Hi! I’m Alaina, and I write about, well, basically everything! If you haven’t figured it out by now, I am a mom and I think I am pretty rad—my kids may disagree, but who cares what they think anyways, amiright??
I started Rad Mommy waaaaaay back in 2011, fairly soon after having my second (and LAST) kid, and have been adding random tidbits periodically ever since. Much of what I wrote about when I first started dealt almost exclusively in the “mommy blog” arena, offering charming anecdotes about my darling children with the occasional product review tossed in for good measure—but my life has changed remarkably since then. While my kids still offer inspiration for my writing, I am now finding myself inclined to share my unsolicited opinions and experiences on a whole host of random topics. Doesn’t that sound fun?
So what about those life changes?
You must now be wondering about those life changes I mentioned, right? Well, since you asked…
Right around the time that I started Rad Mommy, I also decided to go back to college. And if you were paying attention, you know that around that same time I had ALSO just had my second kid. I am such a good decision maker.
As it turns out, I handled that mom/wife/student gig like a total BOSS, eventually leading me to earn my M.A. in English Literature in May of this year (this year being 2018, for all those future readers). I mean, if that isn’t RAD, I don’t know what is.
School was the best for so many reasons, not the least of which was the chance to talk to humans over 3ft tall on a regular basis; however the most amazing thing to come out of my education was discovering my love for writing.
And that, my friends, is why you are here now, reading all about me. What better way is there to practice my writing than to publish it to the interwebs for all to see?
Ok, but what’s in it for me?
Sounds pretty one-sided, right? For me to write whatever my little heart desires and then feed it to a wide audience for consumption, waiting with bated breath for those likes and re-shares to roll in? That is all very lovely, to be sure, but as I continue to grow as a writer I also hope to supply my readers with some laughs, or some advice, or maybe simply a moment to just feel something, anything, that makes you glad to have spent your very precious time in the company of my words.
So that’s it. That’s me. One Rad Mommy writing to you about nothing in particular but everything just the same.
I hope to see you around here sometime!