Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Mother

Because today is my birthday, I figured I would do a post all about me. The Mother. You know, I can get away with it today, because IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!! My 21st birthday to be exact. Wow!? Only 21?? Yep, bet you didn't know that before. And I know you all would love to get to know me a little better.

I am the second of 4 children. I have an older sister, a younger sister, and another younger sister. Then I grew up, and I got married. Now I have a husband and a son. Hopefully, I will have many more children. I would love to have at least 6. Really.

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most people know us as the Mormon Church.

I was born and raised in the general area of Cincinnati, Ohio. Most of my life, I lived in a small town. I consider myself somewhat of a country girl. But, I've never lived on a farm or owned any animals bigger than your average dog. (Unless you count my husband, but he's generally very well behaved, clean, and potty trained.) But, I guess I have kept a love for all things nature-y and earthy. I am a self proclaimed hippy (minus the free love and marijuana). I love free thinking and independence. I also really love those floor length, flowy broom skirts that are so comfortable you could wear them every day of your life. I wish I had one.

I really enjoy painting. Especially when I get my inspiration from life altering events. I sing like a lark, and really wish that I could do it more often. Like most people, I love getting my ego stroked (so leave comments when you read my blog!) I really, really love writing. I have always loved it, and always dreamed of writing a book someday. I especially love to write things that make people laugh, and things that others can really relate to. I love to be crafty. I taught myself how to crochet. But not until after reading Knitting and Crocheting for Dummies, failing at learning, and thinking I was worse than just a dummy. It was sad.

I like to think I'm smart. I started going to college full time when I was a sophomore in high school. I ended up graduating a year early and getting my Associates Degree at the same time. Then I kept going to school. I was supposed to graduate with my Bachelor's of Psychology in May 2008. HOWEVER, my last semester was also my last trimester...and any woman who has been pregnant can tell you how well your brain works right about that time! Plus, I was definitely NOT interested in anything other than becoming a mom (i.e., passing my language requirement). Oh yeah, I also plopped down in a chair, stitches and all, to take that one particular final when Bug was only 6 days old. Needless to say, I was not qualified for graduation at that time. I am currently trying aprendar espanol so I can finally graduate.

When I was pregnant, I discovered that I was absolutely PASSIONATE about pregnancy and childbirth. I still am now. I love it all! I also love being a mom. There are so many great things about it all. Because I love to write and because I love parenting and because I love the Internet, I gave birth to this blog. I like trying to use tongue-in-cheek humor that other moms can relate to. Being a mom is hard work, it should be funny, too! Thus is the mother's lament!


Veronica Snapp said...

Happy Birthday Mallory! I feel like I have known you forever, even though we have never met, and we only know each other through our blogs! Thankfully you are family and we hopefully will meet you guys! Anyway... I digress, I love reading your blog. You have really got me interested in this UC thing, I am not toatally sold on the idea, but I do find it facinating. I like that your choices are educated and you really research what you like and dislike. I think every woman should educate her self on pregnancy, no matter what kind of birth they want! I think you really send that message to those who read your blog. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I am a big fan of your blog and I love reading about your stories of motherhood and the things you reasearch. KEEP THEM COMING!!!!! have a great day and happy 21~!

Veronica Snapp said...

oh, and because it is your birthday and I forgot to mention this in my last post, I will just add another one to make your day extra special!! : ) I really love that you have your bachelors (well almost)I think women need to be educated it makes them better moms, wives and individuals! I wish you the best of luck getting your language credit, I bet that is so annoying, but I know you will do it! And seriously... we need to meet! When's the next family reunion?!?! Take care and make sure Scotty treats you like a Queen!!!!! (oh and tell him I say hello!)

Mommy Bee said...

woowee, 21 huh?
LOL, I thought *I* was young (or at least, I'm younger than most people seem to think...)
Hmm, I should post a quiz asking my readers how old they think I am. LOL!

Melinda said...

Yay for being 21! I had a one year old when I was 21, I totally get being young! :) Happy happy birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for sharing about yourself, I feel like I really do know you! :)

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday! I love how you described loving being pregnant, and being a mom. You inspire me to aspire to that!