Unfiltered Mommy

An honest view of parenting in today's world

Why blog?

I have loved writing ever since I can remember. When I was a teenager, in the early 90’s, I wrote a lot of poetry. Heartbreak and teen angst sparked quite a bit of inspiration in me however I rarely shared my writing with others for fear of being judged. I attended poetry readings on occasion but mostly sat in the crowd listening and writing. I admired those brave souls who shared their most intimate feelings with a crowd of coffee guzzling strangers but could never muster up enough courage to get up on stage myself.

In my 20’s I began journaling more and writing less and less poetry. I found journaling to be very therapeutic and since I was on a budget, it was my own little way of processing my feelings without¬†having to fork out the dough for counseling. As I got older, and my life became more stable, I found that I didn’t have much to write about, or maybe I did have something to write about but I didn’t take the time to sit down and do it. What ever the reason, I got out of practice for a few years and one day realized how much I missed having a creative outlet. I started journaling again and slowly got back into practice.

I’ve always been a little bit slow on the uptake when it comes to technology. I guess I am one of those skeptics who just would rather wait and see if a trend is going to stick around before I jump on board. I remember when my friends used to send me text messages and I resisted it for years thinking it was not going to catch on. Boy was I way off on that one! This is why I am just now discovering blogging! I have recently started reading blogs and now I have one of my very own!

Now that I have 2 beautiful daughters, I feel very inspired to write again. I’ve decided to start Unfiltered Mommy as a way of normalizing the¬†thoughts and experiences we are all having every day but are too afraid to talk about.

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