Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Story Behind "Mombird"

They call me "mombird". Who you ask? Well my stepdaughters do, that's who. I have two awesome stepdaughters whom I love as if they were my own blood. When I first met them, they were 4 and 6. They had no other name to call me but by my first name because of course they felt that "mom" just wasn't appropriate. Understandable. As the year went by, I had been thinking of what they could call me without making them feel uncomfortable. I remember hearing a friend call her mother "Mombird" and I thought, that's it! I pitched the idea to them and it stuck. They have been calling me mombird ever since. I think it has made things easier for all of us because they don't have to feel bad about calling me "mom" and they actually really like the name. 

If you have stepchildren, what do they call YOU? At what age did you meet them for the first time? I'm curious to see the different and creative names for step-parents.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Honey, I Need a Drink.

Does that phrase sound familiar to anyone? It's been a long summer...can you tell? Between play practice, gymnastics, swim dates at the YMCA, family outings and get-togethers, and trying to adjust to a newborn in the house, that drink can't come soon enough. Of course that drink is rather hard to come by when at the end of the day you're too tired to even make it. Story of my Life! For those of you who don't know me, I have four kids ages ranging from 9 years to 5 months and I am only 23 years old. Yeah I know what you are thinking...Wow did this girl have kids at like age 12? Well no, but I would have been 13 if I had my oldest step-daughter biologically. 2 step-daughters, a daughter and son of my own, and a husband. Yes, I've got my hands full, I'm told that every time the occasional tender loving old lady realizes that those kids following me around the grocery store are not actually lost. It's crazy for me to even fathom it myself...

So I'm sure you are wondering "How does this young mother of four have any time to even think about starting a blog?" Great Question! I'm still asking it myself. I felt that I needed a release, something to get my thoughts out. I also feel the need to get the word out about things that are happening in our country that is covered up so much that most people don't even have a clue about. I've recently started to buy more organic and natural products and I feel that more and more people should know about what really is in our everyday conventional foods. 

So as of right now, this is my attempt to keep my sanity and my way of helping others learn the truth about things that our society and government has deemed "safe". We will see how this goes...