BOTTLESOUP is an alternative to the average mommy blog. We dig deep into what modern moms and dads care about most: accurate information. Today’s parent is overwhelmed by the amount of advice, products, “work from home” opportunities, and other parent-focused communications. Here at BOTTLESOUP, we understand you want someone else to do the dirty work (research) for you, so that you can focus on your family first.
I decided to start my own “mommy blog” after reading many that were just…all the same. There’s a lot of mommy-geared literature on the web that is empty. There’s a clickbait headline, a couple paragraphs of information, but no real deep dive into the heart and soul of a topic.
Instead of complaining about mommy blogs, I decided to fill the void and create BOTTLESOUP. This blog is used to explore parenting topics in-depth, so that you can get all the information you want in one place. In each post, you’ll find that the sources for any and all research is hyperlinked. This way, you can fact check the facts and give me your feedback if you find something doesn’t quite match up with what you’ve found.
Most of my posts won’t make me look perfect. But, this is the first time I’m doing this mom thing. I can’t know everything, I won’t pretend that I do, but I will passionately discuss my opinions. Lively discussion is welcome here.
My husband deserves credit for the name “BOTTLESOUP”. I asked him one morning, as he sterilized all the bottles, nipples, and pump parts, “What are you doing?” He said, “Making bottle soup.” I don’t know if other people use that term, but, of course, I Googled it, and it seemed original enough. Thus, BOTTLESOUP was born.
But enough with the introduction. Let’s get to my mommy credentials.
My son, affectionately known as Munchkin, was born in July 2013. He was 5 days late, and he weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.
I was induced after passing my due date, and the process took about 36 hours (boring). I’d like to give you some romanticized narrative about the first time I held my son, but, instead, I’ll be honest. My husband handed Munchkin to me, Munchkin immediately peed all over me, and I vomited in a puke pail. See? Everything you never dreamed of became my reality.
But that was okay. I never envisioned my life with children to be ordinary or picture-perfect. And Munchkin was down with that mentality.
Since Munchkin was born, we’ve added another little minion to the mix. Squish (a baby girl) was born in February 2015. Having two under two has its challenges, but the honest truth: I look forward to waking up with their smiling faces every day. Being their mom doesn’t feel like a “job”; it feels like home…comfortable, snuggly, safe, and warm.
So, BOTTLESOUP is a blog created by a laid-back mom, wife, and writer. But don’t let that fool you: my posts are full of feist and anything but boring. I hope you enjoy every adventure.