Catching Up with #KimmySchmidt

You know when you're in your final few weeks of pregnancy and all you want to do is stay home because your legs are too swollen and it's hard to carry your giant belly anywhere so you just hide out and wait for the alien to burst forth? And once the baby arrives, you're pretty much stuck at home for weeks... and then months... and then years?

You know what I'm talking about.

Then one day, after months of being locked up at home, you go out to lunch with your girlfriends and feel like the odd one out. 

Everyone's wearing cool new looks, talking about the movies up for an Oscar, all while munching on some trendy new food you can't pronounce... and you have no clue what is going on. After having four kids, I know that feeling all too well. Eventually, after every pregnancy, I'd get caught up with the rest of the world, but pretending to have a clue while catching up was always awkward at best. There was a lot of nodding and smiling and filing information away for later googling.

And of course, shopping for a new wardrobe.

Watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt reminds me so much of those awkward moments. Have you seen it? It's a hilarious new Netflix comedy series from the witty minds of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Fans of 30 Rock and The Office will recognize the main characters: Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, Jane Krakowski as her crazy Upper East Side employer, Jacqueline Voorhees, and Tituss Burgess as her quirky room mate, Titus who helps Kimmy catch up on life.

The show begins with Kimmy and three other women being rescued from an underground Apocalyptic shelter where they've been held by a cult leader for 15 years. Besides Titus, no one knows that Kimmy is one of the "Mole Women" and she tries her best to keep it a secret. But Kimmy's  cluelessness (she's stumped when asked to take a selfie with her phone and email it to her employer.) and outdated references ("I'm proficient in WordPerfect") keep giving her away. As daunting as catching up should be, Kimmy manages to stay ridiculously positive. Her fun and unbreakable spirit gets her through the most random situations that ring of The Office and 30 Rock, which make those of us still mourning the final episode of Parks & Rec very happy.

Watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt reminds me so much of those awkward moments. Have you seen it? It's a hilarious new Netflix comedy series from the witty minds of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Fans of 30 Rock and The Office will recognize the main characters: Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, Jane Krakowski as her crazy Upper East Side employer, Jacqueline Voorhees, and Tituss Burgess as her quirky room mate, Titus who helps Kimmy catch up on life.

The show begins with Kimmy and three other women being rescued from an underground Apocalyptic shelter where they've been held by a cult leader for 15 years. Besides Titus, no one knows that Kimmy is one of the "Mole Women" and she tries her best to keep it a secret. But Kimmy's  cluelessness (she's stumped when asked to take a selfie with her phone and email it to her employer.) and outdated references ("I'm proficient in WordPerfect") keep giving her away. As daunting as catching up should be, Kimmy manages to stay ridiculously positive. Her fun and unbreakable spirit gets her through the most random situations that ring of The Office and 30 Rock, which make those of us still mourning the final episode of Parks & Rec very happy.

All 13 episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are now available on Netflix

Yeah, the months after having a baby can feel a lot like being one of those Mole Women, and going out into the light feels like everything is going to be great from that moment on. But the truth is, even after you come out of the shelter and you think you've caught up, you're still not caught up. There's always laundry and homework and breakfast and dinner and forms to fill out for the field trip you forgot about and phone calls from the school telling you that you're the only mom that forgot about early release day and your kid is crying on the curb.

And just when you get the hang of all of that other stuff, you look over at your kid as you drop them off a block away from school so they don't have to be embarrassed by your momness and you say one of those hip one liners from a YouTube video you just saw only to watch them roll their eyes at you.

Bring on the eye rolls... Honey Badger don't care! ;)