Yes, I am That Mad Mommy. Drinker of copious amounts of coffee and other caffeinated beverages, mildly insane, parental keeper of all the chaos that fills my life. Yes, some of you know me, but some of you might not, so here are 10 things about me, That Damn Mad Mommy.
If you could see me right now, you would know that I am shaking my own head at myself and serving myself some deadly side eye, I’m sure. I have tried to reinvent myself, rediscover myself and have come to realize that I am only happy as That Mad Mommy.
10 Things About Me, That Mad Mommy
Let’s get the obvious things out of the way, because I really want to give you guys some juicy new tidbits about myself, rather than the same ole’ same ole’. Yup, you guessed it, I am indeed, a mother. HA! I am also a happily married woman to my best friend and yes, I love him a whole damn lot! Ok, now for the fun stuff!
My husband and I met in junior high!
We went to school together. We were good friends. In fact, I hooked him up with most of his girlfriends… *facepalm* When I finally asked him out, freshman year, he turned me down and we stopped talking. We reconnected almost 10 years later, on Myspace no less, and he invited me to a party. Turns out, I was the only guest and we have been together ever since!
I am a published author!
I know, I know, technically having a blog makes me “published”, but I am published in ACTUAL books as well! I haven’t finished my solo project yet, but I have been published in 2 anthologies and am very proud of that fact. My 1st anthology is called Nevertheless, We Persisted: Tales of Loss, Love and Finding Your Own Power, which is available as an audio book or eBook. My 2nd anthology is called Lose The Cape: Ain’t Nothing But A Teen Thang and yes, it is a parenting book full of those tween and teen moments! It is available in paperback and on your kindle!
I am a Disney kid at heart.
I didn’t want to grow up and I don’t think I ever truly did, because I hold so much Disney magic in my heart that if it exploded, it would probably spew out confetti and sound like Mickey Mouse’s laughter. Too much? Nah, didn’t think so! I have see almost every Disney movie, I am a BEAST when it comes to Disney trivia and I truly think that my Disney karaoke skills are something to be hold! I love Disney so much that I, literally, wear it on my sleeve!
I’m a gamer chick!
Table top, console, PC. RPGs, MMORPGs, single player stories. Yup, I’ve played them. I love D&D, although Vampire’s Masquerade holds a special spot in the gothic, emo teenage spot in my heart. Magic the Gathering. Pokemon, you’re damn right I caught them all. The Sims Online, I played it. World of Warcraft, for the Horde! Chrono Trigger, Ocarina of Time, you bet your sweet gamer ass, I played them all the way through!
No, I am not musically talented in anyway. I can’t sing. I can’t dance. I play no instruments. I do, however, listen to music of all genres and I remember the lyrics to almost every song that I have heard. So yes, I WILL sing and I WILL dance, even though I know I am fucking TERRIBLE at it. I’ve been told I’m fun at parties, hahaha!
I have a secret talent. Want to know what it is? I have the ability to recall LONG series of numbers, from memory. Phone numbers from childhood, credit card numbers, Pi, the Fibonacci sequence. It’s a blessing and a curse.
I am not a girly girl and I really don’t know how women do the things they do. I own 2 pairs of shoes. Yup, 2. A pair of Adidas and a pair of fake Ugg boots. I own 3 pieces of make-up and I only use 2. Eye-shadow and PENCIL eyeliner. I have a hair cut that makes my hair super easy to “do”, but also to hide under a hat! I can also count on one hand, how many times I have worn a dress in my adult life. However, I do LOVE sparkles and they make me happy.
I tend to do things late in life. Seriously. I don’t know if it is because we grew up poor, or I just have the desire to do things, now that I have the ability to, but I tend to do things later in life. I saw the ocean for the first time at 27. I started drinking coffee at 32. I made it to Disneyland at 36 and Universal at 37. I still need to make it to Walt Disney World though! Anyone want to take me?
I am a full on believer of rescuing animals, whenever possible! We have always had rescue animals in our family, so I’m sure it’s genetic or something. If I see an animal that needs to be rescued, chances are, it is coming home with me or I am looking for someone special to take it home! Right now, we have Stark, he is my rescue Yorkie and, in turn, rescued my by becoming my Emotional Support Animal.
Mental, Chronic and Genetic Illnesses, OH MY!
I am an open book about things that I struggle with in my daily life. I think it is so important to normalize the conversation around these things and end the stigma! I struggle with Complex-PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Severe Depression and Anxiety on the mental health side. I also live with Vitamin Deficient Anemia, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
I hope that you have enjoyed learning some new things about me, that DAMN mad mommy, and I hope that you are ready to follow my insanity! Whether you have been with me before or are brand new, I love, appreciate, adore and am happy to have you all in my life!