I’m so giddy, it’s like Christmas without the in-laws.

The doors to our new group website are officially open today and I’m so excited! I wanted to share the very first “official” post for Motherhood Uncovered with you and if you feel so inclined, why don’t you go over and have a looksy and see why this blog has been somewhat abandoned by me for the last couple of weeks.

Motherhood Uncovered

That will change very soon and I will blow heehee the cobwebs off of here once things settle over at MU.

                                                             

Hi and welcome to Motherhood Uncovered! We have been working very hard to
get this website up and running and I wanted to thank everyone involved, especially Cheryl who designed the site.

We have several writers and contributing writers so you will find practically anything and everything at Motherhood Uncovered. If you want a hot guy to clean your house and give you a massage while feeding you grapes, sorry to say you’ll be out of luck.

We’re a group of diverse women who know that motherhood isn’t always all
smiles like a diaper commercial.

Whether you’re a stay at home mom who works with a pint size dictator, a mom who works out of your home, or you’re a mom who works outside the home, we still have our own interests and just because we’re “mommy” doesn’t mean we have to give up what we love.

Sure, it gives us less time to enjoy these things since we’re wiping butts, giving baths, cleaning up, feeding our little monsters, saying “don’t touch!”, and asking “where did you get that? or “what’s in your mouth?!” but we’re still people with interests outside of our kids.

I’ve been wanting to start a group blog for some time and I’m amazed how in less than a month it has come together the way it has.

I started my personal blog, This Is Mommyhood, in July 2009. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing but I had so many thoughts swirling around in my head and wanted to get them out. My husband still has had no idea why I wanted to blog but as soon as I started, I was hooked.

I hadn’t read any blogs until 1 1/2 years earlier when I accidentally found the incredible Anne Nahm. To this day she is still my absolute favorite blogger (besides The Bloggess, of course) and if you haven’t read her site before, it’s a must. Reading her site opened the doors to finding other blogs and my love of writing came back to me. At the beginning of September I wrote a post about wanting to start a group website and it’s been a whirlwind since.

I hope you love reading Motherhood Uncovered as much as we love writing it. This site is dedicated to all of the readers, the group of amazing writers, my mom, my hubby, and my beautiful daughter. Thank you for helping my dream come true. ~ Elle Davis, Editor-in-Chief and Founder.

Now, let me introduce you to everyone:

Editors

Elle Davis is the reluctant “Boss Lady”, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Writer for Motherhood Uncovered and will work for Godiva milk chocolate salted caramel bars. Elle’s a stay at home mom just trying to keep her sanity and 2-year-old daughter, the little hummingbird, in one piece. She’s been married for 16 years to a great guy that he can complain about on occasion. Elle’s personal blog: This is Mommyhood.

Cheryl Ann Marble is a Kick Ass Website Designer, Technology Manager, Editor, Writer,
and will inflict bodily harm on your enemies in exchange for lobster. Cheryl has been married to her college sweetheart for 11 years, and is the stay-at-home mom of 2 wonderful young boys. When she isn’t wrangling her 5-year-old stuntman or feeding her 7-month-old bottomless pit, she enjoys woodcarving, oil painting, needlecrafts, drawing, and reading. She is also currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in English and Public Relations. Cheryl’s personal blog: Coffee With Cheryl.

Teri is The ENFORCER, Managing Editor, Writer, and loves ladders as well as open
bedroom windows. Teri is a 30-ish working (outside the home) mother and wife who
shares her personal stories, unsolicited opinions, and ridiculous, nonsensical thoughts (with a sprinkle of hyperbole and a dash of exaggeration) on her blog, diaryofamadhatter.com. If you can’t find her writing and editing for the Boss Lady on Motherhood Uncovered, she is probably taking a nap. Try not to wake her.

Elle Parker is Cool Chicky, Bad Ass, Social Media Manager, Editor, and Writer. She’s a wife, mother, coffee addict, purse fiend, martini consumer, gadget girl, and chocoholic. Elle P. is also known for having fabulous shopping skills and for being the FourSquare Mayor of her local Starbucks, of which, she is excessively proud. She loves knitting, reading, writing and exercising…and if you try to come between her and her favorite coffee beverage of the season? She will cut you. Elle Parker’s personal blog: Spill The Beans.

Staff Writers

Amanda is a mom to two crazy kids, daughter Stinkerbell who’s 2 and son McQueen who’s 5. When not at home being driven nuts by her own kids, she goes to work and tries to help other people by teaching them high school math. She lives in Canada (she stays close to the computer for warmth most of the year) and has been married to her husband since 2007. Amanda’s personal blog: Tickles 2 Tantrums.

Chelle (prounounced Shelly) lives in Virginia with her husband Big J of 23 years, three
teenage sons Big B, Middle J, and Little J, two cats, and one neurotic golden retriever. She is an advocate for autism and special needs, chronic pain, cancer research, and mental health. She loves to write, read, cross stitch, and is addicted to Facebook.  Chelle’s personal blog: Life On The Domestic Front.

Connie is a dancing, homeschooling, crafty mama to three little girls in Cleveland, OH. She is on a path to hippie-dom, loves hockey, and Arnold Palmers, and needs a 12-step program for Pinterest! Connie’s personal blog: My Sunny Side Up Life.

Currently not committed but perhaps she should be, Sunshines Mommy is a Wife. Mother. Disability Advocate. Lyric Soprano. Chai fiend. Book Slut. Movie hound. She has a loving dear-ole-hubby, (a.k.a. DOH!) that will also be referred to as buttmunch, asshat, or DICK-tator, when it is called for. Welcome to her musings. Her personal blog: Musings Of An Old-New Life.

Jackie is a young stay-at-home mom and student, living in the city with her little boy
and boyfriend. She is a girl with a geeky side and loves video games and dinosaurs. Her personal blog: City Momma.

Jennifer has 2 dogs, a husband, and a son (in order of appearance). She calls her son the dragon because he is magical and when she was pregnant she secretly feared he was imaginary. Also, dragons are awesome. She gets paid to teach teachers.

Melanie is a stay-at-home mom to an 18 month old daughter who never…..stops…..moving! She is a former teacher and also blogs over at Reasons To Skip The Housework. Melanie is married to her high school ʺcrushʺ and is pretty darn good at turing Goodwill crap into just the opposite.

theMrs is a married mother of five. She was a social worker in her past life. She now fills her days with wiping bottoms, googling medical things, and trying to find humor in the mundane. She loves her husband, her kids, and coffee, not necessarily in that order. And vampires. theMrs really loves vampires. Her personal blog: A Day In The Life Of The Mrs.

Corporate writer by day, mommy blogger by night, Tricia is raising twin toddlers –Search and Destroy. Instead of having one baby after 9 months, she had two after 6; she’s efficient like that. Tricia is a hybrid – running on coffee and chocolate. As far as the “Boss Lady” is concerned, she has the greatest profile picture ever. Tricia’s personal blog: Stream Of The Conscious.

Contributors

Jamie is a wife to a robot and mother of insane adorable twins who works work full time. The rest of the time you can find her drinking margaritas and trying to survive her crazy mess of a life.  Jamie’s personal blog: Life Is Better With Me In It.

Marianna lives in the Great White North…Eh?…and is in her mid-twenties but continually refuses to define the point at which her mid-twenties becomes her late-twenties. Marianna doesn’t have children in the traditional sense of the word but as far as she can tell, her cats count. Based on the amount of work she does keeping track of him, her husband counts too. The “Boss Lady” thinks Marianna is awesome with a side of awesome sauce. Marianna’s personal blog: Snappy Surprise.

Ryan Ann is a stay at home mama of two wildly free spirited kiddies and the wife of a
mechanic/racing fanatic. Ry has been told that since high school she has gone from total “freak” to Betty Freaking Crocker, and she thinks that is quite fitting. Ryan Ann’s personal blog: Live, Laugh, Love, Bake.

Q and A with the writers

1. Cheryl – If you could wave a magic wand and make one thing
different in your life, what would it be? (And you can’t say winning the
lottery.)

I would have attended Rhode Island School of Design after high school.

2. Chelle – If you could send any celebrity/reality star into space
so you’d never have to hear about them again, who would it be?

Kate Gosselin. If I never saw her greedy, teeth whitened, tummy tucked, hair
extensioned self ever again, it would be the greatest thing to happen, like,
ever. Who told this woman it was okay to breed for fame and fortune? Her first
concern when her reality show was canceled was that she might have to work like
the rest of us to support her family. Geez, what a shame!

3. Ryan Ann – Who would be on your freebie 5 list?

1. Ville Valo, lead Singer of H.I.M.
2. Leland Chapman.
3. Angelina
Jolie of course!
4. Shirley Manson, lead Singer of Garbage
5. Jason
Statham

4. Elle Davis – If the zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow, which
weapon would you want to have to fight these brain eaters?

I would use one of my daughter’s diapers after she’s eaten blueberries. That
would make anyone or anything run for cover.

5. Connie – Favorite guilty pleasure?

I am addicted to LUSH body products… they are pricey but great for your
skin and sanity! My favorites are the Toothy Tabs, bath bombs, and solid
shampoos. =)

6.  Jackie – What is your dream career and why?

I think that if I could have any job, I’d be a travel writer. I mean, really,
who wouldn’t?! I love to travel, and I’d get to see some amazing places, and go
BACK to places that I’ve been and loved (Oh, Scotland, how I miss you!). Looking
at different cultures, foods, meeting new people, and hearing their stories
would be one of the coolest things ever. OMG, I’m seriously starting to
fantasize now. Great. Babies travel for free until age 2…

7. Elle Parker – If you could be any person for a day, who would it
be and why?

If I could be any person for a day, I’d want to be…Meredith on Grey’s
Anatomy so I could make out with McDreamy…and the fact that I’d get paid to do
it? BONUS!!!

8. Jamie – What movie line best represents you?

You either get busy living, or you get busy dying. – Shawshank
Redemption

9.  Teri – If you could have anyone locked in a room so that you
could torment them for a day, who would you choose and how would you torment them?

Melanie! Such a dark little mind you have. I love it. I’m going to play this
one safe and say that I would probably choose all the people who send me an mail
and then call me to tell me that they just sent an email. In the room they would
have laptops from which from which they could send emails but no phones from
which they can call me.

And I would ignore their emails all day long. If any of you have done
this to me, I’m obviously not talking about you…it’s cute when you do
it…just not when other people do it.

10. Tricia – The world is your oyster. Where do you go, what do you
do, can I come with you? I know that’s technically 3 questions but there is only
1 question mark so 300 points for me.

A little hut on the crystal blue waters in Fiji. (They have oysters there
right?) I’ll be snorkeling in warm salty waters with sea turtles (if the world
is my oyster, they’ll follow me there). I’ll be reading every book and writing a
NYT best seller. Too cliche? No matter, you can come too to provide the snark
and entertainment.

11. The washing machine monster has agreed to give you back all of the socks it’s ever stolen from you in exchange for one of your child’s toys. Which toy would you be more than happy to see the washing machine eat and why?

Since my child is…on her own… louder than pretty much any toy she owns, I have to answer a bit “off topic” for this one. She has some noisy toys, but isn’t overly interested in any of them. She’d rather scale the TV stand, ride the dog, climb out the doggie door, or stand in the middle of the dining room table. I WOULD however, like to get rid of all car keys in the house.

She is ridiculously infatuated with (almost overly obsessed) with our car keys. She seems them hanging on the board, and will do the all-too-annoying wail, “uhhhhhhhhh, uhhhhhhhh”, while reaching for the keys. She gets louder and louder and louder, stomping her feet the entire time….until you give her the keys {or use the art of distraction to get her away}.

I even made her a set of keys all her own – that I didn’t care if she lost.  She STILL wants MY freakin’ keys – the ones with the RED PANIC button on the key fob thingy….that she repeatedly presses on and off.

My neighbors love hearing the car panic alarm going off at 7am! Washing machine monster, the keys…every….last….set…are YOURS. I’ll happily walk everywhere!

12. Amanda – Would you rather have your Google search history listed in the newspaper or every lie you ever told? Why?

Wow! This is kind of an evil question. I think I would choose my Google search history and then promptly run home and search things that would make me seem more intelligent than “Is it illegal to duct tape a toddler in their bed?” Also, I would adamantly claim that any “dirty” or “weird” searches were completed by The Husband.

We don’t need any record of the lies I tell my kids out there for them to someday read. I mean, does McQueen really need to know that 7-11 does in fact sell Slurpees in the winter? I think not.

13. theMrs If you could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, who would it be?

I’d pick Donkey from Shrek. He’s funny, he’s warm, and cuddly and if things really go south I could eat him. I suppose all of those qualities would apply to my husband also.

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2 Responses to I’m so giddy, it’s like Christmas without the in-laws.

  1. Elle P. September 26, 2011 at 12:43 #

    Love, love, LOVE the title of this post. Thank you from the bottom of my coffee filled heart for including me in this amazing website. This is MY dream come true too. xoxo

  2. Truth Mama September 27, 2011 at 20:47 #

    Hi! I really like your blog so I passed on some blog awards to you and put a link to your blog in my post about it. If you want to check it out here’s the link: http://truthmama.com/2011/09/26/feeling-the-love/#comments. Awesome work on creating the new site!

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