Hi, I’m Camaron Brooks. My friends call me Cam (So, feel free!) I’m a former TV Reporter/Anchor who left small market TV News to start a family. I thought swapping the newsroom for the nursery would be easy. It was so HARD. I didn’t know how to enjoy the moment. I looked critically and cynically at everything. I didn’t know who I was without my title and paycheck. I also battled the baby blues (if not full on post-partum depression) without even realizing it. Everything scared me. I would look at my son and remember all the tragic stories I’d reported on. I worried I would drop him. Or that he wouldn’t wake up. I wrote as a form of therapy and because that’s the only thing I could still do to feel like myself. I needed to feel like myself.
I love my life today but I still struggle a lot. That’s why I keep writing this blog because maybe you struggle too? I am a wife and mom of two. I continue to learn every day. I thought my role as mom would mean teaching and shaping the lives of my children (Brandon and Addison teach me more about myself than I could ever teach them.) I’m here to share my shortcomings, my triumphs and how I make sense of this crazy beautiful lifestyle choice. I also share relevant parenting books I’ve read and techniques I’ve tried. My biggest struggle as a stay-at-home mom is “staying present” (it’s like a full-time job.) I also deal with the same insecurities about not providing financially for my family all modern women must face. I wonder if stay-at-home dads feel that way? Anywhoo… I hope my embarrassing moments will make you feel better about your own blunders. I hope you feel supported whether you’re a working mom or if you stay-at-home. We’re all in this together! I hope we can laugh together and celebrate the awesome responsibility of raising children. We’ve been given this amazing gift.
Lastly, I know it’s hard to take a chance on an indie author and book you’ve never heard about. I would be honored if you read my journey (sometimes funny but always candid memoir) Reporting Live From Studio B: Lessons And Reflections Found On My Journey From Striving TV Reporter To Struggling New Mom. For the price of a latte, you will giggle and relate to all the silly moments motherhood brings. Blowouts anyone? Some of the stories shared in the book were featured right here on Reportinglivefromstudiob.com when it was just starting out and there is a ton of new content. Thank you for the support and I hope you enjoy!
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