This post is written in honor of National Grammar Day, and yes, that’s a real thing. When I scroll through Facebook, the jokes I most often genuinely laugh out loud about are grammar puns. I recently read that this officially makes me a grammar nerd. I was already pretty sure after a friend admitted to me she sometimes deletes her texts and words them differently to be sure she doesn't make a mistake when messaging me. She has seen that I correct Politician’s and Perfectionist’s grammar on
Facebook. I promise I only do this to my children, so she has no reason to worry; I am just a grammar nerd, not a grammar nazi. However, I come from a family of fellow grammar nerds, and I expect the kids to uphold the tradition. Not to mention, I prefer that they are all employable someday!
If you follow my blog, you know my theory about brain cells being excreted in breast milk. That, combined with years of sleep deprivation, writing while attempting to tune out Maniac and Sassy’s ‘concerts,’ and just trying to keep seven kids alive and well, has rendered my brain useless at times. I have already edited mistakes in my blog a couple of times, but I pride myself on writing properly, so correct them I must. I recently discovered an awesome writing toolthat puts regular spell-check to shame. It is called Grammarly, and now I use it faithfully. The people there also provide me with my daily dose of humor via the grammar puns on their Facebook page. Grammarly recently saved me from using the incorrect homophone in a Facebook comment. I know, I know, the horror! I think it is the most common type of mistake made on Facebook, but I would have been terribly embarrassed because I complain about those mistakes often. After I see multiple grammar mistakes in a day, I begin to wallow in despair for the future generations of my country! But maybe I am wrong; maybe being able to find the theme of a pedophilia-laden novel is more important than knowing the difference between ‘threw’ and ‘through.’ If you don’t understand this reference bashing the common core standards, please click here to learn about it, though I warn you the linked article contains graphic language.
I am sure I could find and correct my mistakes with careful and repeated proofreading, but sometimes I am just excited about a new post and get an itchy trigger-finger and click that publish button. I could spend more time editing, but I rather just let Grammarly do it for me. Whether you are a fellow blogger or a mom at home with young kids who wants to ensure that your childless friends from your pre-mommy life don’t think you’ve become a mindless dolt, I highly recommend giving Grammarly a try. It is a great weapon in the fight against mommy brain.
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I am the mother of seven children ranging from teens to a toddler, living out in the middle of nowhere, USA. I aim to hone the craft of giving advice without pretending to have this whole mom thing figured out. I am Christian, but not the really nice kind that is good at it. I am also conservative, but I promise not to be in your face with political agendas very often. I like to infuse humor into my writing, so don't freak out if you are offended or appalled by what you read here. There is a very fine line between serious advice and sarcastic hyperbole.