I thought of this blog the minute I wrote my tagline one year ago today. I toyed with it but never actually started putting finger to keyboard until a few months ago. Tonight, after a playdate with the frog princess the last of it spilled out of me easily and without much trouble, kinda like her farts. A year ago today, I sat on my couch and looked through this thing called WordPress for a template I liked. I had watched the movie Motherhood the Saturday prior and it had inspired me to finally create a blog (if you haven't caught the movie, check it out, you'll love it too). I posted my first blog a few minutes after midnight so, I guess that means my official blogoversary is 9/29. I'm not sure if I'll make it to midnight tonight.
So, here it is. A year in the making! Thank you for all of your love and support. T-shirts will be coming shortly (let me know in the comments if you'd like to purchase and what size you'd like so I get an idea of how many to order). One will read: The Mamifesto and the other will read: Welcome to the 'Hood! I look forward to many more years of having the privilege to write for you. Will you sign The Mamihood's Declaration of Independence?
- To not feel guilty when we are at work because we are not with our children
- To not feel guilty when we are at home because we are not at work
- To be okay with the house looking a mess because our children won't remember a clean kitchen but will appreciate our undying love
- To be okay with our friends who have perfect houses and not try to get to the deep down secret of how they do it all (because we are all guessing it's a maid)
- To cut ourselves some slack when we have to run through the drive thru (yes, I want to feed the child organic food too but, sometimes it can't be helped)
- To not fret over having to sit the kid(s) down in front of the television when we have to make a phone call/answer an email/tweet/blog/poop or call our girlfriend to cry on the phone about what big failures we are
- To not criticize or judge stay at home mamis because sometimes they work even harder at home as there is never a break
- To not criticize or judge working mamis because we get a certain joy and purpose from our careers and though some certainly wish we could afford to stay at home with our children, the rest are perfectly happy trying to find a balance that will bring them fulfillment and happiness
- To keep an open mind with regards to other mamis. Regardless of the parenting choices they have made because we do not wish to be judged either
- To support fellow mamis even if we don't 100% agree with their methods
- To befriend, support and show compassion for other mamis and to do away with the S cliques that those that are still insecure from high school insist on creating