So its official, A Boy and His Mom is now Cathy Unfiltered.
A Boy and His Mom will always be near and dear to my heart but I felt it was time for a change. As the years have passed, not only have the boy and I evolved, what I want for this blog has evolved as well.
When I started the blog, the boy was young and just a couple of years into school and was often eager to participate with my blog. Now, he’ll be a teenager in just a few months and we all know what teenagers can be like. This is not to say, I won’t be talking about him or including him, the focus won’t be on “the boy”.
My focus will be more on my challenges and joys of dealing with a teenager. I will also be focusing on my physical and mental health and wellness. And included in all of that, any Mom hacks I have and recipes to make meal times easier.
If you followed me up to this point, these topics will probably not seem too far off from what I was blogging about before. But truth be told, a lot of times I felt I needed to write more of what I thought people wanted to hear and less of what I actually wanted to say.
I worried about what people would think or say. Not that I can’t take criticism or negative feedback, but I didn’t want it to reflect negatively on me as a Mom or a parent. At the beginning of 2020, I had been struggling with depression and anxiety and that played a huge part on this negative thinking. Luckily right before COVID changed the world, I took steps to change this.
And Cathy Unfiltered is changing now as well. It will be a more honest and open conversation. What I really think about things and what is really going on behind the screen….unfiltered, authentic.
Sometimes when people hear the word unfiltered, they think rude, crude, and obnoxious. That is not what Cathy Unfiltered is going to be. It is going to just be me….real, honest and vulnerable.
I am so glad you have been a part of my journey thus far and hope you continue to follow and watch me grow.