Hello. My name is Misty and I’m a mommy blog-aholic… (Hello Misty). I’m a lover of vintage Mustangs (the car, not the horse) and all things potato. It’s also important I mention that Boise State football is king and for those of you non-Bronco fans, suck it. I’m a moderately arachnophobic housewife and mother of four wildly entertaining rug-rats, welcome to my blog!
I’m the oldest of three remarkably charming headstrong girls (poor dad) and grew up in small town Boise, Idaho during a time when big bangs and MC Hammer pants were in great supply. I even rocked a pair of MC Hammer pants to an actual MC Hammer concert…true story. Despite my disastrous fashion sense, I met and married my college sweetheart while studying at Boise State. He played football at BSU and I was a groupie, it was a match made in football-groupie heaven. Together, over the course of seventeen years, we’ve miraculously raised our four goofy children and one ill-tempered black lab calling Idaho, Oregon and finally Southern California home where we currently hang our hats.
Prior to having four children and losing the last bit of sound judgement ever possessed, I spent most of my career as a Corporate Event Planner. I went to Happy Hour. I wore high heels. I had my hair done by, wait for it… a licensed professional. Our two children had just become school-age and life was fairly simple…the quiet before the storm. All of this was reluctantly traded in when baby #3 (OH shit) and fourteen months later baby #4 (HOLY shit!) came along and I officially accepted this SAHM gig. That’s Stay-At-Home-Mom for those of us in the biz. Happy Hour is now the 60-minute window during naptime where I’m overcome with complete joy, relief, exhaustion, joy. You get the point.
The path that led me to writing a blog is simple. As a new SAHM of four, I had NO f*&#$$! idea what I was doing! Where the hell was the owner’s manual and please, for the love of GOD, tell me where the the OFF switch is? Yeah, slightly unprepared. The good news is after 3 gray-hair inducing years and an embarrassing amount of wine, I’ve finally found a routine that works. It’s far from perfect but instead of locking myself in the closet for a good cry, I turn to my computer and blog away. I try to write about my small success stories and yes, even more entertaining, my ridiculous, mind-boggling dumb ass mistakes also included for your reading pleasure. It’s a package deal. I have to believe there are other mothers out there (you ARE out there, right?) who struggle with the same daily grind of being a good SAHM to multiple little ones and if I can make it through without life-threatening injuries to myself or my kids, well perhaps I could inspire someone else too. Or, as I have successfully accomplished with my kid-sister, scar women for life by convincing them safe sex is key and motherhood is not for everyone.
Here is my story. I hope you find something on my blog that makes your job as a SAHM a little more enjoyable and maybe even giggle along the way. Would love to hear from you, send me a little love note (hate mail will only be used for pee-pads and then thrown out with the trash so don’t bother). You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter or better yet, subscribe to my blog to receive an email the minute I have a new posting. Thank you for visiting my blog!
- For a little further insight into the intricate workings of my brain, read this.
- To learn more about what drives me to drink before 10am, read this.