Friday, December 28, 2012

What Kind of Blog Is This, Anyway?

Ever since I hit "publish" on that first introductory post, I've been stewing over what it is that I  really am doing here.

And now I think I know.

As much as I cringe at the title, I think I am a Mommy Blogger.  My kids are aged 21, 20, and 12, so I don't exactly fit the typical Mommy Blogger profile. Any stories I tell of adorable preschool hijinks will be from ancient history.

What I do have, though, is LOTS of experience.  Besides raising these three amazing kids, I did spend the past two decades working in child development.  I've worked with some remarkable people.  Studied with the folks who wrote some of the textbooks.  Found myself in the right place at the right time more than once. Turns out, I have some pretty nifty street cred when it comes to talking about giving our kids the best possible shot at life.  Who knew?

So I've got that going for me.

I also have all these other stories about living that I hinted at in my earlier post.  I did learn many lessons about loss.  I did maneuver my way through complicated health care and mental health care systems on behalf of my own family and for many others. And, yes, guys, I went to Africa!  Guess what? I was a mother the whole time.  Imagine?

So, that's what you can expect from me.  Stories about my family and the families I've worked with over the years.  Stories of bravery and anguish and joy and sheer chutzpah.  More than a few stories that are inappropriate, but really funny.  You know, Mommy Stories.

Peace & Joy!


  1. And what's wrong with Mummy Blogs I ask you? :) Kristen, you may surprise yourself a year or so from now. I find it's taken me a while to really 'find my voice' and gain the confidence to just write, I'm just now beginning to figure out what I really want to write about and focus more. You are the first person I've told (feel special??!) but I'm currently designing a NEW blog with my Hubby with much more a focused theme. WeezaFish will always be and will always be what it is, my rambling and unedited thoughts and a bit of a Mummy blog. I know from speaking to longer term bloggers and reading their blogs that a lot of us find the same so just write, whatever you feel like writing and worry about your 'theme' or style of writing, whatever, later. It'll just come to you as you gain confidence. And THAT'S when you set up your SECOND blog!!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement. In most areas of my life I need adult supervision. I'm sure this will be no different!