Lately, I’ve noticed this site and its Facebook page growing a little and it makes me really excited to see this little site growing into a little community. I’d love it if you would take a moment to introduce yourself by commenting on this post or on the Facebook page and letting us all know who you are, where you are, what you like, what you struggle with, what you do and why you’re here.
I love getting to know you all. It helps me feel like I’m not alone in this parenting struggle. And more importantly, I’d love for you to get to know each other because y’all are awesome.
I’ll start by introducing myself.
I’m Crystal Hill and I am a pretty average mom with pretty average abilities. But one thing I do have going for me is that I have a lot of experience with this mom thing. I’ve been doing it now for over 17 years and I have experience with every kid-phase under the age of 18. Some stages (like the toddler stage) I’ve done 5 different times. I also have an almost uncontrollable (and often unfortunate) need to be transparent and real and I think that makes me relatable (and sometimes cringe-worthy).
I’m 36 years old, been married almost 18 years and I have 5 kids. I live in Southern California, but not by the beach. Although I absolutely love the beach and my #1 favorite pastime is snorkeling. I love chocolate chips and hot fudge. I’ve been a Mormon my whole life. I find myself hilarious, though others may beg to differ. I have depression, anxiety and ADHD. I like to run, hike and go backpacking and camping. I haven’t been very active lately because I gained a lot of weight and that made running and hiking difficult. I recently had weight loss surgery though so I’m getting back to being more active. In addition to this blog and Facebook page, I also have another blog and Facebook page dedicated to my weight loss journey.
I struggle with my weight, self-loathing, math, being on time and getting my kids to do their freaking chores already.
I absolutely love blogging. Writing down my thoughts and experiences gives me an outlet, and getting comments and feedback from my fellow mommies gives me connection and camaraderie in the sometimes lonely profession that is mommyhood.
Thank you for being here to relate, commiserate, and share. Now tell us about yourself!