I’m slowly but surely figuring out this whole, ‘mom business’. With a few great friends, amazing family and a counselor who has become more like a friend with each visit.. My support system has truly made me feel like I might just be able to do this.

The truth is, even the moms who look like they have it all together, don’t. We’re all just winging it.

No matter how many parenting books we buy, we will run into situations when our kids don’t go by-the-book. And who wants by-the-book all the time, anyways?! It’s boring.

I’ve certainly never gone by the book.

I mean, look at me. A 23 year old single mom finishing her associates degree in marketing.. I’ve done everything in my life so far off from what the book says that I wouldn’t even know where that ‘book’ even begins.

That being said, not going ‘by-the-book’ has given me a beautiful son whom has showed me a love and happiness I’ve never known before. Not going ‘by-the-book’ has shown me my purpose in life.

It has given me friends who have grown to be family and family who have grown to be some of my best friends. I couldn’t imagine this craziness without them. Even without the friends who have come and gone.. They are all a piece of my story that’s just truly beginning.

Now, I’ve hit the mom-hood chapter. So feel free to join my journey through mom-hood.

As I said, we’re all just winging it.. I’m just winging and writing it.