Hello and Welcome to Champ & Nessie! My name is Sherry Frayne, momma to a wonderful son, wife to the most amazing man, working girl, writer and now blogger! Writing about myself is the last topic on earth I would ever choose to write about. But I feel it’s necessary to introduce myself finally and say hello! I recently launched Champ and Nessie’s blog in April 2019 in preparation for our upcoming book release August 29, 2019! Yay! Follow along on Instagram for giveaways, updates and details, @champandnessie.
Along with book content and fun facts surrounding the setting and creatures in our story, I will be sharing my own interests that range from books, interesting articles, crafts, recipes, mom life and more. Writing is a dream I have had for a long time. Since college when my English Professor told me I should be a writer. However, I was working as a clerk in the Emergency Room and then I was promoted. I was also caption editing for the New York Post, a gig my Professor put me onto. But the years just flew by and I decided not to pursue a career in editing. Sometimes the universe just has a different plan in mind. Along with my full time day job, I have been working as a freelance content creator for many other awesome blogs, but that’s a story for another day.
I feel so grateful for the opportunity to share our story, and our actual “story”, Champ and Nessie. It has been a long and bumpy road that led us to our book launch this August. I have learned so much along the way. Sometimes the imperfections and mishaps in life bring us to the version of perfection we need most. What can I say, I am a type-A, Italian tempered, control freak and I am an Aries.
Becoming a Mom has been absolutely the most humbling, moving, frightening, exhausting, and wonderful thing that has ever happened to me. But it left me wondering, how do we balance Motherhood (a whole world in itself), our marriages, work, friendships, and our own personal hobbies or interests? The struggle is real! You kind of know on some level, but no one tells you when you become a Mom you sacrifice your body, sleep, social life, spending money, drinking hot coffee, peeing alone, patience, energy and sanity. But we do it all unapologetically for LOVE. If you ask any mom (or dad, or caregiver) they will say the same thing, “Its worth every second and inconvenience.” And/or “I would do it all over again.” Every day I learn I have new strength I didn’t know I had, and deal with fears and concerns I never knew existed. Its a delicate balance between having a nervous breakdown, and just knowing I am doing the best I can.
My hope is that this Blog and our book will be a way to connect with fellow moms, dads, writers, children’s book lovers and anyone who feels like dropping by our page. I look forward to exchanging tips and sharing stories.
Please take a moment to explore our website, check out the Fun Stories About Us section! I look forward to connecting with you all!