About Me

The mother


I’m Summer Smith, a native of the Pacific Northwest, who now lives in Northern Virginia with my husband of thirteen years, and our four children. I whimsically like to describe myself as an amateur ventriloquist, novice roof top parkourist, intermediate caffeine enthusiast, seasoned observational humorist, and eternal motherhood optimist. I realize I may have to explain a few of those descriptors at a later date. ūüôā To know me is to know that I am tall and possess a loud laugh that I have always referred to has my “hard laugh.” I won’t sugar coat it….it’s not ideal¬†for a variety of public venues. ūüôā I’m a speaker, a Listen To Your Mother story contributor, and a¬†short story style blogger.

I have always been a story teller. From an early age I would hand write books that circulated amongst a following of devoted 13 readers, and it was then that I first caught the writing bug.¬†I¬†don’t have a singular approach to my story telling. Most of my older¬†stories were parenting observations;¬†written from the perspective of¬†a character I referred to as The Mother. Some of my stories are sentimental tales featuring¬†the¬†adventures of my past self…..¬†Summer Friend (yes, that was my actual birth name.) Recently, I have returned¬†to more lighthearted first person encounters with my children, The Boy (9), the Blonde (7), the Brunette (5), the Baby (4), because at the end of the day I think we all just need to¬†laugh more.

We are in this together people. Let’s not pretend parenting perfection is achievable, but instead let’s embrace every¬†moment of motherhood as a journey of adventure. An adventure we were meant to be experiece in full and glorious technicolor!

You can follow my daily musings on Facebook page Motherhood in Technicolor or my longer stories on my Motherhood in Technicolor website.

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