Hello all. My name is Colleen Schreiber and I am a happy Fayette transplant, a wife, a part-time writer, and a full-time mom to two beautiful girls, Jillian, 8, and Kiersten, 2. I admit I have an addiction to Facebook, want to say that I read things like “War and Peace” when really I am tearing through book 4 of the Sookie Stackhouse series, and sometimes frozen pizza and a bag of salad becomes dinner because I just don’t feel like cooking.
I wanted to start this blog because as I talk with my other mom friends we all admit that although we love and adore our children that mommying is not always the easiest job. Often as women we paste a smile on and go about our business never admitting that we are frustrated or overwhelmed. This is a place to share real feelings about the toughest job in the world. The good and the bad. The things that make us want to scream at the walls and the moments that reduce us to tears of laughter on the floor.
I always assumed that I would get married and have kids someday but I can honestly say that it was never my dream. When I was little I didn’t play with dolls and think about how I would be with my own babies one day. I waited until I was 31 to have my first child because I just wasn’t ready before then. They I waited 5 ½ years before the second because I didn’t know if I wanted another one. Being a mommy was never part of my being… until I had my kids.
I love, love, love my girls. I look forward to seeing them when I wake up. I miss them when they are at school. I love to snuggle with them on the sofa and read books or watch movies. They make me laugh harder than I have ever laughed and also make me more frustrated than I have ever been with another human being. This is a journey that has caused me to question my sanity and face my fears but it is so worth it.