I’m a 30 something stay at home mom, living in Maine since the summer of 2013, and a quirky military wife who started this blog in July of 2010 and since, my love of writing has come back to me. I’ve been married to my husband, “the hubby” or “buttmunch” (his suggestion), for over 18 years.

I’m very shy and quiet in real life but here I like to let loose and I don’t take myself seriously. I also tend to overshare. I’m politically incorrect and hope you don’t take what I say too seriously either.

Our beautiful daughter, “the little hummingbird”, was born in April of 2009 and I’m still in awe that we created this amazing person.

When it comes to this site, you’ll never hear that “motherhood is a breeze and so effortless”. Having kids can be hard and it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed as well as doubting the decisions you make as a parent. Not only that, I’d give away my husband so I can pee in peace for once.

I’m also a contributing writer for What The Flicka?

I’m currently dealing with anxiety that has lead to depression so you might catch me writing about it.

Just look at some of my rave reviews:

My husband: I just don’t get this whole blogging thing.

My 5 year-old daughter: WHY?

Maisy the cat: When are you going to feed me, dammit!

Penny the cat: Mew Mew!

My husband, again: Can’t you stop writing for a minute so we can eat dinner?!

In the mood for something ranty? My in-laws are coming and I’ve already reserved a spot for myself in the psych ward just in case.

Want to read about my demented mind and what would happen if a Christmas star and my mother-in-law’s bum collided? When You Wish Upon A Star…And It’s Stuck…Up Where?!

My sweet baby girl when she was going through the terrible threes. Toddler PMS.

When there are times that I want to strangle my husband. When husbands annoy but you can’t strangle them because of dumb laws and When I first got married I thought couples who had seperate bedrooms were crazy. Several years later, I think it’s the best idea ever! and I’m convinced my husband’s brain is wired in such a way that he never feels the need to refill anything, ever.

And just because, What I didn’t expect after expecting, Pregnancy sucks… and then it doesn’t… and then it does… and then you just want that baby out, and What I’ve learned from watching Little House On The Prairie.

This blog is about mommyhood and since my mind scatters about, everything else under the sun. Thanks for taking the time to check out my site!

*All photos and written content are the property of © This Is Mommyhood unless otherwise noted. If used without permission, my cat will come over to your house.

You might think “no big deal” but she likes to lay on top of clean clothes which you then have to lint roll. After that, when you least expect it, she’ll kill you with cuteness. So save yourself the trouble.


email: joleen.davis22@gmail.com

The places we have lived since my hubby joined the military in 1996.

Coastal Maine – June 2013 to ?

Northern California – July 2010 to June 2013

Bethesda, MD –  1 year (having a little baby takes up A LOT of space so we had to move out of our small place 3 months after the little hummingbird was born)

Arlington, VA – 2 years

Northern California – 1 1/2 years

San Diego, CA – 2 years

Seattle, WA – 1 1/2 years (my favorite place to live)

Fort Worth, TX – 2 years

Virginia Beach, VA – 3 years

Athens, GA – 7 months

10 Responses to About

  1. Twinkle Teacher May 11, 2012 at 12:29 #

    LOL! We almost named our own little hummingbird on crack Maisy and decided not to bc it’s a pet name! Case in point!!! Good stuff on here. Can’t wait to read more.

  2. Coco August 13, 2012 at 09:17 #

    Oh my gosh, I think I just met my new favorite person. You are quite entertaining and a straight shooter. My kinda gal. Keep it real little momma. xo

    • Elle August 15, 2012 at 07:07 #

      Thank you Coco! I LOVE your writing on WTFlicka and your site. You rock, girl! 🙂

  3. Robin February 25, 2013 at 14:18 #

    OMG I love your Blog your a straight shooter keep it coming ! ThankYou!!!

  4. Not a Typical Mom April 14, 2013 at 06:53 #

    This is Mommyhood- Recently found your blog – Love it! and have nominated you for the Liebster award! You can read about your nomination at notatypicalmom.com.

  5. Nanny September 11, 2014 at 20:35 #

    I absolutely love the way you wrote this – you might possibly be my internet BFF. 🙂

    I am a nanny, not a mommy but I can definitely find myself feeling overwhelmed, happy and proud by spending days with kids.

    Sometimes being politically incorrect while being nanny is unacceptable by many, but I am trying to find a way to get through people making sure they know my inappropriate humor is just that – humor. and just because I hate cleaning toddler’s poop from floor doesn’t mean I don’t love that awesome toddler.

    I’m looking forward to read more from you

  6. Suzanne Kail May 27, 2016 at 12:07 #

    I’m loving your blog! Just getting back into the blogging world after a two-year hiatus of crazy.

  7. Laurie November 2, 2016 at 07:34 #

    Love your site. I totally get the shy, quiet, politically incorrect, oversharer letting it all loose online. I recently started a blog and said almost the same thing in my about me page.

    People get so offended sometimes about parenting humor as if it means you don’t love or even like your kids.

    I’m juggling that with caregiving for my grandma who has dementia. Try throwing out humor about that…pretty sure they’re coming for me with the pitchforks pretty soon.

    I can’t wait to read more from you…

  8. Yvette Grove November 18, 2016 at 07:56 #

    First of all, you are fantastic, one of the best reads in a while! Secondly I would love for you to review my book and I am on the Mark Ruffalo T-shirt! The book is Lily’s Deliciously Different Day and it is a message about acceptance told in a whimsical way and visually. (BTW one of the main characters is a hummingbird)

    If you are willing I would love to send you something delicious and a book, please forward your mailing address and I will get it out to you right away.

    Have a marvelous Friday and thank you for making me laugh

  9. Rachel Campbell June 13, 2017 at 20:37 #

    I’m so glad I found your blog (via TheBloggess)! I am also a 30 something (single) mother of 2 (one of which is less like a hummingbird on crack and more like an adorable overlord who is in the 3rd percentile for height and weight.) I used to be a military spouse as well, living in Seattle, Monterey (California, not Mexico, Hawaii, and Georgia). I feel your struggles with anxiety and depression as well, and I feel for you. The silver lining is that it tends to offer some amazing, albeit slightly self-deprecating, writing. I had a blog lightyears ago when I was also a stay at home mom and I loved it. Sadly, chaotic changes left me unable to keep up with it, but I’m back in the game now. 1/3 life crisis? Probably. But I’m enjoying it so far. Hope you will check it out (although it’s pretty minimal right now), but until then I look forward to your subscriber emails!

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