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September 24, 2010

No Mom Talk Monday-Coming SOON to a Blog Near You!

Once upon a time there was a girl that dreamed of becoming a Professional Photographer, a Novelist, and a Graphic Designer. She lived in a little Floridian townhome, was married to a handsome man who aspired to save lives through cardiovascular surgery. While they had some marital spats-as all honest & happy couples do-they were content. They were happy. They were in love.

She found out she was having a baby and her life soon seemed as if it would be complete. She had high hopes of being the perfect mother, maintaining a beautiful home-finely decorated and abounding with guests that she would wine and dine. She would have a nursery decorated with items from Pottery Barn, and her child would sleep 8 hours a night starting at two weeks old. She would never be sleepy; she would always have it together, and her house would never look like a hurricane hit. She would finish her degree-a Double Major, and a Minor-and would beat the odds at finding a way to balance everything.

Umm…yeah. Right.

Is this a Fantasy, or is this a Fantasy?

Truthfully, I always knew that this picture perfect lifestyle didn’t really exist outside of the big screen. That’s just not how life works. While it’s not a lie that I aspire to be a Photographer, a Novelist and a Graphic Designer. And YES my husband is going to Physician's Assistants school to become a Cardiovascular Surgical PA. We are content. We are happily married. We have our Spat’s like everyone does. But that’s life.

What’s NOT true, is the “finding balance” aspect of life. I struggle. Majorly. Especially when it comes to finding time for myself. The cooking, the cleaning, the laundry…all of that comes first. My husband [even with him currently 3,000 miles away] and my son come first in my life. I am usually completely and totally selfless when it comes to those two amazing boys. And I don’t mind that. At all. Because that’s the choice that I made. That’s the position that God has put me in and am extremely thankful for the blessings of the role I play.

Where does that leave me? A jam-packed schedule where I fight for time to be alone. Fight for time to read a book, or to write a blog, or to just sit and watch a movie. And if you are a Mom, then you can completely identify with what I’m saying.

SO…starting on Monday, I will be kicking off a BRAND NEW Meme called No Mom Talk Monday.

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Yep. You read that right. NO Mom Talk. As in ZERO. As in you can blog about anything you want-your husband, marriage, shoes, photography…anything in this great big wide world that you want-except parenting. No kid talk. No diaper talk. NOTHING.

Does it sound harsh? I don’t think so. I think that we moms are entitled to a few minutes a day to cut off our Mom Valve and just be women again. Just be us again. Remember before you had children? Before you got married? You had dreams. You had goals. You had desires and passions and things that meant something to you. And starting Monday we are going to revel in that again.

I want to use this new meme to help you {and myself} rediscover the woman that is buried behind the laundry and the cooking and diapering. I set this up to introduce today so that you have all weekend to prepare a post. I can’t wait to get this started! I hope you all will come join in and get back to your Before-Mommy Roots!

Have a Great Friday and a FANTASTIC weekend & I will see you back here next week for the first edition of No Mom Talk Monday!!

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