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Here Goes Nothing!

So here it goes -- my first blog post! I'm excited to get this started. As I type this, I kind of feel like Carrie Bradshaw...ok, who am I kidding. I feel like her long lost midwest cousin who was never invited to hang out in NYC with Charlotte, Miranda & Samantha because "all I would do is talk about my kids".

The fact of the matter at this point in my life is that most of the things I do revolve around my 2 beautiful creatures. Hell, when I go out on a date night with my husband, we often have to say to each other "let's not talk about any kid stuff tonight, ok?" It's just how life is meant to be for me. I'M A MOM, DAMMIT! If Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda & Samantha wouldn't be OK with that, then I don't want to hang out with those broads anyways ;-) It's totally their loss.

I have wanted to start a blog for a long time. Not because I feel like I know everything...but because I feel like I don't know much at all. I struggled with what the heck my blog would be about and who would read it. Then I literally knocked over a table full of bakery at a grocery store while maneuvering a 'car cart' -- and it came to me! I am a crazy nut of a mom who gets into silly situations and often questions my decisions. I don't want people to stare at me or mumble under their breath in judgement. I want them to help. I actually NEED them to help! (Thankfully people helped me with the bakery that day!)

Before starting the blog, I needed to confirm that other moms felt the same way. I started a Facebook group called Judge Free Moms and I am so proud of it. It is filled with awesome women who have similar questions, worries, needs and thankfully the same humor as I do. It is a safe haven for moms to be themselves, post their 'not so beautiful' moments, cry, vent and be raw.

The group has zero tolerance for judgement. ZERO. I am amazed at the network it has created. A group women who are uplifting, friendly, funny and encouraging (novel thought, huh?!) Sadly, it's not how groups of women are typically viewed (or actually are), but the growing embrace of Judge Free Moms confirmed that women are craving it..

So here it is -- the Judge Free Moms movement -- perfectly imperfect and proud of it. To anyone who dares to judge us, BEWARE! We are a strong group of women with dark circles, stretch marks, sleep deprivation, caffeine addictions, sarcasm & power! I wouldn't mess with us if I were you.

This is only the beginning,

XO- Colleen

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