February 28, 2012 at 8:13am I posted my FIRST blog post. I was 38weeks pregnant with my daughter who will be 5 in March! For five years I've been sharing my journey of this thing called Motherhood! A lot of you have been on this journey with me from the start! You've joined us on our first family to trip to DC where Daddie proposed to Mommie and where we found out JUST how unprepared we were when we ran out of diapers minutes before the plane took off! LOL (I learned how to make a makeshift diaper though haha) I've shared daycare stories of how Dreux was told she has "coarse hair" to breastfeeding tips! Five years later, I'm now married and the Mommie of TWO! When I started blogging, I didn't know what the heck I was doing. I literally just needed an outlet. I was scared. Scared to be a mom fresh out of grad school with a [then] boyfriend who lived in a completely different state. Writing was my therapy. It helped me to pass time on the bus to work every morning; it gave me something to do during late night feedings when I was up alone in the house by myself. It was my therapy when the weight of being a mom and an auditor was getting to me! Thanks for reading; for commenting, for providing feedback, and for checking on me! I've been told by so many people (people who don't even have kids) how much they enjoy reading my blog and you have no idea how much that means to me. Even single men have commented on things they've read! LOL Seriously that means ALOT!
Now that this thing has grown into something bigger than I could have imagined, I've set out to use this platform to inspire other Young Workin' Mommies that IT CAN BE DONE -rather I have 5 followers/subscribers or 5 million. When I got pregnant, you wouldn't believe the amount of negativity I received, FROM MY OWN FAMILY! That somehow becoming a mother at 23 was a death sentence. That my life was miraculously OVER and every dream I've ever had will never come to fruition. LIES...WRONG (in my Donald Trump voice lol). In all actually, on March 5, 2012 at 5:22pm, life had just begun and on September 1, 2016 at 8:45am it started all over! My kids are the best things to happen to me and I'm telling you they make life exciting! Tiring, expensive, overwhelming...but exciting nonetheless LOL Being a mom is fun and I'm so happy that I've been able to share my life with you all these last 5 years!
So please use this as your OFFICIAL invitation to Mommies & Mimosas- Brunch 'n Shower on April 22nd in Chicago. I WOULD love to meet some of you and converse over unlimited mimosas and brunch bites :) The event not only serves as YWMs Bday Party but I am asking that each guest bring an item from the following wish list to support New Moms, an organization in the city geared toward supporting teenage moms and their children who are at risk of poverty and homelessness. Tickets are only $40 (or $35 if you get them early). It will be a GREAT time and it would mean the WORLD to have you all there!
Use the code HAPPY5THYWM TODAY ONLY (February 28th) to receive 15% off general admission!