Solo Mama: Where Do I Begin?

For anyone who has read my posts in the past…I love humor, I love telling stories about my kids and I love putting myself on front street for all bad parenting choices I make. I want to be a voice out there, speaking loudly that:

It’s ok to have bad parenting moments!

It’s ok to have a messy house!

It’s ok to have a headache on Tuesday morning because you had a little too much wine “trying to relax” on Monday night!

I could go on…but it gets darker…

Writing blog posts over the past couple of years has been an outlet for me and it has been a way to keep in touch with the outside world. I love it when people reach out and comment and say that they’ve had similar experiences, they are just afraid to share, or they found something hilarious in something I wrote.

So, at the encouragement of a good friend, who in one of my dark moments the other day reminded me that I used to love to write (as recently as this past spring), I’d like to jump back into posting. I honestly don’t know what’s going to come out. These past 10 months have been some of the ugliest in my life. I’m not sure what I can share or want to share. But I know that writing used to lift my spirits in a crazy way, and in large part because of friends who read and commented and reached out, and that made me a better person at life. And we all know that the world would be a better place if it contained people who felt their best on a daily basis. So, here we go…

9 thoughts on “Solo Mama: Where Do I Begin?

  1. Hey!! Glad you are going to pot again, was just thinking yesterday how I missed reading your stuff. You are an inspiration to me. Believe it or not. While I have a partner, she works most weekends so that makes me feel like a single parent … my 3 kiddos are quite the handful and I spend most weekends wishing for Monday. I don’t have any idea how you do it everyday Shelley.

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  2. I’m so glad that you are going to write again! It has been great to read your posts-I love your humor! But the best part for me is hearing that I’m not alone in this motherhood thing. It can be ugly,, and I think it’s important to share what is really about, rather than just put our best selves out there on Facebook.
    Thank you for being brave!

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    • Thank you so much!!! It is great to be able to be “real” as much as possible and be encouraged rather than judged- at least out loud!!😂😂 I’ve got a lot to share but haven’t decided how much of it should remain personal 🤗 thank you!

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this as a method for finding your joy and healing! And also making us laugh because let’s be honest, you just put into words the things we feel on a daily basis!! BIG HUGS!

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  4. Always keep writing, Shelley.. am not a single parent (we co-parent our two fur-babies!) but always enjoy the funny anecdotes laced with humor and honesty.
    Cannot wait to read more.. 😊

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