My name is Diana and I am the mother of 4 crazy children. This is my first blog for The Bad Mamas Club!!
Our home currently consists of everything from diapers and bottles to high school graduation and college applications, with everything in between. My children are 18, 17, 10, and 2 years old.
There was a time in my life when my teenage boys were little and I didn’t know which way was up. I thought that feeling of disorder and chaos would never go away. I leaned on anyone I could for advice and suggestions on how to get a good handle on having busy toddler boys! Now I would give anything to have them back to the crazy little toddlers that they were.
Life moved on, it got busier... how is that even possible, right? School, sports, and pregnancy! Then 4 weeks early, much to our surprise our beautiful daughter was born! She was such a blessing to us all because she did not come easy, that's for sure. Prior to my pregnancy with her, we unfortunately lost a baby at 14 weeks. Our baby was sick, with a possible diagnosis of Down syndrome. One day the baby’s heart beat just stopped. That was such a traumatic experience. The loss of a baby is something that a mom never actually gets over, just learns how to move forward. But I truly believe it helped me become the person that I am today.
Fast forward 8 years, and while my husband and I were working on a business invention, we ran across a non-profit organization that advocates for orphans with special needs. That is when our hearts broke into pieces. We would never be the same knowing what we now knew. A few months later we were signing commitment contracts for adoption on a baby girl that had been abandoned at birth due to the diagnosis of Down syndrome and a heart defect. Shortly thereafter, we were off to Ukraine to go get our baby girl! :)
Life often takes you on adventures that you never could have dreamed up if you tried. I know when I was growing up, I wanted the fairy-tale. And there is nothing I wanted more in the world than to be a mom! When I sit and think about parenting and being a mom, I have to say that it is absolutely the most rewarding and exhausting thing a person can do. The word “mama” is such a special sound. The moment your hear your baby mumble “mama” for the first time, you feel as if your heart skips a beat. There is nothing like it. And lets be honest, there’s moments when we hide in the closet and don’t want to hear the word “mom” or “mama” one more time. It happens to the best of us!
I hope to be able to share my mom experiences to help other moms out there push through the tough times while being proud and really enjoy all of the good times. I have experienced all aspects of raising kids from 0-18. I’ve been the “young” mom and I’ve been the “old” mom (although I don’t feel like it! 🤣). I’ve had the good kids and I’ve had the naughty kids, I have experienced anxiety, ADHD, honor roll and AP students, the social drama, medical issues and more!
There’s no perfect mom, we only do the best that we can do... but that is what makes us part of the “bad mamas club”.