My name is dianthe (always written with a lower case “d”) and I am Wifey to Kelley, “Mom, Mommy and Mama” to Sydney, Myles and Jude.
I started “blogging” back in 2005 when I worked for Kidd Kraddick in the Morning. That’s when I realized how much I loved to write and that I didn’t completely suck at it! Post-Kidd Kraddick, my life revolved around my husband and 1 year old daughter which led me to start this blog. Fast forward, and there are now 3 kids and a very large dog.
Before I had kids, I knew exactly how I was going to raise my kids. Because before you have children is when you know EVERYTHING about parenting. Then I got pregnant and somehow all of my previous parenting genius mysteriously disappeared and I suddenly found myself deep in the trenches of “what type of parent will I be?”
As it turns out, I’m THAT mom. The mom you applaud and the mom you judge, the mom you wish you were and the mom you’re glad you’re not! I had a baby that was induced (without an epidural), one in a car and one in the whirlpool room of the hospital. I cloth diapered all my kids and breastfed the older 2 until they were (GASP!) 3 years old. I’m hoping to get the last one to 3 years as well (but we’ll see how that goes!). They’ve all slept in my bed instead of a crib (though that wasn’t the original plan) and I made all their food. I had my daughter’s ears pierced when she was 6 months old and put her in ridiculously sized bows when she was a baby. I have spent ridiculous amounts of money on designer clothes for my kids and I’ve also bought their entire wardrobes secondhand at consignment sales. My house is rarely clean, I send my kids to pre-school, and they watch a LOT of tv (their favorite shows are Blackish and Modern Family). My kids are super cute (but I’m not biased!) but they are far from perfect. I love them to pieces but they make me crazy and I tell them! When it comes to motherhood, I’ve either done it, considered it or it’s on my list!!
Outside of being a mom, I love tv, pop culture, weddings and all things social-media. You can find me on the internet talking about one or all of the above!
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