Dear Everyone

This is a post dedicated to everyone that matters in my life.

I know that lately it has seemed that I have become consumed with blogging.  Well that would be because it’s true.  I found something to be passionate about that is all my own.  No one else can poop on it, spit on it, drop food on it, fart on it, eat 20 bites of it, burp on it, drool on it, throw up on it, break it,….you get my point.  I have total control over it and in many ways blogging keeps me from going insane.

I know the house has been a bit neglected but hey the dirt will still be there tomorrow…and the next day…and…well at that point I am sure my OCD will set in and I will spend hours cleaning.  The important thing is that the kids are still alive…that’s most important right?


I am still in the midst of trying to find a balance between my home life and my blogging life and somewhere in there I need a social life too other then via the internet.  But please understand that my internet “posse” has filled a void that was empty for quite some time.  I can finally communicate with people who understand exactly what the hell is streaming from my crazy mom brain.  I don’t have to justify to them why I drink wine by the box, or why I sneak my food as quietly as I can because they already get it!  They understand what it’s like to never have a cracker to yourself let alone a whole meal without tiny someones wanting a bite or half your plate.  They understand the stresses that come along with being a stay at home parent and that wine, beer, vodka…whatever….is a necessity sometimes.  And I love reading their stories that relate to my entire life!

I apologize that I have completely taken over the computer like a crazed lunatic and spending hours at a time doing stuff related to blogging.  But I am still figuring a lot of stuff out.  I am far from being a techie so half my time is spent trying to figure out how to get something to work and the other half is spent waiting for the damn rural internet to work.  No need to worry, once I get everything running smoothly and can organize my time better I will come out of the blogging fog.  I will never give up blogging.  It is something that has grabbed me and I just don’t see it letting go.  Nor do I want it to.


So please stop looking at me with that blank stare on your face when I start to talk about what I did in the blogging world today.  For those of you that wonder “what is a blog anyway”.  Well if you read Huffington Post…guess what?  That’s all bloggers.  All those articles that people post via Facebook and other social medias…yeah came from blogging.  You Tube?  Yeah that’s called vlogging ….short for video blogging.  I know that when I tell some people that I blog that they really don’t care and guess what neither do I.  I don’t have time for that negativity in my life.  You can either support me and be happy for me,  don’t say anything at all,  or here…let me give you a little shove off my boat.  For those of you who have been a great support I thank you.  I appreciate you.  And that’s why I have written this letter for YOU.




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I am a mother of 5, a wife to 1, and a fully certified domesticated momster who likes to blog about motherhood, marriage, and anything else that pops into my crazy head all with a side of sarcasm and a glass of wine.

61 thoughts on “Dear Everyone”

  1. Epic awesome sauce! I started blogging myself because I sit at home all day talking to my animals, and I was worried that might start talking back to me…

    Human interaction is a necessity! I am a total extravert by nature, and having been stuck at home as a FULL time online college student for 5 months straight since moving away from all of my friends and family was damn near the death of me. I totally understand the joy in finding a new outlet and hobby in blogging! Happy to have connected up with you in the blogosphere!


    1. Me too! So glad to have found your blog! And yes blogging is a great outlet without having to go “out” …and even though I still like to get out from time to time the “blogosphere” keeps me informed and entertained. Let’s face it, it’s much better then watching the depressing news!

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  2. I’m right there with you, girl! It took a while for me to realize that blogging is now one of my hobbies, rather than a thing I used to vent or post longish updates about my life that were too much for Facebook. ❤

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      1. You should and send me a video! Could be your new weekly feature, Domesticated Mom Shows You Things You Shouldn’t Do While Drinking Wine 😉

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  3. You have literally stolen the thoughts and feelings right out of me and put them into this post. I am loving blogging too but it can be totally consuming! Finding the balance is so hard when blogging is so fun and such a wonderful creative outlet, and something that’s all mine. I’m so glad to have met you and have u as a blogging buddy xx

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    1. I feel the same about you….We will find balance…I just have to sit down and write out a schedule for blogging. I know that my kids are acting out right now because they haven’t had my entire attention which is something they have always had. I sat down with them the night before last and read several books with them and wow what a difference in their behavior. When they are all 3 playing well that is when I try to sneak in time for blogging but I swear they have radar. Same as toilet radar. lol…sweet dreams my friend for I am sure you are headed there soon.

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      1. Lol they do have radar! I missed your reply – thanks to you, I know about my notifications now. It’s an unbelievable learning processes. I’ve stopped by via #snotallaboutyou this evening x

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  4. Love it! I feel the same. It’s amazing how snotty some people can be about blogging. Seriously? I’m not up in your face passing judgement on your playstation games, golf or spectator sports. So what if I unwind and get my kicks trying to give people a chuckle or connecting with other parents?!


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    1. I totally agree….I would much rather try and use my brain to think of something to write rather then just stare at a tv screen everynight. And when I find a really good blog well who needs “Grey’s Anatomy” than? lol


  5. Love this post. My favourite so far today. Yes I know it’s not even 8.25am but I have been reading and commenting on others blogs since 7.15. I’ve had three hours sleep so maybe I’m a little crazy. Anyway, I know what you mean about blogging being the only thing that is your own and it helping to keep you sane. That’s exactly why I started blogging in the first place.

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  6. You have made me laugh this morning because of the way you described needing something for yourself that has not been spat on/ had food dropped on it. I can so relate. Motherhood involves so much giving of ourselves body and mind that it is wonderful to have something that is all our own. I so relate. Great post and letter. It sounds like you are being your best supporter and that is great. Keep on blogging.

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    1. Yes our spouse’s probably suffer the worst …we expect them to be our greatest supporter and yet they haven’t a clue as to what we are doing…only other bloggers understand what it’s like to blog


    1. They understand better when I explain that all those “articles” they read are bloggers but they don’t get my obsession over certain things with blogging….yes only others who blog understand that. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment 🙂


    1. Thank you so much for that Christie. I am so glad you enjoy reading as I enjoy reading yours as well. I plan to catch up some reading of blogs tonight 🙂 I had to take a little break from blogging today after accidentally erasing a piece that I was almost finished with **unattractive angry face**

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  7. I too am searching for that balance- I’ve been super busy responding to likes and comments thanking people and writing my own material. But I am super lucky to have people supporting my efforts. I’ve been enjoying your blog a lot recently, keep up the great work!

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  8. Yes! This could be me. 9 years into blogging, my closest IRL friends just smile and nod about my online friendships, but they are so real. In the first year of raising twins while working full-time and a husband serving in Iraq, the blogsphere was the only place I could find people who really understood.

    Thank you for blogging… and for linking with #TwinklyTuesdau.

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    1. Exactly! People don’t realize that blogging is just a term for writing …I’d rather be blogging and using my brain to think and interact rather then just watching tv and letting it get mushy! Thanks for reading :))


  9. Gosh this is me right now . I try and do it in the evening when the kids are sleeping but this of course is not always possible. Thanks for this read I like to see that I am not alone. #snotallaboutyou

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