Hi there. I’m JD Bailey, the creator of Honest Mom.
Here on Honest Mom you’ll find writing about the funny and the tough parts of raising kids (especially little girls), managing PPD and depression, being a working parent, and more.
Honest Mom is both a blog and a wonderful community here and on Facebook, where moms connect with other moms about both their struggles and triumphs. Both bloggers and non-bloggers contribute their writing to Honest Mom, to share their stories and reach out to other women.
More about me
I am a co-author of the books, “I Just Want to Pee Alone” and “I STILL Just Want to Pee Alone,” collections of hilarious and heartwarming essays on motherhood. I’m also a Huffington Post blogger and a contributor to Scary Mommy and Mamapedia. You can see all the places I’ve been published here. I spoke at the 2014 BlogU conference and co-led a session on blogging and privacy, and will be speaking again at BlogU in 2015.
A big part of what I do is advocate for moms who deal with depression. 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. I was interviewed by Katie Couric on her show, featured in Parenting Magazine, and quoted in a Vogue magazine article about the topic.
In addition to being the founder of Honest Mom, I’m an award-winning copywriter and social media manager/blogger for a children’s book publisher.
Still want to know more?
Okay, Nosey McNosekins, here are a few tidbits about me and my life:
- I have two daughters, Anne (9) and Grace (6), 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 writing has been a huge part of my life ever since.
- 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. Welcome to Honest Mom. Grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and let’s hang, shall we?
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