Sunday, February 17, 2013


Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for a comeback...
I have to admit my fingers are excitedly running across my keyboard as I type this blog entry…

If you followed JD Moms before, you know that last year we decided to take a blog break. We are a blog team, and so when life got crazy for one of us, it was crazy for all of us. I think we all knew the blog wouldn't be the same without all of us involved. So we stopped.

From the moment we stopped blogging, I must say I missed it. I honestly didn't think I would considering I already have so much on my plate. But I never realized how much I used our blog as an avenue to vent. After all a blog is the perfect place to vent…you can talk and talk, complain and complain, and no one interrupts you. Mothers are used to being interrupted. In fact, I’m not sure I have finished a complete sentence in my house since 2006. But with the blog I can write my entry – hit send, and poof….instant (and complete) venting.

I also missed reading the entries of my co-bloggers: hearing the stories that sound so much like my life. It's nice to know when you are living the crazy life of a working Mom that there are others just like you, secretly feeling guilty as you drive through McDonald's for the 3rd time in a week, secretly wondering when to fit in time for a much needed workout. And yes, even secretly wondering how that Mom in the grocery store line manages to walk through calmly with her silent and polite children holding hands, while I  open a bag of still un-purchased goldfish hoping it can stop my toddler from wanting to stand up in the child seat to surf on the cart, while my other two are yelling "Mom he looked at me" and trying to convince me that he'll DIE without the checkout lane toys and candy that raise my grocery bills $10 every trip. Let's just say it's nice to not feel like the only Mom juggling the world.

So during the absence I realized something…JD Moms is a free form of therapy. Therapy that in my crazy world, I desperately need. And so you can imagine my excitement when us girls started talking again about starting it up... 

So let me catch you up  on my favorite blog “topics”, my three kids.  My oldest child, my daughter J, is as divalicious as ever. She is 6 ½ years old (she’d kill me if I didn't throw in the half,) in 1st grade, and still on the go. Between competitive dance, tumbling, and yoga class (yes she does yoga while I snack on a Cheeto breakfast since I had no time to eat this morning). She continues to show me that if I had to, I could easily live in my minivan. I mean why not? I'm already in there ALL THE TIME!!

My middle child, H, has probably made the biggest changes during the blog break, he went from a crazy toddler to a 5 year old laid back, but still funny kid. But the biggest change has been one you mothers of boys may relate to as I am now dealing with the reality that I have gone from being his entire world to just his Mom. H was always a notorious Mama's boy, but now Dad is SO much cooler. Dad = the pitcher of countless baseballs in the front yard, the recorder of WWE wrestling specials, the parent who doesn't flip out if he accidentally burps at the table. Mom is still preferred at the vulnerable moments = the boo boos, colds, and bedtime lullabies  But Dad is the star of the show now.  

And then there’s my baby, my son L. L is coming out of the terrible twos, and yes I have survived without having to turn to psychiatric care. L is growing up before my eyes and talking up a storm. He’s addicted to cars, Lucky Charm marshmallows, and fruit snacks. He has shown me that one can survive eating peas for nearly every meal (thank God for single serve frozen veggie packs). And yes, I have learned my lesson from H and taking in every minute of L's Mama's Boy years! 

For me the comeback couldn't come at a better time…because boy am I need of a comeback. 2013 has not been the best of years so far for me. Nothing catastrophic has happened (knock on wood)…but 2013 has piled on the stress. It really is a whole bunch of little things that piled down. My law firm is relocating, purchasing a new building, gutting it and building a whole new space. Yes for my HGTV-addiction and Pottery Barn-loving self I am super excited…for I love brand new spaces. But for reality this means as a partner I am footing part of the bill…so yes, stress. Then there was the series of mystery injuries the likes of which are blog worthy and so I will save them for another day. Don’t worry we managed to survive with only a “molehill” of medical expenses.

So I’m finding myself entering 2013 in simply a bad mood, a poor attitude…an Eeyore outlook if you will. And that is exactly when a comeback is needed. I’m ready for a change, a new outlook. Bye to the doom and gloom and hello to happy and hopeful! So, I’m taking this blog comeback as a symbolic comeback for me as well…time to turn this year around before it gets worse.

So blog readers, welcome back to the crazy world that is JD Moms. I know I speak for Karen, Jean, and Christine when I say we are very happy to be back and look forward to sharing adventures with you this year!

So buckle up working Moms...let's get started!


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