Sunday, March 04, 2007

Welcome a New Blogger to MommyBlogsToronto!

Bonjour, Allo, Sault... Hello works too.

Some of you may know me (from me stalking your blogs) and to others I may be a complete stranger. So, an introduction!

I am Samantha; though I tend to use my screen name - s@m. So clever, I know. It’s in the genes. *ahem*
My stats; 26 years old this May, Married to my college sweetheart – together for 7 years, married for 2 of those, mama to Carter (18 months). I also have a full time career.

I started blogging 8 months ago when my 4 year love affair with message boards came to an end. I needed an outlet while I was home full time on Maternity Leave. My contact with the outside world had dwindled to a pathetic couple hours a week at a playgroup and swimming, leaving little to no time to socialize with adults aside from when my husband returned from work and I talked his ear off like I’d been in solitary confinement for a year.
I was invited to view a friend's family blog that she had set up for loved ones who weren't able to visit often; to see her son develop into the bright and gorgeous little man that he is today. I started a blog as well for my family; plain and simple - a brag blog about my kid is all. Then, I wanted something for me and temporarily me was born.... which brings us to today.

I have since returned to work trying to squeeze about 60 hours of work into a 40 hour work week all the while raising a healthy and (hopefully) well rounded son. Carter is now 18 months and FULL of energy. He's rambunctious, energetic, affectionate, and time consuming; thank heavens for early bedtimes or I’d never have a chance to blog!

I work in the construction industry; for a construction monitoring firm and subcontract to a geo-structural engineering firm. I spend about 80 percent of my work days on construction sites inspecting the works of construction crews. When there’s a HUGE hole, I’m there – before the actual building construction, I’m down in the dirt while they’re digging.
This line of work is very consuming and in the past 5 months, since returning, I’ve been struggling to re-learn my job at a much different pace. My main focus has changed from being available to my job to being available for my family.

Viable Vixen is about working mom struggles and sharing our stories; how we are affected and how we cope. It’s a look into the life of a working mama! Enjoy!


metro mama said...

Welcome to MBT! Look forward to your column.


MotherBumper said...

Please to meet you! Welcome to MBT and I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

Ali said...

as a working mom, and a frequent reader of your blog, i'm sooo happy to read about this new column! yay!

Bloor West Mama said...

Nice to meet you. Looking forward to reading your posts. I'm also a working mom and can relate to everything you said.

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I look forward to reading more :)

kittenpie said...

Welcome to the fold! it will be interesting to hear how another mom manages to do both (or sometimes doesn't, if my own experience holds true!).

s@m said...

Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone! I am really excited to get writing!

kgirl said...

looking forward to hearing your perspective on things.

nomotherearth said...

I, too, am interested in sharing the working mom experience. It's crazy, no? Looking forward to your posts.

Sandra said...

Welcome! I really look forward to reading your new column!!! MBT keeps getting better and better :)