As a stay-at-home mother to two boys, born 18 months apart in the suburbs of CT, I found myself feeling very alone in the world of modern-day motherhood. Was I the only mother that dreaded play dates and looked at the clock every day at 4 PM and thought “4 more hours till these horrific children go to sleep?” Was I the only mother that hated breastfeeding and baby music classes and threw the towel in the perfection department and didn’t care to pretend anymore?
I started this blog to find out just how alone I was.
In the beginning, Mr. Gaga was my only reader and he was quick to tell me that nothing I wrote was funny. I disagreed, and I plugged along and to my delight, ultimately, over one million readers checked in to tell me that in fact I was hilarious, and also, I was saying everything that they thought to themselves – but were too afraid to admit aloud.
A true Gemini, I love the ocean but hate everything else that has to do with nature. I don’t like your dog or your baby, so if we meet in the street, don’t bother waiting for me to smile at them. My duplicitous nature means that I imagine myself to be very fancy and enjoy the finer things in life. I won’t step foot in a Kohl’s and I won’t go camping, yet I curse a lot and have a tramp stamp. I am a study in contrasts…so as a parent, while I am making fun of the helicopter mom one minute, you can find me the next minute hovering over my children, cursing and sweating bullets, helping them with their math homework.
Let’s face it. None of us are going to bed each night thinking “I am doing a great job of this whole motherhood thing,” so by reading this blog and enjoying it you are daring to admit defeat. You are daring to admit that you don’t cook all those meals on your Pinterest board, that you don’t always enjoy your child’s soccer games, and maybe…just maybe, you don’t always love being a mother.
You won’t find my name or my picture here. Although most enjoy my humor, some don’t get it and I like to keep my identity secret here in Goopville, the town that I live in. If you are like me and you are sick of feeling inadequate and want a quick laugh to get you through the day then sign up for my weekly updates here:
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You and I just aren’t going to get along.
XO, LADY GOO GOO GAGA