Feature Friday – Dorky Mom Doodles

Hi everyone!!! Welcome to another feature Friday! I’m really excited about this week’s feature because Dorky Mom Doodles is hilarious, raw, and honest. Who doesn’t love that when it comes to parenting? We all need a little laughter when it comes to this parenting business.
Dorky Mom Doodles creator Erika hails from South Carolina and is a SAHM to two kids. When she isn’t busy with the typical mom stuff (soccer, changing diapers, and refereeing shouting matches), she enjoys Netflix binges, reading, and creating bad doodles for her blog.
A side note, today is her birthday so after you read this make sure you head over to her social media and wish her the happiest of birthdays!
She truly is hilarious and I love reading her posts. She just recently posted one that just had me laughing like a crazy lady at school while I was waiting for class to start; you can read it here.

1. What made you want to start blogging?
When I first started blogging about three years ago (on a different website), it was to serve as an outlet to discuss my mental health issues — anxiety, depression, and some other stuff. With the current blog, I started it as a place to focus on the more humorous aspects of parenting.

2. What is your favorite book/movie of all time and why did it speak to you so much?
I think my answer to this sort of question depends on the mood I’m in, so right now I’m going to go with Little Miss Sunshine as my favorite movie.
3. What did you want to do growing up and are you doing it now?
When I was growing up, there were three things I wanted to be: a doctor, a comedian, and a writer. Instead, I became an English teacher and taught for a year before having my son. Now I’m a stay-at-home-mom, so I’m definitely never doing the doctor thing. Does writing a humorous parenting blog sort of count for the last two?
4. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done and would you do it again?
The craziest thing I’ve ever done is get on a plane with a group of more than a dozen people I didn’t know and fly to Greece for 10 days. The trip was through my college, but I never went to any of the meetings to get to know anyone since I commuted every day and the meetings conflicted with my work schedule. I’m terrified of flying, have social anxiety, and am not typically very adventurous, but I did it anyway. I don’t think I’d do it again, at least not without my husband and a ton of Xanax.
5. Do you consider yourself a feminist?
I’m not much for labels, but I guess I’d consider myself a feminist.
6. Why or why not? 
Because I believe in equal rights and equal pay, that sort of thing.
7. What was the best phase of your life?
Probably right now. Things are going well in most aspects of my life, and that sort of balance rarely happens.
8. What was one of the worst phases of your life? 
One of the worst phases of my life was miscarrying my first baby. We found out about the miscarriage at about the halfway point of pregnancy during the anatomy ultrasound. Bouncing back from that was very difficult.

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