Monday, July 6, 2009

Mommy Blogger Monday...Meet Colleen

Alright Ladies, I am ON TIME, ON TIME, ON TIME this week! WooHoo!

I am really enjoying introducing you all to each Mommy Blogger...I just wish I was finding some more time to blog our daily chaos!

So, in the spirit of MY SEMBLANCE when she has enough time to can flashback to these doozies: My Island Thanksgiving SEMBLANCE Style My First Trip to Hollister that you are bored with my ramblings I am thrilled to introduce you to...Colleen! Colleen Milwaukee, WI This writer mom has 2 children and has been blogging for 3 years. Thanks for joining us, Colleen! Now, let's pry a little and get to know you! So, Colleen, we all have those moments that define us as "Mom." Years later we can recall every second in that moment as if it were tattooed on the inside of our brains. What MomMemory is tattooed on the inside of your head? The first day my youngest son was home from the hospital (I'd had a C-section) it was snowing and Hubby went out to clear the driveway. I tried to get my older son (then 2) ready to leave the house. I had a screaming baby who wanted to be fed, a sore belly, leaking boobs and a 2-year-old with poop in his pull-up standing on my bed. Oh, and the pull-up? Was around his ankles. I was sure he was going to fall and get poop EVERYWHERE. Somehow I was able to deal with it all - myself crying the entire time - and when hubs came in everyone was happy and quiet, and he wondered why I was shooting him the look of death. This mom deserves an award! Actually, we ALL do, right? Now, Moms ask other Moms for advice all the time. I am always hitting up my BFFs for their advice on everything under the sun. Give us a short product review of something you can’t live without. Right now I'm really loving the sugar body scrubs from Solessence. They're made by a Mom-owned company and are completely organic. They do wonders for my Midwesterner's dry winter skin and smell yummy! Thanks! I don't know about the rest of you but I am on my way over there now! You had me at "Sugar..." Moms teach lessons everyday. What has been your biggest life lesson. I'd have to say I learned invaluable lessons while in college. It wasn't so much the curriculum that taught me a lot, but rather going in as a poor student and making my way applying for loans, scholarships and financial aid. When I left college (albeit 6 yrs later) I had a great paying full-time job (that paid my tuition the last two years in full) and had worked my butt off for everything I had. I would never have appreciated it as much if someone had given it to me. OK, Colleen, you need to copy and paste that answer, print it out on archival paper (twice) and put it somewhere where your children will see it daily...and then put it on their dorm wall! OK, I feel like we have known wach other for a while, so I feel comfortable asking... What is the dorkiest thing about you? Um, everything? I've learned to embrace my inner dork. Long live nerds! Seriously, I am a Web developer nerd at heart and my idea of a great day off includes a coffee shop, a cozy chair and a book. Can I come on that "great day"? That is my Utopia, too! What’s your biggest passion? I honestly would say I'm really passionate about raising my kids to be decent, well-balanced people. I try to introduce them to lots of new things, and don't shelter them from the way the world really works (they just get a 4-year-old's version of it, or 2-year-old's). I want them to grow up to be decent, smart human beings. I LOVE when moms say that! Thanks for the reminder!! What’s your guiltiest pleasure? Starbucks coffee. MMMMMMM.... See, you ARE my new BFF! What do you wish for? I wish that we could be done with our home remodeling projects and put it up for sale already. I wish that finding a new one and selling this place to go smoothly, and relatively quickly. She's moving to be closer to me! J/K We are gonna pull up a comfy chair and drink Starbuck's all day while we write to our hearts' content! What do you hate? Gossipy people. Amen, sister! If your spouse would agree to let you go on a date with ONE celeb…list your top 3 picks. Gosh, this is hard. I'm not really a "celebrity" type of person. Here goes anyway! 1) Hugh Jackman 2) James Marsden 3) Pierce Brosnan Your most vivid high school memory. Meeting my husband. AW, that's awesome! What can you, under no circumstances, tolerate? Toys that make the same noise or play the same song over and over and over again. I've been known to take batteries out of toys that annoy me and claim them to be broken. If they play with the thing w/out sound, well, they never really needed it to make that noise anyway, did they? ;-) If you could speak one sentence for the rest of your life, what would it be? I love you. What do you always hope people see on YOUR inside? Kindness. Colleen, it has been so nice chatting! Good luck on those house projects...and here's to hoping you sell quickly! Ladies, raise your java cups to another AWESOME MOM! Peace.


Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

THANK YOU for posting this little ditty about me today. Your witty comments made me smile! ;-)

Shellie said...

Colleen sounds great, and she looks like she could be your sister!