What You See is What You Get

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Women have told me that they enjoy my blog because they feel better after reading one of my posts.  At first, I felt flattered by the compliments; perhaps I offered a perspective that helped women get through their day.  Then the realization hit me: I make people feel better because when they read about me, they see they aren’t doing so bad!

I started blogging last May, shortly after the birth of my daughter.  She was my third child in three years.  I wish I could say that I’ve handled motherhood with grace, but I’ve had more than a few stumbles along the way.

I know it’s hard to believe those sweet faces could ever make me lose my mind, but keep reading my blog, and I’ll make you a believer!

My blog has been my place where I can think.  I think through my writing, and typically, I leave each post with a clear head.  When I doubt my abilities as a mother, a wife, or a child of God, I work through my insecurities here. Some of my posts are serious; some are downright silly.  Sometimes I let my mind wander to a future place, and the result has been short stories about “The Crazy Old Bat.”  Whatever I write is absent of any pretense–I started this blog for me and see no point in writing lies to make myself feel better. My hope is that my journey can help you in yours, as well.

If you are visiting from Ultimate Blog Party 2010, I’m glad you’re here!  I hope you stick around and peruse some of my previous posts.  For those who currently read my blog, if you are interested in finding other wonderful blogs to follow, check out the Ultimate Blog Party at 5MinutesforMom.

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

40 thoughts on “What You See is What You Get

  1. I've stopped over from the blog party too. I completely sympathize with being the one people go, "Oh, thank goodness that happens to other people too!" Or even better, "I'm happy that happened to her and not ME!" That happens around here a lot.

    Hope you have a great time at the party this week and will stop by and say hi when you get the chance!

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  2. Hello! I am visiting from the UBP. Love your blog, especially the post about the Sabbath. That's something I have tried at different times and then I let life get busy. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the rest.

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  3. I only have one child so far and I lose my mind at least once a day! TOTALLY NORMAL!!! Children are awesome and horrible at the same time!

    Just stopped by from the party!

    Good luck!

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  4. Wow! 3 kids in 3 years?! I bet you do have some stories to blog about!! 🙂 You have a beautiful family!! I am a new follower!!! And I'm so glad you joined the UBP!

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  5. We'd love for you to check out our website, The Power of Moms. A site where mothers worldwide can draw strength from one another as we navigate through motherhood! Happy UBP 2010.

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  6. Hoppin in from UBP 2010. I am so happy to find another mother who will admit their mothering blips. I hope that you will feel blessed today!

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  7. After only a few minutes, I can tell that I love your blog. So glad to have "met" you. I'm adding you to my favorite list (oh, and following on Twitter.)

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  8. Hey, after three kids in three years, if you still manage to leave the house with matching shoes, I think you're doing great. Glad to have found you!

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  9. Found you on the UBP10 – love your introduction and will definitely look around more and read some more posts! I am a stay at home mom to 2 kids and I blog for a lot of the same reasons. Stop by my place if you have a chance http://www.becksinohio.blogspot.com

    Have a great rest of the week!

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  10. Love your blog…enjoyed what I read and will be back…This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers… I am sad it is about to end. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit…just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET! I am going to draw Friday night…..
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Teresa, for your nice comment! I've had a lot of fun, too…I only wish I had more time to read all of these great blogs. I had a challenging week with my husband being out of town! I will definitely stop by your blog, again. Have a great weekend!

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  11. If only my articles looked like this particular! That is a compliment, btw?-I ‘m new to blog posting as well as reading numerous blog posts is helping me out with my own. Any data you could throw my method to assistance is really appreciated. Thanks for the good information on this post!

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