After 10+ attempts to write the perfect blog introduction, I have come to the conclusion that I will never be satisfied. I am just taking what I want to say and rewriting it in a hundred different ways. I’ve read more than enough blog intros to understand that each and every one is different and has its own unique style that makes it special.

I decided to start this blog because I’m tired of people telling me what kind of mother I need to be. What’s best for MY kids. People automatically looking down on me because of my age and assuming what kind of mother I am. You know those nasty looks you get as you’re going through the checkout line of your favorite grocery store. But, sadly that’s just how we human beings are, very judgemental. “What you see is what you get.”

This blog is for all the mommies who make the necessary daily sacrifices so that our kids (or families) can have better lives. Whether it’s losing sleep on a daily basis, giving up the tv to let our kids watch their favorite show, or not being able to get the purse or pair of shoes that we’ve been obsessing over because we would rather get something to make our child happy. It can be something as small and ridiculously simple as getting to take a hot shower in peace. I’m lucky if I get to use the restroom alone.

The one huge thing that becoming a mommy has taught me is: putting someone else’s needs before my own. Which I had never really done before.

My family means the world to me and thankfully I was very blessed to have the opportunity to be a stay at home mom with both of my children. My daughter is now 3 and attending preschool and my son is going to be turning 2. I have cherished each and every day being able to watch them grow and become the little people that they are today. It has been an incredible journey. We have our bad days when I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs and pull out all of my hair. We have had our good days, the ones that I wish never ended. We have had sad days and all they did was cry and continuously wanted to be cuddled. We have had sick days and ended up using all the boogie wipes in our house. I wouldn’t take any of these days back or change anything. Each and every day is a new adventure.

I decided on the name The Paradise Mommy because my family and I live in Hawai’i and so, I figured that the paradise mommy fit me perfectly.

I honestly wish that I started to read blogs way earlier because they really do help. They really can help you to feel better about your life to help you realize that you aren’t alone in this motherly world. You can pick up a lot of useful information from blogs. I hope that my blog will help you realize how beautiful and fun motherhood can be. Embrace it. I can’t say that I’m going to change your life, but maybe you can pick up a few good things. For me, just knowing that I’m not alone and having the opportunity to read what other mommies are going through is more than enough for me.

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