Since something major has happened in my life recently, I decided to take this time to re-introduce myself and let ya'll know why I decided to name this blog Mom Delicious.
Although you guys know me as SweetAl, my name is Alicia Harper, and I am a 26-year-old newly single mother. And although I feared this label at first, I'm getting more and more comfortable with this title as the weeks go by.
If you checked out my guest post on The Young Mommy Life last month, or if you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll know that I've felt like my life is not the way I planned it. Like life ever is! Why can't life just listen to your plans and go along with it? Wouldn't that be glorious?! But that's a total tangent...
I never planned on having a baby at a young age or being kidnapped into motherhood. What I planned to do was live-it-up as a divalicious young thang in NYC... but it didn't happen that way. Here I was this 22-year-old young lady... pregnant. And in relationship limbo with the father-to-be. And confused. And scared. And like, what the eff?!
And the first out of all my friends to have a baby. Don't get me wrong, they were super supportive, but happily and freely living-it-up, which made me feel even more alone than I'd already been feeling.
But at some point during this whole motherhood thing, I began to feel... well, like a mother. And although some days are way better than other days, I started to feel like I was swimming and not sinking. It didn't happen the way that I planned, but it became yummy. And delicious. Thus the name Mom Delicious. Even in the craziest circumstances, motherhood can be delicious.
I knew there must have been some other young mommies out there who've experienced some of the same things that I have experienced... and continue to experience.
So I turned to the television shows, but could not see my kind. I turned to magazines, but still couldn't find my kind.
So I turned to blogging and voilà... a fresh new social support network. You guys rock. Really.
This post is to toast you. To all the fantabulous mommies who are doing the damn thing... and who know that motherhood, with all its ups and downs, highs and lows, kisses and temper tantrums, is so freakin' delicious: Cheers!