In 2014, I began to embrace my infertility and fully accept that my husband and I would never have a two-legged kid. We were not going to pursue more infertility treatments nor were we going to adopt a child. Because of this, I had to redefine what my life was going to look like. I wanted to be a mom—desperately. So, I also had to redefine what being a “mom” meant to me.
It’s Good to be a Dog Mom
This “re-definition” caused me to completely embrace my role as a Dog Mom. Valentine and Prancer were our kids and I loved them (still do) with my entire heart. I did not think we could spoil any puppy more than we had spoiled them. Until Maddie…
My Dog Mom role has gone into overdrive since we adopted Maddie. While Valentine and Prancer got presents at Christmas, Maddie gets them at Christmas, on her birthday, for Easter, …. I decided that if I wasn’t going to be able to make a stocking or an Easter basket for a two-legged kid, then I would make them for my fur baby!
Maddie has a lunchbox, a monogrammed backpack, and a special toy that she sleeps with. I post pictures of her on social media, keep Mammo updated about how she feels, and proudly rock a “It’s good to be a Dog Mom” sticker on the back of my SUV.
Heck, she’s even named “Maddie” (short for Madalynne) because that’s what we had decided to name our little girl. Just so happens our little one ended up being furry. 😊
While not everyone understands my loving obsession with my four-legged daughter, I have discovered some that do since I started Not So Mommy…™
My Favorite Dog Mom Blogs
Dog Mom Days– Amanda is a fellow dog mom and pet blogger. Her son, Wynston, is a doggie model and I absolutely love seeing his adorable face come across my newsfeed! She posts product reviews, DIY crafts & treats, and updates about her adventures on her blogsite.
For the love of paws– Shelby is another fellow dog mom who proudly claims Benji & Milo as her kids. Her posts about holistic pet care and raw food diets for pets have inspired me to take a closer look at what I’m feeding Maddie.
The DIY Dog Mom– Alicia is a pet blogger who shares all natural recipes, DIY projects, and health tips for pets. I especially like her DIY posts, such as how to make natural paw wipes from essential oils.
Not So Mommy…™ Dog Mom Blog
After finding these ladies, I was affirmed that my Dog Mom role to my four-legged fur baby is embraced by others as well. On Not So Mommy…™, I introduce Maddie, share DIY homemade dog treat recipes, and talk about my life as a Dog Mom. Perhaps most importantly for me, I discuss how being a Dog Mom has helped me accept my infertility, while allowing me to fulfill my dream of being a mom.
I hope you’ll Join the Community & enjoy getting to know my non-traditional family! Visit and comment often because I’d love to get to know you and yours as well!