How’s that for creating a sense of urgency?!
I bet you all want to be down now!
Those of you that have been a part of DudeMom since before DudeMom was even DudeMom may remember the good ole days when I did DudeMomLife features.
I know, there is probably one of you (hi mom!) still here from that time, so let me just recap it for you.
Back in the day, when I went by the moniker DUMBMom because I wrote a funny little blog called parenting BY dummies, each week I would intro a new Dude mama to the world by sharing a pic of her and her brood with my readers, encouraging them to check her out.
It was a super fun way to share other cool people in the raising Dudes space with the wonderful people who liked to kick it with me on the blog formerly known as parenting BY dummies.
The whole series fell off when I forgot to invite people to submit their DudeMomLife pics and stories for like 19 consecutive weeks.
Turned out to be no big deal because no one asked, which I figured meant no one cared, and reviving it just seemed like more trouble than it was worth.
And, it was.
Until I figured maybe it wasn’t anymore.
Which totally just happened on Tuesday.
I realized then that I have come across some bad mamajammas in the blogging as a boy mom space lately and I really want to shine a little loving on them.
I feel like it might bring some people joy and, since brining people joy is like top of my list for things I want and like to do with this life, I figure I better jump on that.
Originally the series was developed to showcase moms of ALL boys. I felt strongly that we live in a slightly different space, that we have a different home dynamic wherein everyone in the house has a certain level of testosterone that we can’t immediately relate to. And, while I feel like this remains a unique state of living that only other moms of all Dudes can specifically identify with, I think I feel more connected to the basic beauty in the mom-son relationship independently, regardless of whether it is impacted by the existence of lady babies.
It is that connection, the connection between a mother and her son, that I seek to celebrate with this series.
Only, I can’t celebrate it by my lonesome.
I mean, I could. Because I have plenty of examples…
As awesome as celebrations celebrating me every day would be for me, I want this to be about US. All of us who have this special relationship as moms raising Dudes.
And, when I really break it on down in my brain, it’s just more joyful if we all get to celebrate you too!
So, please. Let me celebrate you!
I promise, it’s super easy –just a photo and a caption really (DudeMomLife is… and I will add it to the photo for you, all you have to do is send the pic and the words).
I hope to get 30 moms and their dudes so I can showcase them, you, for an entire month leading up to Mother’s Day.
I realize this is ambitious because the word needs to be spread and people have to be reminded and I have to follow up (ugh, follow up).
But I am committing to doing that part, now all I need is a little help from all of you.
Send your photos, tell your Dude mom friends about it, do the running man in your kitchen because there is always a reason for that.
I’m stoked because before I even published this, I’ve already gotten two submissions (see, better hurry, before you get left out!)!
I’m totally sitting here waiting for yours though.
Want to share a photo? Shoot me an email ([email protected]) and I will respond and let you know how you can be down.