I am a SAHM to 2 tweens, and a Pre-K. I am also momma to a very "spirited" 20 year old girl (woman) who currently lives in another state.
Okay, so why the Blog name? Several reasons. First, I AM indeed the product of a very dysfunctional life- absent father, "functioning alcoholic" mother, no siblings; all the fixin's of a trainwreck. By age 14, I was in more trouble than your average "girl gone wild". Yet, I am very proud to say- I broke the cycle. I cleaned up my life, got married, had kids, STAYED married (so far ha.) and as they say~ the BUCK stops here.
Second reason for the blog name: June Cleaver does NOT exist. If you ask me, we are all in one way or another, somewhat dysfunctional. I am a good mom, and my kids are loved and cared for. But like most of today's mothers, I have much more going on than baking cakes. In my opinion, anyone that looks like they are keeping it together as well as Mrs. Cleaver, is either lying or taking prescription medication.
Real moms have periods and get irritable. Occasionally we forget to make the kids do homework. We utilize McDonalds and Wendys to their fullest Value Menu potential, and sometimes yes, we let our kids eat junkfood. We've put shoes on our kids *without* their socks, because we were in a hurry. We often have a sink full of dishes, and baskets full of dirty laundry. (And hey let's be honest, some of us like myself, don't even have it in a basket.) We spend a great deal of time in our cars doing chauffeur service, and thus they have an interesting "lived in" look, complete with french fries and crayons ground into the upholstery..This my friends is the life of a REAL mother. It's not glamorous. But if you are willing to embrace it, you will be rewarded with the occasional "warm & fuzzy" feeling of satisfaction, and the opportunity to claim you survived the gauntlet of motherhood.