Susan McLean

Hi, I’m Susan, and I used to be a successful young professional in the corporate sector who had friends and a social life.  One night, I went to bed a fit and fabulous 25 year old bride, and I woke up one day a frizzy and frazzled 33 year old stay at home mother of three.  Although I wouldn’t trade it for the world, I learned pretty early on that motherhood is not all Hallmark moments.  At times it’s messy, smelly, and even embarrassing.

As with anything in life though, it’s all about perspective.  I always try to look at the lighter side of being an aging, non-exercising, sleep-deprived, stay at home mom.  I openly admit that I eat carbs and drink wine, and I won a year’s supply of pork in 2011 for a poem I wrote about my love of bacon (true story).  I love vintage style clothing, I’m slightly obsessed with polka dots, and I’d wear a dress every day if I could.  I wish I was as persistent as my gray hairs, but due to a lack of sleep since 2005, I tend to give in pretty easily. Just one more episode of anything Disney and I’ll have lost the capacity to have an adult conversation; oh, and I can believe it’s not butter.

So this is me, usually frizzy and frazzled, but striving to find the funny in every day domestic bliss.

10 Terribly Bad Mother's Day Gifts

Maybe you don't mean to buy bad gifts...or maybe you do. So whether you're looking for gifts to avoid giving this Mother's Day, or whether you're looking to give the Mom in your life something awful, these 10 gifts will leave you thankful for those oven mitts, World's Best Mom Mugs, or even if you've received nothing before!10 Terribly Bad Mother's Day Gifts: ...more