Growing up, I did not have a lot of friends who were girls for a couple reasons; there was only one other girl my age in our neighborhood, and as I got older, I couldn’t stand all the drama, backstabbing, and bitchiness that seemed to go along with large groups of girls. I was also a first-class tomboy, so the girls generally didn’t want to hang out with me, and I was always “just one of the guys”. I also always preferred the more open, honest, and “tell it like it is” friendships I had with boys. So as a result, I never spent a lot of time around girls (unless, of course, you count my sister, Erika). My entire life has been that way.
Then I started having children of my own. I have three.
The name of my blog, Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen, seems pretty straight forward to me, but there is a bit of a history to the name. When I started writing my blog in 2006, I had my three daughters, and I also had a step-daughter. AT times, between the four of them there was way to much estrogen around our house. Emotions ran high, there were multiple melt-downs, and lots of tears. The tears, drama, and mood swings really weren’t all that bad or frequent, but they all seemed to happen at once. When it did happen, I would refer to our household as a sea of estrogen, and the name just kind of stuck.
Now that I am a divorced, single-mom to my three girls, our household is still drowning in estrogen, so I kept the name.
It fits us and our family.