Keeping it Real

When I started my blog, I began it as an outlet for my life. I was pregnant with Colby and Blake was just over a year old. He was, and still is, a very active and curious little boy. I felt like I needed a place to vent about my life and day. I feel normal when I complained about little things that bugged me through the day. I wanted a place to share my pleasures in the good things each day. A place for other mothers to see that they aren't alone in this crazy world of "mommy-hood".

Over the years my blog has taken on many different projects and traveled down many paths. But, one thing I've tried to do it keep it real. I have two very smart, active and oh so much all boys! I do not think my children are perfect, nor do I expect them to be. I expect them to be the best that they can be. I push them to perform above their ability in all areas of life. I want them to succeed in life. I want them to know what failure feels like, but I want them to pick themselves up, brush themselves off and go on with life. I want them to learn to be a good winner and a good loser. I want them to see that life is not handed to you on a silver platter, you have to work hard to earn it and there are a lot of bumps along the way. It is only when you can learn from your mistakes that you make changes.

When I write my blog posts, you are getting a true view of me. I try to put it all out on the line. I do hold a lot close to me, but when I put it out... I put it out. I try to write about the good things my boys do. Yes, I will boast from time to time about their accomplishments, but I will just as often complain about their behavior and how much they get in my hair.

I only hope that you the reader sees that I'm just being real. I don't ever want people to read my blog and think I'm just bragging or question can they really be real? I have read many blogs that makes me feel this way. You only see smiles, you only see happy times. You never see them complain about the real life experiences. Life is what it is... life! No one is perfect, no one's life is better than another's.

I want you to enjoy your time on my blog. I want you to smile and laugh with me. I want you to nod your head and feel like... yep been there done that! I want you to see a real family with real problems and realize that it's ok to be real.



  1. You are real, Lori! And I agree, I'm not a fan of the blogs that are all smiles and giggles...I just can't relate! Or who only show pictures of their kids...that gets boring. I like reading about LIFE! Thanks!

  2. Well, I think you've done a great job being real! :)


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