Hello and welcome.
My name is Jules Ruud (pronounced “rude) and I am a mom. Clever, right? (Yeah, I thought so too.)
I have been a full-time mom for over seven years now and if I have learned anything, it is that motherhood is not black and white. It is a freaking rainbow on acid. And I have no idea what I am doing.Motherhood is not black and white. It is a freaking rainbow on acid.Click To Tweet
Aside from being a mom, I am also an always-evolving, mid-thirties “geriatric millennial” trying to break generational curses and navigate raising children in this cluster that is our society today while not completely losing my own self-identity in the land of helicopter parenting and post-pandemic-paranoia.
My goal as a mom has always been to raise independent, all-people-loving, kind human beings with a genuinely good sense of themselves and slim to no trauma caused by their dad or me, BUT life and the world constantly throw curveballs, and that all feels darn near impossible to accomplish sometimes.
I am also hoping that this space will be a place where my kids will someday see me for the mom I was behind the scenes as I parented them.
I want my kids to remember me as a sentimental, unfiltered woman who does not take herself too seriously, but sometimes takes herself way too seriously, at times weirdly overdramatic, but never hateful, ever-evolving, compassionate sap of a mom who loved the crap out of them.
And a blog is the perfect way to do that.
So what does that mean for you?
It means that you get to be a part of my journey.
My hope is that you will laugh, you cry, I am certain you will fall in love with my kids, you are bound to feel bad for my husband, you will get to know and adore my blended family, and I am sure you will at times question my sanity.
I think that as I write about my children and process my life as a mom, you will see that my family is everything to me and I really am doing my best.
And hey, maybe you and I will become friends.
I mean, if I am going to ride out this rainbow with some of my sanity intact on the other side, I am going to need a lot of Jesus, a little bit of tequila, and a few friends.
Here’s to you joining me as I navigate this responsibility of being a mom.