My professional past has had many ups and downs over the recent past. I will admit, becoming a mother was a HUGE transition for me and forgoing some of, if not most, of my professional independence had become an ongoing struggle for me. I have always been a worker and have a deep rooted motivation and drive for success. As many of you know, that takes a back seat to your babies.
As my daughter grew older and I settled into a routine, I was able to dedicate more time to "work". I had been working on a few side ventures at home while she was little and was approached by a "friend" who solicited my professional experience through my consulting services. Knowing the kind of drive, determination and success I've previously achieved, this "friend" became an opportunist that took advantage. After nearly a year of dedication, production and delivery of services, my "friendship" had to be severed due to broken promises, blatant lying and unethical business practices that I wouldn't allow myself to be accountable for. To this day I have received ZERO compensation for what I would traditionally bill out thousands for. Shame on them, shame on me.
What good came out of all of this? YOU ALL!
Over the past few years I had blogged privately. Someone had been following my blog and recommended I take it public as they were enjoying my thoughts so much they thought others may too. After taking some time to determine the right platform, play around with website layout and hours of research, I decided to jump into the public arena and Mommy Modern was created!
My first public post titled "A Woman's Response to Parents Over Sharing on Social Media - via STFU Parents" is one of my highest rated posts and was prompted after a morning view of The Today Show. After that post alone, I was receiving emails, messages and phone calls from people about the article. Needless to say, I was shocked. I was also thrilled that so many had shared their excitement over what was becoming my niche and also my release.
See, over the past three months I've had a lot of time to evaluate my life as a whole and determine what's really important in life. My husband (who many of you know isn't legally my husband it's just easier to call him that) and I have made every single life change possible over the recent past and hopefully today or tomorrow we will encounter the newest "change" and welcome our newest addition to our personal family.
Through many ups and downs, I've been able to be rewarded daily through your words of kindness, excited expressions and willingness to share my experiences and thoughts with your friends and family. My goal was to provide something of quality and laughter to my readers -- and I hope I've succeeded in that.
I always say, anything worth doing is worth doing right. When reviewing my traffic/stats this morning for what's become my third child I realized it's pretty unreal to accomplish what we have in the first three months of MommyModern.com. I must be doing something right and it's all thanks to YOU! Your encouragement and generosity mean the world to me and my family and we cannot thank you enough for your love and support.
Be blessed friends,
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