Friday, June 20, 2014

Where to Start?

Once upon a time... I was a parenting blogger.
Yes, this smut siren wrote a parenting blog... even wrote for one of the largest parenting websites on the net at the time, which is now owned by Disney.
I guess my tag line could totally be from Disney to Dildos... but I would probably end up sued.



What I would like to point out?
  • Then? Frumpy mom hair. Now? Purple. Because that is really me.
  • Then? Blind because I could never find my glasses.
  • Then? Less ink. 
  • Then? I was so focused on being a mother I never took time for myself. It was unhealthy. My life revolved around kids 24/7 and it took a toll on me.
I think a lot of mothers get into that rut, almost feeling bad or guilty to take time for themselves because what kind of mother would do that?

The answer? At least in my opinion? A good mother. I feel like today, even with a booming career, travel, and all the craziness that packs into our lives on a daily basis; I am by far a better mother than I was during that time. 

This time last year I left behind my blog, a job as the community manager of The Broad Side, and my last writing gig for Babble.com so I could pursue my novel writing. 

One year. 
Five solo novels.
Two novellas.
Two collaboration novels.
Two best sellers.
And a half dozen public book signings...

I like to think I made the right choice. 
But, I do miss writing about motherhood or current events.

Sometimes, I just want to write my opinion instead of fiction. 
Which is why I started this side blog. 
Nothing fancy, and god only knows how often I will take the time to update it.

But, this is my place to chat... rant and rave... or just post an awesome picture of my kids as they grow. 

I am Dawn Robertson... 
This is my life.


10 comments:

  1. You kick major ass and never forget it!

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  2. I love it Dawn, I'll keep checking back.

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  3. Crystal St. ClairJune 21, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    Wow this is so interesting! Look forward to reading your mommy blog and I totally agree, we must make time for ourselves to be happy. A happy mom = happy kids! ♡♥

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  4. You are Awesome (Mother/Author/Person) <3

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  5. i love your blog and your books! thank you

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