I am blushing.
Thank you for reading.
“Woman! WOW! I just read your article on letting your daughter pick her own clothes, and it is the best parenting article I think I have read—ever! Thank you! I will now go scour the web for everything else you have written. I mean this has the biggest compliment, you are the Cheryl Strayed of parenting! Never stop writing!” —Lindsay
“Dear author, you’ve beautifully explained motherhood!” —Hira
“This is so beautiful. The woman who wrote this is an incredibly talented writer.” —Ashley
“Colleen, I just read your piece called “to the mom who stays up way past her bedtime”… I loved it! It’s like you took the words right out of my mouth. I’m totally wowed!” —Cori
“I have to tell you, I’ve come across your blog via FB and ever since I look out for your posts every day. They are so amazing and help me to refocus. Your blog speaks to me and I just wanted to thank you so much.” —Pris
“Your words give me hope.” —Christine
“Hi Colleen! I just read your piece “To the mom who stays up way past her bedtime” and I felt like I had to write you and tell you how much I loved it. Sometimes I feel selfish to admit how much “me time” I really need, but after reading your piece, it was like ‘Wow, I’m not alone!’ Finally, someone who truly gets me. So, thank you.” —Jen
“I don’t normally…correction I don’t ever do this. But, I just have to say a quick thank you. I’m sitting at my desk at work on my lunch break and I just read your “I want to be a stay at home mom AND a working mom” piece. It hit so close to home for me. I’m a teacher and I have two daughters 17 months and almost 4. So, from another mother who is trying so the balancing act and with a daughter who has the same band-aids obsession, THANK YOU for reminding me I’m not alone.” —Shannon
“I don’t normally read up on blogs or follow through with finding the person who has written something that I view on Facebook, but I recently came across your “I look at my 2-year-old and think, ‘Wait, weren’t you just a baby?'” post and that changed something in me. I am a mom of a 2-year-old and an almost 1-year-old and I related to that so much. After reading this, I just want to thank you. Thank you for being an HONEST, raw mom blogger.” —Min
“This totally summed up how I’ve been feeling! Survival mode can be so exhausting!” —Amanda
“Dear Colleen, I am a new mom and I’m here to tell you how deeply your articles have resonated with me. It’s almost like they are my feelings expressed in sentences that I can’t even manage to construct. I don’t know which part of the world you’re in right now, but you’re in my thoughts and I’m thinking what a great mom and a person you are. Lots of love from one mother to another!” —Vira
“Thank you for this!! I needed to read this article…To the mom who loves motherhood—but misses her freedom, too…..been having a hard time lately . It’s just nice to know I’m not the only one…Thanks again!” —Lisa
“Just wanted to say thanks for writing that piece on postpartum hair loss. I too have three beautiful babies, the youngest nearly 10 months and the hair loss this time has been awful! I had to laugh about the ‘wings’, mine are awful—the buggers won’t stay down! Anyway, just wanted to say thanks—it’s nice to know I’m not on my own!” —Nat
“This was one of my favorite reads. So well written and so personal. I also love and can relate to your children giving you confidence. Raising good humans is perhaps the most important job there is and so to feel confident about this is a wonderful thing.” —Brittany
“This one hit home for me. I totally ugly cried while reading the article.” —Lacy
“Yes, thank you for this article. It’s refreshing to read something that isn’t making me feel all anxious because I’m not doing it right! Xo” —Katie
“I really love your page cause you’re honest and show how motherhood really is. There are so many fake people out there, pretending they can handle everything. Keep going.” —Kate
“Hi! I just read your article “9 things I wish my husband knew before we brought baby home” and can I just say…thank you! I’m 6 months pregnant and have been anxious about the first few weeks after the baby is born, and your article hit the nail on the head with EVERY. SINGLE. POINT! Forwarded it to my husband immediately. Thank you!” —Remy
“Your article “To the mom who loves motherhood—but misses her freedom too” is everything I’m feeling right now. Thanks for writing it!” —Alli
“Aloha! I just read “To the mom who loves motherhood…” and it was exactly what I needed to push through this tough, busy week. Thank you for the soul food. SO happy I came across it. Grateful to have my glass filled. Plenty Mahalo. I can’t wait to read more in the future.” —Kaya
Seriously—THANK YOU for reading!
It means the absolute world to me.