Welcome to Tickled Peach!

Hello and welcome! I’m so glad you found your way here. My name is Andrea, and I am the writer and founder of this blog.

I am a mom of two handsome sons – Cooper, 4 and Sullivan, 8 months. When I had Cooper in 2010, I worked full time as a social worker. My husband was active duty in the US Navy and we were living in Charleston at the time. I had a new baby, was living hours away from my family, and I had few friends. I interacted with people at work, but when I would come home it was my baby and my husband. All the time.

Don’t get me wrong – I was happy. I love my son and my husband. But it was isolating. I had no idea what I was doing right or wrong as a mom. I was stressed out, overwhelmed, anxious, and all I wanted in the world was to get this mom thing right.

I wish I had more support back then. I figured it out – eventually – but I feel like if I had a support system of friends I could vent to and ask questions of I would have had an easier time of it.

My family moved to the Augusta area in 2011. I continued working full time when we moved. In 2013, I had my second son and my husband and I decided that it would be the best decision for our family for me to stay at home.

I’ve learned from my mistakes as a first time mom. One of the things I wish I had done differently the first time around is surround myself with friends who were in the same stage of life as me. People who “got me.” The support and encouragement of fellow moms is priceless – sometimes it gets me through the day, one preschooler tantrum at the time.

A few months ago I had a conversation with my husband about an idea I’d been percolating. “I want to start a blog – a community, really – for moms. I want to share upcoming community events. I want to share the best places to go for outings or play dates. I want to give people ideas for arts & crafts or educational activities. I want to share recipes and beauty tips. I want to do home tours and post decorating ideas.”

Go for it, my husband said.

So I did.

And here we are.

This site is for moms. Young or old, new or seasoned. I hope to have something to offer you all.

Have you ever escaped to the bathroom, just to get a few minutes to yourself?

Have you ever driven in your car with the music turned off because you need to experience the absence of noise?

Does your house look like a disaster zone 50% (or more) of the time?

Have you ever had a complete meltdown (you, not your kids) during an outing because one (or more) of your children was acting like a wild animal?

I’ve done all of those today.

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then I hope you’ll stick around. You’re in good company!

If you’d like to read more about the mission of Tickled Peach or about Andrea, please visit the About page of the blog HERE.

Comments

  1. Audra Kate says:

    I know I’m not a mom, but seriously this is the cutest blog around!! Love it…and the idea! You’re awesome!

    • Andrea says:

      You are so sweet Audra! Thank you! Might have to take you to lunch soon and pick your brain for some marketing ideas. 😉

  2. I love it!! Congratulations on your new endeavor!!

  3. I can not wait to read more! Im excited!

  4. So, so proud of you friend! I think this is going to be an amazing journey for you. Wishing you all the best!

  5. I’m so excited for your new adventure, Andrea! I loved reading your old blog because you are true to yourself and you keep things real. I hope I can pick up a few hints, tips, and ideas to use someday. Plus I love your make up and fashion skills and wish I could employ you full time as my stylist.

  6. Antoinette says:

    This is awesome and yes was the answer to most of the questions… Lol. I will be returning!!!!

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