While I despise the over exposed, attention seeking, reality TV, social media, self-promoting society we live in, when you have a business, product, service or brand to market, what choice do you have but to jump on board? So here I am…When my friend and I met in a playgroup six years ago while we were both knee deep in the baby trenches, the Not So Zen Mom was born. It is a collection of our ridiculous experiences and outrageous exchanges that stemmed from each of us transitioning into parenthood simultaneously. This blog tackles daily parenting struggles head-on with hilarious true stories and comic visual aids interlaced with solid parenting advice, offering even the most frazzled mom respite from the chaos.
We all love our kids and would do anything for them. In fact, we do about 643 things for them on a daily basis to ensure their comfort, happiness and development. Although we are happy to do for our children, that doesn’t mean it’s always fun. Kind of like getting a root canal or going to the gynecologist. The Not So Zen Mom puts 110% into parenting, while losing her mind in the process. They aren’t shitty moms, they’re the ones volunteering to chaperone field trips, schlepping their toddler to the library/park/zoo and offering to watch their friend’s kids when they’re in a bind. They’re also the type of parents stressing over the house being a mess and their kids driving them crazy. Parenthood is a marathon, not a sprint and we’re not talking about a normal 26.2-mile marathon either. It’s more like one of those hundred-mile ultra marathons. The daily grind of parenting can be unrelenting at times and when you throw a sick kid or three nighttime wakings into the mix, we’re talking about a whole new level of misery. Who knows, maybe your kid will sleep through the night at two weeks old and never be annoying, but probably not.
In case things don’t go quite as planned once your babies arrive (as things often don’t), the Not So Zen Mom is here to offer a safe haven for exhausted, overwhelmed and slightly miserable mommies. The Not So Zen Mom Motto – Parenthood: If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry! It worked for us and it may just work for you too 🙂