As I looked back over my blog entries for 2012 I realized that it has been a long and interesting year.
I have learned a lot about myself and more importantly about all of you and what you find interesting and what you can relate to.
My most-read post of the year was my letter, “Dear Beyonce” which was posted after she rented an entire floor of a hospital in New York City to give birth to her child.
I actually received a lot of hate comments for that one, as well as praise. If you review the comments you will notice some insane Beyonce lovers chimed in…..
Was this post so popular because those of us who are mothers like to warn new moms what to expect?
Or is it sadly that we have become a celebrity-obsessed culture that reads US Weekly as regularly and whole-heartedly as generations before us would read Time and Newsweek? That we are just so obsessed with every minute detail of the lives of the rich and famous that we tune in to read about anything diva-related?
Sadly, as an avid US Weekly reader, I think it’s the latter.
In the beginning of last year, I was grappling with how to work and maintain my household, my sanity and not let looks go completely down the toilet.
In the spring, I hadn’t much headway in the looks department, but I had at least stopped working as much so I had time to sleep. I shared how I still am trying to catch up on sleep I lost when I was breastfeeding.
I have mentioned before how my boobs have really become deformed since the children destroyed my body from head to toe….my poor, poor brother.
This spring, as 50 Shades of Grey hit the shelves, I learned a lot about trends in America for women. First, I was shocked to discover that apparently everyone just has oodles of time to sit home and masturbate all day while they fantasize about being handcuffed and beaten.
Then, just as I was recovering from this news, I had to find out that women right and left were chowing down on their own placenta.
As if that wasn’t offensive enough, “ways of feeding American children” reached a new low when Alicia Silverstone was all over the news demonstrating how she chews up food and spits it into her child’s mouth.
This kind of weird parenting could result in children that are complete freaks.
They could end up being total cry babies, that whine and complain about everything….
This was the behavior that basically every child exhibited on my son’s baseball team this summer.
It was absolutely astonishing. Hopefully next season will be better!
After baseball was over, we went on a crazy “vacation” with my in-laws, and then went to the beach for the rest of the summer, which was lovely.
Then we started to get ready for back-to-school, which is when I noticed how offensive the Pottery Barn Kids catalogue was…..
In the classic Pottery Barn style which aims to make us feel badly about our homes, bedding, and lives….the PB Kids version, now aims to make us feel bad about our kids lunches and what we put them in……
In October, we were yet again devastated by a storm.
You would think we would be prepared since the last storm, but we weren’t.
So I had to brave the stores searching for batteries and water. It wasn’t pretty.
We survived with minimal damage, but I hosted my Thanksgiving run and raised money for victims of Storm Sandy in New York.
In December, I have taken a lot of time to reflect on life and the world that we live in after the absolutely heart-breaking school shooting that happened here in Connecticut.
We have a lot to think about and change to make sure that our children can grow up safe and happy and healthy.
In closing, it has been a great year for Lady Goo Goo Gaga, and I hope to continue learning and growing and sharing my stories.
Thank you all for reading every week!! And for CLICKING ON THE BANNER BELOW!!!!
Please leave me a comment letting me know what was your favorite post of 2012….BESIDES “DEAR BEYONCE!!!”
Happy New Year!! XO, LADY GOO GOO GAGA