Are you reading this from your mobile device whilst atop the porcelain throne? I’m not judging, just curious.
In case you were wondering, I am coming to you live from the bathroom, but only because I’m hiding from my kids. If I have to read The Little Engine That Could one more time today, I am going to scoop out my eyeballs with rusty spoons.
Anyhoo, I really just want to say HIYA! to my new pals. You see, someone over at BlogHer was
crazy kind enough to feature my silly little Grandparent quiz in their Family section! While I am absolutely honored and thrilled to be among the greatness that is BlogHer, I’ve gotta drop some real talk on you: I’m afraid people are going to hate me after they read it. The post was inspired by conversations with other Moms (who will remain anonymous lest they are barraged by phone calls from Grammy). The piece is very snarky and tongue-in-cheek, which is basically me, BUT that’s not all I have to offer. Have you ever seen me dance? When I’m six beers deep, I’ve got more moves than Amanda Bynes got wigs.
So, to counteract the judgy wudgy comments I will inevitably receive, I thought it best to formally introduce myself. If you still want to hate me after that, it’s cool.
Hello, my name is Stephanie and I am a blogger. Few in my life truly understand what blogging is, but most of them pretty much hate it anyway. They say I have “no limits.” They call me “inappropriate.” They claim I’m “insufferable.” They are boring.
My math teacher husband and I, our two adorable children, and our two crazy dogs call Pennsylvania home. We are not Amish. I, too, am an educator, but since I can barely balance my checkbook, I teach English. There are few things I love more than a good laugh, chocolate, or naps. Except my family. I love them the most. Be nice to them or I will cut you.
Girl power, honest conversation, and sunshine make my heart happy. I also dig human rights because we’re all human and we all have rights. I shouldn’t even have to write that, but you would not believe how many people don’t understand tolerance and acceptance. If there were a math word problem attached to the concept of kindness, I would totally get why some of us struggle with it, but c’mon.
I enjoy snuggles (but only when I’m in the mood), a good book, and date nights. I feel like a rock star when my kids remember to say thank you without me having to prompt them, and I’m an honest to goodness Daddy’s Girl. I have a younger brother who is the funniest person I know, and my mom calls approximately 24.5 times a day to see if I caught “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” I am truly blessed and I’m not above complaining about it.
I host a weekly series here on my little blog called Oversharing: I Ain’t Scarrred. If you would like to read some other bloggers’ funny or submit your own story (that would be thrilling, by the way), click HERE.
Do you know who Jill “Scary Mommy” Smokler is? Well, she’s my BFF (she doesn’t know yet, so don’t spoil the surprise), and because I won her Book Tour Contest, I get to have dinner with her on Saturday, June 29. Every time I think about it, I pee a little. Jill has actually agreed to submit one of her Oversharing tales to my series and her story will be featured right here on the last Tuesday in June!! Did you just pee a little, too?!! No? Still just me, eh?
So, pals, that’s me in a nutshell. If you’re up for more reading and or want to stick around for the after party (it consists of me, Lysol, and latex gloves), feel free. A few of my favorite posts are listed below, and I hope you enjoy them. I also hope you know how much I appreciate you stopping by. I love to write and the fact that people out there are reading my rants makes me smile the kind of smile that hurts your face. I imagine it’s what Paula Deen feels like every day. So, thank you.
Some of my favorites…
Project Optimism: We All Survived
10 Signs That My Frat Party Days Are Over
An Open Letter to Suzy Weiss, Bitter High School Brat
HEY!!!! Wanna be friends?!
Amy - Funny is Family says
Oh, boy! You ARE gonna get some haters from that post. You know I loved it, but I have some common sense, and I like to laugh. I’m digging your welcome post, and I’m off to see what’s happening at BlogHer. *cracks knuckles*
I KNOW IT!! I am fully prepared for the shit storm. *opens umbrella.
I don’t think BlogHer is throwing some haters, I mean love, my way until 4pm EST, but I’m very Type A and needed to publish before then…just in case… 😉
you make me smile! 🙂 See?
I think you’re swell, Jen. Thank you!! xo
Love this!! You always make me smile every time I visit I absolutely love your blog and all,of your posts
Kimbra, I would like to buy you a house in the Caribbean and be your personal slave.
Anita@ Losing Austin says
I peed just a little for you!
And BlogHer has been crazy enough to feature me twice- those people are apparently nuts but oh how I love them for it!
I just figured when they featured my story they were lowering their standards, but if you’re on there, too, they must be legit!! THANK YOU!
*hands over some toilet paper*
Chris Carter says
Oh Stephanie- I am SO EXCITED for you!!!! But gosh, how horrible that you even HAVE TO write a post to defend who you are and what you stand for… this blog world can be brutal, apparently. Ugh. I loved this post and all you shared, I pee a little every single time I read your hilarious and witty words… seriously. I do. And not ’cause I am going on 46 and pushed out two kids and had a full hysterectomy or anything. It’s ALL because I get so excited over here I can’t help but drip a little. 😉
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Chris!!
And I really hope that you will consider Oversharing over here! It’s a good time!! 🙂
Congrats on being featured! Who cares about the haters. Haters gon’ hate, right? I didn’t pee a little but my heart got a little skippy for you 🙂
Skippy hearts are generally more sanitary.
Thank you, Nikki!!! xo
Jenn @ Something Clever 2.0 says
That picture of Paula made me LLOL (LITERALLY laugh out loud).
She is the happiest person EVER. She and Rachel Ray should duke it out one day, if only for my amusement.
Mom Rants and Comfy Pants says
What a sweet idea Steph!! Going to read the granny post now!
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