Who The Heck Am I ???Jo Dee Messina
When I found out I was pregnant with our first child, I was given a new perspective on “mothers.” I realized, they were just people trying to get through life, and then, we showed up. Before I had kids, I always related the word “mother” to “one who knows everything.” They can dry tears, answer questions, make illness better. They have all the answers. Or do they?
I have a 3 year old and a 20 week old. I have yet to see myself as a “mother.” I see myself more as a person with two kids. Clueless, challenged, and praying every day that I don’t mess up. God gave me these beautiful little creatures and now I have to keep them alive. While doing that, I have to try to shape their mind, teach them manners, educate them, establish their self confidence and so on. I didn’t go to school for this. Nor do I have a bookshelf filled with “How to be the perfect Mom” books. I find it odd that the toughest job we have in life, we actually have no training for. We learn as we go. Trial and error. Hopefully not too much on the error side.
Along with having two kids, I am a business woman and entertainer, which often means living my life in the public eye. Everything from baby weight to my children’s behavior is seen by millions and scrutinized by all. (No pressure.) The reality is, I’m just like everyone else. Figuring things out a little at a time. I’m “fumbling” my way through motherhood. I tend to have a humorous outlook on things. So, understand, my blog is not a “know-it-all” piece. I may state opinions here and there. But, you know what they say about opinions. 😉 Everyone has one. If I had to describe my writing, I would say it is more sarcastic than soothing.
I look forward to sharing my journey with all of you BabbleVoice readers. Hopefully you’ll enjoy my blog. If not, there are plenty of others here to check out 😉