About Mrs. AA 

When I was in my 20s, I had a boyfriend who was a total jerk.  Okay, I had many of those, but this one was particularly sadistic.  I once found a “pros and cons” list that he had created about me.  It went like this:

Pros:  Good face – would make nice looking children; Good family – would not tarnish name; Fairly intelligent; Good cook.

Cons:  Chubby; Lazy – would never hire her as an employee; Drinks too much.

This boy-man was clearly insane.  1) Good face?  Given the look of his wife, I can only speculate that this means I have a strong likeness to Gollum.  2) Good family?  Okay, they are good.  But they did create me, so there has to be a major hidden flaw.  3) Fairly intelligent?  Nice backhanded compliment.  However, one year after this list was created, I got 40 points better than he did on the GMAT and qualified for Mensa.  Suck on that.  4) Good cook?  If by that he meant I could order take-out and serve it as my own, then yes.  Yes I am a good cook!  5) Chubby?  I weighed exactly 109 pounds at the time.  If the note was written today, he would have to write “terminally obese”.  6) Lazy?  Okay, had a point there.  7) Drinks too much?  Now that is totally subjective!  Except on a Breathalyzer.  Okay fine, another good point.

He did miss adding “Super sleuthing skills” to the pros, as I was able to find this list, determine his exact net worth and uncover his preference for underage porn all in one afternoon!  But enough about him…

I was born a little Miss AA in 19….  You’re right, let’s skip ahead.

In 2010, I was working as the Brand Director for the most well-known casino name in the world and had a toddler daughter at home.  It was incredibly difficult to get up every morning and be forced to listen to whining, crying and nonsensical babble all day long.  So I decided to stay at home with my daughter instead (ba dum bah)!

In my experience with the executive world, I had found the role of wife and mother to be almost universally panned.  And I was doing some major panning myself.  Women used their freshly shellacked nails both to climb to the top of the corporate ladder and to claw other women in the backs.  Now finding myself as a stay-at-home mother, I was incredibly frustrated by the disregard and contempt for the role of motherhood in modern society.  Karma’s a bitch.

In what I can now call the start of an interesting science experiment, I spent an entire year dedicated to being a full-time mother and wife.  Now don’t get your La Perlas all in a wad…  I realize I only have one child and therefore the experiment is somewhat muted.  I bow down to those who have multiple children and can keep it all together.  I have only two hands and one must be free to grasp a cocktail at all times.

My hypothesis was (and is) this:  Women – even mothers! – over the age of 22 can be fabulous too.

At a point in my life after I had Pickle (my daughter’s nickname), I had become a bit of a bad stereotype.  I gained 75 pounds during my pregnancy, lost interest in being fashionable and attractive, was terribly uninteresting… and was just plain miserable.  I had to get back on track.  And back to the amazing creature I once (thought I) was.

In both my career and personal life, I was obsessed with beauty, design, fashion…  If it was lovely, I wanted it around me.  But as a homemaker and not a marketing exec with an expense account, I found this goal to be a wee bit more arduous to find and attain.  So I decided that I would not only find beauty in my everyday life as an “ordinary” mom, I would bring that beauty to those around me.  And so began this blog.

Here I hope to inspire others like me to showcase their best selves, promote beauty in their everyday lives and to shatter preconceived notions about homemakers, moms (working or not) and REAL women.  And to do it with a bit of levity (and swearing).

Welcome to Frenemom.

What People are Saying about Mrs. AA:

“A modern-day Mommy Dearest.”

“The Boone’s Farm of motherhood.  The Veuve Clicquot  of style.”

“Brilliantly fun!”

“(She) can make a fabulous cocktail whether made in a cooler with hose water or in the finest stemware.”

“Should consider professional help for a love of boy bands.”

“A winner in her own mind.”

“She has the body of DJ Tanner with the wardrobe of Kimmy Gibbler.”

9 Responses to About Mrs. AA

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  2. Hello,

    Just stumbled upon your blog. I always love “meeting” other blogger ladies that live in New Orleans. :)

    • Mrs. AA says:

      I, sadly, have only met one until today! So nice to meet you!! Can’t wait to check out your blog later today… Fun fun!

  3. Gianna says:

    Hey there. Just read your “about me” section. So right on point with our former organization. I always felt too, that motherhood was not looked upon favorably especially with female associates. Love the line about getting tired of the “whining and non-sensical babble”. Lol so true. It’s so funny when you go from working mom to stay at home mom how much easier it is to stay at home. I know some of my friends that have been SAHMs from the first child would disagree but if you don’t complete your to-do list as a SAHM you won’t miss a deadline and get fired. Anyway congrats with the blog and site; love reading your stories. Very clever and funny. Good luck.

    • Mrs. AA says:

      Thank you Gianna! It is a shame that more of us didn’t band together while working… But we were all probably too stressed out to do that. Glad we can commiserate now, even if it is only online!!!

  4. madisoncary says:

    hey lovely lady! i just wanted to let you know that i enjoy your blog so much that I have nominated you for the “one lovely blog award”! check it out here –> http://madisoncary.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/one-lovely-blog-award/

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    • Mrs. AA says:

      That is so incredibly sweet! Thank you so much for including me in your list!!! You made my night (and weekend). xoxo.

  5. MrsCzi says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog today and am thoroughly entertained 😀
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