Tuesday, May 09, 2006

i owe a lot of brownies!

you guys!!!!! oh.my.gosh. YOU GUYS! i am SO EXCITED about winning this!!!!! mostly because i feel like i am in such kick ass company- (previous winners are mom101, sweatpants mom, cmhl, mrs fortune, izzy, etc) and that seriously is the most flattering part for me. because i read and love all of their blogs, so to be in the same arena as them- well, it freaking rocks!!! thank you to everyone who voted for me! i know i bribed you with brownies so come over and you can have some! thanks again really. i'm excited beyond reasonable excitedness. and i'm a dork.

Here is the interview.

1. How long have you been blogging?
i started blogging on January 1st of 2006! started the new year off right, oh yeah!!

2. What made you start a blog?
cliff notes version= my grandpa.whole story= i have a message board that i’ve run for over 5 years now, and i never really felt the need to have a blog… even though a bunch of people always told me i should start one. i couldn’t think of just what the hell i’d write on a blog that i wasn’t already blabbing about, all day long, on the message board. but this past christmas, i had a conversation with my grandpa, who is now pretty much home bound. he has the beginning stages of parkinson’s disease, but he is always on the computer looking things up, reading things, etc. i asked him if he read blogs and he said that he read lots of them! so i told him i’d start one for him. that i’d start blogging so he could have something to read everyday from me. and that is how it started, which is why you see lots of “omg, grandpa don’t read this… grandpa skip #4″ type things in my posts! ha!

3. What is your greatest challenge as a mom?
i think my greatest challenge is just trying to raise a really good man and being someone that he can be proud of and look up to for the right reasons. i think it’s so hard to teach your kids everything you want to teach them (jessica is a filthy whore who did nick wrong- don’t date a jessica) verbally, and sometimes you just have to lead by example. i think it’s challenging to be a good & tough mom - which you have to be sometimes- and not feel guilty about it. it’s challenging at times to look at the bigger picture instead of just the moment. but it’s all worth it. and i’m proud of the mom i am, and the child i’ve raised so far.

4. How do you keep your identity as a PERSON, outside of being a mom?
HA! for me, i think it’s more along the lines of “how do i keep my identity as a mom, outside of just being this crazy, wacky person?” i’m not sure i’ve ever had the problem of feeling or feeling like i’m being perceived as “just” a mom. working full time outside the home where i’m surrounded by people who don’t see me in “mommy mode” definitely helps in that regard. also not having blake every other weekend (because he’s with his dad) is huge in the “omg, i actually HAVE a life!” factor of things.

5. What one piece of advice would you like to pass on to moms everywhere?
to seriously, just freaking love the person you are!! the mom, wife, girlfriend, sister, fiance, aunt, cousin, boss, employee, dog’s sister’s cousins brother,etc. life is hard and being a mom is no exception. we all do things differently, and that’s okay. i just think it’s so important to be happy in what you choose to do and how you choose to do it. someone once told me, “things don’t happen for the best.. you make the best out of the things that happen” and it’s kind of always stuck with me. embrace the woman you are. whatever type of person that may be. love it because there’s no one else like you. and have fun!!

37 comments:

texas math said...

Ok the comment that was deleted was by me...I was playing with my name thing and didn't like the way it looked...this one is better...anyway...wtg on the mom of the week thing!

russ said...

I see a deleted comment! *faints*
I voted for you. I got no brownies.

rhonda said...

FABULOUS! Love your interview!

Stephanie A. said...

I don't like no nuts in my brownies, 'k?

excellent interview- the love vibe is there in typical jennster style, too!

texas math said...

Jennster...since you were so upset about my hiatus...I posted this week for you!

Melissa said...

Yea for you. I am so gald you won.

And um... I like double the chips in my brownies. :)

Kevin Charnas said...

WWWWOOOOO-HHHOOOOO!!!! Congratulations Jen!! That's terrific! And from what I'm learning, well-deserved. Way to go! YEAH!

Beth said...

Yay for you! That is so awesome! Great interview too!

Mike said...

Congrats Jenn. Just make sure they're not special brownies. This is a family blog! ;op

Mega Mom said...

I so can't wait to meet you this summer. You are just such an upbeat, enthusiastic and fun all-around person! One of those good people I like to surround myself with :)

coffeygirlb said...

Fuck yeah Jen, I totally voted for you. You are sooo fun to read. You write like you are having a real conversation. I can just see you being all animated and hyper. Damn you must be fun to go out with. I miss going out for drinks with the girl. I have no "girls" here:(----Congradulations. Oh, and why are ya'll waiting soooo long to get married. Just go do it!!!

Painter Beach Girl said...

that is awesome!!!

Nikki said...

CONGRATS JENN!

I'm tickled for you.

You keep suck a kick ass blog and always show lots of love for everyone.

You deserve the win.

Kel said...

Congrats again! This is well deserved. :)

Meg said...

Hey congrats on MOTW! I will admit that I hadn't been here previous to you winning, but I will be back from now on! You absolutely crack me up!

Kristin said...

congratulations! i voted for you and not even for the brownies!!

feel the love, jenn, feel the love.

Jodi said...

Good job! Congrats! Will you remember the little people now that you are in the big leagues? Gosh, I sure hope so. It can be lonely at the top. :)

spidey said...

Yay Jennster! Congrats! You know I love you! :)

cmhl said...

uh, excuse me! but you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

cmhl said...

oh, and it must be because I rented your blog. HAHAH!!!!!! Kidding!!! you are very deserving, congratulations!!!

Izzy said...

Wooohooo! Congrats on MOTW!

All hail the Jennster!!!

Loved your interview :)

Mammawannabe said...

Congrats! WOOOHOOO!!!

Lisa said...

Yeay! Congrats Jenn. You are awesome and we all love you!

Mommy off the Record said...

VERY exciting. Congratulations!!!

Yorksdevil said...

Since I draw the line at flying to California to get a free brownie I'll just have to buy myself one in your honour. However, if you get Moobs to award the UK tenuous link prize to me I get free wine, which would compensate nicely.

Go here: http://moobz.com/?p=48#comments and vote for me and Marsha. Please.

Rude Cactus said...

Congratulations Jenn. Yay you!

Angry Dad said...

Ok, so now you gotta find someone who's offering up "LEGEND OF THE WEEK" because you have to win that title now too!!! (Ok ok, you've already won it by default.)
We can even start up a chant for you - Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi.. oops, I mean that should be "You Ess Ay, You Ess Ay..."

Jenn said...

I voted FOR THE BROWNIES!!! WHERE ARE MY BROWNIES?!?!?!?!?

*sigh* But the interview was pretty good too =oP

Tori said...

I've been meaning to drop by to visit you Jennster! (from Eva Las Vegas) and I'm glad I did...
Yay for being the mom of the week....
Nice one!

Stephanie said...

Congrats! Love your interview answers and can't wait from Mrs. Fortune too!

Carrcakes said...

Congrats on your achievement. I'm a recent visitor to your site and so proud that one of my new 'reads' achieved Mom of the Week. And what better way to end the 7 days of glory than with Mother's Day. Have fun!

Jess said...

Don't date a Jessica? Did I read that right? Don't date a Jessica huh? And to think that I actually took the time to go and vote for you... Grrr, I'm going to cry about this now. :-)

Mel said...

Holy crap! Awesome! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!
(((((Jennster)))))

ginger incognito said...

Huge congrats to you!!

jen said...

awe, congrats you deserve it!! Great advice too!

Mom101 said...

(belated) congrats! Happy to have passed the baton your way. Now go polish that crown of yours.

Virginia Belle said...

oooh, i like that quote. my new mantra. i will repeat it in my head for the rest of the day.

"things don't happen for the best. you make the best of the things that happen."

cool.

can i just say how nice it is to finally have time to catch up here? man, i have missed ya, girl! sorry it has taken me so long!

um, didn't vote for you. was not aware of any voting. have been totally out of blogosphere for like 2 weeks and am now catching up. forgive me?????

i'm starting to feel left out on this blog. am i the only one here without kids? every time i read the comments i can feel my ovaries writhing in misery. and cramping up. ouch.