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I’m blogging, ding dang it! June 10, 2012

Filed under: children,funny,motherhood,Parenting — ddl6 @ 2:55 pm
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Hi, my name is Claire and this is my ding, dang blog. I am a wife to a wonderful and hilarious man and a mother to four hilarious children. I have always loved sharing stories about my kids and husband and our crazy life and people suggested I “blog” about it. Honestly, the whole thing makes me nervous. I mean, I have a hard time accepting that people would want to read about me and my life. I over analyze everything and I often drive my friends and family crazy with all the over thinking. I decided to talk to my sister about it because, God knows, she will tell me the truth no matter how offended I get.

I called her and told her my idea and she said she thought it was a “great” idea. “Why not? There are hundreds of thousands of blogs. Everybody does it.” Ummm, okay. I was looking for more along the lines of” Yes! You doing a blog would be awesome because there is no one like you. Your stories would be fantastic and original.”….but whatever. I explained I was afraid everyone would hate it and tell me how awful it is. Her reply to this was ” Ummm, no offense, but not everyone is as bitchy and judgmental as you are.” So, with those words of encouragement, I decided to go for it!

Being a mother is hilarious and heartbreaking. It’s the hardest thing I have ever done and if I didn’t laugh at the ridiculous things that my kids and husband say and do I would most definitely end up in the crazy house. I like talking to other parents and hearing about their lives and their kids. I want to share my stories and thoughts about parenthood and hopefully, someone else will say “Yes! I GET it!”

This blog will probably not help you organize your home, inspire you to go out and run a marathon, or leave you with profound thoughts about life and love. I do hope  that you enjoy my thoughts,stories and ramblings and that you can relate on some level or that you can sip your wine, laugh and say ” At least I’m not as batshit crazy as that chick.”  Either way, I hope you enjoy it….ding dang it.

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11 Responses to “I’m blogging, ding dang it!”

  1. Melanie B. Says:

    I am so excited you are here!! I love your sister’s “words of encouragement!!” Too funny. Glad you hit “Publish” and I can’t wait to read what you have to say!!

  2. Kristy Scheidler Says:

    Love it;)

  3. Addie Says:

    A good honest story with hilarious sarcasm, sprinkled with mild profanity is my favorite flavor! More please!

  4. Kate Whitman Says:

    You are a natural. I am going to love reading this. Thinking about starting a book blog, once I find time to read again that is. When you become a huge star, promise to do a talk at my work.

  5. ddl6 Says:

    Thank you all for reading it! It should be fun as soon as I figure everything out. Kate, please start a book blog! My friend Melanie up there is a HUGE reader and that’s some of what her blog is about. It’s great! I can’t believe I started this during my kids summer break. Not the best idea;) Thanks again for taking time to read it!

  6. Jodi Kemper Says:

    I look forward to reading your stories and often share with my husband—keep them coming!!!
    You remind me not to take motherhood so seriously all of the time 🙂

    • ddl6 Says:

      I was just going to text you Jodi! I hope your baby girl is feeling better;( Let me know if you need anything and thanks for reading my blog!

  7. kiwi Says:

    Claire….I love Hope’s responses to you…too funny! Oh, and how you embrace your slight OCD. 🙂

  8. Brooke Housh Says:

    I will read for sure! Steve and I talk frequently about the funny stories you put on Facebook 🙂

    • ddl6 Says:

      Thanks Brooke! As another mom of four, I know you can appreciate that “hot mess” life can be at times;) Thanks for taking time to read and comment, I really appreciate it!


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