guest post: kera from running mommy

Thursday, July 28, 2011



so there are a few births that i think people should get excited about.

the birth of baby jesus, the birth of your own child (i guess), and the birth of bridge's baby.

oh, bridge...remember when we like didn't know each other and we'd like timidly comment on each other's blogs?? look how far we've come. i feel like i should be cutting the cord or something.

anyways, i'm super excited for this baby to come out. and since the woman of the hour asked me to talk about babies...i should probably get going.

so i have two babies. they are like 4 and 2 which means they aren't really babies. but they used to be babies, so i know a thing or two about babies. and what i know... is that i don't know anything. motherhood is the weirdest thing in the world. it's like incredibly.... (just add any adjective you want at the end).

the first thought that came into my head when i held my first born in my arms, was...."wow, i thought he'd be blacker." and then it hit me...i was this kid's mother. i had no idea what i was doing, but somehow this little guy was totally dependent on me. magically, and i say magically, cause otherwise i don't know how it happened, i turned into this caring, loving person. a person whose life was now devoted to making sure this perfect creamy angel was fed, kissed and cream and powder was put on his bum after every diaper change.

since that time, i stopped using cream and powder on bums. there are a lot of times that i forget to feed my children. but i sure do love the crap out of them. and i'm pretty sure they know it, which is pretty much all you can do.

love 'em and hold on.

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a note from bridget: kera didn't leave a link to her blog in her post which is just a darn shame because ya'll are gonna need to get to know more of this beauty.  thus, i give it to you: running mommy.

33 comments:

  1. "wow, i thought he'd be blacker."

    I just died laughing. Let's be friends too, okay Kera?

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  2. I have to echo Elizabeth, here. The whole thinking he'd be blacker remark had/has me rolling. Beautiful photo, Kera.

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  3. this is one of the funniest things i've ever read.

    i like this kera person.

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  4. Kera's reaction is so typically Kera! Love it.

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  5. Hahahaha....love this post! I thought he'd be blacker!!! Made.me.crack.up!!!! I did the same thing. Going to follow now...

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  6. Kera, can we be friends too? I laughed our loud at this entire post. Love it.

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  7. Haha! I was convinced my kid was coming out with red hair like his Dad had as a babe. Nope.

    And really, regular meal time is overrated. When I forget in my house, I give the boy a marshmallow and all is forgiven. ;)

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  8. This is hilarious... "wow, I thought he'd be blacker." Lol!!

    Nice job, Kera. :)

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  9. Kera, I can't imagine motherhood summed up any better! Bridget, thanks for sharing her link.

    How have we not "met" already? Amazed.

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  10. ha i like the "magically, cause otherwise i don't know how it happened" part. that's what i've been hearing from everyone. the kid comes out, and you just somehow know what to do. at least a little bit. that's reassuring.

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  11. What a funny post...I just had to go and check out her blog too! Thanks for sharing her with us! :-)

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  12. I want to know her better :). Her post is hilarious :). Great guest blogger.

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  13. i adore this post! it's the perfect description of the funniness of motherhood.

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  14. LOVE this. love the true light you shine on motherhood. the reality. and the beauty.

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  15. Kera is a beautiful mom! she seems sweet and sassy ;) I'm excited to check out her blog!

    favorite part was when she said motherhood is incredibly...(add any adjective). SO TRUE. and thank goodness :)

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  16. kera - you are hilarious and beautiful! what a lethal combination that is! i love that you are so real. love your blog too!

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  17. love kera!! how did i not know about her until now?! way to pick your guest bloggers, bridget :)

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  18. i gotta get to "know" her. i thought he'd be blacker - amommazing.

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  19. ohhhh you guysssssss.....stop it. or don't....whatev.

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  20. bridge. shame on you for not telling me about kera sooner. i will scold you for it in a few days. ps. i also just spent at least 30 minutes looking at your blog kera.

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  21. love move some kera.
    love, lindsay

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  22. OMG!! I'm still laughin' at your first thought, "wow,I thought he'd be blacker". Lol!

    Love this post! And I couldn't agree with you more on "but i sure do love the crap out of them. and i'm pretty sure they know it, which is pretty much all you can do." Often, we as moms (or maybe its just me)can be so hard on ourselves, trying to measure up to the "perfect mom", whoever that might be. That's why I love that line.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Kera's awesome...such a great writer too. Congrats on your baby on the way!

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  24. Thanks for a good morning laugh!
    Emily http://www.mywordsinterestlife.blogspot.com

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  25. omg. "wow i thought hed be blacker" and "there are a lot of times i forget to feed my children" i just peed a little.

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  26. lol, Ms. Kera is always cracking me up with her witty story telling. I'm not a mother, but appreciate all that it entails. Hence why I void becoming one anytime soon.

    ps. congratulation to Bridge and her husband for adding to their beautiful family.

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  27. Any idea what happened to Kera's blog? It disappeared...

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  28. @leslie- she's taking a blog break-- i'm hoping she'll be back but i don't know for sure!

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  29. Her blog is private - any idea how to view it?

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