I’m Melissa, a milk-making (my boobs, that is), cloth diapering,–no, i’m not “crunchy”–stay-at-home freelance writer who, in April this year, became a new mom to a wonderful little girl (aka Lovebug).

Writing is my passion, words course through my veins so, of course, I must write them down. Mostly, they’re words depicting my life and experiences, so there’s no question I’d write about the most wonderful experience to date: becoming a mommy.

It took some soul searching to put my deepest thoughts out there on the world WIDE web. I’m a private person by nature and so is my husband–he doesn’t even have a facebook account *gasp*. But, I couldn’t resist writing my story down, with some things omitted–for privacy, of course.

I was one of those little girls who dreamed of being a mommy. I think I played with dolls until junior high–I can’t believe I’m admitting that. A lot of life lived and a long road behind me I’m finally seeing my dream come true. Nothing, and no one, can ever really prepare you for motherhood, though. It’s not always glamorous, but it’s the most rewarding venture.

In my short time as a mommy I feel like I’ve heard it all. And I mean every gem of advice from well-meaning strangers, fabulous mom’s who’ve been there, done that and even naysayers who may not agree with my parenting style or seem to believe I haven’t a clue about what I’m doing.

In The Anecdotal Baby you’ll find me divulging every juicy detail of the sobering reality of motherhood: from the loneliness of changes in relationships with childless friends to the ramblings of a new mom’s mind while nursing a newborn in the wee hours of the night. It’s not all trials–though, let’s face it, there are many for a new mom–but also tribulations. Watching a new life form right before your eyes is indescribable, even for a writer.

The Anecdotal Baby is a laugh with me, at me, and at the bizarre that can be motherhood blog. I hope to offer insight–what little a new mother can–with a bit of humor; mostly sarcastic–so, please keep that in mind when reading.

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One response

  1. Melissa,

    Your post on 100 things — we have so much in common, except for the ocean, I love the ocean! I really like your blog! 🙂

    Jen 🙂