Monday, May 17, 2010

Blog Party 2010

I'm hoping the D-Listed Party people are stopping by today (and all this week)...For those that are reading this and 'meeting' me for the first time - a few things you should know:

* I am a soon to be 32 year old (Thursday's my birthday!) SAHM of a beautiful 14 month old daughter, Jenna

Isn't she adorable?!?

* I am going back to work in September and obviously have some very mixed feelings about it - I've been mommy-only  for the past 18 months and nervous about dusting off my "teaching hat"
*I read a lot and write reviews of the books I read - love getting and giving recommendations!
*I use elipses way too much - I'm a stream of consicous writer - in my head...and on the page
* I'm honest, I curse A LOT, drink too much coffee and too little alcohol (these days), love being home (most days at least), and think this mother-hood thing is f-ing hard but amazing!
* I try to tell it like it is with my kid, my husband, and my job...and keep a sense of humor about it all (it keeps me sane)

Some of my favorite posts...and if you've read them already, you should reread them and comment!

How Do You Do It?
My Love/Hate Relationship with the Pacifier
Losing My Cool
Are We On the Same Page?


  1. Going back to teaching? I'm sorry. I was a teacher too, but I still get to stay at home. Come visit me over at Knowlton Nest ( I'm your new follower.

  2. yeah i'm actually looking forward to it - i think! The decision to go back was ours - I don't have to which is nice - I don't feel like I'm being forced, more like it's time for me and for Jenna...Thanks for the follow!!

  3. Stoppin by from the D-list party and I too was a teacher before I had my little girl. I decided not to go back and I'm loving that decision, but I do miss knowing when all those fun Monday holidays occur.

  4. Hello Melissa,
    Stopping by from the D-List party. Your daughter is so cute! I am working towards my teacher cert. I don't want or, thankfully, need to work right now, but after the next baby gets a little older I'll want to start working again I'm sure. Glad to "meet you" I'm following your blog/twitter now can't wait to hear more!

  5. I don't know how I would feel about going back to work....ever. Treasure the time you have at home---it is so precious!

    Thanks so much for partying with me!

  6. Hi Melissa, I am stopping over from the D List party. I just went back to work at the end of March and it was really tough. I am hoping that it gets better soon. Your baby girl is just precious, enjoy these last few days with her!