Those of you who have been coming here since 2004 will notice something different. In an attempt to breathe new life into this old blog, I've changed the name, purchased a new domain, and will be writing a lot more. What started out as a blog to chronicle my life as a recent college graduate working her way through her chosen career and writing fiction for fun is evolving to a blog about being a mom to my two boys and building a freelance writing career while staying at home with them. It's always an adventure, right?
Why Not Just Start A New Blog?
Well, this one has been with me for nearly 12 years. It's impossible for me to even fathom losing all that history. It seems to me that it might be fun for other people to go back and read posts from when I was single, from when Jon and I started dating, from our wedding, and so on. If you like what I'm saying now, take a walk through the archives and see how things have changed. It has been an interesting ride from there to here.
Why Girly BoyMom?
Well, like most women, I always thought I would have a little girl of my own. I grew up thinking about how I would share Anne of Green Gables with my own little Anne, using the Anne of Green Gables cookbook to make special treats from Prince Edward Island to delicately nibble on from our white-gloved hands (because we would also be playing dress-up, not because we ordinarily would be wearing white gloves, lol) Buying prom dresses, planning a wedding, make up, tea parties, ballet recitals.. all of those uber-girly things were the things I was looking forward to doing. And then God decided to give me two boys. Don't get me wrong, I'm THRILLED beyond words about my two boys. They are the lights of my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm embracing the #boymom life as wholeheartedly and enthusiastically as I would have embraced tea parties and gloved hands. And I am also aware that boys can have tea parties and may enjoy wearing white gloves. (Not Nathan, he's what the older generation would call "all boy.") All that to say, this girly girl is learning how to live with boys for the first time ever, and it has been quite an adventure.
PS. I am still planning to make them watch Anne of Green Gables and prepare and eat Prince Edward Island treats with me. ;)
What Will I Find Here?
Well, pretty much the same stuff you've always found here! It is still a blog about me and my life. It's just a very different life than it was when I started this blog. Look for posts about being a stay at home mom, a freelance writer, starting a business, crafty things, cooking/baking, and of course, my boys. So it's not really a mommy blog and it's not really a writing blog - it's a blog about all the things that make me... me. I hope you enjoy it.