Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My First Post

For five days now I've sat down at the computer to write about life as a mommy.

Day 1 I was going to write about the cute thing that Chase does with his legs when I walk up the stairs with him...but that didn't seem like the right topic for my first post. Afterall, you don't know anything about Chase.

Day 2 I was going to have an online dialog with myself on whether or not to start potty training Alec this week...but that didn't seem like the first thing I should write about either since you don't know anything about Alec.

Day 3 I was going to share my opinions about those voice-prompted, automated phone answering services where the machine on the other end of the phone attempts to understand what you're saying to it (ok, not really related to being a mommy, but that's what was on my mind that day)...but that seemed like a topic for a rainy day.

And Day 4  I was going to share my successes and failures with nursing and how I feel about both...but I thought that was too controversial and personal for my first post.

So here I am four days later with all these things I want to write about but no posts. Day 5 is the day I am officially writing my first post...a post about my first post (kind of sounds like a Seinfeld episode). I'm also going to use this as a chance to introduce you to my family and provide a glimpse of what I plan to share through this blog.

You'll get to know me and my family much more through my blog, but here are some cliff notes. If you don't already know, my name is Kim. In my previous life (before being a mommy), I worked in public relations and graphic design. I am married to my wonderful husband, Chad, of over eight years. We have the "typical" American family of husband, wife, and 2.5 kids (the .5 being our dachshund-rat terrier dog, Smidgen). Our oldest son is Alec, who is two and a half and just started preschool last week (which, by the way, is going better than I could have asked for!). Our youngest son is Chase, who is coming up on six months, and the really cute thing that he does with his legs when I'm carrying him up stairs is pump them up and down like he's walking up the stairs too.

I love my family dearly, but sometimes they just drive me up the wall! Through this blog I hope to share my frustrations of being a parent, my funny stories of how my kids embarrass me (just wait for the "tickle tickle" one that Alec got me with...), and my opinions on everything from sharing household responsibilities to Valentine's Day cards to Daylight Savings Time.

My hope is that for each post that I share, there is someone reading who can relate to it in one way or another, someone who can say "been there done that" or "I'm glad I'm not the only one going through that." And I also hope if that person happens to be you, that you take a few seconds to say so!

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Until next time...


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