Feeding My Insecurities… Mommy Blogger… Gah!

The Kidzworld Mommy Blogger competition has really done my head in!

Anyone that knows me is always surprised by this fact that under all the bravado, I’m still just a very insecure, shy little girl. See my larger than life in real life persona is merely a cover up for my inner child. The child that is so shy she can’t speak to strangers, battles to make friends. The child who was put in a remedial class at school and who’s parents were told to send her to a trade school because she’d never amount to much. The child who believed she was dumb & ugly. The child who took on board every negative thing ever said about her. The child inside me who believed that me as an adult deserved to struggle with infertility and all that went with it because I was somehow unworthy of being a mother.

Peel away the layers of me as an adult and you’ll find that child. And when you look at me with those new eyes, you’ll understand why the Mommy Blogger competition is doing my head in.

I’m not gonna lie. It is an awesome honour to have been nominated but then I go and read all the other nominee’s blogs and I hear my insecure inner child wondering how on earth I got nominated. I’m not clever or funny like some of the other nominees. I’m not popular or the cool kid on the block. I’m just painfully ordinary.

Sure my journey to motherhood may have been a little extraordinary but everything else is fairly typical. I read some of the other clever and funny nominee’s posts about voting and I wonder how on earth I’m going to do the same, how I’m going to convince all of you to vote for me when I’m just so ordinary in comparison?

So all I can do is ask! Please vote for me???? *little girl whiny voice*


Here are all the other amazing, funny and clever nominee’s:
  1. Angela Lord – Autism Homeschooling Blog
  2. Gillian Hefer- A Daft Scots Lass
  3. Natasha- Raising men/ Littleandbunny
  4. Melinda- Diaries of a White Mother Raising a Black Baby
  5. Jessie Mckay- Miss Preggie
  6. Cassie – Life with a lady bug
  7. Celeste – The Reluctant Mom
  8. Tanya Kovarsky – Rattle and Mum
  9. Stacey Vee – Theres a lionheart in my bath tub
Voting closes on the 30th of June. You can vote daily, so head on over and vote for your favourite!


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  • Reply Tanya Kovarsky

    You have my vote. Funny how you see yourself so differently to how we all see you 🙂 Happy happy birthday hun for tomorrow!

    June 15, 2012 at 10:00 am
    • Reply Sharon

      We’re always our own harshest critics aren’t we? Thanks Tanya!

      June 15, 2012 at 10:08 am
  • Reply Lisa-Marie

    *shakes head*
    Sharon, Sharon, Sharon! If only you knew! Your blog is raw, passionate, open, laaaank kak funny, inspiring – all those things!
    I can’t believe you think these things of yourself! I so do not see you as that person!
    Don’t have much on my plate today (well, I do, but I’m too excited to think!) – so I’ll vote and vote and vote.
    Rinse and Repeat next week!!!

    June 15, 2012 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Jenny

    you are the only person on the internet i have wanted to get to know irl. So there.

    June 15, 2012 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Tracy

    Eish, Sharon, I wish for you that your birthday brings you the clarity of vision to see yourself as you REALLY are. I’ve only recently discovered your blog and I think you’re great. I’m slowly working my way through your archives and there and on your recent posts I keep on having ‘aha’ moments when you are writing about things I’ve been thinking about or dealing with. It is so refreshing to read writing from someone who faces challenges of infertility, endometriosis, adoption, body image, insecurities, the impact of the ‘voices’ in our heads from childhood, post-adoption depression and so many other issues with such honesty and clarity of thought. You make me feel like you really “get it”. Thank you for your blog. Whether you win a competition or not doesn’t really matter – you’re a winner anyway! Have an awesome birthday weekend. I’m sure you’re going to rock that corset!

    June 15, 2012 at 11:10 am
  • Reply cat@jugglingact

    Oh I have voted for you sweetie – but this is exactly why I do not even get involved in these things. I do not even askt o be nominated. Well, I am just nto that popular too. But over 40 has brough much confidence, also in terms of things like this.

    And do have a wonderful Bday tomorrow!

    June 15, 2012 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Sian

    You totally deserve this! I did not know that I could vote everyday. So off I go…..

    June 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Elize

    Honey, you ARE the cool kid on the block. You’re one of the most EXTRAordinary, women I know. And you are gorgeous my friend! I hope your blog wins!

    June 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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