Hi there! My name is Tara, I’m 33, and I’m living the life of my dreams! (Insert screaming infant here).
Ok, so maybe in my dreams there was less crying and poop. Definitely less poop. And my five year old son had not yet learned to say “Whatever, Mommy!” But alas, here I am, a stay at home mom with two gorgeous sons, a nice house and a great husband. It’s what I always wanted when I was little, yet somewhere along the line, my vision shifted. Turns out, I’m not the mom rocking the bikini at the pool with my perfectly behaved children swimming like little Olympiads with their super involved Dad. I’m the chubby mom at the pool with the baby spitting up on me, and the 5 (almost 6) year old who thinks he can swim just because his feet touch the bottom of the shallow end, thus allowing him to propel himself headfirst onto the stairs, while my husband sleeps on a chaise in the shade. Sigh.
So I decided to write about it. My life, just like those of all of the moms I know, is full of ridiculous moments. Some of them make me want to scream, some make me cry, but most are hilarious (maybe not at first, but looking back even I can see the humor in my son having explosive poop all over my dress at my Aunt’s 80th birthday celebration). Each day I try to be a better mom, a healthier woman, and a better wife, daughter, sister and friend. Let’s face it, we can all use as much help and support as we can get! So, I will share what is working and what is a total disaster! We will talk about everything from exercise and healthy recipes, to couponing and diapers.
Things may not always be pretty, but I wouldn’t trade this life for anything. (Although a day off here and there might be nice!)
So sit back, grab an adult beverage, and enjoy the insanity that is my life as a chubby housewife!