MinnDixie Mom is born

During spring break, I not only re-booted my blog, I took my girls to SeaWorld. Above, they pause to pose on our way to see Shamu.

Thanks to everyone who helped me come up with a name for my blog. Minne-Bama Mama wasn’t working because I kept expecting Bama and mama to rhyme and, well, you can’t force the English language.

Following some solid Facebook brainstorming, MinnDixie Mom was born. My objective is the same, however: To share my experiences as a full-time working mother of two who is trying to raise her daughters the best way she can, unafraid to get a little help from her husband, her family, her friends and neighbors. In short, from the village.

While I am not naturally funny like some of my friends (Allison Gregg, Kelly George, Heather McKinley), thanks to my funny children, my blogs will hopefully contain humorous insight.

All unsolicited advice, though occasionally met with a bristle, will be thoughtfully and gratefully considered before being:

  1. Implemented
  2. Revised, then implemented or
  3. Discreetly discarded

No matter what, I know it takes a village to raise our children. Heck, it took a small Facebook community to just create a name for my blog!

How wonderful to watch your children play creatively and physically, exercising their bodies AND their minds!

This was a perfect time to breathe new life into a blog that enjoyed just one post in the social media spotlight. My family and I are on our first official spring break in Orlando, where we discovered Shamu earlier this week. Our girls, Serina (6) and Sophia (4), are currently splashing in the condo pool. They are playing “spelling bee,” a game they created, kind of, after watching the sweet movie, Akeela and the Bee. (Ironically, the youngest is giving the oldest the spelling words – many of them quite difficult! She looooves to say, “That is correct.”)

These are the moments you think you are doing great as a mother. Your kids are being, simultaneously, physically active and creative. Their mother is currently doing the latter, but plans on doing the former as soon as her bed-rock husband wakes up to take over parenting duties.

Enjoy your day. Enjoy your world. And thank you for being a part of my village. I hope to be a part of yours.

About minndixiemom

I'm a Minnesota native with an Alabama heart, reflecting on the past while looking toward the future. My husband, David, and I landed in Huntsville in the late 90s through my former career in TV news. We have two amazing girls, Serina and Sophia, whom we are raising with God's guidance and grace. Besides faith and family, my passions include writing, walking, mental health, and recovery. By day, I'm the Director of Development for WellStone (another passion), North Alabama's largest and most comprehensive mental healthcare provider.
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2 Responses to MinnDixie Mom is born

  1. Melissa says:

    I’m sure I’m going to enjoy following your new blog!

  2. Diane says:

    Simply d e l i g h t f u l…the girls can check my spelling …but I believe that is correct!

    So excited for you enjoying the thrills of Orlando! Love you guys! Love the new name

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