Since 2010 was my first year of blogging, it feels appropriate to reflect on the part of the year when I was blogging for NYC Moms.
As The Culture Mom, I tend to write about cultural events and places I take the kids, whether it be local or via traveling. But what I really love to do is blog about personal matters. When I wrote for New York City Moms, part of Silicon Valley Moms which went under this summer and recently re-emerged as part of Technorati which I will soon be a part of, I did just that. I wrote from the heart. Here are a few of those posts and a short excerpt from each:
They Had Me at Hello He latched on right away, and our bond started to form from the beginning. When he was about 6-8 weeks old, I remember holding him after a feeding, and he looked at me with his dark brown eyes, much like mine, and smiled that baby smile you aren’t sure is gas or happiness. And he had me. It was our “Hello” our moment. A moment I will never forget.
Thriving on Chaos Who says that being a mom doesn’t have its daily challenges?
Too Much on the Brain Trying to give the kids the best life I can while making sure I get everything out of my own life is a challenge that will continue until the day I die. That’s just the way it is.
Making New Friends, Keeping the Old Ones Our deepest friendships offer a sense of continual discovery, but they can also provide a sense of consistency during years of change. I think that if a relationship lasts past the age of 40, which is the age I’ve just turned, you are in it for the long run. Having someone in your life who forgives you when you slip and does not dare take your friendship for granted is what life is all about.
The Quest for Passport Stamps I felt such a sense of pride when my 5 year-old son turned to my nearly 7 year-old daughter and stated very matter-of-fact, “You learn a lot of really cool things when you travel. You see things you’ve never seen before.” He gets it, he really gets it!
I owe a lot to NYC Moms – not only did it introduce me to blogging, provide connections with wonderful women I know to this day but it opened my mind up to blogging about issues and realities of importance to me.