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Blogger Idol 2013

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One year ago, I was just beginning the adventures of stay at home mommyhood. I was absolutely ecstatic to have the opportunity to be with my six month old every day. In order to make ends meet, I took on caring for two other children 3.5 days a week for a little extra cash. No big deal, right?


After about eight weeks, I was literally losing it. And drinking a lot of wine. It turns out that caring for three children half the week and staying up all night with a teething baby while my husband traveled for work was twice as hard as the full-time position that I had happily kicked to the curb.

Why is it that so many women only share the glorious side of motherhood? Don’t get me wrong, it’s the most amazing thing in the world (blah, blah, blah), but being a parent is some seriously challenging shit. I missed my career, I didn’t have any mommy friends, and I was tired. Like, really tired. I needed a place to vent my HONEST feelings about the toughness of transitioning into parenthood.

As I sat on Facebook one night (you know, since Facebook was literally the only connection I felt to the outside world), I stumbled upon a list of mommy blogs. I didn’t even know mom blogs existed. After reading through a few, I was both hooked and inspired. I decided to create my blog that night and I’ve never looked back.

I can’t believe that it’s been an entire year since I put my career on hold to stay at home (not to mention, I survived, I didn’t kill the kid, and I’m still married…. So kudos to me). On top of that, I’ve almost completed one full year as a mommy blogger. What better way to celebrate my very first blogiversary than to audition for Blogger Idol??

If you don’t already know, Blogger Idol is a premiere competition for bloggers. Writers will audition all week and will be narrowed down to the Top 12. Then, the contestants will compete every week using writing prompts created by the panel of judges. After twelve weeks, one lucky blogger will win some awesome prizes and most importantly, the title of Blogger Idol.

I might be totally out of my league here and this could be a serious long shot. But, what the hell? What do I have to lose?

So if you are totally stumped about what to get me for my blogiversary, save your gifts and help support me in this awesome competition!!  Be sure to follow Blogger Idol on Twitter for updates on how to vote. “Like” the Blogger Idol Facebook page and leave comment for the judges to PICK THE HONEST MOMMY for the Top 12!

With that, I think I’ll pour myself a little celebratory cocktail and send a prayer to the blogging gods that I make it to the Top 12. Thanks for your love and support!