Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
Hi, I’m Camaron Brooks. My friends call me Cam (So, feel free!) I’m a former TV Reporter/Anchor who left small market TV News to start a family. I thought swapping the newsroom for the nursery would be easy. It was so HARD. I didn’t know how to enjoy the moment. I looked critically and cynically at everything. I didn’t know who I was without my title and paycheck. I also battled the baby blues (if not full on post-partum depression) without even realizing it. Everything scared me. I would look at my son and remember all the tragic stories I’d reported on. I worried I would drop him. Or that he wouldn’t wake up. I wrote as a form of therapy and because that’s the only thing I could still do to feel like myself. I needed to feel like myself.
What is your blogging philosophy?
I love my life today but I still struggle a lot. That’s why I keep writing this blog because maybe you struggle too? I am a wife and mom of two. I continue to learn every day. I thought my role as mom would mean teaching and shaping the lives of my children (Brandon and Addison teach me more about myself than I could ever teach them.) I’m here to share my shortcomings, my triumphs and how I make sense of this crazy beautiful lifestyle choice. I also share relevant parenting books I’ve read and techniques I’ve tried. My biggest struggle as a stay-at-home mom is “staying present” (it’s like a full-time job.) I also deal with the same insecurities about not providing financially for my family all modern women must face. I wonder if stay-at-home dads feel that way? Anywhoo… I hope my embarrassing moments will make you feel better about your own blunders. I hope you feel supported whether you’re a working mom or if you stay-at-home. We’re all in this together! I hope we can laugh together and celebrate the awesome responsibility of raising children. We’ve been given this amazing gift.