Thank you to Yahoo! Mail for sponsoring this post about staying connected. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.
I already told you about my email love story with my husband. But email isn't just about loooove notes for me! It keeps me connected with friends and family around the country.
When I first started emailing on a regular basis (that makes me sound old), my babies were actually babies (sob). I was stuck in the house with three kids under the age of five, two of who were in diapers. My life was all about nursing babies, changing babies and playing with hot wheels. I was lonely. I was talking to my kids about random stuff just so I could talk! It wasn't easy for me to get out much. An infant and a toddler who could barely walk tend to slow you down. Add in a five year old and you just stay home.
My girlfriends and I started emailing back and forth about getting together and dreaming up girl's nights. Then our emails began to just be random and about silly things like the latest Grey's Anatomy episode. We started to send emails back and forth all. day. long. It would only take a quick second to check my email and laugh then reply with a "you are crazy, girl!" but I have to say, those emails made my day. It got me through those moments of feeling like I was alone. I laughed, I cried, I grew so very close to my friends. We would send pictures and take turn making comments and I swear I thought I might die from laughter on most days. It didn't matter how busy we were, we always made time to check in with each other. There is nothing like knowing that with a click of a button I could talk to a friend!
Being a stay at home mom is a hard job. I have always felt like it is a blessing, it's what I always wanted to do. But sometimes, you just need to know that there is more to life than diapers. You need to feel like you can have a conversation with an adult other than Big Bird or the mail man or anyone at the grocery store who will listen to you. Emailing with my friends did that for me.
That was quite a few years ago but to this day my friends and I are able to stay in touch through email. Now we have Facebook and blogs but nothing beats a good ol' email thread full of encouraging words and hilarious inside jokes from friends.
I could never live without my Yahoo! Email. I count on it to be my lifeline through mommy-hood and so much more.
This video is a cute reminder of it all for me!
Tell me about the first time you realized you couldn't live without your email and why?!
Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions and stories are mine and they are all true!