Hey there, Crazy Mama! I'm so happy you're here! (And you Dads and Singles, too!) I'm Donloyn! (Rhymes with salon!) I'm a writer, a wife and a mother of EIGHT!
A lot of kids brings a lot of Crazy! And I'm just one mom trying to keep up with it all!
I joke a lot about craziness, but in all seriousness, Motherhood is no laughing matter. In fact, it's hard work. I'm not here to appear as though I have it all together. I don't. Not by a long shot. No mother does.
This blog began as a column in a popular, local parenting magazine. It was a great run, but I needed more from the experience, more from the story, more from my family.
This blog helps me as much as I hope it will help you. It helps me get through the moments when I want to kick, scream, cry and throw tantrums. It gets me through the moments when I want to throw in the towel, raise my hands and give up. It gets me through because it forces me to capture the stories, the beauty and the love. It forces me to see the silver linings, the lessons and the funny that lies beneath all the Crazy.
And we moms need that. Whether you have 1 child, 8, 10 or 80, we need to be free to laugh at ourselves, our spouses, our children. We need to know that it's okay to mess up as long as we begin again. We need to know that Love, no matter how big or SMALL, always comes with a little Crazy!
I love that you're here! I hope our Crazy brings a little brightness to your day!
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