|April 12, 2012||Filled under Momwich Blabs|
Its Ultimate Blog Party 2012 and I’m late as always when it comes to things like this. Things with a deadline…. As in, it’s nearly midnight and I just finished up some work for a client (hey, when you work from home, people think there are no boundaries with your time). I got the kids to bed (so what if they are teenagers, I still kiss ‘em every night) and I’m sitting here nodding as that bald husband of mine talks, he thinks I’m thoroughly listening but really, I’m crapping myself for nearly forgetting about the UBP.
Hey Meet Me: I’m Brandy – 31 or 32 (can’t remember, fingers to busy typing to count) year old mama to two amazing girls – Grace (she who trips over air) is 16 and Gabby (chick-talks-a-lot) who is 12. Bald lover is my husband, he goes by bald lover, but only one part of that name is true lately. We’re busy dealing with all sorts of stuff, like brain surgery and working from home and travelling, so he only has time to be bald lately.
I started blogging in the early 2000s – forgive me that I didn’t etch the moment in my heart. I should have really, it was a cathartic response to life at the time. I’d just been diagnosed with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy — heart failure from pregnancy – and I was alone, the blog made me feel less isolated.
I blogged under the name Incredimom, because I thought I was pretty incredible. I was holding my crap together, raising smart cute kids, dinner on the table, a clean sink, and I was dying. Pretty Woman’s Day article worthy if you asked me….and then I was faced with a divorce that I thought rocked my world but I would later learn was just the start of something bigger… During that time, I didn’t feel so incredible anymore. I knew no one would want to read the things stirring in my heart and I certainly didn’t want them documented for my kids (smart thinkin’)!
Fast forward a few years later and hey – I realized I am not incredimom. Instead I am a humble mom, just trying to do right by my kids. My parenting skills are crap, hence the name Momwich – it’s motherhood in the can.
I can’t wait for the UBP this week,