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Welcome to my blog. One Busy Momma is my space to rant about my life and the things that happen in it. I have a crazy life - and instead of focusing on the crazy - I like to focus on the funny. Because if I focused on the craziness - well, I'd have been shipped off to an institution long, long ago. And while, I'll admit, there are some days when being institutionalized sounds PRETTY GOOD compared to making ANOTHER diorama at 1am - I'd rather be right where I am - in my messy house with my not so perfect kids making crooked dioramas in the middle of the night.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Feet Don't Taste all that Great: A Disclaimer

Sooooooo...it's been a long day. Thanks for all of the great responses to the last post - the post about The Real Hosewives of NJ. I LOVE that so many of my friends are reading and enjoying the blog. However, it has come to my attention that I need to make a few things clear to my loyal readers.

First and foremost - this blog is my creative outlet. And by "creative" I mean - I take great license with many - OK ALL - of my stories.Many of you know that writing a book is somewhere on my bucket list and I look at this blog as a launch pad to that. Just a way to write every few days to hone and improve my skills. Are some of the stories true? Absolutely. However - in order to make them funnier, more interesting to read or to make a point - I do embellish and add words to people's mouths. As most authors do.

And while that's all well and good - I feel that I do have to clarify a few points. When I write about "my parents" - and "my mother" in particular - ALMOST EVERYTHING that I write as dialogue that comes out of their mouths is fabricated. While Fifi, Sookie, Her Awesomeness, Carrie, Hermione and Glynnis are indeed real people - the "parents" that I write about are truly caricatures of my own parents. Whenever I mention one of my girls in the blog - I always alert them to the fact. And furthermore, I would never write about anything that might embarrass or identify who they actually are. I try to write about them in ways that relate to me directly or more specifically, how they help me live and manage my crazy life.

My "blog parents" are different. While the stories and events that I write about are based on actual events, the reactions of my "blog parents" are largely fictionalized. I do this for 2 reasons - first and foremost - my actual parents are not all that tech savvy and don't ever log onto the blog. Therefore - they cannot defend themselves or comment about anything that I would write about them. And secondly - my actual parents are very private people and in truth, just not all that terribly funny. (And I mean that with great love and devotion.) So - to create a funny blog, I created funny parents.

Again - well and good and well within my creative license...however, with so many people actually reading the blog now - I felt that I really had to make that point crystal clear. It's one thing to put my stuff out there - but I need to clarify that these "blog parents" are just characters. I need to do this because in my last post, I said something that was offensive - and I wrote it as coming out of my "blog parents" mouths. And for that I am truly sorry. It was a statement that my actual parents - 2 of the nicest people on earth - would NEVER say. However - it did read as "my parents" - not my "blog parents that I made up to make people laugh". Now, while Fifi and Hermione and Sookie would know this without my having to SAY it - people who don't know my real parents might think that they are morons based on what I wrote them saying. And for that - I am truly sorry. As my husband so often tells me - everyone can't read what's going on inside of my head. And while many of you who truly know me and my parents have surmised that many of the blog stories are just that - stories, I fear that some readers might not realize that.

So, in short, when you read "One Busy Momma", please understand that the stories and musings truly are coming from my creative place and are only loosely based in the reality of my everyday life. My everyday life is the breeding ground for my stories, and while many of the stories are true - many details surrounding them have been changed to make them funnier, to protect the innocent or to make them fit into whatever I'm thinking about that day. It is meant to be your laugh of the day, to give you a good giggle and to maybe lighten up your week. Please look at it more as an Erma Bombeck type of forum as opposed to CNN.


  1. I look at you now more as James Frey. I'm heartbroken that you are just a giant liar. This is the "A Million Little Pieces" of the net.

    In case you couldnt tell, I am being totally sarcastic. You wanted to do a blog, you're doing it, and good for you. Keep doing what makes you happy and anyone that doesnt like it can go scratch or stop reading.

  2. You are a doll - thanks!!!Just felt i had to be real with my peeps!

  3. ok, so it took me a while to figure out what was offensive... i believe i have my dad to thank for that!! do you base your blog parents on your uncle??? hahaha. love the blog mrs. larue.

    -your michigan cousin (the cool one) ...(ok, erin)