Dare to be naked before your readers. Because that is writing, and everything else is worthless crap.
I wish I said that. But it comes from a blog by Billy Coffey. And it’s what I believe.
On Honest Mom you’ll find authentic, true writing. Sometimes humorous. Sometimes thoughtful. Sometimes serious. But always, always honest.
I write a lot about managing my ongoing depression, which started with PPD and has morphed into chronic depression. I have found that the topic of moms and depression is not talked about enough, and I want other moms to know they are not alone in their struggles. My ultimate goal is to help lift the stigma of depression through my writing while helping other moms to feel less alone in their battles with the chronic illness.
It’s not all serious around here, though. I do humor, too! Check it out – I can be kinda funny sometimes. And naturally I write about parenting. Because raising little girls is filled with blogging gold, I tell you!
Here’s a few tidbits about me and my life:
- I have two daughters, Anne (7) and Grace (4), and a husband (Hubs). They are all excellent blog fodder. I mostly leave Hubs out of it, but the kids? They’re definitely fair game.
- I started writing short fiction at the age of 13 and my day job is being a part-time freelance copywriter.
- I love wine, gardening, cooking food that is awesome but no one in my family will eat because it’s not pasta, writing, my Macbook, making pretty baked goods and crafts with my kids, coffee, my iPhone, and chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.
- I detest working out, bad coffee, whining, close-minded political nutjobs, catty women, and people who stand too close to me and have no concept of personal space. Which means I guess my kids are in trouble because they are always thisclose to me.
So that’s me. Honest Mom. Welcome to my blog. Grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and let’s hang, shall we?
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