a bit of "blog name remorse" as of late. When I first thought of my blog name -- The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears -- I was all, "Look how clever and original I am!" and now I'm more like, "Blech." ...more
@RealMomofNJ Exactly! I picked mine literally on the spur of the moment. It kind of just came to ... more

Dropping F-Bombs on My Blog... Just to Fit My Blog Name

I've been having a bit of "blog name remorse" as of late. When I first thought of my blog name -- The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears -- I was all, "Look how clever and original I am!" and now I'm more like, "Blech." ...more
P.S. I love how you ended that comment! more

Dropping F-Bombs on My Blog... Just to Fit My Blog Name

I've been having a bit of "blog name remorse" as of late. When I first thought of my blog name -- The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears -- I was all, "Look how clever and original I am!" and now I'm more like, "Blech." ...more
@SunbonnetSmart.com I actually don't mind reading swear words in blogs (obviously), but I do ... more

Dropping F-Bombs on My Blog... Just to Fit My Blog Name

I've been having a bit of "blog name remorse" as of late. When I first thought of my blog name -- The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears -- I was all, "Look how clever and original I am!" and now I'm more like, "Blech." ...more
@Crissi L I read a lot of blogs that have the word "Mom" in them that really don't concentrate ... more

Dropping F-Bombs on My Blog... Just to Fit My Blog Name

I've been having a bit of "blog name remorse" as of late. When I first thought of my blog name -- The Girl Next Door Drinks and Swears -- I was all, "Look how clever and original I am!" and now I'm more like, "Blech." ...more
@alienbody Thank you! I had no idea how much choosing a blog name was going to affect me. It was ... more

Heartbreak: When Your Kids Would Rather Spend Time with Friends

If you are still in the very-young-children stage, you may find this story a little hard to relate to. I was once in your shoes and it was hard to believe that this day would ever come. But it did. And it will for you, too. It wasn't that long ago that I was complaining about never having any "me" time. I always had at least one kid in tow, turning the simplest of errands into a grueling test of patience. Diaper bags and car seats and strollers and Goldfish snacks were necessities just to make a "quick run" to the grocery store. ...more
@Denise Oh! I forgot that I still get to look forward to technology snubs, too! Yea! more

Heartbreak: When Your Kids Would Rather Spend Time with Friends

If you are still in the very-young-children stage, you may find this story a little hard to relate to. I was once in your shoes and it was hard to believe that this day would ever come. But it did. And it will for you, too. It wasn't that long ago that I was complaining about never having any "me" time. I always had at least one kid in tow, turning the simplest of errands into a grueling test of patience. Diaper bags and car seats and strollers and Goldfish snacks were necessities just to make a "quick run" to the grocery store. ...more
@lofgrenb You will. But, it's really hard to find balance when they are that young and SO ... more

Heartbreak: When Your Kids Would Rather Spend Time with Friends

If you are still in the very-young-children stage, you may find this story a little hard to relate to. I was once in your shoes and it was hard to believe that this day would ever come. But it did. And it will for you, too. It wasn't that long ago that I was complaining about never having any "me" time. I always had at least one kid in tow, turning the simplest of errands into a grueling test of patience. Diaper bags and car seats and strollers and Goldfish snacks were necessities just to make a "quick run" to the grocery store. ...more
@ItsAllRelative Oh, my youngest is still cashes in on the "I want to be with you" routine at ... more

Heartbreak: When Your Kids Would Rather Spend Time with Friends

If you are still in the very-young-children stage, you may find this story a little hard to relate to. I was once in your shoes and it was hard to believe that this day would ever come. But it did. And it will for you, too. It wasn't that long ago that I was complaining about never having any "me" time. I always had at least one kid in tow, turning the simplest of errands into a grueling test of patience. Diaper bags and car seats and strollers and Goldfish snacks were necessities just to make a "quick run" to the grocery store. ...more
@Denise Oh, I can't imagine going through this 6 times! Do you at least become a little immune ... more

The Awkward Blogger

I began blogging in June 2012. As I started my blog, Mommy, For Real, I simultaneously read several books and numerous articles about blogging, particularly those featuring “mommy bloggers.” Over and over it was made clear that the way to have a successful readership was by putting yourself out there and interacting with other bloggers. Taking a deep breath, I began to do just that. ...more
Exactly! I am only a few months newer to blogging than you and I feel like you are leaps and ... more